CLEANING & MAINTENANCE
OF VEHICLE WRAPS
Just like the rest of your vehicle, graphics and wraps require maintenance. To help extend the life of your vehicle wrap and get the most out of your graphics follow the steps below.
When hand washing, the first step is to pre-rinse the vehicle with
clean water, thus avoiding scratching the surface.
Gently wash with a mild soapy water solution and a sponge, start at
the top of the vehicle and work down. Avoid abrading the film surface
with unnecessary scrubbing.
Rinse the wrap thoroughly with clean water when finished.
Allow the wrap to dry naturally or to avoid water spotting immediately use a
silicone squeegee to remove water and then finish drying with a Chamois,
micro-fiber towel or soft non-abrasive towel.
Be careful to not lift the film edges.
Detergent should be free from abrasive components, strong solvents and alcohols.
Detergents should have a pH balance between 5 and 9. Always test the detergent in an inconspicuous spot on the vehicle wrap before using.
POWER WASHERS SHOULD NOT BE USED.
**POWER WASHING WILL DAMAGE THE VEHICLE WRAP**
AUTOMATIC CAR WASH SHOULD NOT BE USED.
Park the vehicle in shade, garage, or under cover whenever possible.
At high elevations such as mountain areas, the UV damage is increased versus exposure at
sea level. Because the air is thinner and there is less UV filtering, damage increases
In congested urban or industrial areas, increased smog, pollutants and particulates in the
atmosphere will cause reduced durability on the horizontal areas of the wrap. The horizontal
areas trap the chemicals on the surface of the material and the increased UV exposure
results in shorter durability.
Vinyl films are not designed to be permanently submerged in water, fresh or salt. It is
recommended that water craft graphics are cleaned with fresh water after each use.