If you are using car wraps to promote your business, it’s important to make sure that you take steps to keep it from fading. Sunlight and other forms of weathering can fade the graphics on your vehicle wrap, which can make it a less effective promotional strategy for your brand. Here are a few tips that can help you keep your wrap looking as good as new for a long time:
Keep company vehicles in a garage
Keeping the vehicle in a garage will keep it out of the sun, and it will also protect it from rain and extreme variations in temperature. All of these things will help to prevent fading. However, it can be cost-prohibitive to keep all of your wrapped company vehicles in an indoor garage.
Luckily, there’s another option. While outdoor carports are less effective for preserving vinyl wraps than indoor garages, they can offer significant protection from the elements at a low cost.
Park out of the sun whenever it’s possible
Parking your wrapped vehicle out of the sun will reduce the amount of sunlight that it’s exposed to, which will reduce the chances of the graphics fading. Not only that, but excessive exposure to sunlight can make it more difficult to remove your car wrap. This can make it more difficult to replace the wrap on your car or truck. Parking in the shade is especially important when the sun is at its highest in the sky, which is usually around noon.
Realize that you’ll probably need to replace your car wrap after around five years
Even if you take steps to keep your car wrap from fading, there’s a good chance that you’ll still need to replace it after around five years. However, taking steps to keep it from fading can increase the longevity of your car wrap to somewhat longer than five years. If you don’t take steps to protect it, you may find that it needs to be replaced much sooner, which will increase the cost of using this advertising strategy.
Luckily, you can count on our wraps to be durable, and we always ensure that the materials we use are as resistant to fading as possible. For more information, contact our team today.