How To Maintain Car Wraps For Long-Lasting Promotional Power

How to Maintain Car Wraps for Long-Lasting Promotional Power

After being borne out by multiple studies, the promotional power of custom car wraps is not in question. But without proper maintenance, that power can quickly fade away.

In the words of author Nenia Campell, power is a fickle mistress—easy to seduce, but even easier to lose! Fortunately, there’s plenty that you can do to maintain your car wraps’ promotional power.

Read on to learn some simple, cheap, and effective maintenance tips to keep your car wraps looking their best, or call (240)-246-7423 to speak directly with a car wrap maintenance expert in Rockville, MD.

How To Maintain Car Wraps For Long-Lasting Promotional Power

1.   Wash Your Car Wraps Regularly—It’s Quick And Easy!

As a general rule, you should wash your car wraps whenever they appear dirty. The longer you leave contaminants stuck to your car wrap, the harder they’ll be to remove when you finally get around to cleaning.

In most cases, all it takes to clean your car wrap is a quick spritz of water. To reduce spotting, use a silicone squeegee and finish with a clean microfiber cloth, and you’re done! Investing a few minutes in car wrap maintenance each week can literally add years to its service life.

For more difficult contaminants, such as sap, bird droppings, or caked-on salt and grime, use a wet, non-abrasive detergent, then rinse, dry, and finish as normal. Do not use harsh chemicals or solvents, and never scrub with an abrasive cleaning tool. If you need some recommendations for car wrap-safe detergents and cleaning products, get in touch with our team.

Choose The Right Automated Car Washes To Keep Your Wraps Safe

If you’d rather spend a bit of money to save some time, you can run your car wrap through an automated wash, but steer clear of brush washes, as they may cause dulling, scratching, or lifting. Instead, opt for touchless car washes—there are plenty of great providers to choose from in Rockville, MD.

Pressure-Wash Car Wraps With Care

If you own a pressure-washer, it can be used on your car wraps, although hand-washing is always recommended. If you prefer to use your pressure washer, make sure to

  • Keep water pressure is under 2000 psi
  • Keep water temperature under 180 °F (80 °C)
  • Use a spray nozzle with a 40-degree wide angle spray pattern
  • Keep the nozzle at least 12” away from the car wrap
  • Hold the nozzle perpendicular (at least 90 degrees) to your car wrap

Store Your Car Wraps Properly

Just like your vehicle’s paint job, your car wrap will be degraded by prolonged exposure to sun and atmospheric pollutants, so do your best to store it indoors or under cover when possible.

Get More Help: Book A Free Car Wrap Consultation In Rockville, MD

Rockville Sign Company is a leading provider of custom car wrap design, installation, and maintenance services throughout Rockville, Maryland and all the surrounding areas, including the communities of:

  • North Bethesda
  • Rollins Park
  • Twinbrook
  • Gaithersburg
  • Germantown, and beyond

To book a free car wrap consultation with a member of our team, you can:

  • Call (240)-246-7423 to speak directly with a car wrap professional in Rockville, MD
  • Book online using our quick contact form
  • Email with any questions and request a callback
  • Stop by our car wrap shop at 8653 Grovemont Cir, Gaithersburg, MD, 20877