Wrapping your car with vinyl, which comes in various styles and colors, is a great way to personalize it. Your vehicle’s paint won’t suffer any harm from vinyl wrap application, but it will get a fresh new look. So, what is the typical lifespan of a vinyl wrap? How long will a vinyl wrap last? What factors determine its lifespan? You can find the answers to all these questions by reading this article provided by Studio Finish in Auckland, New Zealand

What factors should you consider before getting vinyl wrap?

Vinyl wrap is an excellent investment for car owners and their vehicles. Before we can apply vinyl wraps, here are the four factors you should consider.

Material grade 

In general lower quality, cheaper brands of vinyl wrap are more difficult to apply, which leads to poor installation quality, causing bubbles and wrinkles. In addition, low-cost films often need higher intensity adhesives, which ruins the paint and makes removal a hassle.

Skilled Installation Team

Choosing the right technicians to install your vinyl wrap is also crucial. Installing a vinyl wrap is a task which requires skill, experience and knowledge. It’s always best to leave it to the professionals.

Maintenance routine 

Modifying your vehicle’s maintenance schedule may be necessary if you wrap your car. Because brushes have the potential to scratch vinyl, we do not recommend using an automatic car wash. Washing your wrap by hand with a microfiber wash mitt and some soap is the most straightforward method for keeping it in good condition. 

The condition of the paint 

If you want a high-quality vinyl wrap, your car’s paint has to be in good shape. Therefore, vinyl wrap is not recommended if the paint is peeling or there is substantial surface damage. A vinyl wrap may tear when removed if applied over paint that is already damaged.

How long does it take to wrap a car with vinyl?

How long it takes depends on the client’s requirements. Depending on the size of the car and the amount of coverage required, installing a typical vehicle wrap might take anywhere from seven to nine hours. Complete a full vinyl wrap often allow for a week. 

How long does vinyl wrap last?

Vinyl wraps have an expected lifetime of around five years when properly maintained. The method by which the wrap is installed could affect its longevity, however. The following are the key factors that determine the longevity of a vinyl car wrap:

  • The wrap’s color will lose its brilliance very quickly if it is subjected to prolonged exposure to sunlight. In addition, the chance of tearing will be significantly increased.
  • The use of harsh detergents and exposure to an excessive amount of moisture might result in many difficulties. Harsh chemical compounds quickly degrade vinyl.
  • High water pressure may cause the material to be ripped away. Damaging water pressure ranges from 800 to 2,000 psi.
  • Further caution is required when removing a worn-out vinyl wrap. Automobile owners often cause damage when removing wraps from their vehicles which is why it’s best to have a trained professional do the job. 

Vinyl Wrap at Studio Finish in Auckland, New Zealand

Studio Finish is where you need to go to get the most modern and high-quality vinyl wraps available! If you want to add some personality to your vehicle, there’s no better way than a new vinyl wrap! Vehicles wrapped with vinyl look better for longer and are more resilient to the effects of excessive heat and other damaging elements. Get in touch with Studio Finish in Auckland, New Zealand, call +64 800 227 9727 or stop by our location at 34d Constellation Drive, Rosedale, Auckland 0632, New Zealand, if you would like to personalize your vehicle with a vinyl wrap. Schedule an appointment with us today!