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  • Vinyl Vehicle Wraps: The Importance of High-Quality Materials

    High-quality printed vinyl vehicle wraps are a comparatively quick and cost-effective way to customize your car; however, in order for your vehicle wrap to last as long as it should, you need to ensure that it is made with only the best high-quality materials. At Wrap Guys, we understand the importance of high-quality materials for vinyl vehicle wraps, and how choosing the right materials can make all the difference. That is why we strive to only offer our customers the best high-quality materials on the market for both full vehicle wraps and partial vehicle wraps including 3M vinyl wrapping materials.

    Vinyl vehicle wraps: the importance of high-quality materials

    Vehicle Wrap Vinyl Materials

    Vehicle wraps are created using high-grade, pressure sensitive adhesive-backed vinyl material that is run through a digital printer. Some of the materials that are used to create vinyl vehicle wraps include:

    • High-grade – this means that the material is sturdy and durable. High-grade typically refers to cast vinyl, which is a higher-grade and will last longer than calendared vinyl. Most manufacturers will make vehicle vinyl materials in several different types, depending on how long the material needs to last.
    • Pressure-sensitive adhesive back – the vinyl is coated with a special glue on the back that forms microscopic bubbles that do not display their true adhesive properties until activated. Proper activation occurs when a professional vehicle wrap installer systematically uses a combination of a heat gun, blowtorch, and squeegee to apply the material. If not installed properly, the glue will not activate properly, and the wrap will begin to lift or bubble over time.

    Improving Your Vehicle Wrap with Over Laminating

    Over laminating your vehicle wrap will protect it from any potential damage caused by the weather, especially from the sun as it offers UV ray protection. This is an extremely important step in the vehicle wrapping process because not only will it protect your vehicle from potential damage but it will also help improve the overall lifespan of your vinyl vehicle wrap.

    If you would like to learn more about the importance of high-quality materials in vinyl vehicle wraps, or if you are interested in one of our services, please contact Wrap Guys at 604-996-6389 or by filling out a contact form on our website.

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