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Cleaning and maintenance of a Glossy vinyl wrap

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Cleaning and maintenance of a Glossy vinyl wrap:

1- Waxes, sealants and other surface protectants are fine to use on a gloss wrap. As a general rule, if a container is plastic, you may use it’s contents on your wrap, if it’s metal, we don’t suggest you use it.

2- AUTOMATIC CAR WASHES: We don’t suggest automatic car washes due to it’s aggressive cleaning style. It may cause micro scratching, swirl marks, etc... Water pressure and hot blown air (drying) may cause lifting.

3- HAND CAR WASHES (PAID): We don’t see a problem with this as long as you let the business know it’s a wrap for extra care.

4- PRESSURE WASHERS : There is nothing wrong with pressure washing your vehicle. We do suggest however that you do not expose seams, edges and corners to direct water pressure. Prolonged exposure to pressure may unravel seams and edges.

5- PRESSURE WASHERS : There is nothing wrong with pressure washing your vehicle. We do suggest however that you do not expose seams, edges and corners to direct water pressure. Prolonged exposure to pressure may cause the wrap to unravel. Always use atleast a 40 degree angle on your pressure washer.

6- FUEL SPILLS : When fuelling up, never let fuel drip on your vinyl wrap. It’s been known to damage finishes and discolor surfaces. In the event where fuel comes into contact with your wrap, quickly wipe it off. You can use the free windshield squeegee if you don’t have anything with you to wipe off fuel.

7- SQUASHED BUGS AND BIRD DROPPINGS: Use a strong cleaner ( VVIVID Eraser Spray ) and let it rest for 30 seconds, gently wipe off before it dries. Don’t let squashed bugs or droppings sit on your wrap too long as they contain ammonia and other contaminants that don’t react well with vinyl.

8- EXTEND THE LIFE OF YOUR WRAP: Using our VViViD Shield on a wrap has been known to greatly improve the longevity of vinyl. We suggest using this between washes to keep your wrap looking fresh. It will help resist chemicals and contaminants.

VViViD wrap films contain substances and additives to protect it’s finishes from certain chemicals, environments and climates. Over time, these additives can lose it’s effectivity when the wrap is not properly maintained.


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