How Do You Prepare A Car For Vinyl Wraps?

Is your car in need of a makeover? Maybe you’re growing tired of the factory paint job, or maybe you want to try something new. So, vinyl wraps may be the perfect solution for you. They can change the look of your car in the best way. But before you can wrap your car in vinyl, there are a few things you need to do first. First Class Detailing will tell you how to prepare a car for vinyl wraps in this article.

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The actual meaning of the term “vinyl wraps.”

Vinyl wrapping is a way of changing the look of your vehicle without the need for a complicated paint respray. It involves entirely or partially covering your vehicle with a layer of the vinyl decal. You can use this layer to overlay the vehicle with a different color or design, add a gloss or matte finish, or add a light protective layer.

What should you do before vinyl wraps for your car?

Deep cleaning

To ensure the best adhesion, you should deep clean all surfaces that will be wrapped before installation with mild detergent and water the day before or at least several hours before wrapping it. This process ensures all hints of dirt, wax, and tar have been removed. In addition, all parts must be arid before installation, including under-body molding, wheel wells, and seams. 

Do not use wax

Do not misunderstand that waxing your car before vinyl wraps will make your car more shiny. Wax makes the surface very slippery, and vinyl doesn’t want to stick or stay adhered to slick surfaces.

Fixing all the defects

Finally, before vinyl wrapping, you should solve all the defects, such as stains, rust, or other issues. With some light defects, they can be “hidden” by the decal layer. However, with severe defects and rust, that is too hard to be “hidden.” Therefore, you should fix them before wrapping your car to ensure your car’s surface will have a perfect appearance.

Why should you purchase vinyl wrap for your car?

There are a variety of reasons why you might want a vinyl wrap.

The first reason, it’s frequently used for advertising, as a custom wrap can display your company’s logo, contact information, and graphics while you drive.

You can choose vinyl wraps to personalize or refresh the appearance of a vehicle. A vinyl wrap is less expensive than respraying a vehicle. You can also play around with patterns and designs for a distinctive look.

How long does a vinyl wrap take to be installed?

The time to install vinyl wrap does not have a specific number. It depends on many different factors.

What it is the needs of the customer. Sometimes, customers want to wrap some parts of the car. On the other hand, some customers want to wrap the whole car. So there is a clear time difference between the two requirements above.

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What vinyl wraps packages will you get at First Class Detailing?

At First Class Detailing, we always want to be able to fully satisfy all the needs of our customers, even strict requirements. With its professionalism and experience, First Class Detailing is ready to serve you with the following convenient service packages:

Vinyl Wrap Options

  • 2 door
  • 4 door
  • SUV
  • Partial
  • RV
  • Boat
  • Hood
  • Roof
  • Trunk

Full-Color Commercial Vinyl Wrap Options

  • 0 – 500sqft
  • 500 – 750sqft
  • 750 + sqft
  • Perforated Film
  • Flat Glass
  • Fleet Discounts


  • Disassembly
  • Mobile Work
  • Special Order Film
  • Commercial Roof Wrap

A la carte

  • Custom Artwork
  • Trunk Jamb
  • 2 Door Jambs
  • 4 Door Jambs

How to contact First Class Detailing?

Call us today at (727) 403-7831 or visit First Class Detailing, 612 Florida Avenue, Palm Harbor, FL, to get a quote if you want vinyl wrap services for your car. 

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