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3 Easy Tips for Winter Wrap Care

By Wrap Maintenance

Winter is here – and, with it, a need to customize your vehicle’s wrap care routine. Regular care is the best way to keep your vehicle’s wrap safe from the wrath of Jack Frost.

 

Step away from the ice scraper:

Remove snow and ice from your vehicle by using a gentle broom or soft cloth instead of an ice scraper. Traditional ice scrapers can damage your vehicle’s wrap.

Defrost, don’t scrape:

If your wrap extends to your windows, use your vehicle’s defroster to remove snow and ice.

Keep it clean:

Remove road salt from your vehicle as quickly as possible. Salt build-up can be corrosive to vinyl and paint. Of course, the best way to clean your vehicle is by hand washing it, but if that’s not possible (because of your aversion to becoming a human ice-cycle, perhaps), run it through a touch-less or brush-less automatic car wash, but skip the wax option.

Gently dry the vehicle with a microfiber cloth. Make sure to include your vehicle’s undercarriage and wheel wells to make sure all of the salt is removed. If the salt is not removed, rust will develop in those areas. Vinyl will not adhere to rust, which could pose a problem in the future for your wrap.

 

Learn more about routine wrap maintenance here.

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Winter tips from City Scoop.

Protect Vehicle Wraps

Protecting your Vehicle Wraps During Summer

By Wrap Maintenance

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

By Wrap Maintenance, Wrap News

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.

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