Maintenance: your chrome car wrap needs it

by | Nov 29, 2012 | Business And Finance

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If you want to be noticed on the street, a chrome car wrap is one way to do so. A popular choice among many daring drivers, including some celebrities, these wraps push the auto accessory craze to the max. If you equip your car with one of these wraps, you can rest assured that your car is going to be talked about. After being installed, a chrome car wrap needs to be properly maintained. If it is not on a regular basis, the wrap will lose its luster and shine. If you want to get your money’s worth, you are going to need to take the time to ensure the longevity of your investment. Here are some helpful tips for properly caring for and maintaining your chrome car wrap.

How to maintain your chrome car wrap

  • Be delicate when washing
  • Avoid pressure washing
  • Get rid of debris as soon as it is noticed

When you install a chrome car wrap on your vehicle, keep in mind that you will need to regularly clean it. Many drivers do not appreciate the importance of this fact; after installing their wrap, they go weeks without washing their car (like most people do). The results of improper maintenance decisions such as this are wraps that deteriorate very quickly. More specifically, a chrome car wrap requires a great deal more attention to this matter, as they are made to shine. A dirty surface means this effect will be virtually absent.

When you do wash your vehicle, make sure you are doing so by hand. You can safely pressure wash, but make sure the nozzle of the spray gun is held at a distance and angle when cleaning the wrap. This will minimize any potential tears. Another benefit of hand washing is the ability to be more precise in your work. When cleaning a chrome car wrap, you want to be sure there is no dirt present. Given that you have to limit contact when pressure washing; this method can often fail to adequately clean your vehicle’s wrap. In addition, many people are unaware that when you pressure wash a car wrap, you run the risk of getting water lodged underneath. This can result in bubbling and warping that is very difficult to fix.

Proper chrome car wrap maintenance means always keeping an eye on the surface of your vehicle. Dirt, grime and other buildup act as corrosive agents that work to dissolve and deteriorate wraps. If left sitting for prolonged periods of time, the wrap will develop uneven spots. More importantly, the shine that makes chrome car wraps so popular will be lost.

A chrome car wrap is the ultimate way to make your vehicle shine and sparkle. Taking proper care of yours will be sure to keep turning heads.

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