Vehicle wrap training from Master Wrapping allows you to avoid the pitfalls …
The quality of vehicle wrapping varies greatly in the market today. But many vehicle owners are more conscientious than ever before about selecting the best company or individual to work on their vehicle. With many so called specialists getting it wrong, it shows that starting the journey into vehicle wrapping begins with the right vehicle wrap training to assist in providing your customers with a lasting solution that will meet expectations.
One of the major stresses for vinyl manufactures is installers calling them up expressing they wish to make a warranty claim when in actual fact 95% of the time this is usually down to poor vinyl installation and the applicator not adhering to manufactures recommendations, such as minimum workshop temperatures, incorrect cleaning solutions and heating guidelines. At Master Wrapping we work closely with many manufacturers to train their clients to the right standards to give the best results that will last via our industry recognised vehicle wrap training courses.
Below we have listed a number of things to consider such as, what to look out for when getting a car wrapped, where the failures can occur and finally the correct way of keeping a vehicle wrap clean and maintained. What we specialise in is teaching the correct application techniques to overcome many of these common pitfalls. Getting the right help and training from the beginning can avoid companies wasting countless hours and material costs by simply guessing or trying to re-create what they have seen on a YouTube video.
What to look for when your car’s been wrapped
If your customer chooses a carbon wrap for their roof or bonnet or decide on metallic look vinyl is the weave or metallic flake going the same direction?
Can you see any of the original vehicle colour from the outside of the car with all doors closed?
Is the wrap free from surface scratches or damage?
Is there any discolouration or distortion where the film has been stretched & conformed to the vehicles curves?
What types of wrap failures to look out for & why vehicle wrap training is important
If the wrong vinyl has been used or incorrectly applied it may shrink back or lift in areas where it has been overstretched / conformed and little glue is in contact with the substrate. Areas that need to be considered are:
- Body work seams and panel edges / gaps
- Door, bonnet and boot lid edges
- Wing mirrors
- Wheel arches
- Number plate recesses
Through our vehicle wrap training we go through the correct techniques on how to deal with these difficult areas.
Keeping a vehicle wrap clean
- Use a non detergent soap, a bucket of warm water and a soft sponge.
- Initially thoroughly rinse the car to get rid of dust, this will minimise the risk of scratching the wrap during the wash process.
- Clean the vehicle as you would normally with a bucket and sponge.
- Do not wax or polish the wrap especially on matte finishes; you may create a gloss finish.
- Try to avoid using a high power jet wash on areas where the edge of the film is exposed.
- Try to avoid automatic car washes; the brushes can damage the wrap especially on a hot day when the vinyl can be softer than normal.
Master Wrappings’s vehicle wrap training and how we can help
By attending our vehicle wrap training course you will be given the right tools and techniques to overcome many of these common problems and to grow your vehicle wrapping business.