Long Term Care

The best way to make a wrap last as long as possible is to avoid long term UV exposure, contaminants, and harsh chemicals.

To prevent long term UV exposure, apply a ceramic coating prior to the wrap ever seeing the sun. We have designed a ceramic coating product specifically for Aura vinyl that will give two years of protection to reduce UV exposure and make the surface hydrophobic which will make it less likely for contaminants to stick.

You'll need to wash your wrapped vehicle at least once every two weeks in order to prevent dirt from saturating edges and to remove corrosive contaminants such as bird droppings.

Finally, you'll want to be very careful about what types of chemicals get on your wrap. Never go through a drive through car wash not only because it can scratch or rip the wrap but the chemicals used in the soap/wax mixture can deteriorate the vinyl. Never use carnauba oil/wax, solvents, tire shine, or household cleaning products on vinyl. Soap found in car wash bays usually has carnauba wax in it and should be avoided. Bring a hand-pump sprayer with you that is already filled with vinyl safe shampoo.

We recommend hand washing shampoo made specifically for vinyl (at least every other week) and wiping down with a ceramic coating enhancement spray once a month. Don't apply cleaning products to the wrap when in direct sunlight.

If you don't have a garage, an inexpensive car cover is a cheap and easy way to reduce the amount of direct sun exposure when parked. Remember: exposure to high UV index, air pollution, and other contaminants is the main enemy of your wrap because it will dry out the vinyl and cause discoloration and eventually cracking. If your vehicle is in the sun most of its life you should ceramic coat it, wash with vinyl safe shampoo and use ceramic enhancement spray weekly in order to hydrate and prolong the life of the vinyl.