How Long Does a Vinyl Car Wrap Last?

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You are ready to promote your band, brand, or business with a vinyl wrap moving from just driving to advertising as you are on the go. Whether you decide to go with a full custom wrap, your logo, or even only your contact information, it is an excellent way for you to get noticed.

Not only will it help you get noticed, but it will also help protect the value of your vehicle by protecting the paint. Yet you might be wondering how long this investment will last? If cared for properly, a high-quality vinyl wrap could last for 7 years. That is all dependent on the quality of materials used, installation, and the wear and tear your vehicle goes through.

Quality Materials Will Affect Your Wrap

In the vinyl wrap world, the top two brands are 3m and Avery; each claims their materials will last for seven years. Yet, they also each have varying warranties for their materials. 3M’s most popular wrap film series 1080 is three years on vertical surfaces.

While Avery’s SW900’s wrap series is warranted dependent on what region you live in. Nashville and Tennessee fall in zone 1. Neither company warranties their vinyl for abrasion or loss of gloss, citing that these are considered normal wear and tear.

Quality Workmanship Will Affect How Long Your Wrap Lasts

It is tempting to try and save a few dollars by watching a youtube video on DIY installation of a vinyl wrap. Our shop can help your wrap last for years to come by using our experience to avoid bubbles, creases, and dirt that can cause the vinyl to peel early.

The last area that will help your vinyl wrap last is proper care. Taking care that your wrap does not have prolonged exposure in the sun is one key to helping it last and stay vibrant. Another key is to avoid abrasions that could scuff or cut the vinyl wrap. While washing your car, choose to hand or soft wash rather than a rough automatic car wash.

A high-quality, professionally installed vinyl wrap will not only get you noticed but will do so for years to come if you care for it properly — all at a fraction of the cost of a new paint job or traditional outdoor advertising.

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