Preparing for a Change: All About Vehicle Graphic Removal

7 June 2023By Turbo Images

Preparing for a Change: All About Vehicle Graphic Removal

Vinyl vehicle graphics can be a great way to advertise a business or establish your brand identity. However, there may come a time when the graphics need to be removed. This could be because the advertising campaign has ended, or a company rebranding. Whatever the reason, removing vinyl vehicle graphics is best done by a professional to reduce damage to the graphics or vehicle underneath.

Methods for Removing Vinyl Graphics

There are several methods for removing vinyl graphics. The most common methods include using heat and solvents but depend greatly on the state of the vinyl being removed.

A heat gun or steam gun are powerful tools that can be used in removal as this will soften the vinyl, making it easier to peel off. This technique can be used if the vinyl and surface are in good condition but should be done by a trained professional as too much heat can damage the vehicle or wrap underneath the graphics being removed.

There are several solvents that can be used to remove vinyl graphics, especially if they aren’t in the best condition. These should be used sparingly as they can cause damage, but sometimes solvents and scraping and sanding are the only ways to remove old or poorly maintained graphics.

Factors for Easier Removal

There are several factors that can make the process of removing vinyl graphics easier. The ease of removal is determined before the vinyl is even applied in the surface preparation, selection of vinyl, and the skill level of the installer.

It is also important to maintain your vehicle graphics and know when they have reached the end of their lifecycle. Keeping a vinyl wrap clean is easier than a painted trailer or bus, but it still needs to be washed with mild soap and water regularly. Avoid using pressure washers, scrapers, or any abrasives on your vinyl to ensure you don’t damage it.

Removing vinyl vehicle graphics can be a delicate task, but with the right techniques and trained experts, it can be done quickly and efficiently. The most important factor of all is working with the right materials and professionals when you first wrap any vehicle to ensure that your fleet graphics can grow with your business.

Bus wrap project that necessitated vinyl graphic removal first by Turbo Images