Is Having a Car Wrap Easy to Remove?
How easy is it to remove my car wrap? We get this question every time a client is looking to wrap their car or truck, since many times business vehicles are leased. They want to be sure the vehicle is going to be in the same condition it was when they first leased it. The answer quite simply is YES!
If the vehicle has been wrapped with a high-quality wrap material, the process is very easy. The younger or more pliable it is, the better your chances of getting it off in large sections. If it has been on the vehicle for quite some time, it may be brittle and come off in little pieces. Long term UV exposure eventually bakes all the plasticizers out of the laminate film.
If the vinyl is old and brittle, you may be able to get it to come off more easily by using a heat gun to warm the vinyl. This will also help soften the adhesive underneath and reduce the amount of work required to clean the substrate. If you live in a warm enough climate, and you’re removing vinyl from a vehicle, you can opt for the original ‘heat gun’ and just park it in the sun for a while before removal.
The removal process of a car wrap is also important. The wrap needs to be heated to reach a certain degree and pulled back slowly in a 45 degree angle. Use both hands with the fingers spread open so contact is made to the most of the surface of the film while pulling back. Do not yank the film. If the car wrap has been on the vehicle for more than 3 years then there is a chance that the adhesion is pretty strong. Yanking the film may cause separation from the vinyl and laminate. A car wrap without a laminate is very difficult to remove.
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