Vehicle Magnetic Signs have been a popular choice for small businesses for some time.

Vehicle Magnets
In today’s market however, magnetic signs are not something we recommend except in some very specific circumstances. The main problem with magnetics are that they are typically sized too small to really be effective, especially when moving. Our 50/50 rule comes into effect here. Most people will see your vehicle (and graphics or marketing message) from 50 feet away at 50 miles an hour. A secondary and more important point is that magnets look temporary, and unless you want your business to look temporary, do not give a very good overall impression.

A partial wrap or even a combination of print and cut vinyl graphics is much more effective in providing positive messaging. We would be happy to have the opportunity to work with you on a cost effective solution based on your specific needs and budget.

If you have decided to use magnetics, or already have them, let us provide a few key tips…

Preparing the surface for your magnetic sign

  • Be sure all surface paints, clear coats and waxes are cured and clean
  • Clean the surface and the magnet with mild detergent
  • Wipe with a soft cloth and allow to dry

Magnetic Sign
Applying your magnetic sign

  • If possible, affix the sign to a smooth, flat or gently curved metal surface of the vehicle
  • Make sure the entire magnetic sign is flat against the metal surface
  • If you place the magnetic in the wrong position, completely remove it from the surface and reaffix to avoid stretching the magnet or scratching the painted surface
  • Avoid use on horizontal surfaces that are exposed to direct sunlight (such as hood, roof, etc)

Storing your magnetic car sign

  • Keep your sign in a clean, dry place
  • Store your sign flat on a similar sized surface
  • Avoid stacking anything heavy on your magnetic sign (can damage the face)
  • Do not stack magnetics with the magnetic side facing each other
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