August. 15, 2018
SIGNS IT’S TIME FOR A NEW VINYL WRAP
Vinyl wraps are a great investment because of their ability to last a long time; it isn’t unusual to have a wrap last you up to seven years!
With that being said, you’ll eventually find yourself needing to get it replaced or repaired. If you know what signals the beginning of a worn-down wrap, then you might be able to have it repaired. Regardless, you will have time to plan and budget for a replacement.
Peelage and Curlage
A banana is supposed to peel, a vinyl wrap is not, so if it is, you need to have it looked at. If a new wrap starts to peel after just a few weeks, it could mean that whoever installed it didn’t do a good job. You will want to take a trip back to whoever did it for you. However, if your vinyl is starting to peel or curl up at the edges due to old age, be cautious while cleaning it and follow proper care guidelines to preserve it for as long as possible.
Bubbling and Warping
Bubbles in vinyl wraps is often a result of the installation process gone wrong. Sometimes they don’t appear until after a few days though, so pay attention to any changes in the appearance of your wrap. If you catch it in time, you may be able to have the installer fix it for you. Otherwise, you’ll be stuck trying to flatten them out in the future. Your wrap is a reflection of your business. You want to keep it looking fresh and professional, not dingy.
Dull and Faded
When a vinyl wrap starts to fade, you can blame the sun. Overexposure to UV rays will cause most things to fade throughout the years, including your wrap. That’s why we recommend parking in a garage or the shade, as often as you can. If you don’t have access, there are all kinds of car covers you can get to preserve the vibrancy of the vinyl.
Plans Have Changed
Does your wrap still serve its intended purpose? Perhaps less obvious than a defect in your wrap, this is one question for you to consider when thinking about a replacement. If your business plans have changed or expanded, your may want a new wrap to reflect that growth. If you work mainly in the same location, the people around you will get used to your vinyl-wrapped vehicle. After 5-7 years, a new wrap can help attract more attention with its new features or design.
Need a New Vinyl Wrap?
Choosing an experienced and professional business to install your vinyl wrap will play a huge role in how well it holds up overtime. You can’t prevent a wrap from aging, but you can prevent installation mistakes by working with GameTime Wraps. We make sure our customers leave with pristine wraps and we are here to answer any questions you have. Located in North Little Rock? Stop by today, or give us a call at 501-771-9727 to get wrapped.