Changing your fleet graphics or returning your rental vehicles means you’ll need to take extra care during removal.
Believe it or not, effective removal starts with effective installation.
Start From The Beginning
Saving money on inexpensive graphics and installation may be tempting, but it can come back to haunt you in costly removals. Low-quality vinyl sticks during removal, making more work for you in the long run.
It’s also important to avoid using primer during installation as it can separate laminates from the vinyl and leave behind adhesive residue that is a nightmare to clean. Investing in a quality graphics installer with reliable products is your best bet at guaranteeing a seamless application.
Removal Do’s & Don’ts
Do protect yourself: Always wear gloves when removing vinyl wraps with a heat gun. The vinyl must reach a specific temperature for removal, which can burn your skin.
Don’t rush: Apply even pressure with spread fingers when you begin to pull off graphics. The process should be slow since quickly tugging at the vinyl can cause it to tear or separate from the laminate.
Do know the lifespan of your graphics: Depending on the longevity of the vinyl, your graphics could be more challenging to remove. Climate and graphic location on your vehicles can affect the amount of wear and tear.
Don’t use abrasive materials: Beware using certain chemicals for removal as they can damage the paint of your vehicle. Metal razors also pose a risk for chipping paint resulting in a higher final expense if you rent your fleet.
Do find a graphics company: Graphics providers and installers have effective methods to remove your fleet graphics and can help you find the best removal option.
Signature Graphics offers vinyl wraps for all kinds of fleet vehicles. We will keep your fleet looking sharp from creation to installation and proudly use 3M™ laminates and overlays to provide quality images that will remove effectively.