Nobody likes failing! If you own a business, it can be the difference between repeat customers, tons of referrals, or closing up. When it comes to the installation of vehicle wraps, there are four main reasons why a car wrap can fail.
Unprofessional pre-installation cleaning
Preparing a vehicle for wrapping is not just taking it through the car wash. All dirt and oil must be removed from the vehicles surface to ensure a proper bond of the vinyl’s adhesive. Any dirt or dust will show through the graphic installation; even the smallest of dirt particles and dust. Any oil or silicon residue can lead to poor adhesion and bubbling of the wrap material. Proper installation will include your installer using chemicals and cleaning techniques that ensure every nook and cranny of the surface being wrapped is prepared correctly for the installation. Where the installation is done is very important as well.
When it comes to the installation of car wraps, all vinyl wrap material is not created equal. There are several levels of quality, and different vinyl’s for different applications. Choosing the wrong film can result in poor adhesion to the vehicle surface, bubbling of vinyl, severe wrinkles of the film, and over stretching of the vinyl distorting the graphics and the color. The companies that produce the best films on the market offer vinyls for wrapping of varying qualities for the job being done. It is very important that the correct film is chosen for your vehicle.
Over stretching of the wrap film
When producing and printing vehicle wraps having too little material can result in having to overstretch a vehicle wrap material beyond its physical properties when installing. Over-stretching can be observed by a whitening of the wrap vinyl. This is typically found on challenge areas such as vehicle bumpers and compound curves.
Wrong Post Heating after Installation
Vehicle wrap vinyl is a form of PVC. One property of PVC is that it has a memory to conform back to its original shape. While that can work in favor of a wrap installation, there are problem areas that need to be addressed with post application heating or potential failure may occur. This failure includes the lifting of material from the vehicle surface at an edge or in deeply recessed channels. Post heating of the vinyl in these areas to specific temperatures will cause the material to lose its original memory and set the adhesive layer to stay in place.
Get the Best Car Wrap with EAS Expert Services
The key to choosing a vehicle wrapping company is one that understands why materials fail, hold high standards of production and installation, will take the extra time necessary to ensure a great application, and will be there for the customer when problems occur. At EAS Elite Auto Salon you will find exactly what you are looking for. Call us 719.325.6974 or come visit at 2180 Victor Place, Colorado Springs, CO 80915