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We have compiled a list of the questions we are most frequently asked. If you have a question that is not listed here, go to the bottom right corner of the page & click the mail icon & we will answer it as soon as we can.

Do I Need to Design My Own Vehicle Wrap?

Our expert designers will work with you to create a stunning wrap design.

If for some reason you prefer to design your wrap in-house, we can work with the designer to make sure the images they create will work on your vehicles.

Will a Wrap damage my paint?

We work with premium name brand materials, It is highly unlikely that your paint will be damaged. In fact a wrap will actually work as a protective coating for the paint.

Recently painted vehicles need to cure / out gas for at least a week prior to applying graphics.

*Note: If your car’s paint is in poor condition, the car paint may peel if the vinyl wrap is removed.

How long does a wrap last

The life of a wrap depends on many factors. Materials used being the biggest factor. We use Premium grade, Name brand materials (3M & Oracal) with matched component over laminates. Meaning that if properly maintained, the average, a car wrap will last up to five years.

The life span of a wrap is also dependent upon proper care. Keep your wrap clean and it will look good for years..

Perforated window film may not last as long as the rest of a car wrap. Because of perforation, the edges of window perforations may begin to peel under severe heat after 18 to 24 months. *Perforated window vinyl can be replaced without replacing the rest of the car wrap.

Can a wrap be removed?

Yes, you can remove a vehicle wrap. The difficulty of the removal process depends upon a few factors. If the proper materials where used in creating the wrap, it is a rather painless operation. While you can remove the wrap yourself, we recommend having a professional do it. An experienced wrapper can remove the wrap much easier than an inexperienced person. The wrap can split in various places and ultimately become a lot harder to remove.

What happens if my wrap gets damaged?

If your wrap is damaged there are a few options depending where the damage occurred, how it was damaged, and how severe the damage is. We may be able to simply print a small patch to repair the damage, we may need to print & replace a section or even a side. In the worst case scenario we can remove and reinstall the entire wrap.

Where is the wrap installed?

We prefer to install wraps & graphics at one of our facilities. Having the item in our facility ensures that we have access to all of the tools & equipment that may be necessary to ensure a High Quality install. We also have complete control over our environment. { Not to mention our refrigerator. 🙂 }

In certain circumstances, we will install at a customers location. (Additional fees are charged)

How do I care for my wrap?

Care for your vehicle graphics like you would any fine paint finish. Using high quality products designed specifically for car care and these cleaning and maintenance procedures will help keep your vehicle wraps looking their best.

Wrap films (just like paint) are degraded by prolonged exposure to sun and atmospheric pollutants, particularly on the horizontal surfaces such as hood, trunk lid and roof. Whenever possible, store your vehicle in a garage or a shaded area during the day.

WASH REGULARLY

Wash whenever the vehicle appears dirty. Contaminants allowed to remain on the vehicle wrap may be more difficult to remove during cleaning.

Rinse off as much dirt and grit as possible with a spray of water.

Use a wet, non-abrasive detergent such as 3M™ Car Wash Soap or Dawn Dish soap and a soft, clean cloth or sponge.

Rinse thoroughly with clean water. To reduce water spotting, immediately use a silicone squeegee to remove water and finish with a clean microfiber cloth.

Brush-type car washes are not recommended as they can abrade the film and cause edges to lift or chip, as well as dulling the film’s appearance. Brush-less car washes are acceptable.

PRESSURE WASHING

Although hand washing is the preferred cleaning method, pressure washing may be used under these conditions.

Use a spray nozzle with a 40 degree wide angle spray pattern. Keep the nozzle at least 1 foot (300 mm) away from and perpendicular (at 90 degrees) to the graphic. Holding the nozzle of a pressure washer at an angle to the graphic may lift the edges of the film.

Ensure the water pressure is kept below 2000 psi (14 MPa).

Keep water temperature below 80°C (180°F).

DIFFICULT CONTAMINANTS

Spot clean the contaminants. Do not use rough scrubbing or abrasive tools, which will scratch the film.

Soften difficult contaminants such as bug splatter, bird droppings, tree sap and similar contaminants by soaking them for several minutes with very hot, soapy water.

Rinse thoroughly and dry.

If further cleaning is needed, test one of these products in an inconspicuous area to ensure no damage to the wrap film: Meguiar’s Gold Class™ Bug and Tar Remover or 3M™Citrus Base Cleaner. Isopropyl alcohol (IPA) (two parts IPA to 1 part water) or denatured alcohol may also help.

Wash and rinse off all residue immediately.

FUEL SPILLS

Wipe off immediately to avoid degrading the vinyl and adhesive. Then wash, rinse and dry as in Item 1 as soon as possible.

*NOTE

Watch for small imperfections that can occur over time due to weather changes and/or installation obstacles. Things such as lifting and bubbling need to be brought to our attention right away so that we can determine the best remedy.

I purchased graphics online, Can you install them for me?

Typically we shy away from installing graphics that we did not produce, However, in some situations we make an exception.

Generally speaking when you purchase a mail order graphic, they are not concerned about quality as most of their customers are one-time only.  Which explains why most 3rd party graphics we have encountered being created from sub-standard films.

  • Working with cheap films takes much more time & aggravation to install in comparison with the proper product.
  • In the event of an imperfection we would need to either design & produce an exact copy or wait for a replacement to arrive.

Being that it takes longer to install & the risk of problem is much greater our fee is much higher than usual.  All this being said…. If you want something done right, come to the professionals right from the start.

Can you wrap chalky Paint?

No! In order to successfully wrap an item the surface needs to be clean & free of any residue. If you wipe your hand across the surface & get any chalky substance on your hand it is NOT ready to be wrapped.

What types/brands of materials do you carry?

There are a lot of manufacturers claiming to make quality products. We have learned that the lower cost alternatives Do Not compare to products made by 3M, Orafol & Avery. (We choose to only use reputable brand name materials).

Most SignEdge wraps are completed using 3M’s Model IJ180 or similar with a matched component laminate.
(Depending on the application, we do sometimes choose to use Orafol’s Model 970Ra. or similar)

Can I take it through the car wash?

Yes wraps can go through a car wash, but the pressure could cause the edge to peel which is not warranted.

Just like any fine paint job, We recommend wraps to be hand washed to maintain life expectancy.

I have my own designer, what are your artwork requirements?

Although we recommend having our design team create the artwork for your wrap, we also work with designers to produce vehicle wraps.

We prefer to have a layered .psd file with the text layers rasterized.

However we will accept most .eps, .tif, .psb, .jpg & even .pdf files.

*Note .tif, .psd & .jpg files are bitmap/raster files and cannot be resized without disrupting the integrity of the print. They must be submitted at the exact dimensions of the vehicle and cannot have a resolution lower than 150dpi.

How much does a wrap cost?

Wrap prices vary depending on how much of the vehicle will be wrapped & the complexity of the install & materials used.  If you are looking for a rough estimate plan on approximately $15. per square foot.

If you have a specific dollar amount in mind, we can create something for any budget from simple lettering to full wraps.

What payment methods do you accept?

We accept cash, check & all major credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover.

We also accept Crypto Currencies including but not limited to:

  • Bitcoin
  • Bitcoin Cash
  • Lite Coin
  • Ethereum
  • Unbreakable
  • Ripple

*Note There is a 10% processing fee on all Crypto payments.

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