Fleet Vinyl Wrap Removal

The removal process for vehicle wraps, whether they’re large or small, can vary greatly. The difficulty of removing the vinyl wrap often depends on several things like the age of the vinyl, the quality of vinyl, how long the vinyl has been on the vehicle, and the amount of sun damage on the vinyl. 

Removing vinyl wrap from vehicle

How to Remove Vehicles Wraps

We always recommend enlisting the help of a fleet wrap expert, like our team, when removing vinyl wraps of your vehicles to reduce the likelihood of permanently damaging your car or truck. If you’re not looking to enlist professional help for the removal of your vinyl wrap, here is our brief guide:

  1. Start with heating the vinyl to get the adhesive activated – this will allow for the vinyl to release from the vehicle. 
  2. Make sure heat is applied to the graphic by using heat guns or torches in a circular motion to make sure you evenly heat and don’t burn the vinyl. As the adhesive heats up it will break up the bond between the vinyl and the paint allowing you to peel off the vinyl smoothly. 
  3. Once the vinyl adhesive has loosened up, the person removing the vinyl will start to peel the decals off starting in the corners. Make sure you peel the decal from the corners at an angle until the decal comes all the way off. 
  4. If the vinyl used was low-quality or has experienced severe weathering, this step of the vehicle wrap removal process can become very challenging. We may have to use a power washer to wash off scraps of vinyl that are stuck onto the vehicle. When vinyl cracks from low quality vinyl or sun damaged vinyl it may be more of a challenge to get off. High quality vinyl will not affect your paint. 

Vinyl can leave adhesive residue on the vehicle after you completely remove the vinyl decals. At Colographic, we use an adhesive remover to make sure that all adhesive is removed. This remover is sprayed onto the top of the adhesive and allows for the glue to be wiped away.

Vehicle wraps are made to last and protect your vehicle. If your vinyl wrap is showing signs of wear and tear, weathering, corners lifting, call Colographic before any of the damage gets worse. By acting fast we can repair damaged areas or we can replace the panel where there is damage. 

Cost of Removing Fleet Wraps

The cost of vinyl wrap removal can vary depending on several factors such as the size of the vehicle, the complexity of the wrap design, the condition of the paint underneath, and the condition of the vinyl. 

If the vinyl wrap has been on the vehicle for an extended period, the removal process may be more challenging and time-consuming, which could increase the cost. Additionally, if the underlying paint is damaged, there may be additional costs associated with repairing or repainting the affected areas.

Fleet Wrap Specialists using heat gun to remove vinyl vehicle wrap

 Vinyl wrap removal can be a tricky process, and there are several reasons why it’s best to leave it to the professionals:

  1. Avoid Damage to Your Vehicle: Improper vinyl removal techniques or the use of incorrect tools can cause damage to the underlying paint or body of the vehicle. Professionals have the necessary knowledge, experience, and tools to remove the vinyl wrap without causing any damage.
  2. Save Time and Effort: Vinyl removal can be a time-consuming and labor-intensive process, especially if the wrap has been on the vehicle for an extended period. Professionals can complete the job quickly and efficiently, allowing you to get back on the road sooner.
  3. Experience and Expertise: Professional vinyl removal technicians have extensive experience in removing vinyl wraps from a wide range of vehicles. They know the best techniques and methods to remove the wrap quickly and efficiently without causing any damage.
  4. Safety: Vinyl wrap removal involves the use of chemicals, heat guns, and sharp tools, which can be dangerous if not handled correctly. Professionals have the necessary safety equipment and training to ensure that the process is carried out safely.

Overall, it’s best to entrust vinyl wrap removal to the professionals to ensure that the process is carried out safely, efficiently, and without causing any damage to your vehicle.

Photo of Mustang with heat gun being used for vinyl wrap removal