If you’re looking to dress up your car with a new vehicle wrap, you might be thinking about applying the wrap yourself instead of taking it to a professional graphics company like SBW. We don’t usually recommend applying a vehicle wrap yourself as it takes some special training and equipment. There’s a good chance that you might see bumps or creases in the wrap after it’s already been applied, which will ruin your car’s appearance all together. It’s best to take the wrap to a graphics company, but if you’re dead-set on doing it yourself, we’ll walk you through it.
Thoroughly Clean the Surface
The first step is to thoroughly clean the surface of your car where you plan on applying the vehicle wrap. You can use a cloth and some soap to get rid of any dust or dirt that may be clogging the surface. Make sure you wipe it clean with a dry rag and run your fingers over the surface to make sure it’s smooth.
You’ll also need heat to make the vinyl wrap stick to the surface of the car. You can use a blow dryer if you’re in a pinch but its best to use a special piece of equipment that’s designed to make the wrap go on smooth. The heat makes the wrap more adhesive, so it sticks to the paint of your car and won’t fall off later on.
Get Rid of Extra Vinyl
When the wrap is applied, there’s bound to be some loose pieces of vinyl hanging down from the sides. You can cut away any excess vinyl using a small blade like an exact-o knife. This tends to happen when you’re putting a vinyl wrap on rounded edges, as some of the material will bunch up in certain places.
If you want a professional-looking vehicle wrap, come to SBW Graphics for vinyl wraps in the Denver area.