Keeping Your Vinyl Vehicle Wrap Safe in the Summer

Washing vinyl car wrap

Your car’s vinyl wrap is an investment that you should take pride in as you drive around town this summer. The one downside to having your car stand out in the natural limelight is the brightness of the sun!

The heat the sun radiates is the kryptonite to the quality of your car wrap. Unfortunately, in Texas, it’s hard to keep your car out of the hotter temperatures, but we have some simple tricks that can help maintain the integrity of your vinyl wrap this season.

Store Out of Direct Sunlight

Not only do higher temperatures from the sun fade the look of your wrap, but they can also lead to browning, shrinking, and cracking, which equate in a costly replacement. The heat is hard to avoid when driving around, but when you aren’t cruising the streets, try to keep your wrapped car out of direct sunlight.

Although this may mean a few extra minutes to find the right parking structure or shaded area to rest your vehicle, you’ll thank us later when your wrap isn’t permanently damaged by UV rays!

Frequently Wash Your Car

One of the easiest ways to maintain your wrap during the summer is by washing it once a week. Remember, your wrap isn’t indestructible, and even the thorough scrubbing of a car wash can damage it. So, when it’s time to wash your car, do it by hand and with a soft sponge.

Keep the water cold and try to perform your wash in a shaded area. This is an important summer tip because as your car drives around in the heat, it will start to form an unsightly buildup that is difficult to scrub off. Should you let this issue go, you may as well start preparing for your next car wrap design.

Keep Tabs on Dirt and Debris

Dirt and other particles your car picks up along the road can quickly become a problem for your wrap between washings. Take a few minutes out of each day to get rid of the debris that’s collected on your vehicle.

Should you fail to do so, your wrap will start to show signs of staining. While these black smudges may seem like no big deal on the surface, the fact of the matter is, once they appear, there isn’t a chance of removing them from your wrap.

Apply Extra Protection in the Summer

At SkinzWraps, Inc. we can help you find an effective protective overlaminate that adds an extra boost of protection to your wrap.

During the installation process, overlaminates are easy to apply and help protect your vehicle from the dangers of abrasion and UV rays.

If you’re a business owner with a fleet of vehicles that regularly make stops throughout the day with little to no shaded protection, this is an essential product for your wrap’s summer maintenance.

Start Off With Quality Vinyl From SkinzWraps, Inc.

Especially during the summer, the quality of the vinyl used on your car wrap matters. At SkinzWraps, Inc. we ensure that every wrap we apply meets our Golden Standard. With the proper care and attention our vinyl wraps will last you this summer and many others to come.

If you’re ready to give your vehicle a well-deserved facelift, reach out to us today! Our team of wrap experts are ready to help you design and create a look that has your vehicle turning heads all over town.