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How to Use Mfinity's Waterless Car Wash

Mfinity Coatings' Preserve combines a waterless wash and ceramic coating with a 20% SiO2 (Silicon Dioxide) count. Usually, with this type of product, you're looking into the range of 7-12% Si02. The higher the SiO2 percentage, the stronger the coating will harden, the more durable it will be, and the longer it will last. 20% SiO2 is phenomenal for a waterless wash. After you use Mfinity's Preserve, you'll keep a great-looking coating on your vehicle for up to 3 months, depending on weather and climate conditions. Mfinity's all-purpose Preserve is versatile on all surfaces, whether you are using it on glass, paint, plastic, or chrome.

How to Apply Mfinity Coatings' Preserve Waterless Wash

First, spray Mfinity's Preserve on the surface of your choice. Take a clean towel. When you wipe the product, you do not want to smear and deposit it on different points across the surface. Use even wipes that pull the dirt off each time. When that side of the towel gets dirty, take the other, clean, side, and wipe the surface again. As the product contains (SiO2) Silicon Dioxide, you will have to level the coating on the surface, or else it will leave streaks, "high spots," etc. As long as the product is wiped off and buffed in, you won't have any issues. Your surface is now clean, coated, and protected!

For painted surfaces, the method of using Mfinity Preserve is similar to glass, but there are some deviations.

Evenly spray the product on the painted surface, making sure there are no spots that you will accidentally catch your clean towel on. "High spots" can snag your towel and could scratch your vehicle, and unevenly spraying the product on the surface and wiping it will not clean the surface. The "one-swipe" method will work perfectly on paint to prevent scratching. Make sure you are always using the clean side of your towel when you wipe and lay the product on the surface. For vehicles with a lot of dirt, we recommend working on smaller portions, one at a time.

For our visual walkthrough of the Mfinity Preserve Waterless Wash product, check out the video below!


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Mfinity Coatings' Preserve combines a waterless wash and ceramic coating with a 20% SiO2 (Silicon Dioxide) count. Usually, with this type of product, you're looking into the range of 7-12% Si02. The higher the SiO2 percentage, the stronger the coating will harden, the more durable it will be, and the longer it will last. 20% SiO2 is phenomenal for a waterless wash. After you use Mfinity's Preserve, you'll keep a great-looking coating on your vehicle for up to 3 months, depending on weather and climate conditions. Mfinity's all-purpose Preserve is versatile on all surfaces, whether you are using it on glass, paint, plastic, or chrome.

How to Apply Mfinity Coatings' Preserve Waterless Wash

First, spray Mfinity's Preserve on the surface of your choice. Take a clean towel. When you wipe the product, you do not want to smear and deposit it on different points across the surface. Use even wipes that pull the dirt off each time. When that side of the towel gets dirty, take the other, clean, side, and wipe the surface again. As the product contains (SiO2) Silicon Dioxide, you will have to level the coating on the surface, or else it will leave streaks, "high spots," etc. As long as the product is wiped off and buffed in, you won't have any issues. Your surface is now clean, coated, and protected!

For painted surfaces, the method of using Mfinity Preserve is similar to glass, but there are some deviations.

Evenly spray the product on the painted surface, making sure there are no spots that you will accidentally catch your clean towel on. "High spots" can snag your towel and could scratch your vehicle, and unevenly spraying the product on the surface and wiping it will not clean the surface. The "one-swipe" method will work perfectly on paint to prevent scratching. Make sure you are always using the clean side of your towel when you wipe and lay the product on the surface. For vehicles with a lot of dirt, we recommend working on smaller portions, one at a time.

For our visual walkthrough of the Mfinity Preserve Waterless Wash product, check out the video below!


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How to Apply Mfinity's Ceramic Coating

Mfinity's Nano Ceramic Wrap Coating is perfect for those looking to protect and enhance the look of their vehicle's wrap. In the following tutorial, we will walk you through how to apply your newly purchased Mfinity wrap coating correctly. At the end of this article, you will find an instructional video that you can also follow along. Let's begin.

Before we begin applying the wrap coating, if your vehicle's wrap is older, use Mfinity Prep to prepare the surface for the ceramic coating. If the wrap is brand new, you can skip prepping the surface and cover the wrap surface with denatured alcohol. You can use isopropyl alcohol if you do not have access to denatured alcohol. We only recommend using denatured alcohol as it evaporates faster than isopropyl alcohol. The denatured alcohol, or isopropyl alcohol, will clean your wrap's surface of any oil and contaminants. It will make sure your wrap has a coatable surface.

After you clean your wrap's surface with denatured or isopropyl alcohol, open your brand-new bottle of Mfinity wrap coating. Prep your applicator pad with about 6-8 drops of Mfinity wrap coating. You want to make sure that the pad's surface is wet, preventing dragging across the wrap's surface. Work the applicator pad so that the first few drops of coating are covering the pad's surface. Apply 6-8 more drops of wrap coating and rub them in one more time. Now you are ready to coat your wrap's surface.

Start Small and Work Your Way Up to Larger Sections

Start in small sections, typically 2-3 foot areas on your vehicle. With motorcycles, you don't need to worry about sticking to the 2-3 foot areas as motorcycles already have small sections. The goal is to put as much product on the wrap as evenly as possible. Make sure the surface is evenly getting coated. Don't be afraid to touch the super small areas that are typically out of reach. You can always smooth them out. With Mfinity wrap coating, you have 60-90 seconds for the product to lay and set on the wrap surface. Afterward, you are looking at 1-3 hours of cure time. The coating reaches 100% hardness after 3-4 days, depending on weather conditions and temperature.

After the initial 60-90 seconds, take a microfiber towel and ensure the product is laid evenly without any blemishes on the surface. You may see "high spots," meaning any general clumps of the coating compared to the rest of the wrap's surface.

Remove Hard Spots and Achieve an Evenly Coated Surface

Gently rub a towel on the surface to ensure the product has been applied evenly across the surface. Make sure the product is settling flat on the wrap surface. Use the same application style you used to apply the wrap coating to ensure smoothness and get the best results. Wait an additional 10 seconds, giving the product extra time to understand what it is doing. It will begin to smooth itself out on the wrap. Use another towel, or use the opposite side of the towel you used, to smooth out the coating on the surface even further. You do not want the product to build upon one side of the towel. Now you will have an evenly ceramic coated surface.

One thing that separates Mfinity from other coatings on the market is Mfinity does not alter your wrap's finish, even if it is a matte finish. Whether satin, gloss, or matte, Mfinity's wrap coating will provide the wrap with an extra clean and beautiful look. It simply enhances the look of your wrap without changing its appearance. Mfinity's wrap coating keeps your wrap's surface protected and water-resistant.
Once you give the coating time to settle into the wrap, wipe the coating off evenly, using gentle pressure. Use a mixture of up-down and side-to-side motions to wipe any excess product off the surface. Wait an additional 10 seconds before giving the wrap an extra wipe with your towel or opposite side of the first towel you used. Use very light pressure to get those couple spots that did not decide to lay evenly. Before long, your new wrap is looking beautiful and enhanced with Mfinity's wrap coating!

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Mfinity's Nano Ceramic Wrap Coating is perfect for those looking to protect and enhance the look of their vehicle's wrap. In the following tutorial, we will walk you through how to apply your newly purchased Mfinity wrap coating correctly. At the end of this article, you will find an instructional video that you can also follow along. Let's begin.

Before we begin applying the wrap coating, if your vehicle's wrap is older, use Mfinity Prep to prepare the surface for the ceramic coating. If the wrap is brand new, you can skip prepping the surface and cover the wrap surface with denatured alcohol. You can use isopropyl alcohol if you do not have access to denatured alcohol. We only recommend using denatured alcohol as it evaporates faster than isopropyl alcohol. The denatured alcohol, or isopropyl alcohol, will clean your wrap's surface of any oil and contaminants. It will make sure your wrap has a coatable surface.

After you clean your wrap's surface with denatured or isopropyl alcohol, open your brand-new bottle of Mfinity wrap coating. Prep your applicator pad with about 6-8 drops of Mfinity wrap coating. You want to make sure that the pad's surface is wet, preventing dragging across the wrap's surface. Work the applicator pad so that the first few drops of coating are covering the pad's surface. Apply 6-8 more drops of wrap coating and rub them in one more time. Now you are ready to coat your wrap's surface.

Start Small and Work Your Way Up to Larger Sections

Start in small sections, typically 2-3 foot areas on your vehicle. With motorcycles, you don't need to worry about sticking to the 2-3 foot areas as motorcycles already have small sections. The goal is to put as much product on the wrap as evenly as possible. Make sure the surface is evenly getting coated. Don't be afraid to touch the super small areas that are typically out of reach. You can always smooth them out. With Mfinity wrap coating, you have 60-90 seconds for the product to lay and set on the wrap surface. Afterward, you are looking at 1-3 hours of cure time. The coating reaches 100% hardness after 3-4 days, depending on weather conditions and temperature.

After the initial 60-90 seconds, take a microfiber towel and ensure the product is laid evenly without any blemishes on the surface. You may see "high spots," meaning any general clumps of the coating compared to the rest of the wrap's surface.

Remove Hard Spots and Achieve an Evenly Coated Surface

Gently rub a towel on the surface to ensure the product has been applied evenly across the surface. Make sure the product is settling flat on the wrap surface. Use the same application style you used to apply the wrap coating to ensure smoothness and get the best results. Wait an additional 10 seconds, giving the product extra time to understand what it is doing. It will begin to smooth itself out on the wrap. Use another towel, or use the opposite side of the towel you used, to smooth out the coating on the surface even further. You do not want the product to build upon one side of the towel. Now you will have an evenly ceramic coated surface.

One thing that separates Mfinity from other coatings on the market is Mfinity does not alter your wrap's finish, even if it is a matte finish. Whether satin, gloss, or matte, Mfinity's wrap coating will provide the wrap with an extra clean and beautiful look. It simply enhances the look of your wrap without changing its appearance. Mfinity's wrap coating keeps your wrap's surface protected and water-resistant.
Once you give the coating time to settle into the wrap, wipe the coating off evenly, using gentle pressure. Use a mixture of up-down and side-to-side motions to wipe any excess product off the surface. Wait an additional 10 seconds before giving the wrap an extra wipe with your towel or opposite side of the first towel you used. Use very light pressure to get those couple spots that did not decide to lay evenly. Before long, your new wrap is looking beautiful and enhanced with Mfinity's wrap coating!

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Vinyl Wrap: An Overview

What is Vinyl Wrap?

A vinyl wrap is a highly durable adhesive film that is used to either protect the paint on your car or changing the color of your car, typically for cosmetic purposes. Vinyl wrapping is the top alternative to getting a brand new paint job on your vehicle. Vinyl wraps help protect your vehicle's paint from rocks and other debris that gets kicked up from the road to your car. The film keeps the original paint from taking damage that occurs from daily driving.

Benefits of Vinyl Wrapping a Car

There are numerous benefits that come with wrapping your vehicle. Here are three of the most important:

1) Low Cost: Vinyl wrapping your car is much less expensive than getting your car fully painted. A quality paint job typically costs anywhere between $3,000 and $10,000. A full vehicle wrap typically costs a fraction of that.

2) Less Downtime: A complete paint job with average body work takes 40-80 hours of work. With vinyl wrap, most professional installers will take 2 to 3 days. After installation, there is a 12-24 hour rest time that needs to take place to allow the wrap to sit.

3) Variety of Choices: Vinyl wraps offer you a wider array of options than paint. Any color you can paint your car can be handled with vinyl wrap, not to mention the more custom and camouflage wraps that are not available with paint. There's even brushed, textured, chrome, and leather vinyl wraps that you will not achieve with paint. The possibilities with vinyl wrap are endless!

There are many different brands of vinyl, including but not limited to, 3M, Avery Dennison, KPMF, Orafol, and Hexis. These are the leading brands in the vinyl wrap industry, as of 2021.

How Much Vinyl Wrap Do I Need?

The simplest way to find out how much film you will need to wrap your vehicle is multiplying the length of your vehicle by 3, for the two sides and the top of your vehicle. This includes a little extra for bumpers and to cover any mistakes that may occur throughout the wrapping process. Some basic guidelines to use when choosing the amount of material you need to wrap a vehicle:

• 60 inches by 45 feet for compact cars (i.e., Volkswagen GTI, Honda Civic, Mazda3)

• 60 inches by 60 feet for standard cars (i.e., Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Hyundai Sonata)

• 60 inches by 75 feet for trucks (i.e., Ford F-150, Ram 1500, Chevy Silverado)

Please keep in mind that the amount of material you need depends on your skill level. If you are a beginner to the intermediate-level wrapper, we recommend ordering more to cover for any potential mistakes made in the wrapping process.

How Long Does Vinyl Wrap Last?

Essentially, the less your vehicle is exposed to the elements, the longer your wrap will last. For example, prolonged sun exposure can cause wear on your wrap. On average, a well-installed vinyl wrap will last for 3-5 years, but some wraps can remain in excellent shape for 7 years or longer. Some factors that determine how long your wrap lasts include:

1) Type of Material Used: Major brands of vinyl wrap last longer than non-major brands. A few reputable, major brands of vinyl wrap include 3M, Avery Dennison, Hexis, KPMF, and Orafol. A few non-reputable, non-major brands of vinyl wrap include VViViD, Teckwrap, and other China-made films.

2) Keeping Your Wrap Clean: If you plan on driving your wrapped vehicle everywhere you go, like most people, you will need to maintain your wrap more often than you would with a standard painted vehicle. Grease, bird droppings, and other contaminants, can wear down the vinyl relatively quickly compared to painted metal surfaces. We recommend washing your wrapped vehicle frequently. Our partner Mfinity Coatings also sells ceramic coatings and application supplies that are perfect for keeping your wrap in the best shape possible.

3) Weather Conditions: Both very cold and very warm temperatures will affect how long your wrap lasts. Hotter temperatures will make your wrap malleable and prone to damage while freezing temperatures can cause the wrap to crack. It's best to try and limit the amount of time your wrapped vehicle will sit out in more extreme temperatures.

How Much Does It Cost to Wrap a Car?

The cost of vinyl wrapping a vehicle depends on a few factors that need to be taken into account, including:

1) Type of Material: Different brands of wrap material have different pricing options, sometimes for the same color and finish. Finish and color play a major factor in determining the price of the film. For example, color shifting and textured wraps will run at a higher price than a simple gloss wrap film.

2) Amount of Material: Naturally, the more material you need will require more material for a full vehicle wrap. Also, if you own a car with a custom body kit, you will need more material to wrap the body kit. Strictly hood and roof wraps will run you less, as there is less of a surface to wrap than wrapping the full vehicle.

3) DIY or Professional Installer?: If you choose to wrap your vehicle yourself, you won't need to pay someone else to wrap your vehicle. Depending on your experience level, you may need to purchase more material to cover for any mistakes made along the way. Please keep in mind that hiring a professional vinyl wrap installer will typically run you anywhere between $1,500 - $3,000. These prices do not reflect all installers, it is only an estimation. Please visit www.wraplocal.com to search for professional installers in your area.

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What is Vinyl Wrap?

A vinyl wrap is a highly durable adhesive film that is used to either protect the paint on your car or changing the color of your car, typically for cosmetic purposes. Vinyl wrapping is the top alternative to getting a brand new paint job on your vehicle. Vinyl wraps help protect your vehicle's paint from rocks and other debris that gets kicked up from the road to your car. The film keeps the original paint from taking damage that occurs from daily driving.

Benefits of Vinyl Wrapping a Car

There are numerous benefits that come with wrapping your vehicle. Here are three of the most important:

1) Low Cost: Vinyl wrapping your car is much less expensive than getting your car fully painted. A quality paint job typically costs anywhere between $3,000 and $10,000. A full vehicle wrap typically costs a fraction of that.

2) Less Downtime: A complete paint job with average body work takes 40-80 hours of work. With vinyl wrap, most professional installers will take 2 to 3 days. After installation, there is a 12-24 hour rest time that needs to take place to allow the wrap to sit.

3) Variety of Choices: Vinyl wraps offer you a wider array of options than paint. Any color you can paint your car can be handled with vinyl wrap, not to mention the more custom and camouflage wraps that are not available with paint. There's even brushed, textured, chrome, and leather vinyl wraps that you will not achieve with paint. The possibilities with vinyl wrap are endless!

There are many different brands of vinyl, including but not limited to, 3M, Avery Dennison, KPMF, Orafol, and Hexis. These are the leading brands in the vinyl wrap industry, as of 2021.

How Much Vinyl Wrap Do I Need?

The simplest way to find out how much film you will need to wrap your vehicle is multiplying the length of your vehicle by 3, for the two sides and the top of your vehicle. This includes a little extra for bumpers and to cover any mistakes that may occur throughout the wrapping process. Some basic guidelines to use when choosing the amount of material you need to wrap a vehicle:

• 60 inches by 45 feet for compact cars (i.e., Volkswagen GTI, Honda Civic, Mazda3)

• 60 inches by 60 feet for standard cars (i.e., Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Hyundai Sonata)

• 60 inches by 75 feet for trucks (i.e., Ford F-150, Ram 1500, Chevy Silverado)

Please keep in mind that the amount of material you need depends on your skill level. If you are a beginner to the intermediate-level wrapper, we recommend ordering more to cover for any potential mistakes made in the wrapping process.

How Long Does Vinyl Wrap Last?

Essentially, the less your vehicle is exposed to the elements, the longer your wrap will last. For example, prolonged sun exposure can cause wear on your wrap. On average, a well-installed vinyl wrap will last for 3-5 years, but some wraps can remain in excellent shape for 7 years or longer. Some factors that determine how long your wrap lasts include:

1) Type of Material Used: Major brands of vinyl wrap last longer than non-major brands. A few reputable, major brands of vinyl wrap include 3M, Avery Dennison, Hexis, KPMF, and Orafol. A few non-reputable, non-major brands of vinyl wrap include VViViD, Teckwrap, and other China-made films.

2) Keeping Your Wrap Clean: If you plan on driving your wrapped vehicle everywhere you go, like most people, you will need to maintain your wrap more often than you would with a standard painted vehicle. Grease, bird droppings, and other contaminants, can wear down the vinyl relatively quickly compared to painted metal surfaces. We recommend washing your wrapped vehicle frequently. Our partner Mfinity Coatings also sells ceramic coatings and application supplies that are perfect for keeping your wrap in the best shape possible.

3) Weather Conditions: Both very cold and very warm temperatures will affect how long your wrap lasts. Hotter temperatures will make your wrap malleable and prone to damage while freezing temperatures can cause the wrap to crack. It's best to try and limit the amount of time your wrapped vehicle will sit out in more extreme temperatures.

How Much Does It Cost to Wrap a Car?

The cost of vinyl wrapping a vehicle depends on a few factors that need to be taken into account, including:

1) Type of Material: Different brands of wrap material have different pricing options, sometimes for the same color and finish. Finish and color play a major factor in determining the price of the film. For example, color shifting and textured wraps will run at a higher price than a simple gloss wrap film.

2) Amount of Material: Naturally, the more material you need will require more material for a full vehicle wrap. Also, if you own a car with a custom body kit, you will need more material to wrap the body kit. Strictly hood and roof wraps will run you less, as there is less of a surface to wrap than wrapping the full vehicle.

3) DIY or Professional Installer?: If you choose to wrap your vehicle yourself, you won't need to pay someone else to wrap your vehicle. Depending on your experience level, you may need to purchase more material to cover for any mistakes made along the way. Please keep in mind that hiring a professional vinyl wrap installer will typically run you anywhere between $1,500 - $3,000. These prices do not reflect all installers, it is only an estimation. Please visit www.wraplocal.com to search for professional installers in your area.

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A Guide to Chrome Delete Car Wraps: The Basics, Benefits & Costs

What is Chrome Delete?

A chrome delete car wrap covers the chrome parts of your vehicle in black, either in satin, matte, or gloss finishes. These chrome parts usually include the window trim, grille, or around the headlights. Metro Restyling's chrome delete wraps are available in 2, 3, or 4-inch widths. Order from 3M, Avery Dennison, or KPMF.

Full or partial chrome delete wraps give your car a more aggressive look instead of the somewhat tacky chrome trim look. Chrome delete wraps typically last 5-7 years, with exceptions made to climates and areas that are rough on vinyl film. When applied correctly, chrome delete wraps require very little maintenance.


Benefits of De-Chroming Your Vehicle

Like vinyl wrap, chrome deletes replace the old repainting and plasti-dipping processes, giving your vehicle a cleaner and long-lasting appearance without touching the original trim or paint.

It is a cheaper alternative and a better solution for many people. Plus, unlike paint, you don't have to keep the wrap on the vehicle after being installed. Remove the wrap whenever you like with its durable and repositionable adhesive.


How Much Does a Chrome Delete Cost?

It doesn't matter whether you choose 3M, Avery Dennison, or KPMF films for your chrome delete. All finishes and brands cost the same. The price only changes based on the width you choose:

  • 2-inch width: $39 for a 75-foot roll
  • 3-inch width: $49 for a 75-foot roll
  • 4-inch width: $54 for a 75-foot roll

Metro Restyling always recommends turning to professionals when beginning to wrap vehicles, even if it is a simple chrome delete job. Luckily, chrome deletes aren't difficult to apply as chrome trims consist of much smaller surfaces than a full-color change wrap.

If you decide to take this task on yourself, you should have no problem completing it with ease. However, if you want to work with a professional, visit www.wraplocal.com to find professional installers near you.


Get Started Today

Paired with a full-color change vinyl wrap, you can give your ride the complete badass appearance and package it needs to stand out from the rest. Get started with your chrome delete wrap today by visiting www.metrorestyling.com!
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What is Chrome Delete?

A chrome delete car wrap covers the chrome parts of your vehicle in black, either in satin, matte, or gloss finishes. These chrome parts usually include the window trim, grille, or around the headlights. Metro Restyling's chrome delete wraps are available in 2, 3, or 4-inch widths. Order from 3M, Avery Dennison, or KPMF.

Full or partial chrome delete wraps give your car a more aggressive look instead of the somewhat tacky chrome trim look. Chrome delete wraps typically last 5-7 years, with exceptions made to climates and areas that are rough on vinyl film. When applied correctly, chrome delete wraps require very little maintenance.


Benefits of De-Chroming Your Vehicle

Like vinyl wrap, chrome deletes replace the old repainting and plasti-dipping processes, giving your vehicle a cleaner and long-lasting appearance without touching the original trim or paint.

It is a cheaper alternative and a better solution for many people. Plus, unlike paint, you don't have to keep the wrap on the vehicle after being installed. Remove the wrap whenever you like with its durable and repositionable adhesive.


How Much Does a Chrome Delete Cost?

It doesn't matter whether you choose 3M, Avery Dennison, or KPMF films for your chrome delete. All finishes and brands cost the same. The price only changes based on the width you choose:

  • 2-inch width: $39 for a 75-foot roll
  • 3-inch width: $49 for a 75-foot roll
  • 4-inch width: $54 for a 75-foot roll

Metro Restyling always recommends turning to professionals when beginning to wrap vehicles, even if it is a simple chrome delete job. Luckily, chrome deletes aren't difficult to apply as chrome trims consist of much smaller surfaces than a full-color change wrap.

If you decide to take this task on yourself, you should have no problem completing it with ease. However, if you want to work with a professional, visit www.wraplocal.com to find professional installers near you.


Get Started Today

Paired with a full-color change vinyl wrap, you can give your ride the complete badass appearance and package it needs to stand out from the rest. Get started with your chrome delete wrap today by visiting www.metrorestyling.com!
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