Understanding how long vinyl car wraps last will help you determine if purchasing a car wrap is in your best interests. At Wrap Guys, we know that the overall durability and lifespan of a car wrap will depend on a range of different factors, as well as how much time and care is put into maintaining the wrap. That is why our talented team has put together some information that will help you get the most out of your vehicle wrap.
Factors that Affect a Car Wrap’s Lifespan
Most vinyl car wraps from Wrap Guys will last at least nine years. This is because Wrap Guys uses only the best vinyl wrap materials and installation techniques in the business.
Vinyl Wrap Materials
One of the most important factors used to determine the overall lifespan of a vehicle wrap is the vinyl materials that the wrap is created from. By only using the highest quality vinyl products like Avery cast or 3M vinyl, Wrap Guys is able to create durable car wraps that can stand the test of time and provide lifespans that far exceed that of other vinyl wraps.
Car Wrap Installation
The overall lifespan of a vinyl car wrap will also depend on how the wrap is installed. Choosing to work with a reputable car wrap company to install the vinyl can help a car wrap last longer, as they will have the tools and expertise to ensure that the car wrap is being installed properly.
How to Extend the Lifespan of a Car Wrap
The best ways to extend the lifespan of a car wrap are through proper care and maintenance. Some of the easiest ways to extend the lifespan of a car wrap include:
Vinyl Wrap Care
Properly washing a car wrap and storing your vehicle out of harsh weather conditions can make a huge difference when it comes to extending the lifespan of your vinyl vehicle wrap. Make sure to take the time to clean the wrap on a regular basis, as this will help protect the vinyl from being exposed to harmful chemicals, such as those used to keep roads free from ice and snow in the wintertime.
When washing your vinyl car wrap, it is important to avoid using any abrasive cleaning products or waxes, as these can damage the wrap’s appearance. For the best results, simply wash the vehicle with soap, water, and a microfibre cloth.
Car Wrap Patches
In the event that your vinyl car wrap ends up with tiny holes or tears, having these sections patched as soon as possible will prevent dirt and grime from becoming trapped underneath the vinyl, which could cause the wrap to peel and deteriorate. It is also important to note that having grit trapped under a vinyl wrap for months or even years can also wear down the car’s clear coat finish, causing the body to rust.
If you would like to learn more about how long vinyl car wraps last, or if you are interested in one of our vehicle wrap services, please contact Wrap Guys at 604-996-6389 or by filling out a contact form on our website.