The Dos and Don’ts of Vehicle Wrap Removal

Juliet D'cruz

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Are you hoping to remove your vehicle’s wrap? While you can do this on your own, it can go wrong very quickly. For this reason, it’s best to know the do’s and don’t of vehicle wrap removal for the best results. 

For some tips on removing vehicle wrap adhesive, keep reading. Make sure that the process goes as smoothly as possible by learning some pro tips first. 

Gather the Right Tools 

To remove the wrap on your vehicle, you will need to warm the wrap using a heat gun or some other kind of heat source. You want to heat the surface without making the material bubble or burn. It’s important to note that the amount of heat you will need to apply will differ depending on the wrap manufacturer, so it’s best to check these specifications beforehand. 

Do Start With a Corner – Don’t Yank 

Once you have heated the wrap you can begin to remove it by starting in a corner. Being to peel an edge or corner of the wrapping very slowly and at a 45-degree angle. You don’ts want to yank the wrap, as this will cause the wrap to tear and break apart. 

It’s incredibly important that you do not yank the vinyl, as this can cause it to pull up and leave the Lamanite behind which is very hard to remove on its own. The hood can be a good place to start removing the car’s wrap whereas areas like the bumper will be more challenging to remove. If primer was applied to your vehicle when the wrap was installed, it may be more difficult to remove the wrap and it also increases the chances of chipping or scratching your vehicle’s paint during wrap removal. 

It might help to have a plastic razor blade to assist you during the removal process, as you can use it to slide under wraps and decals to work to pry them up. You want to keep the pressure, angle, and speed of your removal consistent while peeling but take extra caution around areas of your car that are contoured. 

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Use Wrap Removal Solvent 

If you want to make sure you are going to remove your vehicle wrap successfully, you may consider getting a wrap removal solvent to make this project more simple. This can also be helpful for removing the leftover residue that may remain after you’ve removed your vinyl wrapping. This helps to break down remaining to reside so that you can more easily remove it for a clean and clear surface. 

With a wrap removing liquid, you can apply it, leave it to sit for as long as the instructions advise, and then peel your wrap off with more ease. You may also consider hiring a car wrap removal service for the best results. 

Vehicle Wrap Removal Tips 

If you’re hoping to handle your vehicle wrap removal on your own, keep the dos and don’ts in this guide in mind for the best results. 

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