Vehicle Wrap removal:
Vehicle wraps should be replaced every 3 to 4 years. Most vinyl manufacturers such as 3M and Avery recommend this to allow for clean removals. The problem is most companies want to gain maximum exposure of their marketing over time with the wrap and leave the vinyl on the vehicle for too long and the vinyl begins to crack. This is not good. As soon as you see the vinyl beginning to crack this is the sign that that wrap should be removed in that area and rewrapped if needed.
Horizontal surfaces such as the roof and front hoods receive extreme sun and heat damage. In many cases, the sun will bake the vinyl into the paint on these horizontal surfaces if the vinyl remains on the vehicle for more than 4 years. Most vehicle wrap vinyl materials are guaranteed to remove cleanly from vertical surfaces for up to 4 years when applied to original car paint. If the vinyl looks cracked on the roof or on the front hood that means the sun and heat exposure have damaged the original vinyl and the heat has backed it into the vehicle's painted surface. If this is the case when you remove the vinyl in that area paint damage may occur. When the vinyl is cracked like this, it will peel off only in small pieces when you begin to remove it. When the vinyl has expired its term of clean removability, paint damage may be unavoidable and Carbyne Motorsport will not be held liable for any paint damage that results from expired vinyl with prolonged exposure to the sun and heat. In many cases, if you have striping on the vehicle prior to a new vehicle wrap the old vinyl has become weak over the years of sun exposure prior to the new wrap. The old striping adhesive can become weak and in some areas, the striping will come up as the wrap is removed. Carbyne Motorsport is not responsible if old stripes come off during the removal of a wrap. When we wrap over existing vinyl strips or letters, the new wrap is so thin on top that there will be evidence that there is old vinyl underneath the new vinyl.
All removals are quoted separately. Wrap removal can be very time-consuming and we charge by the square feet or by the hour for the labor. Carbyne Motorsport cannot be held responsible for any paint damage or existing striping damage when we do a removal. Carbyne Motorsport will not be held responsible in any way if the client is not happy because the existing graphics were not able to be removed using conventional methods of removal.
Carbyne Motorsport does not use any steel or metal knives during the removal process. We use plastics that will not damage the surface of the vehicle. Carbyne Motorsport does NOT engage in unconventional methods of vinyl graphics removal because it may damage the surface of the client’s vehicle. Unconventional methods for extremely old/burnt wraps may require, cutting or scraping of the vehicle surface or the use of harsh chemicals that may damage the vehicle's painted surface. In some extreme cases when the wrap has been on the vehicle for more than 4 years the wrap may no longer be removable so the vehicle may need to go to a body shop to be sanded and repainted. We cannot be responsible for damage to the vehicle when the vinyl is removed, and would not advise the application of a wrap on a re-sprayed surface, or poor quality/rusted paintwork. Please note, our experience shows that removal of vinyl designed for vehicle wraps, from good quality, factory original paintwork, will not damage the paintwork. However, it is the duty and responsibility of the owner of the vehicle to ensure the suitability of the existing surface before it is wrapped. In the event that Carbyne Motorsport is asked to remove pre-installed vinyl, installed by a company other than Carbyne Motorsport will make every effort to remove the existing vinyl, but will not be held responsible for any damage they may occur to the surface of the painted vehicle after removal. This is due to the fact that not all preinstalled vinyl are designed to be removed. In many cases preexisting vinyl are non-removable.
Carbyne Motorsport only guarantees final prints that are designed and set up by Carbyne Motorsport. Carbyne Motorsport reserves the right to VOID the warranty on any same-day print and install jobs or any Rush Jobs. Carbyne Motorsport disclaims all warranties on buses, planes, trains, RVs, custom vehicles, and vehicles with OEM paint over 6 years old. If we are asked to cover existing vinyl decals, we cannot be liable for any damage caused during the installation or removal process to these decals.
A Wrap is NOT paint. There may be extreme curves, deep channels, and moldings on the vehicle that the vinyl will not be able to conform to. In some small areas, you will see evidence of the original color of the vehicle. These may be small areas such as around door handles and the edges of the lights on the vehicles. A vehicle wrap is made by applying 52-inch vertical panels of vinyl. There will be 1-inch seams where the panels meet. On a complex design with many matching points, Carbyne Motorsport cannot guarantee that the graphics will match 100% alignment due to extreme complex curves on the vehicle. A 5% margin is considered acceptable on large outdoor advertising projects.
Proofs are created on a flat surface and viewed at a relatively tiny size on computer screens and printed paper. In cases of curves, handles, deep grooves, rubber moldings/trim, on-the-spot adjustments may be made by the installer to assure maximum readability or alignment. In many cases there are slight differences between the printed flat paper proof and the 3 dimensional curved vehicle wrap. This can vary up to several inches. This is normal and the wrap needs to be designed with this in mind.
It is not reasonable to expect printed vinyl wrap to cover and look exactly like paint or in all the same places look exactly the same. A piece of vinyl has limits and can only stretch so much before it changes color. In some cases, a relief cut may have to be made into the vinyl that will reveal a small amount of the original vehicles paint color under the vinyl. In some cases a patch needs to be installed to conceal vehicles original color. It is the only option. Areas under door handles, mirrors, behind gas caps, and inside door frames will not be wrapped. If we wrap Extreme curved surfaces such as mirrors and bumpers they may reveal the original paint color at the tight edges of the wrap. It has more to do with material limitations and not install quality. Carbyne Motorsport cannot warranty those areas with extreme curves. It is the sole risk of the client if they choose wrap mirrors or other very tight curves. Carbyne Motorsport will make the client aware of these areas before we begin the design.
If we are installing at the client’s nominated location, suitable conditions must exist. Vehicles need to be indoors, in a clean, dust free temperature controlled environment, with a power supply and good quality lighting with a minimum of 5 feet working space around the entire vehicle. If in the opinion of the senior installer on site, conditions are not suitable for a high quality install of the wrap, the vehicle will be required to go to one of our nominated install locations. Wraps are self-adhesive vinyl that will only adhere well to catalyzed vehicle paint and glass. Poor surface paint or clear coats will not allow the vinyl adhesive to stick properly and the adhesive may fail. It is the responsibility of the vehicle owner to bring in a vehicle that is ready to be wrapped. Extreme curves and deep pockets may exceed the limits of how far the material can stretch. Again this is not paint it is a special pressure-sensitive vinyl material. Vehicles are not at exact right angle curves. They maintain lines that are not 100% parallel to the ground. Due to this fact the graphics that are 2D printed graphics twill not be at the exact same angle of the vehicle lines once the wrap is installed onto the 3D vehicle surface.
Due to the limitations and the sensitivity of the various substrates, it is impossible to reproduce all colors accurately. Therefore, in the absence of a representative from your company to select the appropriate color sample, reproduction will be at our discretion. When we wrap over existing vinyl strips or letters, the new wrap is so thin on top that there will be evidence that there is old vinyl underneath the new vinyl. Carbyne Motorsport will not be held responsible for any damage, void of vehicle warranty or anything caused through the application of the vinyl products. Carbyne Motorsport is not liable if during the installation of a wrap the clear coat of the car begins to peel off. Original painted vehicles should not have any problems with the clear coat peeling off.
The application process in many cases takes no longer than a day or two for full wraps and partial wraps can be done within one day. It is not a good idea to rush the install process as many things can go wrong. Carbyne Motorsport reserves the right to take an additional day for any issues that may arise during the install.
Carbyne Motorsport prefers to use our facility for installation. If client elects to have the installation performed at their location, Carbyne Motorsport will not be held liable for any issues related to improper install conditions such as temperature or dust.
The vinyl that is applied to original vehicle paint is warranted against adhesive failure and image quality for up to 4 years. The window perforated material is warranted for up to 1 years. Carbyne Motorsport does not warranty any material that we do not install.
All removals are quoted separately. Wrap removal can be very time consuming. We charge by the hour for the labor. Carbyne Motorsport will not be responsible for any paint, clear coat, or existing striping damage when we do a removal.
We cannot be responsible for damage to paintwork when the vinyl is removed, and would not advise application on a re-sprayed surface, or poor quality/rusted paintwork. Please note, our experience shows that removal of vinyl designed for vehicle wraps, from good quality, factory original paintwork, will not damage the paintwork. However, it is the duty and responsibility of the owner of the vehicles to ensure suitability of the existing surface before it is wrapped.