Fleet Graphics Maintenance
Be sure to follow recommended maintenance procedures to get the most out of your graphics and keep them looking their best. 3M offers a range of products such as Meguiar’s® Gold Class™ Bug and Tar Remover or 3M™ Citrus Base Cleaner to help you properly care for your graphics.
Wash Graphics Regularly
Wash graphics regularly with a non-abrasive detergent Contaminants allowed to remain on graphics may be more difficult to remove. For fuel spills, wipe off immediately to avoid degrading the vinyl adhesive
If automated washes are used, touchless are the best. Brush car washes may cause dulling/scratching/lifting edge of the graphics.
If pressure washing, ensure the water pressure is kept below 200 psi at a temperature below 180°F. Keep the spray nozzle at least one (1) foot away from the graphics.
Soften difficult contaminants such as bug splatter and droppings by soaking with hot soapy water before removal.