The longevity and good looks of your matte car wrap are intimately linked to how well you care for it. Cleaning and washing should be carried out in a manner that promotes the well-being of the wrap. Get this right and you’ll enjoy multiple years of wrap and color perfection. So, let’s take a look at the dos and don’ts of how to wash your matte wrapped car.
· Regular washing is the key to good matte car wrap maintenance
· Do this when washing matte vehicle wraps
· But don’t do this…
Matte car wraps (indeed, any wrap finish or graphic additions) don’t only deserve to be kept clean, but keeping them free from dirt and contaminants will increase their lifespan. In short, if the car looks dirty, it needs to be washed. Failure to do so can means that the dirt becomes harder to remove, meaning more effort to get it off and an increased risk of scratching the vinyl or, eventually, it might cause stains or damage to the wrap itself.
The following are all good practices when caring for your matte wrapped wheels.
Don’t use wax or any other coating products.
While you can use automated car washes, we’d question why you want to. Sure, they’re convenient, but brush car washes, in particular, can scratch the wrap, and even get under the joins and cause it to lift. They can also dull the color. If you must use a car wash, only use those that are billed as “touchless”.
A quick word on pressure washers. While not recommended, pressure washers can be used under the following conditions:
· Fuel spills and other contaminants
Any fuel spills should be wiped off immediately. As soon as you get the chance, wash, rinse, and dry the surface.
Other nasties, such as bird strikes, tar, or tree sap, should be soaked with hot, soapy water and left for several minutes. Gently wash the contaminant with a soft cloth or sponge. Don’t use anything abrasive, as this will scratch the wrap. If this fails to remove the dirt there are a variety of specialist matte wrap cleaning products on the market that you can use to spot clean the area.
It’s important to know that not all car wraps are made equal. The quality of the wrap itself, along with the expertise of the professional who installs it, both have a dramatic impact on the finished product and how long the wrap lasts.
Whether you’re looking for a matte car wrap or any other finish, Auto Supershield offers the top-class service you’ve been searching for. Discover more at https://www.autosupershield.com and schedule an appointment with their experts today to discuss the art of the possible…
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