Use High-Quality Wraps from Metro Restyling
When it comes to vinyl car wraps, quality matters. You want to ensure you're investing in high-quality wraps that will last longer and look good. Metro Restyling offers an extensive selection of premium vinyl car wraps from brands such as 3m, Avery Dennison, Hexis, KPMF, Orafol, and Metro Wrap. High-quality, premium wraps will save you money in the long run as they'll last longer and require less maintenance.
It's also important to note that not all vinyl car wraps are created with the same quality. While many overseas calendered films are available in the wrap industry, these films are typical of lower quality than those offered by Metro Restyling. For this reason, avoiding overseas calendered films and purchasing high-quality vinyl wraps from trusted brands like those available at Metro Restyling are recommended.
Common Mistakes to Avoid
To ensure that your vinyl car wraps last long and look good, you must avoid common mistakes that can damage them. Here are some of the most common mistakes to avoid:
Leaving Car Wraps Out in the Sun
Vinyl car wraps can be damaged by prolonged exposure to the sun, and UV rays can cause the wraps to fade, crack, and peel. If you have to park your car outside for extended periods, try to park it in a shaded area or use a car cover to protect the wraps from the sun.
Cleaning your car wraps is essential to keep them looking good, but using the wrong cleaning products can damage them. Avoid harsh chemicals or abrasive sponges, which can scratch the wraps and damage their finish. Instead, use a gentle soap and water solution or a cleaning product specifically designed for vinyl car wraps.
Pressure Washing the Car
While pressure washing your car might seem like a quick and effective way to clean it, it can damage your car wraps. High-pressure water can cause the wraps to lift, peel, or tear. Instead, use a gentle hose or bucket of water to rinse off the dirt and grime from your car wraps.
What You Can Use to Preserve and Protect Your Vinyl Wrap
Now that you know what to avoid, let's talk about how to effectively preserve and protect your vinyl car wraps. Here are some tips to help you keep your car wraps looking good and last long:
Ceramic coatings are the best ways to protect your vinyl wraps. Ceramic Coatings are designed to be applied on vinyl wraps or clear bras to add a protective clear coat to the surface. Ceramic coating creates a durable seal on a material's texture, shielding it from internal moisture accumulation. As a result, it contributes to a film's long-term durability.
We recommend Mfinity Coatings to add a protective layer to your vinyl wrap. Mfinity Nano Ceramic Coatings uses nano-ceramic technology to coat surfaces. The nano-ceramic coating on Mfinity shields against ultraviolet rays and dirt. Paint, glass, vinyl wrap, metal, plastic, and textile surfaces can all benefit from nano-ceramic protection. It is simple to use and will reduce the frequency of car washes.
Use Mfinitiy Coatings on Your Vinyl
Another option to protect your vinyl car wraps is to use Mfinitiy coatings. These coatings are designed for vinyl car wraps and provide long-lasting protection against UV rays, dirt, and other contaminants. Additionally, Mfinitiy coatings create a hydrophobic barrier that repels water, making it easier to clean your car wraps.
Laminating vinyl can also help with its durability, protecting it from UV rays, scratches, and fading. Adding an over-laminate will make the surface thicker, creating a durable layer of protection. The additional layer makes it possible to apply more heat and usually causes the removal more manageable and leaves less adhesive behind.
We offer various overlaminates from brands like 3M, Avery, and KPMF. These films protect your vinyl wrap and give you an additional color effect. Combine over-laminates with colored vinyl wraps to provide you with endless design options.
Paint Protection Films
Another way to protect your vinyl wrap is to apply a paint protection film (PPF) to your vehicle. But what is a paint protection film? A paint protection film is a transparent, thin film layer applied to the surface of your car, truck, or SUV. This film acts as a protective barrier between your vehicle's paint and the outside elements. Applying a paint protection film to your vinyl wrap helps protect it from damage caused by small debris, such as rocks, bugs, and other road debris. The PPF is a self-healing film that can withstand minor impacts and scratches, so you don't have to worry about damaging your vinyl wrap.
We provide various Paint Protection Films such as Hexis BodyFence PPF, Avery Dennison Supreme Defense Gloss PPF, and FlexiShield. We recommend Hexis BodyFence Matte PPF because of its self-healing, cutting-edge technology that protects your vehicle against scratches, chippings, insects, dirt, and UV rays, keeping it looking clean forever. This transparent self-adhesive film from Hexis is becoming the go-to for PPF from our customers.
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Protect Your Vehicle's Wrap With Metro Restyling
Vinyl car wraps are an excellent way to personalize your vehicle and make it stand out. However, taking good care of your vinyl wrap is essential to ensure it lasts as long as possible. Following the tips in this article, you can preserve and protect your vinyl wrap and keep your car looking great for years. Remember to use high-quality wraps like 3M, Avery Dennison, Hexis, KPMF, Orafol, and Metro Wrap from Metro Restyling, avoid common mistakes like leaving the wrap in the sun, and use products like ceramic coatings, Mfinity coatings, and over-laminates to protect your wrap. Additionally, consider applying a paint protection film like the Hexis Bodyfence matte PPF for an extra layer of protection.