How do you wrap a car?

Vehicles must be de-badged and dismantled to expose fully each surface to be wrapped. Headlights, tail lights, and trim pieces should be removed from your vehicle in order to overlap material around every edge and ensure that it will not peel back up. The most important part of vinyl wrap preparation is to thoroughly clean every inch of the surface to be wrapped. This includes inside fender edges and under bumber and rocker panels. This can require a substantial amount of time and may risk damage to your vehicle. 

 

My vehicle has paint/body damage. Will a vinyl wrap conceal these damages?

Vinyl can cover up many scratches and blemishes very well. If your vehicle has any dents chipping surfaces, these will not be concealed and will still show through the vinyl. Vinyl works best and safest on fresh OEM factory paint. If your vehicle has had any touch up paint or areas that have been resprayed, then you cannot safely wrap it without causing damage. Vinyl film adhesives must be able to form a strong bond to a clean surface.

 

How long does a vinyl wrap last?

Vinyl wraps are degraded and aged by direct sunlight. Even the best vinyl materials available will be destroyed by constant sunlight within 3-5 years. If you keep your vinyl wrap clean and out of the sun, it can easily last for ten years or more. Keep in mind that the roof, trunk, and hood of your car receive by far the most abuse from sunlight. You can apply wax to protect your vinyl from sun damage. Vinyl wraps must be removed eventually, before the sun breaks down the material too far to cause removal complications.

 

How do you clean vinyl wraps?

Vinyl materials can be easily scratched. They should be cleaned by terrycloth or microfiber towels with mild soap. Keeping your vinyl clean and occasionally applying wax or polish is the best way to extend it's life. Polymer solutions can be used to revitalize the material and heal minor scratches.

 

What kind of material do you wrap with?

We enjoy using air release wrapping films from 3M, and Orafol

 

Do you apply wraps with soap and water?

Soap and water solutions are very important for installing clear bra and intermediate vinyls and decal materials, which do not use "air release" adhesives. However, wrapping vinyls are made to install dry, and their adhesive surfaces are repositionable and easy to work with.

 

What makes "Wolf Vinyl" so successful?

We are committed to providing our forward-thinking customers with quality, and we are fortunate for their ongoing support.