A vehicle wrap is a business investment. To get the most of that investment, it needs to be well maintained. Knowing what to avoid and how to properly clean a vehicle wrap will keep it in optimal condition for years to come.
Cleaning a vehicle wrap is easy. Simply use water and a gentle automotive detergent. Scrub it with a soft cloth and rinse after. Dry it with a microfiber cloth or towel to minimize water spots. It should be cleaned at least once a week or more depending on how much dirt and pollutants the vehicle is exposed to.
For spot cleaning, use isopropyl rubbing alcohol and rinse with cool water. This will take care of any small areas that may have gotten something splashed on them.
What to Avoid
Avoid taking the vehicle through a carwash with brushes. The brushes can be too harsh on the wrap, causing lifting or peeling of the edges.
Avoid pressure washing the vehicle over 2,000 psi. As long as it stays under 2,000 psi, with a 40 degree wide angle spray pattern, the wrap will be fine. Keep the water temperature below 140 degrees Fahrenheit and keep the nozzle 12 inches away from the vehicle.
It’s best to avoid leaving the vehicle outside for an excessive amount of time. The outdoor elements like debris and pollutants can cause damage to the wrap, especially the trunk lid, roof, or hood. These areas can attract pollutants easily. Parking under cover when possible or in shady areas when cover isn’t available will really extend the life of your vehicle wrap.
The better a car or truck wrap looks, the more people it attracts. Get the most advertising possible out of a wrap by keeping it well-maintained so it lasts for year to come. Infinity Signs NW can answer any other questions about caring for vehicle wrap.