Vinyl Wrap vs. Winter Weather

Winter is coming. And with winter weather around the corner, you may be wondering how your vinyl wrapping will be affected. Whether you’re considering applying vinyl wrapping to a new car or are the proud owner of a truck body wrapped at our Chester County, PA, location, there are some precautions to keep in mind as the temperatures start to drop. 

Cold Weather and Other Calamities

Cold weather and vinyl wrapping aren’t exactly compatible, but a vehicle that’s correctly wrapped by an experienced technician should hold up well even through the harsh winter. Snow and ice are known to be detrimental to a lot of things. Fortunately, vinyl is an incredibly durable plastic that’s resistant to moisture. That means that neither rain nor snow should damage vinyl that is properly maintained. 

Professional designers at Full Throttle Wraps & Graphics are trained to use only the best materials. To ensure the longevity of your vinyl wrapping, we use industrial-strength glue when adhering the vinyl to your vehicle. This special adhesive is strong enough to withstand not only moisture from the rain and snow, but also the adverse chemical effects of rock salt. 

Take Precautions

Do you want to see your vinyl wrapping survive this winter to see the years ahead? Then, maintenance is the key. Any dirt that accumulates on your vehicle is bad news for the wrap. Debris that isn’t cleaned immediately will harden and become impossible to remove without damaging the vinyl. Nothing is a better example of this than rock salt. Salt is a severely corrosive material that will eat through plastic and paint over long periods of exposure. We recommend that you clean your vinyl of any road salt as quickly as possible. 

Leaving your car outside overnight in the freezing winter weather will surely cause it to ice over come morning time. Your first instinct will be to reach for the ice scraper, but we urge you to think again. Scraping snow, ice, or anything else off your vehicle could scrape the underlying vinyl off as well. Drop the scraper and grab a broom to brush off any accumulated snow. If you’re looking for ice removal tips, wait for your car to heat up and crank the defroster to melt the ice off your windows and windshields. 

You don’t have to fear winter weather. Full Throttle Wraps & Graphics technicians are dedicated to their art and only use the highest-quality materials when wrapping your car, truck, or boat. We encourage anyone in Hartford County, MD, that is interested in a full truck wrap, as well as those located in Philadelphia, PA, and the surrounding area, to contact us today!