Are you bored with the appearance of your car? Well, good thing there are vinyl car graphics to give your vehicle a brand new look without damaging its paint. Affordable and easy to install, car graphics are a breeze to design, especially if you have professionals helping you out.
For generic car wraps, you can visit different auto parts store and choose from hundreds of pre-designed graphics. Of course, you can also try your luck at sign shops or vehicle wrapping companies, as these establishments can help you create custom vinyl wraps that feature special designs to suit your preferences.
Regardless of which type of car graphics you choose, it is important to keep an eye on the installation, as you do not want bubbles or other errors ruining the overall look of your vehicle. Some tips to follow when it comes to car wrap installation include:
Wetting Agents: DIY or Store-bought?
What helps the vinyl to stick to your car? That would be a wetting agent, which is something you can prepare on your own or buy from a store. The advantage of course, of making your own wetting agent is that it saves you some money. You just need rubbing alcohol, dish soap, water, and a spray bottle and you are good to go.
Cleanliness is next to perfect installation.
Here is one thing you need to know: a clean surface makes it easier for the vinyl car graphic to adhere to your vehicle. And this is why your car should be free of dirt particles prior to installation. Also, you have to understand that dirt basically equals damaged paint and failed installation of your car wrap. Rust is also an enemy since it also hinders your vinyl car graphic from sticking smoothly to your vehicle.
Go for an even application.
Which means you should not rush through the whole process. With your wetting agent, you will need to spray the surface of your car evenly, taking care to work section by section. As you stick the vinyl car graphics to the surface, you should have made sure that the positioning is perfect before you use more of the wetting agent to apply the vinyl straight to the right spots. A squeegee or a credit card will come in handy when it is time to squeeze the excess water, as well as the bubbles from your vinyl car graphic until it is evenly smooth.