Do Car Wraps Fade Over Time?

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Knowing the answers to frequently asked questions, such as “Do car wraps fade over time?” will enable you to make an informed decision about car wraps in your best interests. ALTIUS Graphics understands the importance of car wraps lasting as long as possible. That is why we use high-quality materials in all our car wraps to ensure a longer lifespan and better protection for your vehicle.

Will Car Wraps Fade with Time?

The quality of the vinyl used to wrap the car determines whether or not the wrap will fade over time. Most car wraps made with high-quality vinyl materials will be able to retain their color for the duration of their lifespan, especially if they have been coated with an extra UV layer to protect against sun damage and fading. Before purchasing a car wrap, inquire about the vinyl material used by the car wrap company to ensure that you are getting a high-quality wrap that will not fade over time. 

How Long Will a Car Wrap Last?

While car wraps have an average lifespan of five to seven years, the length of your vehicle wrap will be determined by the quality of the installation as well as how you care for the wrap. Professionally installed and properly maintained car wraps can last for nine years or more. 

How to Extend the Life of a Car Wrap

Some things you can do to ensure that your car wrap lasts as long as possible are as follows: 

Park in a Shaded Area

Parking in a covered area, such as a garage, carport, car cover, or under a tarp, will help protect the wrap from weather damage. 

Wash your car on a regular basis

Handwashing the entire vehicle or just spot-cleaning the really dirty areas on a regular basis can help to extend the life of the vinyl wrap. As soon as possible, remove insect stains, bird droppings, tree sap, gasoline, and other corrosive substances from your vehicle. 

Replace damaged sections as soon as possible

If a section of your vehicle wrap becomes damaged, replacing the damaged section as soon as possible will help you avoid having to replace the entire wrap. 

If you have any questions about whether or not car wraps fade, or if you are interested in one of our custom car wrap services, please contact ALTIUS Graphics at 832-500-5160 or via our website’s contact form. 

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