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Protecting your Vehicle Wraps During Summer

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Ah, sweet summertime. At our headquarters in New Jersey, summertime means fresh produce, the shore, and protecting your vehicle wrap. During the months of June to September, there is a big increase in temperatures and high levels of humidity. Not only does it do a number to our hair, but the humidity and heat can also do some damage to vehicle wraps.

During the dog days of summer, vehicle wraps need some extra TLC. Here are some helpful tips for keeping your vehicle wraps in top condition during these heated months, or check out our more general Vehicle Wrap Care instructions here.

Sun Protection

It is best to keep your vehicle blocked from the intense summer sun, whether it is stored in a garage or a shaded area. Our products are built to endure powerful weather conditions, however, keeping your automobile out of the sun helps increase the wrap’s life span. You can also use an approved wax to serve as a sunblock to protect your vehicle.

Storage Temperatures

With that being said, if you do choose to store your wrapped vehicle in a garage, pay careful attention to the temperature. The heat index in New Jersey can reach over 100 degrees during the summer months. For this reason, wrapped vehicles should be stored at about 72 degrees.

Cleanings

You want to make the most out of the beautiful wrap your car is cloaked in. Especially during June-September, we notice an increase in smog and pollutants. Because of this, it is ideal to give your vehicle a good washing every once to two weeks. The best method is hand washing, as this preserves the look of the wrap.

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Police Cars Get a Wrap Makeover

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Noblesville Ledger
May 14, 2008

The Noblesville Police Department bought nine 2008 Ford Crown Victorias for an estimated cost of $189,900. The vehicles are all black and instead of paying to produce and apply decals with the department’s insignia and “Police” on the doors on both sides, the car doors are being wrapped. The background is white, giving the cars the appearance of being black and white. That can add to the cars’ resale value and make them easier to decommission when the department is done with them.

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Note: the pictured vehicles are not associated with Noblesville PD.