Wrap Maintenance Tips

How often should you clean your Vehicle Wrap?

As with any vehicle, it’s best to wash your wrapped car whenever it appears dirty, as any contaminants which are allowed to remain on the graphic will probably be more difficult to remove the longer it sits.

When it comes to especially difficult items such as dead bugs, bird droppings, road tar, or tree sap try soaking it for several minutes with very hot, soapy water. The application of some denatured alcohol could help as well! If these fail you may need special cleaning solution applied prior to a full car wash with Upscale Detailz.

*Do not use rough scrubbing action or abrasive tools, as this will damage the film. When finished removing any contaminants, be sure to immediately wash and rinse off any product.

Wrapped vehicles can be run through a car was, with a touchless system being the best choice. Use of brush car washes may cause damage to your vehicle graphic, including dulling, scratching, and lifting the edges of the film.

How to wash your Wrapped Vehicle

One of of the most important keys to preserving your vinyl wrap is proper washing! This does not include going through an automatic wash, your local gas-station, or even your standard hand wash. IF you decide to hand wash your vehicle it is important to research which products are being used and how. A good hand car wash will use a quality pH neutral product and avoid brushes or used towels.

We recommend washing at home with quality products in order to ensure your wash is done to the best quality. Properly preserving your freshly wrapped vehicle will require some basic maintenance to provide the most quality & life out of the vinyl.

Matte & Satin Vinyl Upkeep

Satin and Matte have a different type of upkeep. You will want to avoid automatic car washes or low-quality hand washes. The brushes and solutions used can/will scratch and damage the finish of the vinyl. To best preserve your vehicle’s finish you will want to do your best to keep it as clean as possible. Remove fuel spills, dead bugs, bird droppings, and any other contaminants as fast as possible.

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