How to Wash and Maintain Your Vehicle Wrap
One of the easiest and most effective ways to advertise your business as you go about your daily routine is with vehicle wraps. In order to get the most out of your vehicle wrap though, whether for business or simply for aesthetic purposes, you have to know how to wash and maintain it. Here are some tips from Summit Signs & Designs in Calgary that can help you keep your vinyl wrap in tip-top shape.
Wash Your Vehicle Wrap Regularly
They key to maintaining a vinyl vehicle wrap is to wash your vehicle on a regular basis. Washing every two weeks is a good rule of thumb, but your main benchmark should be simply to wash as soon as you notice that the wrap is looking dirty. If your vehicle is often exposed to dirty and dusty conditions, then you may need to clean it weekly.
(Keep in mind that while regular washing is important, you also don't want to be over-washing your vinyl wrap. If it's still looking fine from the last cleaning, then leave it be).
Use Proper Washing and Drying Techniques
The best way to clean a vinyl wrap is by hand washing it with a mild detergent and soft cloth or an automotive sponge. Use clean, clear water to rinse the detergent off when you are finished, and make sure to hand dry in order to prevent spot damage. Use a clean cotton or microfiber cloth for drying.
Stay Away From Harsh Cleaning Products
As was mentioned above, you should stick to mild automotive cleaning products when washing your vinyl wrap. Stay away from any oil based cleaners, engine degreasers, solvents, and kitchen and bathrooms cleaners, as they all contain harsh chemicals that can damage your wrap. For spot cleaning you can use isopropyl rubbing alcohol, just be sure to rinse the area with water afterwards.
Choose Touchless Car Washes
While hand washing your vinyl wrap in Calgary is ideal for removing the most dirt and grime in the gentlest way, you can also take your vehicle through a touchless car wash once in awhile for a quick and easy clean. Just make sure you stay away from brush car washes, as they can damage your vehicle wrap.
Park Somewhere Covered or Shaded
Just like your vehicle's paint job, vinyl wraps can begin to degrade from exposure to UV rays. Seek out sheltered parking as often as you can. If you have no choice but to park outside, then look to park in the most shaded available spot.
Your Source for Custom Vehicle Wraps in Calgary
Summit Signs & Designs is proud to provide high-quality, custom vinyl vehicle wraps in Calgary to help you advertise your business wherever you go. Having clean and well-maintained vinyl wraps on your delivery, sale, or service vehicles will help more people become aware of who you are and what you do.
Contact Summit Signs & Designs today if you're interested in vehicle wraps in Calgary that are both eye-catching and easy to maintain.