How to Prep Your Car for Vehicle Wrapping

You’ve realized how vehicle wrapping can benefit your business, and now it’s time to have the service completed. But before you bring your car into the vinyl wrapping shop, you should do a few things. Here’s how you can get your car, van, or truck ready for a vehicle wrap:

Step 1: Have Your Vehicle Inspected

The good news is that all the nitty-gritty details of preparing a vehicle for a vinyl wrap are left to the professionals. There are only a few things you need to do to ensure your car is wrapped properly.

It’s important to have your vehicle inspected before the wrapping process is started. A reputable wrap company will have their technicians thoroughly examine your car, truck, or van for rust, chips in the paint job, and other issues that could prevent a seamless vinyl wrap application.

If they detect anything that will complicate the wrap job, the technicians will explain what you need to do before wrapping your vehicle. If your wrap specialist gives you the all-clear, you can move to the next step: cleaning your car the day before your wrap appointment.

Step 2: Clean Your Vehicle

The best way to prep your vehicle for a vinyl wrapping appointment is to clean the exterior as best as you can. Dirt and grime are the number one culprit of a failed wrap job, so make sure you wash your car the day before the service appointment.

Follow these tips for giving your vehicle a proper cleaning:

  • Wash the exterior of your car 24 hours before having the vehicle wrapped to ensure it has a sufficient amount of time to dry.
  • You can drive your vehicle through a car wash or scrub it down yourself. Either way, you should hand-scrub all the hard-to-reach areas by hand, including under the hood, in the tire wells, and the seams of the panels, headlights, and taillights. No speck of dirt should be left behind.
  • Use the “squeaky clean” test to determine if your car is clean enough for a wrap. Run your finger over the surface of your vehicle. If it makes a squeaking sound, it’s clean. If it doesn’t squeak, there’s still dirt present.
  • Stay away from protectants like wax and polish leading up to your vehicle wrapping appointment. These protectants can interfere with the installation of the wrap.

Step 3: Call Your Vinyl Wrap Company

The prep work you need to complete to get your car ready for the application of vinyl wrapping is almost done. Give your wrap company a call leading up to the appointment and see if there’s anything else you can do to prep your car for the unique wrap job. By following their instructions, you can avoid longer service times, extra cleaning fees, and a failed wrapping job.

Step 4: Bring Your Car Into the Vinyl Wrap Shop

It’s finally here — the day you take your car into the shop for its custom vinyl wrapping! As soon as you drop your vehicle off, your job is completed. It’s now up to the shop’s technicians to finish the preparation process and installation.

When you bring your car to Denron Signs for a custom wrap for your business, we will detail your vehicle, leaving it as clean as it was when you first bought it. Then, we will install your vinyl wrap with care and precision. Once the installation process is complete, you will be able to promote your business everywhere you go.

Let your business be seen with custom vehicle wrapping! And if you need help making your business stand out even more, get in touch with our team for logo design and branding services.