Vinyl Basics & Care
It is important to remember that each and every car and vinyl wrap is different. Vehicle vinyl wraps are typically printed on sheets of cast or calendared vinyl. The primary difference between the two vinyl types is durability. Cast vinyl is best for long-term use (4 to 7 years), while calendared vinyl is appropriate for a flat surface and short-terms wraps (3 to 5 years). Charleston Wraps uses cast vinyl for all vehicle wraps. Longevity will decrease with poor storage and care.
Vinyl will protect the original vehicle paint and can be easily removed by a professional. Unlike repainting, a vinyl wrap will not affect the current value of the car or its potential resale value. Vinyl comes in a variety of prefabricated finishes and textures, including matte, satin, gloss, metallic, brushed metal, sparkle, color shift, chrome, and carbon fiber. Custom colors and designs can also be created by using digital printing techniques.
Properly prepping your vehicle before installation is a very important part of vehicle wrapping.
Washing your vehicle before you drop it off for installation is also important and will reduce installation time. If possible, handwash the vehicle and remove any wax or coatings before dropping the vehicle off for installation.
Wait at least (2) two to (3) three days
before washing your vehicle.
What NOT To Use
How To Wash Your Car
Pre-rinse your vehicle with a spray nozzle and keep the nozzle at a 90 degree angle. Use a wet non-abrasive soap or detergent and apply with a clean cloth or sponge. Avoid harsh scrubbing. Rinse with clean water and dry with a clean microfiber cloth or towel. To reduce water spots, use a silicone squeegee before you towel dry.
AUTOMATED CAR WASH
Touch-free car washes can be used and the preferred automated car wash.