01 Jul The Vehicle Wrapping Process
At Digital Revolution we have a team of wrappers who all have several years of experience within the vehicle wrapping industry. What does this mean? We know what wrap films work, what wrap films don’t and how to apply it to achieve the highest standard achievable. We currently offer vehicle wrap vinyl from the following manufacturers: Avery, Arlon, Hexis, and 3M.
Each individual manufacturer recommends slightly different application techniques, because of this we ensure that all our vehicle wrappers have been trained by at least one of the main manufacturers and stay in regular contact with our suppliers so that they can discuss fitment procedures for each product so that we can ensure a quality fit and finish every time for our customers.
The time it takes to complete a full vehicle wrap depends on what vehicle it is and the material used, however we always follow the same procedure every time for each vehicle. The procedure is as follows:
We receive the vehicle from the customer. If they haven’t cleaned it then one of our wrappers will need to give it a basic clean before any work begins.
The vehicle is then driven into our fitment unit and we prepare it for vinyl application. We will remove any trim and external parts that can cause issues when fitting the wrap (door handles, lights, rubbers etc…) This is done so that we can wrap each panel of your vehicle in the best way, enabling us to give you the best result.
We will then begin to clean all areas of the vehicle where the vinyl will be applied using the manufacturers specified solutions.
The vehicle body panels will then be raised to the temperature which has been recommended by the manufacturer for the application of their vinyl.
The wrapping begins! We will wrap the vehicle a section at a time, also giving each section a final clean with the recommended solution beforehand. Some wraps can take a few days to complete so by us cleaning each section again before the application will help to reduce the chance of dust accumulating on the surfaces. The room has also been heated between 18 to 20 degrees, as this is the optimum temperature for applying a wrap.
Once the wrap has been completed, we then wait for the temperature of the room to cool and the vinyl to settle on the vehicle.
We will return to the wrap the following day and apply hot air to recessed areas and edges of the wrap to make sure that they have adhered correctly and there is no movement.
Any trim and external parts we had removed will all be refitted to the vehicle.
The wrap is now complete! Our wrap application procedure can sometimes take a little longer, however, we have found overall it helps to reduce any issues occurring with the wrap.
Have you been thinking of getting a full or partial wrap fitted to your vehicle? Get in touch with us for a free no obligation quote!
(Why not have a nosey at our Instagram? It will give you some serious inspiration from recent vehicle wrap jobs we’ve done).