Keeping a car wrap fresh during Dallas winter beast can be difficult. Winters can take a lot of energy from simply warming up our hands to scrape off the ice on the car’s windshield every morning before work (not to mention that you also have to shovel those ice on your pathway). Man, that’s a lot of inconveniences.
A car is simply EXPENSIVE, it takes a lot of hard work and hard-earned money to buy one, which is why a car owner should take care of his car in the most fragile way possible and that is having the right knowledge on how to take care of it. Well, it goes the same way with car wraps.
The inconvenience of the winter rises when you take into account that your car wrap is now exposed to the damages that snow brings to a vehicle. Snow, ice, and even salt can cause rust and corrosion in the car wrap.
This is why we have come up with some basic tips that you can use to protect your vinyl vehicle wrap during Dallas winters.
Clean Your Car As Frequently As Possible
One of the best ways to care for a vinyl vehicle wrap in Winter conditions is to keep the vehicle clean as much as possible. Although it is a real struggle to stand outside for an hour to clean your car HANDWASH, it should still be done twice a week.
We recommend cleaning the car by hands and not power-washing tools because it is just too hard for the vinyl. Remember, if you FAIL TO CLEAN your car during winter weather, your wrap runs the risk of being permanently damaged by snow and dirt which leaves your vehicle at risk, too!
Vehicle owners are all aware of how damaging salt can be to our vehicles steel and undercarriage. Unfortunately during winter days, salt is a material that is frequently used to melt the snow off of the streets and prevent cars from skidding, AND THIS IS EXTREMELY HARMFUL to your car wrap and the vehicle itself.
Constant exposure to salt can cause both types of vinyl and paint to corrode. Aside from the danger of corrosion, salt can also discolor your vinyl car wrap and ruin the design that you worked for. So, remove the salt from your vehicle A.S.A.P!
Avoid Using a Scraper On Your Vinyl Vehicle Wrap
During extreme weather conditions when snow and ice can quickly accumulate on a vehicle overnight, we often revert to the common practice of digging out our old ice scraper from the garage and chiseling away on our vehicles because it seems like the best and normal solution for ice removal.
However, an ice scraper will scratch the vinyl off your vehicle wrap. This can also lead to the wrap peeling off, especially if your graphics extend to your windows. So, we recommend using soft brushes to remove the annoying ice!
Any More Questions? Call Rolart!
If you are the owner of a gorgeous vehicle wrap job, then you surely want to make the cost and effort count. Don’t let the impending cold weather put a damper on the pride you have in your wrap.
Give us a call today if you have any further questions about how to properly maintain a vehicle wrap during the winter. You can request a free quote by filling out a form on our website or give us a call at 1-972-590-6590. Stay up-to-date with the latest in vehicle wrap news by following us on Instagram and Facebook!