Do I Wash My Car Before Getting A Vinyl Wrap?

Are you ready to give your car a makeover? You might be looking to add a personal touch, advertise your business, or simply refresh the look of your car, a vinyl wrap can do wonders.

But before you jump in you need to ensure that your car is properly prepared for the application of the vinyl wrap


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Do you need to prepare your car before getting it vinyl wrapped?

Yes, its easy there are just a few things you need to consider before getting your vehicle wrapped. 

A Normal Wash 

All we ask is that you give it a quick, normal wash that doesn’t need to be detailed. In fact, we prefer it not to detail it because they’ll spray silicon products all over it, which we have to then take off. So just a normal car wash one or two days prior. 


A Dry Vehicle

Don’t do it on the morning of the vinyl wrap, because we can’t always work with a wet car, particularly with a full wrap.

We need the car to be perfectly dry. 

We understand that if it rains on your way to get the wrap, there’s nothing you can do about it. 

We’ll just deal with it when you arrive.


Wash the day before 

Wash your vehicle the day prior to getting a vehicle wrap.


Is there anything else you need to do before getting a vehicle wrapped?

That’s it, just make sure it is clean and dry, and the rest will get done for you.

How long does it normally take for a vehicle to get vinyl wrapped?

A simple graphics will take a day to complete. Basic graphics is half a day. Or sometimes, if the stickers already prepared and waiting, then you can just drive in. We’ll stick it on whilst you wait. It’d be half an hour to an hour at max.

A half wrap is one to two days, generally, and a full wrap three to four days usually. Sometimes five if it’s a complex design and wrap. 

Need a wrap for your van, car, work or personal vehicle? Contact us today at  CRG Designs to schedule an appointment and take the first step towards enhancing your car. Remember, when it comes to vinyl wraps, knowledge and expertise are key. Trust our team to deliver exceptional results that exceed your expectations.


Written by Cameron Gurnett, owner of CRG Designs. Cam has been designing vehicle signage, branding and wrapping cars in Melbourne over the last 15 years. 

Cam has worked on vehicles for brands such as; City Mazda Melbourne, Bob Jane T-Mart, Ray White, Cocobella, LJ Hooker and Metropolitan Plumbing + Electrical, Jim’s Plumbing. If you are interested in getting your vehicles wrapped, contact CRG Designs today. 


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