Becoming one of the go-to sign options for businesses, vehicle wraps are one of the most effective promotional tools. With the potential to reach hundreds, if not thousand of customers daily, this is a great way to branch out the scope of your target customers.
If you're going to spend the time and money on a car wrap for your company, you will want to protect it from dents and scratches in both the body and the paint. Fortunately, vehicle wraps can be put on top of a car even if it has scratches or any kind of hail damage. You can completely cover the surface of your vehicle to change the way it looks. Because automotive wraps are made to shrink down and form a tight contour around the hull regardless of the current state of the vehicle, they can be applied over scratches and hail damage.
As much as these wraps can mask scratches and dents, and even protect your original paint from future damages, it is important to understand that there is still a chance that the damages before wrapping may show. Due to wraps being installed close to your car or truck, they may eventually follow the grooves that were already on your car.
When you have decided to have your vehicles wrapped, there are several things you need to remember. Continue reading as we have listed down things you need to do before bringing your vehicle for a wrapping service.
1. Clean your car, truck, or van with warm, soapy water. Clean the windows, the inside of the doors, the door seals, the area under the hood, and the wheel wells. Even though the wrap won't come into contact with these surfaces, you don't want to take the chance that any dirt will damage it.
2. For stubborn, dirt-like grease, apply a mild liquid detergent and use a microfiber cloth to safely remove it.
3. Clean your hubcaps, as you don’t want dirt to be sprayed back into your car after it has been washed.
4. To get the best wrap results, make sure to have your vehicle’s body as perfect as possible. As wraps may hide shallow dents and surface scratches, they may still not work well with deeper dents, scratches, rust, or paint bubbles. Rust and loose paint need to be removed to ensure a smooth surface for wrapping. Wrapping your vehicle in these conditions may affect its longevity and may not last as long.
5. A day before your planned truck wraps, fleet wraps, or van wraps, make sure that your vehicle is completely dry and doesn’t have any protectants, waxes, and other products that can form a barrier between your car’s surface and the wrap.
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