How to Care for your Magnetic Signage

Magnetic Sighnage Frequently asked Questions

Q: Do Vehicles need special preparation before applying magnetic signage?

A: Simple, Both the vehicle surface an the brown magnetic side of the sign should be clean and dry.  We also recommend the vehicle be waxed prior to applying.

 

Q: What is the best way to apply magnetic signage?

A: Let one edge of the sign contact the vehicle in the desired position.  Then let the magnetic power do the work as it puts the sign into place from the edge where you started to the edge of the opposite side.  If the sign is not exactly where you want it the peel it off, re-position the starting edge and repeat.  Make sure that the entire surface of sign is smoothly against the vehicle with no air pockets underneath.  In Winter the temperature of the sign should be about 50 degrees during installation, but the temperature of the vehicle surface does not matter.

 

Q: Do any surfaces present problems?

A: Care should be taken wood grain paneling and metallic finishes.  Such surfaces should be checked weekly for the first 90 days of use.  A generous waxing of both the surface where the sign will be placed and the back of the sign itself will help prevent damage.

 

Q: What sign maintenance is recommended?

A: Remove the sign weekly and wipe dry both the magnetic side and the surface of the vehicle.  During warmer, humid weather it is recommended to remove the sign every three to four days.  This keeps moisture from collecting, which can potentially damage a vehicle’s surface.  Simply wash it with warm water and mild detergent.  Remove sign after snowfall and rain – wipe dry.

 

Q: What special precautions must be taken storing signs?

A: Avoid wrinkling by storing in a 3-inch diameter roll with the printed side of the sign pointed to the outside of the roll, or store the sign flat.  Since our magnetic signage is permanently magnetic you do not need to protect against magnetic destruction.

 

Q: Any other tips or suggestions?

A: Corner  rounding prevents dog-eared corners.  Custom shapes should utilize rounded contours rather than sharp angles for best results.

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