02 Jan What Should I Do If My Wrap Is Damaged?
Typically, a car wrap can withstand damage quite well. However, if you do find that your wrap is damaged, because of scratches or corrosion on the car, you need to take the wrap in to have it fixed. Sometimes, a rookie installer will cause the vehicle wrap to become damaged or not stick properly as well.
In fact, many wraps that were installed improperly at other vinyl wrap companies show up at Canawrap. That is because Canawrap makes sure its installations are made to stick and last. If you need to have a repair made then, Canawrap is the place to go to remedy the problem.
When the Adhesive Fails to Stick
For instance, if a car’s paintwork is not properly degreased or cleaned, the vinyl wrap’s adhesive will not stick properly to the car’s finish. The only way to have this issue fixed is to re-wrap the car.
It takes skills and delicacy to trim a 3M vinyl wrap after application. If a knife is applied too firmly, then scores will appear over a car’s painted surface. The scores will need to be resprayed or touched up before the vinyl can be replaced. Every part of a vinyl wrap must bond to a flat and unblemished surface.
Applying a Wrap with Care
One of the attributes of vinyl is its elasticity. Therefore, it is a flexible material. Two vinyl pieces, carefully overlaid then, can reduce the tension of applying a vinyl wrap. Otherwise, the vinyl can eventually lift off of the vehicle.
Some of the edges can also peel back if the installer fails to make sure that the car wrap is laid out flat. If the vinyl has to be added to detachable body part then, the part should be removed so the vehicle wrap can be configured, once again, to a seamless and smooth surface.
Why 3M Vinyl is Better
It is also important to remove any air bubbles in the wrap. That means gently pushing each bubble out from the center of the panel to the edge. This can be accomplished by using a non-abrasive squeegee or the pressure of a finger or the hand. Typically, a 3M vinyl wrap is a preferred wrap as it is of a higher-quality, and therefore provides a longer-lasting finish. The bubbles in this kind of wrap can also be more easily removed.
To prevent any damage to your car wrap then, never scrape the surface with an ice-scraper in the winter. Treat the wrap as you would the paint on your car or truck. Also, do not use a high-pressure wash when cleaning your car. Wash and/or rinse your auto with a soft stream of water from a hose.