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How To Deal With Damaged Vehicle Graphics: To Repair Or To Replace

Jan 02,2023

Even the best vehicle graphics won’t last forever, but not all damage requires a full-on replacement to fix. Vehicle graphic repairs are faster and more economical than replacements, making them ideal for both small businesses and big companies who need to keep fleet vehicles looking their best.

Not everyone knows what kinds of vehicle graphic damage can be repaired or partially replaced, but we’d like to change that.

Read on to learn what types of vehicle graphic damage can be repaired, and what needs to be replaced, or call (410)-877-6011 to discuss your options in detail with a vehicle graphics specialist in Baltimore, MD.

Can I Repair My Vehicle Graphics?

Most likely! Most types of vehicle graphic wear and superficial damage is easily repaired, including:

  • Minor scuffs
  • Scratches
  • Air bubbles
  • Rips
  • Adhesive failures
  • Graffiti
  • Lifting edges, and more

How to Deal with Damaged Vehicle Graphics: To Repair or To Replace

Whether you need to patch or color-match, our vehicle graphics repair specialists will have your “mobile billboards” looking brand-new!

To book a free vehicle graphic assessment and discuss your options, call (410)-877-6011 or fill out our online contact form.

When Should I Replace My Vehicle Graphics?

Generally speaking, you should replace vehicle graphics if:

  • Your vehicle graphics are no longer up to date or representative of your brand
  • Your vehicle graphics are more than 5-7 years old
  • Your vehicle graphics have begun to fade or crack
  • Your vehicle graphics have been seriously damaged through collisions, vandalism, or other forms of abuse

If your vehicle graphics are larger than normal, or you have multiple graphics on your vehicle, it may be possible to complete a partial replacement. This can save time and money, allowing you to refresh outdated messaging or spot-treat damage and wear. However, as with repairs, partial replacements are only recommended when:

  • The vehicle graphic is relatively new
  • The vehicle graphic is in relatively good condition outside of the problem area
  • Your vehicle graphic provider has strong color-matching capabilities
  • Your vehicle graphic provider can match the vinyl grade and finish
  • You’re satisfied with the current position of your vehicle graphic
  • Your vehicle is still in good shape—vehicle graphics cannot “hide” damage to a vehicle’s body, and irregular surfaces (e.g. dents and punctures) can negatively affect adhesion

Book A Free Vehicle Graphics Consultation In Baltimore, MD

Ready to book your repair? Or is it time for a replacement?

Whatever you need to get your mobile billboards back in shape, you’ve come to the right place.

Baltimore Signs & Graphics is a leading provider of vehicle graphic design, installation, repair, and replacement services throughout Baltimore, MD and all of the surrounding areas, including the communities of:

  • White Marsh
  • Perry Hall
  • Severn
  • Towson
  • South Gate, and beyond

We offer a wide selection of vehicle graphic products, vinyl grades, and finishes to match your vision, and we work out of the area’s largest climate-controlled warehouse, so we can accommodate multiple vehicles at once and deliver flawless results in any weather.

To schedule your free vehicle graphics consultation, call (410)-877-6011 or fill out our quick online contact form.

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