Here in Minneapolis it seems like our Indian summer, that lasted into October, has officially become 'fall' as the temperature gradually drops. For us here at Speedpro that means trying to get in as many vehicle graphics as possible while we still have warmer weather. Vehicle wraps and decals certainly don't have to be done in the warmer months, but it is ideal.
See, the thing is, vinyl and temperature changes don't really get along. Vinyl doesn't like temperatures over 100 and below 50. When it's too hot it gets gooey and stretchy, and when it's too cold it retracts and gets hard. In winter, the install time for vehicle decals increases the more the temperature decreases. Why is this? Well, it's to first let the car warm up in our garage, and then for the adhesive to set after application. Taking freshly applied vinyl from 70 degrees right into zero temperatures is a big No-No; the adhesive needs time to set before it is exposed to those harsh conditions.
If you need graphics in the middle of winter however, don't panic! Just plan a couple extra days for your car or truck to take a nice little vacation inside our heated garage!
Here's a look at a recently finished project for Sundance Spas!