Top 5 Signs It Is Time To Replace A Car Wrap
Although vehicle wraps are long-lasting and durable, it is important to be on the lookout for signs that it is time to replace the car wrap. With good care, high-quality wraps usually last from five to seven years. However, factors such as exposure to the elements, lack of maintenance, and even accidents may affect the lifespan of a car wrap. Check out the top 5 signs that it is time to replace a car wrap.
One of the most common signs that it is time to replace a car wrap is color fading. Fading is usually caused by exposure to sunlight over time. If the car wrap is not looking as vibrant and rich as it did when it was applied, it may be time to consider replacing it.
Bubbling in vehicle wraps tends to occur in wrap jobs that use low-quality vinyl material. In most cases, these bubbles will form during the application process and can be resolved then. However, bubbling can occur after the application due to harsh weather conditions or even poor-quality paint jobs on a vehicle. If you spot a bubble on your vehicle wrap DO NOT TRY TO POP IT! This can result in major damage to the wrap. Instead, take it to a professional car wrap company that has various methods to get rid of most bubbles. If the bubbles are unable to be removed it may be necessary to replace the car wrap.
3. Car accidents
Unfortunately, car accidents are part of life, and wrapped vehicles are no immune to them. Car accidents can cause anything from a small scratch to major damage to a vehicle wrap. No matter the amount of damage, it is important to get any vehicle involved in an accident to a professional. In some cases, a panel replacement will fix the damage. However, a full-wrap replacement will likely be needed for a major accident.
If you notice any portion of a car wrap peeling, it is a sign that it needs to be replaced. Peeling occurs for many reasons including washing it with a high-pressure washer, dirt or debris getting under the wrap, or simply aging. You can prevent peeling by only hand-washing the car or truck with a non-abrasive cleaner and solutions that are meant for wrapped vehicles. It is also important to never take a wrapped car through automated washes, like the ones found at many gas stations.
5. New logo/branding
Probably the most obvious sign that it is time to replace a car wrap is if your business has a logo update or change in branding. Since your vehicle is the first thing many of your customers will see, it is important that it is up to date with branding standards. It is always a good idea to make sure there are no imminent changes in branding before designing a vehicle wrap. However, if a change in branding does happen, call Colorado Signs and Wraps for a custom design and quote!