Southern California has had its share of strange weather in the past few months, from flooding rains to unusually cold overnight temperatures. Those events plus the intense heat the region can see later in the year may make you worry about how your new car wrap is going to fare. In this blog, we’ll tell you how you can protect yours from the worst of the Cali climate:
Frost and ice
Frosty mornings and ice if you head inland or up into the mountains are possible issues. If your car wrap extends on to your car’s windows, don’t use anything that could scratch the wrap. The wrap is attached to your car thoroughly – it’s really hard to remove by chance – but you can scratch it if you use something sharp to chisel off ice or remove frost. For example, if you’re headed up to a mountain community in winter, don’t scrape ice off your car with an ice scraper. Try using your defrosters and a gentle brushing motion with a car brush.
Rain will not affect the car wrap. You can’t rinse the wrap off with water. You do want to be careful using a squeegee on the windows; the squeegee itself won’t hurt the wrap, but if you press down too hard, you risk scratching the wrap with the edge of the squeegee.
UV coatings and waxes
The chances are that you’ll encounter more sun than rain in Los Angeles, so you do want to protect the wrap against UV rays and heat. Park the car in a shady spot or in a garage when possible; on very hot days, this will protect the wrap. You should ask for either a UV coating to be applied, or a wax coating, no matter the season. UV rays can, over time, cause the wrap to fade unless you add a protective coating.
CarWraps.com can help you keep the film looking great no matter the weather. If you have other questions or concerns about protecting the wrap, give us a call.