Vehicle graphics & wraps Care Instructions

Vehicle graphics & wraps Care Instructions

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


  • Wash whenever the vehicle appears dirty. Contaminants allowed to remain on the vehicle graphics and wrap may be more difficult to remove during cleaning.
  • Rinse off as much dirt and grit as possible with a spray of water.
  • See DIFFICULT CONTAMINANTS for spot cleaning bird droppings, tar etc.
  • Use a wet, non-abrasive detergent such as 3M™Car Wash Soap 39000 or Meguiar’s NXT Generation® Car Wash or Deep Crystal® Car Wash 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/truck washes are not recommended as they can abrade the film and cause the edges to lift or chip, as well as dulling the film’s appearance. Brushless car/truck washes are acceptable.


  • Hand washing is the preferred and recommended cleaning method. Using a high pressure cleaning device/nozzle/hose can increase the risk of the graphic lifting at the edges of the film. Use of a high pressure cleaning device is NOT RECOMMENDED and will void the vehicles graphics and wrap warranty.


  • Soften difficult contaminants such as bug splatter, bird droppings, tree sap and similar contaminants by soaking them for several minutes with hot water 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. Spot clean the contaminants. DO NOT use rough scrubbing or abrasive tools, which will scratch the film. Wash and rinse off all residue immediately.


  • Wipe off immediately to avoid degrading the vinyl and adhesive. Then wash, rinse and dry as recommended, as soon as possible.



  • Wrap films (just like paint) are degraded by prolonged exposure to sun and atmospheric pollutants, particularly on the horizontal surfaces such as bonnet, boot lid and roof.
  • Whenever possible, store in a garage or at least in a shaded area during the day.
  • At night, protect the vehicle from dew or rain, which may contain acidic pollutants (a common problem in many large metropolitan areas). When a garage is not available, consider using a cloth vehicle cover at night.

If you have any questions regarding the ongoing care of your vehicle graphics and/or wrap, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are always willing to assist you wherever possible.