Vehicle wraps are best installed between about 60 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. According to the top vehicle wrap manufacturer's, Avery and 3M, these are the perfect temperatures for a successful long term vehicle wrap. Vinyl wrap films adapt very quickly to the temperature of the work space. But a cold day in January or hot day in August shouldn't stop you from getting wraps and graphics installed on your new fleet vehicles. A professional wrap company will have a clean, dry, temperature controlled facility to to create the perfect conditions necessary for a high quality wrap.
If you are not in the business of wrapping vehicles, you are probably not familiar with some of the requirements for a successful long term wrap. But as a business owner or employee looking to have graphics or wraps applied to your vehicles, you want to be sure to invest wisely for long term results. Installation work space management is an important detail to consider when choosing a wrap company to work with.
It's Just Vehicle Graphics. What Can Go Wrong?
If the vehicle, vinyl and work space are too cold, the wrap vinyl becomes stiff and difficult to conform to the complex shapes and curves of a vehicle. Not only will this make wrapping the vehicle more difficult and time consuming for the wrap installer, it will also affect how well the self-adhesive vinyl bonds to the vehicle surface. Lower temperatures restrict good adhesion properties, which increase the risk of a graphic failure due to low levels of adhesion.
When the vinyl and work space are too hot, the vinyl becomes too soft, stretchy and pliable. This makes the vinyl difficult to handle. In the process of adjusting the position of the vinyl wrap, it may overstretch. Additionally, when wrapping across compound curves or recessed areas, it can be impossible not to overstretch the vinyl, causing color variations in the overstretched areas. The work space should be cooled to the proper temperatures. Alternatively, some installers choose to work at night or in early mornings for the best temperatures and wrap results.
Why Would Temperature Affect the Time It Takes to Wrap Your Vehicle?
Vehicle Wrap Time is Money
You want your vehicle wrapped fast. Every day your vehicle is out of services impacts the bottom line of your business. We understand. Strong project management allows us to adhere to a schedule that has your vehicle in and out as quickly as possible without compromising the long term performance of your wrap.
For a lasting quality wrap, there is more to know then just the vinyl type and price. Check out What to Ask Before You Wrap . We are here to help you grow your business, so give us a call at 425-368-5007 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to working with you!
The professional vehicle graphics team at Riveting Wraps is committed to delivering quality products and services to meet our clients' needs and goals. Learn more about the Riveting Wraps Difference. Give us a call today at (425) 368-5007 or email us at email@example.com.