Bubbles are one of the most common problems with a vinyl wrap. If not appropriately addressed, they can cause bubbles in the vinyl that can be difficult to remove. This blog post will discuss the best methods how to remove bubbles from vinyl wrap. We will also provide tips to help you avoid bubbles in the first place. Let’s get started!
Vinyl wrap is a way to change the appearance of your car. It comes in many colors, designs, and finishes to transform any vehicle into something different. And with such an impactful method of customizing your ride, you want to ensure that everything goes smoothly when installing the vinyl wrap on your car. Most often than not, there are a few bubbles here and there but no need for alarm. There are several ways to remove them without compromising the quality or longevity of the vinyl wrap.
What causes air bubbles in the vinyl film?
Vinyl is a very popular material for car wraps and other forms of vehicle customization. However, one common problem with vinyl wrap installation is the formation of air bubbles.
A number of things can cause air bubbles in vinyl film, but the most common cause is incorrect installation. If the film isn’t installed correctly, it can create pockets of air that will eventually bubble up and become visible. Other causes of air bubbles include:
- Incorrect use of solvents or cleaning agents
- Excessive heat or cold exposure
- Poor quality vinyl films
- Moisture infiltration
Ways to fix vinyl wrap bubbles
If you’re not careful, bubbles can form when installing the vinyl wrap. While they may not always be avoidable, there are ways to minimize their appearance and make them less noticeable.
There are a few ways to fix vinyl wrap bubbles. Which one you use depends on the severity of the bubble and where it is on the car. In most cases, you can pop the bubble with a needle and then smooth out the area with a cloth or your fingers. If that doesn’t work, try using a heat gun to loosen the vinyl and then pressing it back into place.
- Use a hairdryer to heat the vinyl wrap and make it more pliable. This will help the bubbles pop and disappear.
- If the bubble is small, you can try to prick it with a needle and then smooth out the vinyl wrap around the area.
- Apply pressure to the bubble from the outside until it pops. Be careful not to rip or damage the vinyl wrap in the process.