Due to weather conditions or wrap installation obstacles on the vehicle, there may be some bubbles or lifting that occurs within the first week or so.
*Bring the vehicle back in for a quick go-over if you see any issues – often a little more heat or an edge sealer can fix any small issues before they become bigger.

Hand Washing Is Recommended:

(at least every 2 weeks)

  • Use a non-abrasive cleaner without strong solvents
  • Use plenty of water and wash from the top of the vehicle down
  • Avoid brushes – both automatic and hand brushes as they can cause scratches and dull the finish of the protective laminate, brushes can also lift loose edges.
  • Use a soft sponge or rag and avoid excessive scrubbing
  • Take extra care on matte or textured finishes
  • Rinse any residue thoroughly with clean water
  • Air dry or dry with a microfiber cloth

Pressure Washing:

(avoid if possible. If not, follow these steps)

  • Avoid excessive pressure which can damage the graphics.
  • Do not spray damaged graphics as the water can get under the graphic causing lifting and curling
  • Do not direct the spray at a sharp angle to the graphics
  • Avoid spraying directly on wrap seams
  • Trim back all lifted edges and seal with an edge sealer or replace sections of graphics if necessary

  • Water pressure-maximum: 800 psi to 2000 psi
  • Water Temperature: maximum 72 to 180 degrees
  • Spray Nozzle spray pattern: 40 degrees
  • Min. distance of nozzle to the graphic: 12 to 18 inches
  • Spray angle: 45 degrees, sweeping spray
  • Never use a Turbo pressure nozzle

Waxing / Polishing:

  • Avoid Carnuba-based waxes
    – Rigorous buffing that brings out high shine can also damage graphics
    – Heat sensitive waxes can melt in the sun creating a greasy mess that attracts dirt and can cause black streaks
    – Heat also releases the stain in the wax which can stain the graphics
  • Teflon-based polishes are fine
    – The Teflon or silicone-based polish used should be specifically designed for use on vehicle wraps.
  • Do not use any wax or polish on matte or textured finishes
    – Scratches are more obvious and harder to repair on these finishes

Additional Tips

  • Remove any residue or “gunk” as soon as possible to avoid damage or staining
  • Test any cleaners you use in an inconspicuous place first, avoid abrasive cleaners
  • Gas spill – wash off residue with soapy water asap
  • Oil, tar or asphalt build-up – wipe down with isopropyl alcohol and a citrus-based cleaner
  • Follow any chemical cleanings with a regular washing with water and a mild cleanser
  • Boats, clean with fresh water after each use
  • Park in the shade, in a garage or under cover as much as possible to avoid UV damage

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