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3 Signs That it is Time to Repair or Replace Your Car Wrap

Dec 27, 2022

Vinyl vehicle wraps are a great way to customize your daily driver or advertise your business while driving your work vehicle. Though they are exceptionally durable, vehicle wraps are not completely immune to damage. Whether you have a vinyl car wrap, partial wrap for your work van, or a vinyl wall wrap, it is important to know how to recognize common signs of damage.

3 Types of Car Wrap Damage to Watch for
The following forms of damage are common signs that it may be time to repair or replace your vinyl wrap:

1. Fading

The colours on your vinyl wrap may fade over time if it is consistently exposed to direct sunlight. Parking under cover or in shade can reduce damage, but a small amount of fading is likely to occur due to daily driving. This is especially true if you have a long commute. A faded wrap can negatively impact the impression you leave on customers and make text difficult to read while reducing appeal. If you notice signs of fading, it is worth looking into repairs or a replacement.

2. Peeling

Vinyl wraps can start to peel due to impacts, external tears, or dirt building up under the edges. Improper washing with a pressure washer or high-pressure car wash can also cause your wrap to peel, so it is important to stick to recommended cleaning methods. Peeling can quickly transition from mild to severe, so it is important to repair a peeling wrap quickly and prevent the need for a full replacement.

3. Stains

If fluids such as coffee, cola, or juice are spilled on your vinyl wrap and are not immediately cleaned, this may cause stains. Stains can also occur due to insects, bird droppings, or tree sap if they are not cleaned from your car’s surface right away. Once stains set in, they can be extremely difficult to remove. If a large stain or several smaller stains have appeared on your vinyl wrap, it may be time to have it repaired or replaced.

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