How to Avoid Common Vehicle Wrap Mistakes
Around 10% of the revenue American businesses generate is spent on marketing and advertising. When looking for a unique and effective way to reach a wider audience, most business owners gravitate towards vehicle wraps. If these wraps are installed correctly, they will become rolling billboards for the products/services a business offers.
However, there are many mistakes that can occur during the vehicle wrap installation process. If you are new to the world of installing these wraps, having the right tools and mindset can go a long way. Read below for information regarding common vehicle wrap mistakes and how to avoid them.
Dealing with Patching Problems
When wrapping a car for the first time, you will be presented with a number of problems that have to be solved quickly. One of the main things you will have to deal with is getting around the corners or rivets a vehicle has. Ideally, you want your vehicle wrap to look seamless, which is why you need to avoid using patches in these hard to reach areas.
This is why making a game plan before you start wrapping a vehicle for a client is important. By mapping out how you can approach these problems without the use of patches, you can avoid mistakes along the way. As time goes by and you get more experience under your belt, creating seamless wraps will become second nature.
Peeling Edges Are Never a Good Thing
Most business owners are extremely concerned with how their delivery vehicles look. If you provide a new client with a low-quality vehicle wrap, it can come back to haunt you. One of the key indicators of a bad vehicle wrap job is peeling edges. These peeling edges can surface for a number of different reasons.
If the surface of the vehicle in question is not properly cleaned before installation, peeling edges are a near certainty. Dust, oils and other debris on the paint’s surface can result in adhesion issues. Peeling edges can also surface if the wrap was not smoothed out properly during the installation process. Investing in a quality squeegee and heat gun can help you steer clear of these issues in the future.
Pay Attention to the Trimming Process
Creating seamless edges on a vehicle wrap will require both a steady hand and the right tools. Once you have a new vehicle wrap in place, you will have to trim off the excess vinyl. While this may sound like an easy process, it is anything but.
If jagged or uneven edges are created during the trimming process, it could affect the overall appeal of the vinyl wrap. This is why having sharp razor blade knives and a plan on how to properly trim off the excess is so important. Trying to cut vinyl with a dull blade can result in loads of complications. This is why you need to keep your shop well stocked in razor blades and other tools needed for installing vinyl wraps.