How Long Do Vehicle Decals Last In The Las Vegas Heat?

How Long Do Vehicle Decals Last In The Las Vegas Heat?

At Las Vegas Custom Signs, we are often asked how the harsh Las Vegas climate will affect a vinyl. In order to understand how the heat will impact your custom vehicle decal or wrap, it’s essential to know what they are and how to maintain them.

What Are Vehicle Decals?

Vehicle decals are like stickers made of vinyl. They are a durable, versatile, and cost-effective way to communicate with your customer or client base. Any graphic can be printed onto vinyl to create a custom decal that you can use on vehicles.

What Are Vehicle Wraps?

Similar to a decal, a graphic of your choosing can be printed on vinyl on a much larger scale and used to envelop part of or an entire vehicle. Unlike a decal, which you can apply yourself, a custom vehicle wrap is far more complex and will require professional assistance.

Benefits Of Vehicle Decals And Wraps

  • Mobile Billboard

If your company vehicle is traveling across North Las Vegas all day visiting clients or worksites, think of how many people you are going past and not advertising to. A vehicle wrap or decal turns your company car into a mobile billboard promoting your business 24/7.

  • Cost-Effective

A billboard in North Las Vegas will cost approximately $3000 a month. Alternately you could wrap your entire work car, truck, or SUV in custom vinyl, creating a mobile billboard with far more reach that will last for years. All for under $3000.

  • Durable

With the proper maintenance, a decal or wrap can last anywhere from five to seven years.

  • Low Maintenance

Vinyl wraps and decals require little more than the occasional car wash. Of course, extreme heat, cold, and sun exposure will have an impact over time. However, you can extend the life of your vinyl by providing adequate shelter from these elements when possible.

Can They Withstand The Las Vegas Heat?

Knowing that extreme heat and sunshine can add to the wear and tear of your decal or wrap, yes, over time, the hot temperatures and Las Vegas sun will fade the images on your vinyl.

That said, there are a few steps you can take to prevent this from happening.

1. Ensure Proper Installation

The best temperature to apply a vehicle wrap is 45 degrees Fahrenheit to make the vinyl pliable enough to easily adhere to the various edges and curves of a car and prevent air pockets.

2. Add Wax

Following installation, apply wax to act as a layer of insulation protecting the vinyl from the elements.

3. Park Indoors

Heat and UV rays will start to cause fading over time, so anytime you can park indoors, do. If that isn’t an option, seek out a spot that provides shade.

With these basic maintenance tasks, there is no reason you won’t be able to get five to seven years of life out of your custom vehicle decal or wrap by Las Vegas Custom Signs.

If you are in the North Las Vegas area of Nevada, call us at 702-476-3058 or click to request your consultation today!

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