Vehicle wrapping can be an excellent affordable investment to advertise your business within your community. This method of advertising can be more effective than other types to attract potential customers on a long-term basis. If you are considering wraps for your commercial fleet, you will need to do some preparation work prior to installation in order to achieve the best results. Here are a few steps you can follow to prep your vehicle for a wrap.
Schedule a Vehicle Inspection
An inspection can help detect any potential problems that can affect the results of your vehicle wrap installation. A skilled technician can look for signs of rust or gouges that can prevent proper adhesion. These imperfections can be seen through the thin layer of a vinyl wrap and affect the overall design quality. You may need to fix these issues before a technician can apply the wrap to your vehicle. If there are no issues, then you may only need to wash your car thoroughly before your appointment.
Choose Your Wrap Type
There are a couple of types of wraps you can choose for your vehicle. A full wrap covers the entire vehicle to help you utilize the most design elements. With a partial wrap, you may want to only focus on using your logo and basic business contact information. Think about how much messaging you would like to include on your vehicle to determine the size you may need.
Create Your Wrap Design
Once you know the type of wrap you want for your vehicle, you can work with a professional designer to create eye-catching graphics that are best for your business. During this appointment, you can receive recommendations and see the proofs before application. Every detail will be considered and any questions you may have will be answered to ensure your highest satisfaction. You can customize your design with your corporate colors and branding to help you stand out against your competition.
Wash Your Vehicle Thoroughly
It is vital to wash every part of your vehicle thoroughly with hot soapy water the day before wrap installation. This will allow your vehicle to dry completely to achieve the best results. You can either take the vehicle to a car wash or clean the vehicle yourself. Avoid applying any wax or polish afterward. You may want to remove hardware like door handles and mirrors to eliminate hidden dirt and grime that can cause trouble for proper adhesion.
Remove Remaining Vehicle Residue
Grease, wax, and oil can remain after you wash your vehicle. These substances need to be removed before you can have a wrap installed. You can use isopropyl alcohol or a clay bar to wipe down your vehicle and wipe it dry.
Custom Commercial Vehicle Wrap Design and Installation
Vehicle wraps create valuable opportunities to connect with customers and potential clients as your fleet travels throughout the community each day. With proper preparation and maintenance, your vehicle wrap can last up to ten years. Fleet Wrap HQ specializes in creating and installing custom designs for commercial businesses of every size. Contact us to schedule an appointment for a design consultation today.