Caring for your newly branded vehicle should never be undervalued! You’ve just spent anything between a couple of hundred to multiples of thousands of rands – but this means NOTHING! What’s far more important is that you want your company’s image to always be presented at it’s best, so please review the following guidelines on caring for your graphic or wrap.
CAD Cut Graphics
CAD Cut graphics can be quite tricky to look after. With a myriad of points of potential failure, this kind of branding needs extra special care. Simply taking a cloth to the graphic is not a good idea. Any sharp ending corners will, over time, come loose and be lifted by the cloth. Instead, approach cleaning the graphics with a mild car shampoo – either sprayed on with a spray-bottle or with a soft sponge. Never use solvents or abrasives on the graphic! If you have dirt on the graphic resist the urge to scratch at it. Instead, try to soften the dirt with continued wetting of cleaning liquid. Don’t leave loose points alone. Contact us (or whomever installed the graphic), and have them advise on suitable actions. The most common way forward is to remove the offending loose section by trimming it off. This should always be done with extreme caution as to not damage the paintwork of the car. The use of high pressure washers are fine, but the business end of the washer should never be set to high pressure and it should never be used direct and close to the graphic.
Important TIP: Never leave CAD graphics on a vehicle for to many years. Most vehicles will display a ghosted image of the removed graphic as the paint underneath was protected from UV deterioration over the years. This could be mild, but in more extreme cases could also force a heavy re-polishing of the car.
Print and Cut Graphics.
Print & Cut Graphics for the most part should be treated as CAD Cut graphics, as the end product can often include smaller details. So follow the guidelines set out in CAD Cut Graphics above.
Well done! Partial wraps are fairly easy to look after. No high pressure washers on any exposed edge (edges are generally inside the body panels, making the rule simple to follow). Wash and polish with a good graphic aftercare product about once a month. We sell suitable graphic care products. Don’t leave loosening graphics alone! If any part of the graphic does show signs of delaminating from the body of the car then this should be reported to us (or whomever installed the graphic). Solutions will be provided depending on the severity of the case.
Follow the same guidelines as Partial Wraps.
Full Wraps and Colour Changes.
Congratulations! You’ve got an easy job looking after the graphic. No high pressure washers on exposed edges. No solvents or abrasives. Wax and polish with a suitable graphic aftercare product (NOT normal wax and polish). Don’t leave loosening graphics alone. If any part of the graphic does show signs of delaminating from the body of the car then this should be reported to us (or whomever installed the graphic). Solutions will be provided depending on the severity of the case.