Care and Maintenance

Vehicle Wrap After Care

After care

Good quality, properly installed vehicle wraps and vinyl graphics should last for many years, however diligent care and maintenance is essential to getting the most life out of them. It is a good idea to always adhere to the following.

  1. Regular cleaning

    It’s very important to keep the vehicle clean as dirt and pollution left to sit on the surface will speed degradation.

    Always remove as much dirt and grit as possible initially with a hose. Then use a mild, nonabrasive detergent and water, with a sponge or soft cloth. Rinse thoroughly with clean water and dry with a quality Chamois or microfiber cloth.

    For stubborn spot stains such as tar, bird poo or tree sap, use isopropyl alcohol or a citrus-based cleaner. Do this as soon as you notice the contaminant as they may cause permanent damage to the clear over laminate.
    Pressure washing:
    Although hand washing is the preferred method, it is ok to use a hand-held pressure washer if care is taken.

    Be sure to keep the nozzle at least 50cm from the surface and a directed straight at the surface, rather than at an angle.

    NEVER spray your perforated window film with a high pressure washer.
    Automatic car washes:
    NEVER use automatic brush-type or Laser Wash machines. These can be very harsh and will likely tear the edges of the vinyl, and destroy the perforated window films.

  2. Store undercover whenever possible

    Your vinyl wrap or graphics (just like paint) will react negatively to prolonged exposure to UV light and atmospheric pollutants.

    Keeping the car garaged will help keep the films protected from these and extend the life of the wrap.

  3. Report small areas of concern immediately

    Check over your wrap on a regular basis, and if you notice any lifting, peeling, fading etc, let us know immediately. Catching a problem in its early stages leaves options for solving them before it’s too late.

  4. Film Rejuvenation

    A gloss over laminate may have lost some of its lustre after a while, and swirl marks and imperfections can be apparent. It’s possible to rejuvenate the finish with a liquid wax polish, such as Meguires Gold Class Carnauba Premium Liquid Wax.