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You've wrapped your car. Now what?


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Within the next three decades, some automotive industry experts expect electric vehicles will make up the majority of U.S. and global car sales.1 While we’re still years away from robots taking the wheel, these vehicles, along with battery-powered technology could work together to create cleaner, more efficient roads.

Cleanliness is Key – Wipe off any fuel spills immediately to avoid degrading the vinyl and adhesive. Then, hand wash, rinse and dry as soon as possible.

Give Your Car a Loving Home – Store your wrapped vehicle indoors, in a shaded area, or under a cover whenever possible. Storage will help preserve and protect the graphics from heat and UV exposure. If storage in a garage is not available, consider using a cloth car cover at night to protect your vehicle.

Spot Treat Stains – Like laundry, a stain will only get worse with time. Soften difficult contaminants, like tree sap, by soaking them for several minutes with very hot, soapy water. Then, rinse thoroughly and dry. Do not use rough scrubbing or abrasive tools, which will scratch the film.

Hand Washing is Best – Hand wash your vehicle whenever possible (think of it as a spa day for your car). If you must send it through the car wash, choose the touchless option as brush car washes may dull and scratch the film as well as lift the edge of the graphics.

Giving your vehicle proactive love and attention will keep your wrap looking its best for years down the road, ensuring that you’ll always be ready for the spotlight.

For more information visit 3M.com/restyling.


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