Visual Marking Systems is the premier vehicle wrap installation and removal service provider in Northeast Ohio and the United States. To make sure you get the most out of your investment in vehicle graphics and wraps, VMS has a team of professionally trained installers who can handle the installation and removal of your vehicle graphics to make sure they last for years to come.
Our in-house employees are professionally trained in both installation and removal of vehicle graphics. Our installers know the significance of overall appearance once the printing process is complete, and ensure a perfect installation. Our installation specialists have worked in the field nationwide and understand the importance of doing the job right the first time. VMS is a Professional Decal Applicators Alliance (PDAA) Master Certified installation company delivering the highest quality assurance our industry has to offer. PDAA is a national organization of installers that partner to perform installations nationwide. VMS works with PDAA installers around the country to satisfy our customers and guarantee an insured finished product. We have flexible installation hours that will work around the schedule of your vehicles – days, nights, weekends – we can accommodate any schedule! For more information about PDAA visit www.sgia.org to learn about the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association.
A clean vehicle wrap removal begins before the vehicle wrap is ever installed. The surface must be cleaned properly with isopropyl alcohol before the vinyl fleet decals and graphics are applied. Cleaning the surface helps the adhesive bond and ultimately remove properly. The surface and condition of the vehicle are also very important in vehicle wrap removal. Vehicles with rust, or other defects may not be warranted or the condition of the vehicle may be deemed unwrappable. Another tip is to properly care for your vehicle during the life of the wrap, regular cleaning and sealing will help the longevity of the wrap. Parking in a garage is recommended to help increase the life of the wrap as well.
When removing the vehicle wrap, make sure the optimal surface temperature of the vehicle graphic is achieved. Various materials have different temperature ranges so it's best to check with a VMS sales representative or the material manufacturer. Don’t remove a vehicle wrap in direct sunlight, in too cold of weather, or other conditions that may adversely affect the removal process.
Start by peeling a corner or edge of the material and slowly peel the graphic away. Make sure when pulling the vinyl that you maintain less than 90* angle so that the vinyl doesn’t tear or break apart. If the decal becomes difficult to pull, stop, and heat the vinyl using a heat gun or propane torch and resume. Be sure to keep consistent pressure, angle and speed while you remove the graphic.
Adhesive residue may be left behind after the vinyl is removed. There are several manufactured products that help remove the adhesive from the vehicle without damaging the surface. After removing an old wrap be sure to remove all residual adhesive, because vinyl can be applied to numerous surfaces such as glass, PVC, aluminum, vehicles, trailers, drywall, or concrete be sure to use products that are recommended for the unfamiliar substrate or contact a VMS PDAA Certified Installer.
After you have successfully removed the graphic it's time to get started on your next design. Contact VMS with any questions about how to remove a wrap, or how to get started on your next vehicle wrap or decal project.
Our installation specialists have worked in the field nationwide and understand the importance of doing the job right the first time. VMS is a Professional Decal Applicators Alliance (PDAA) Master Certified installation company delivering the highest quality assurance our industry has to offer. PDAA is a national organization of installers that partner to perform installations nationwide. VMS works with a network of more than 275 installers throughout the United States to guarantee consistency in your graphics and an insured finished product, no matter the location of your fleet. We have flexible installation hours to accommodate any schedule!