Are you looking to take your ride to the next level? Maybe you're sick of the stock color of your car and want to upgrade to a bold hue or shimmering finish, or perhaps you want to deck out your vehicle with custom decals you won't see anywhere else on the road. No matter your design dream, ORAFOL has a high-performance film to make it a reality. Upgrade your car, truck, SUV or motorcycle with ORAFOL films available in a multitude of colors, finishes and textures.
ORAFOL films are self-adhering films that can give your vehicle or fleet a unique look. These films can protect your current paint job or change the color of your car entirely. ORAFOL even offers textured and color-shifting automotive films for a genuinely custom appeal. Made for easy weeding and precise cutting, these films have several applications outside of the automotive industry. Create a unique outdoor sign for your business or add custom lettering to windows or storefronts. Crafted to the highest quality, ORAFOL films are flexible and durable for any project.
ORAFOL films are a product you can trust because they come from a company you can trust. With more than 100 years of experience, ORAFOL provides superior products backed by expert knowledge. When you buy ORAFOL films, you get durable products that are easy to use and to love.
A few benefits of choosing ORAFOL films include:
Rvinyl.com carries six brands of ORAFOL films you can use for a variety of projects. Each has unique benefits to help you complete your projects to their highest potential:
ORAFOL films also come in a range of styles and colors, which include:
Because of their self-adhesive technology, ORAFOL films are simple to install with just a few steps. However, you should keep a few pointers in mind when applying your ORAFOL film to your vehicle, sign, window or another surface:
With a few simple steps, your car can have a whole new look. Apply flashy decals or graphics, or change the color of your vehicle by applying ORAFOL film wrap. After you've cleaned your car and removed the hardware, follow these eight steps to install ORAFOL film on your vehicle.
1. Check the Surface Temperature of Your Vehicle
Using an infrared thermometer, make sure the application surface is between 70 and 73 degrees Fahrenheit for best results.
2. Pre-Cut Sections of Film
Measure the sections of your vehicle that you plan to wrap and cut the film into sections, leaving a few extra inches of bleed.
3. Cut Film to Size
With the liner still attached, lay your film out on each part and cut away any extra film, leaving enough film to wrap under the edges of each section. You may use tape or a magnet to hold the film in place while cutting.
4. Remove the Liner
After cutting each piece, lay your ORAFOL film out on a flat surface and pull the liner away from the film.
5. Apply Film to Vehicle
Stretch the film over the section you want to cover. Using a squeegee, smooth out the film in even strokes. Be sure to apply adequate pressure, so the film adheres to the vehicle. For curved surfaces, use a heat gun to relax the film before stretching it.
6. Reheat Any Ridges or Deep Recesses
Reheat any area with deep recesses or corrugations should immediately after application for proper adhesion.
7. Cut Edges and Attach Borders
Allow the film to cool after the initial application, then cut away any additional pieces and turn the edges under. Reheat all borders, edges and recesses to between 230 and 248°F for final adhesion.
8. Allow the Film to Set
Maintain the application temperature for at least 24 hours to allow the film to adhere fully. Do not wash your car for at least three days after applying.
Caring for your ORAFOL automotive film is relatively straightforward — simply clean your wrapped vehicle on a regular basis and spot-clean any spills or marks as soon as you see them. Keeping your ORAFOL wrap free from dirt, debris, grease and oil will ensure its longevity and excellent performance, too.
You may take your wrapped vehicle to a car wash — as long as it does not use brushes or hot wax — but hand-washing your ORAFOL film is always the best option. You may also use aftercare products to maintain your vehicle wrap, but be sure to check the product specifications to ensure your cleaning products will not damage the film.
Below are a few basic steps for adequately cleaning your ORAFOL wrap by hand:
When cleaning your ORAFOL film, there are a few things you want to avoid:
Clean your vehicle and the film weekly to keep it in like-new condition — if you live in an area with a lot of pollution or dirt, you may want to wash it even more frequently. It's particularly important to clean any grease or oil marks as quickly as possible, so they do not damage your new vehicle wrap. For more tips, check out our guide on the best cleaning practices for your vehicle wrap.
Sometimes, accidents happen, and your ORAFOL wrap gets damaged. For example, improper washing could lead to a tear, or rocks from the road could puncture your wrap. But don't despair — you can repair your vehicle wrap easily. Begin by assessing the damage to your wrap. You can patch small holes or tears quickly, but larger rips may require you to replace the entire section. If the damage is in a highly visible location, you may also want to replace the whole wrap for the cleanest look.
If the tear is manageable, first clean and dry the area using the method described above for applying the wrap. Use wet sandpaper and a sanding block to remove any shredded film, so the scrape is level, then clean the area again. Measure the damaged section and cut a patch of wrapping film large enough to cover it. Peel away a corner of the liner and apply it to the vehicle. Squeegee the film onto the vehicle while pulling away the liner to ensure proper adhesion and prevent dirt from getting underneath the wrap. You may also heat the vinyl during stretching and around the edges. Once you've applied your patch, cut away any excess material and seal the edges with a sealant.
No matter what kind of vehicle you drive, your ride deserves a custom look that truly makes it your own. Rvinyl.com is pleased to offer a large selection of ORAFOL films for any project, including reflective films for safety applications and fluorescent wraps for simply showing off. Make your car sparkle with ORACAL Shift Effect Vinyl, or protect your current paint job with ORAGUARD Stone Guard Film. With long-term durability and easy application, ORAFOL films are the perfect solution for any project.
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