Magnetic vehicle signs are a popular way to give many businesses an inexpensive method of advertising. They can be printed locally by most sign shops, can be easily switched between vehicles and, with a little care, last several years.
In order to withstand highway speeds, most magnetic vehicle signs are printed on .030” magnetic sheeting. This ensures the magnet has enough sheer strength to stay on the car during driving. But selecting the right material is just part of the equation. Properly applying and maintaining your magnetic sign takes this investment the extra mile.
One of the appealing things about magnetic vehicle signs, is that there is no expert installation needed; just a few common sense tips.
Ø Don’t drag the magnet across the surface of the car. If you need to reposition the sign, simply remove it by pulling back on a corner. This protects the finish of the vehicle.
Ø Don’t apply the magnet over rust, trim work, deep curves, or vinyl car wraps. These things create air gaps, which prevent the magnetic sheeting from fully gripping the metal. As a result, the sign is likely to fall off.
Ø Don’t trap water or grit between the magnet and vehicle surface. Not only does this create an air gap, but it can damage the finish of the vehicle.
In between uses, take care to extend the life of your signs by showing your magnet a little love.
Ø Don’t store more than one sign with the magnet sides touching.
Ø Don’t store heavy items on the signs
To prolong the life of the magnet and for the benefit of the vehicle, it’s ideal to periodically remove the sign and clean both the vehicle and magnet.
Looking for more tips on flexible magnetic sheeting or guidance on what material is right for your application? Our magnetic solutions specialists can help.