VINYL WRAP VEHICLE FAQs
1. Can I put my wrapped car through a car wash?
Hand washing is best for vinyl wraps, but brushless or touchless car washes can be just as safe. You can even use a pressure washer if you’re gentle.
2. Will car wrap damage my car’s paint?
Actually, car wrap can protect your paint because it blocks damaging ultraviolet light. When you remove it, the original finish will be intact.
3. How long does vinyl wrap last?
Depending on the quality of the wrap, type of vinyl wrap, care taken during installing, care after installation, and environmental factors, car wraps can last from three to ten years.
4. Is there anything you can’t wrap?
Vinyl car wrap sticks best to smooth factory paints and smooth rigid plastic surfaces. It won’t bond well, if at all, to poor paint jobs, orange peel, deep scratches, gouges, rust, chipped paint, flaking paint, textured surfaces, rubber, ABS plastics, porous or spongy surfaces.
HOW TO REMOVE VINYL FROM YOUR CAR
1. Use your fingernail or plastic scraper to pull the wrap from the edges of the entire panel. It’s going to look gnarly, but it’ll all be gone in a few minutes.
2. Use the heat gun to evenly heat the surface of the wrap to about 120 °F (50 °C). This will loosen the adhesive so you can pull it off. Use a non-contact infrared thermometer to confirm you aren’t overheating, which can lead to excessive adhesive residue left on the surface.
3. Pull the wrap away from the edges at a steep angle, pulling the wrap back on itself at 15 to 20 degrees. When the wrap gets hard to pull, reheat and start pulling again.
4. Finally, use Wax Label & Sticker Remover or Bug & Tar Remover to remove any adhesive residue from the surface of the panel.
PPF (Paint Protection Film) VEHICLE FAQs
1.What is Paint Protection Film (PPF).
Paint protection film is made from a virtually invisible urethane. It can be applied to any painted area requiring protection from stone chips, light scratches and other road debris. Some films feature self healing properties, and superior stain resistance.
2.Can Paint Protection Film really self heal?
Absolutely! Although only to a certain extent of course. Designed to self heal light scratches and light stone chips. The top coat is the self-healing layer and is approximately 13 microns thick. If that layer is penetrated, the film will not heal.
3·How is Paint Protection Film applied?
Before the paint protection film is applied to the surface, we design and pre-cut specific panels using our precision cut Graphtec FC8600-160 plotter. This ensures that there is no need for cutting on the vehicle whatsoever and leaves a flawless & virtually invisible finish. Our pre-cut designs are then applied using our specially formulated solution and squeegee method. We do not use heat to stretch or tack the film unlike vinyl or other paint protection films.
4·Can it be removed?
Yes, thanks to our specific preparation method our paint protection films can be safely removed if needed without leaving any glue residue or damage to the surface, (providing the paint is factory original and / or has been re finished with a factory approved bodyshop).
5·Is there any warranty included?
Yes, the manufacturers we use offer 5, 7, and 10 year warranties against cracking, peeling, yellowing, hazing and bubbling. Typically the most popular brands we use are Xpel Ultimate Plus, Stek DYNOshield, Hexis Bodyfence X, Avery Dennison Supreme Defense, Pro Shield P80 are the paint protection films come with a 10 year warranty.
·Will my paint fade over time due to UV rays with PPF installed?
Yes, our paint protection films are designed to allow the suns UV rays to pass through the film so paintwork will fade at the same rate as unprotected paintwork in a uniform fashion.
6·How long should I wait to apply PPF if my car has been repainted?
Please check with our body shop who are carrying out the refinish and see what they recommend. The time will vary depending on the paint system the body shop has used. In any case, the time that they recommend you should wait to wax the paint, is the same time you will need to wait to install paint protection film.
7·Can I use Ceramic Coatings such as Gtechniq Halo, Xpel Fusion, Gyeon Q2 PPF or other ceramic coatings after I’ve had my PPF installed?
Sealants such as Gtechniq Halo will not hurt the film or interfere with the paint protection film's self healing properties and is safe to use after installation. However we do not recommend applying these types of sealants before installation. The low surface energy of paint sealant products such as these will cause adhesion problems both during installation and over the life of the product.
8·My vehicle has already been ceramic coated, can you still apply Paint Protection Film on top?
Yes, although we will need to prepare the vehicle in a specific way to ensure adhesion isn't compromised.
9·Can you apply PPF over stone chips or touched in chips?
Yes, film can be installed over any quality of touch-up. Though the best possible appearance will be achieved if the touched in area has been sanded smooth and buffed.
10·Can It be applied to headlights and fog lights?
Yes, paint protection film can be applied to headlights and fog lights, and is a great way to protect those most vulnerable areas from getting stone chips.
11·Can Paint Protection Film be applied over vinyl stripes, sticker badges, or vinyl decals?
Yes, however depending on how thick the vinyl / sticker is, you may get a slight air channel running around the edge.
12·Can PPF be applied to interior surfaces in my vehicle?
Yes, any surface can be protected providing that surface is completely smooth.
13·How do I wash my car after Paint Protection Film has been applied?
A very similar process as you would before the film was applied. We would recommend waiting around 7 days before washing after film has be applied. If using a power washer avoid getting too close to any edges, a distance of around 2-3 feet is suitable and will prevent lifting. Try to wax the film once a month or after every wash using a liquid spray on wax, this will help prevent bug splatter and tree sap from sticking to the surface. Use only PH neutral products and avoid harsh chemical that contain Petroleum, Kerosene, and Naphtha.
14·Will removing the product harm the vehicles paint, once removed?
It is highly unlikely for paint protection film to harm OEM paint. Paint systems used on modern assembly lines today produce a minimum bond strength of 16 MPa and maximum of 25 MPa between the panel and the paint depending on color, iridescence and the system used. Our film’s bond to the painted surface at normal state (immediately following installation) is .0753 MPa. Even after years of heat and sun, the bond between the film and the paint increases to only 0.17 MPa. What that means is in the absolute worst case scenario, the bond of factory paint to the panel is over 94 times stronger than the bond of our film to the paint. In the best case, the paint is 332 times stronger.
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