Dec. 4, 2018

Vinyl Wrap Installation in the Winter

Are you thinking about getting a vinyl vehicle wrap installed this winter?

If so, you might be wondering if the cold weather will affect the installation process and the overall quality of your wrap. These are valid concerns and something we get questions about from time to time! It’s understandable to want to ensure that your vinyl vehicle wrap will go on without any problems or complications. Vinyl is a material that will expand and contract based off temperature, so installation in extreme temperatures has the potential to be tricky. Here are the most important things to know about getting a vinyl vehicle wrap installed when it’s cold outside.


Installation should take place inside.

It’s really that simple. Some things don’t require complicated solutions and this is one of them. While a wrap could be poorly affected by cold or freezing temperatures, this won’t be a problem if the job is done inside where it’s warm or in an environment that can be adequately heated while the installation is in process. The cold weather is only an issue if you’re lacking the right equipment, environment, or tools to do the job correctly.


Use vinyl vehicle wrap professionals.

We aren’t against do-it-yourself projects, but some things are better left to the professionals. You can find just about anything on the internet, including a vinyl wrap DIY kit, but we highly recommend spending your money wisely when it comes to this investment. Vinyl vehicle wrapping is complex enough as it is, but when the temperatures drop to freezing, you’ll need the right equipment and the right workspace for a job well done. There’s nothing worse than taking the time to do something, only to find it didn’t go as planned. If you don’t’ have experience working with vinyl or the right set-up to do it, leave it to the professionals.


Cold weather installations have certain requirements.

It’s almost important to have your wrap installed by someone who is reputable and has experience doing so. Just because someone has a business, doesn’t mean they’re the right professional to serve you. Make sure your vinyl vehicle wrap installer has knowledge of how temperature can affect wrap installation. There’s more to it than outside or environmental temperature. How cold or hot the surface of your car is can conflict with the vinyl adhesive and even the temperature of the vinyl material itself must be prime for installation. These are all things most professional wrap installation companies will know, but it never hurts to raise concerns or ask any questions you may have prior to the work being done.


Looking for an installer near you?

GameTime Wraps is conveniently located in order to serve all throughout Central Arkansas. If you’re in the market for a team of individuals who can meticulously wrap your vehicle, even in the cold of winter, then you’re in luck! If you have questions, concerns, or are just ready to get a vinyl vehicle wrap, then give us a call at 501-771-9727 so we can address your needs.

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