Vehicle Wrap Maintenance

Posted on June 29, 2015

FAQ: Vehicle Wrap Maintenance

 

How often should I wash my Vehicle Wrap?

You should wash your vehicle at least once per week, or whenever it gets dirty.

How should I wash my Vehicle Wrap? 

We recommend washing it by hand with soap and a sponge to prevent possible damage to the wrap.

Can I power wash my Vehicle Wrap?

While we strongly recommend hand washing, power washing can be used if you:
 
  • Keep the water pressure below 1200 psi
  • Keep the water temp. below 180*F
  • Keep the nozzle at least 12 inches away from the edges
  • Keep the nozzle perpendicular to the graphic to avoid chipping/lifting the edges.
  • Use a nozzle with a 40 degree wide angle spray pattern

Can I wax my Vehicle Wrap?

You can wax your wrap under a few conditions. The wax cannot have petroleum distillates. Also we do not recommend waxing matte wraps because it will create shiny portions on the wrap.

Can I park my Vehicle Wrap in the sun for long periods of time?

Prolonged exposure to UV Rays can cause degradation of the vinyl. We recommend parking it in the shade, indoors, or under a cover.

What do I do when a difficult contaminant gets on my wrap?

If fuel, bird droppings, etc. get on your wrap, do your best to clean it off ASAP to avoid any potential harm to the wrap.

If you have any further questions visit this link, or contact us here at Grafix Shoppe!


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Posted in Vehicle Wraps | Tagged Vehicle Wrap, Maintenance, Vehicle Wrap Maintenance, Vehicle Wraps, FAQ

Xtreme Wrap

Posted on July 6, 2014

Piranha X, the lifestyle brand of salon professional products for guys into action sports and gaming contacted Grafix Shoppe about wrapping their 38 foot BUS. They were planning to kick off their circuit tour at the 2014 X-Games in Austin, Texas and continue throughout the US promoting their brand, meeting with key salons and raising money for the Wounded Warrior Project.

The Piranha X logo was to be the focal point of the design but they wanted it to be a bit edgy too. The Grafix Shoppe design team worked with team Piranha X creating the background image behind the main logo of a step and repeat pattern of the logo combined with images of action sports all over the vehicle with grunge effects. The images are grey on black which gives them a ghosted look. From a distance the wrap looks black and gray with just the big logo but up close your eyes get a feast of action sports and intricate details that make you want to stare for a while. All of the windows are covered with one-way vision window film and the sponsor logos are printed on a special vinyl which can be changed out as the sponsors change. 

Life is full of challenges and team Piranha X needed to hit the road in weeks so Grafix Shoppe stepped up to their game and transformed the BUS in one week sending it on the Circuit Tour in time. 

The Piranha X fragrance based line of men’s personal care products includes deodorant, hair products, and body wash for an active lifestyle.

If you are in need of a Vehicle Wrap of any size, you can count on Grafix Shoppe to get the job done right from concept and design to print and application.  

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Posted in Vehicle Wrap | Tagged Vehicle Wrap, Bus Wrap, RV Wrap, Vinyl Graphics, Minnesota Wraps, Wounded Warrior Project, Event Graphics, One-Way Window Vision

Top 10 Truck Designs

Posted on February 20, 2014

2013 was a great year for Grafix Shoppe in the Public Safety Vehicle department. We thought we would share with you some of our favorite Truck designs that we produced last year. Here is a list of our top ten Truck designs of 2013.

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10. Fillmore County Sheriff - Chevy Silverado 
Graphic Kit ULT – 2018


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9. Saint Paul Police Department - Chevy Silverado
Custom kit with with White 3M 1080 Full Door Wraps


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8. Shellsburg Police Department - GMC Sierra  
Graphic Kit ULT – 2004


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7. Sinclair Police Department - Ford F-150
Graphic Kit ULT - 2005


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 6. Coalinga Police Department - Ford F-150
Custom HD Emblem White 3M 1080 Full Door Wraps


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5. Chambers County Sheriff - Ford F-350
 
Graphic Kit ULT - 2105 (Modified)

 

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4. St. Louis Park Police Department – Ford F-150
Custom Kit with White 3M 1080 Full Door Wraps

 

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3. Henderson County Sheriff – Ford F-150
Graphic Kit ULT - 2034 with White 3M 1080 Full Door Wraps

 

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2. Ottawa Police Department (KS)  - Chevy Silverado
Graphic Kit ULT – 2138 with White 3M 1080 Full Door Wraps


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1. Grandview Plaza Police Department – Dodge Ram
Graphic Kit ULT – 2152

 We have the ability to modify and / or customize any Graphic Kit to fit any vehicle size. If you are interested in viewing our designs click HERE, or if you want to see our photo gallery click HERE.

 

Posted in Public Safety Graphics | Tagged Chevy Silverado Graphics, Dodge Ram Graphics, Ford Graphics, Ford F-150 Graphics, Police Graphics, Police Decals, Truck Graphics, Police Truck Graphics, Vehicle Wrap, Vehicle Wraps, 3M 1080, Police Designs

Grafix Shoppe's Top 5 Vehicle Wraps of 2013

Posted on January 16, 2014

 

In 2013 Grafix Shoppe saw plenty of unique and interesting vehicle wraps come our way. Here is our top 5 vehicle wrap list of 2013.

5. Children’s Hospital Mobile Education Unit 

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4. Night Owl Discovery Prius Partial Wrap

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3. Custom Jeep Wrangler Wrap 

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2. Minnesota Timberwolves Crunch Ambulance

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 1. Fiska Karma Wrapped in 3M 1080 Chrome Vinyl

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The Fiska Karma job was contracted to Grafix Shoppe by 3M to test out their new 1080 Chrome Vinyl the results were stunning as you can see. We are looking forward to what kind of vehicle wraps come our way in 2014.

If you want to see more pictures of vehicle wraps check out our photo gallery HERE.

 

 

Posted in Vehicle Wraps | Tagged Vehicle Wrap, 3M, 1080, Jeep Wrangler, Toyota Prius, Custom Graphics, Fiska Karma, Parital Wraps, Digital Print, Large Format Print, Printing, Vinyl Application, Vinyl

January 2014 Design of the Month

Posted on January 6, 2014

 

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Celina Police Department, (OH)

Our first Design of the Month for 2014 comes from the Celina Police Department in Ohio. They shot an excellent photo of their Dodge Charger and Ford Interceptor marked with our modified graphic kit number ULT 2004.

"We are still loving the new graphics and we get a lot of compliments about them."

Brian Taylor
Celina Police Department

If you are interested in being considered for Grafix Shoppe Design of the month please send us photos of your vehicles to marketing@grafixshoppe.com 

Posted in Public Safety Graphics | Tagged Police Graphics, Dodge Charge, Ford Interceptor, Vehicle Wrap, Vehicle Graphics, Vehicle Decals, Flags, Police

Ford Taurus Interceptor Graphics

Posted on December 27, 2013

We received some great comments and photos from Albany Police Department in California on some police graphics we produced for their Ford Taurus Interceptor:

"Here are some photos of our patrol cars. The new graphics are great, we are continually getting compliments on how great the cars look! Thanks for helping us project a professional image." 

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 A special thanks to the Albany Police Department in California for the great photos!

If you would like to see more of our Ford Taurus Interceptor Graphics click HERE.

Posted in Public Safety Graphics | Tagged Ford Interceptor, Police Graphics, Decals, 3M 1080, Vehicle Wrap, California Police, Photography

Grafix Shoppe Wraps a Fisker Karma

Posted on April 4, 2013

Grafix Shoppe was contracted by 3M to wrap a Fisker Karma for them to show off their new 3M Chrome 1080 Vinyl. Check out a few pictures below or in the Vehicle Wrap Photo Gallery.

 

 

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Posted in Vehicle Wrap | Tagged Vehicle Wrap, Install, Custom, Fisker, Karma, Electric, 3M 1080