• Magnetic signs can only be used on smooth steel surfaces. They cannot be used on simulated wood-grain panels, fiberglass panels, panels that have been repaired with a non-steel filler (such as “Bondo”), or on any corrugated or other irregular surfaces.
• If necessary, magnetic signs can easily be cut with a razor or X-Acto knife to work around body molding or other obstructions on the vehicle.
• A magnetic sign should neverbeapplied to a newly painted vehicle. Allow at least 60 days for fresh paint to cure.
To clean your magnets, wipe them gently with a damp, soapy sponge, but do not immerse them in water—and never take your magnetic signs through a car wash! Also, periodically wash and wax the area of your vehicle where the magnetics are placed.
For storage, spread your magnetic signs flat on a smooth metal surface. Don’t leave them inside your vehicle in warm weather. High temperatures can cause them to lose their aerodynamic properties.
• Due to the many variables and complex nature of automotive finishes, special care must be taken to protect your vehicle: check the area behind the magnetic sign weekly and move the sign as necessary to prevent any discoloration or clouding of the automotive clear coat.
• Always remove the magnetic sign by lifting from the center of the two opposite sides – never start at the corners, as this may stretch the sign material.
• Once the signs are removed, wash and dry the vehicle and all sign surfaces. This keeps moisture from collecting between the signs and the vehicle surface, which can potentially damage a vehicle’s finish.
• To clean the signs, use a sponge and a mild soapy water solution.
• Magnetic signs should be stored either on a flat, even surface, or rolled up (lettering to the outside) around a cylinder with a diameter of at least 3”.
• Never store magnetic signs in a hot vehicle, as they may permanently warp.
Applying Vinyl Lettering
Clean the sign’s surface with a dry cloth. Draw a vertical center line and a horizontal guideline in the area where the letters will be placed.
With the lettering face down, carefully peel the backing paper away from the transfer tape that holds the lettering.
Place the taped letters on the prepared surface, using your guidelines to position them correctly. Lightly ”squeegee“ the lettering to force air bubbles from beneath them. And then, ”squeegee“ more firmly to make sure the letters adhere to the surface.
Gently peel the transfer tape away, leaving the letters in place.
Banner Storage and Maintenance
Banners should always be stored rolled up, with the lettering and graphics to the outside. A banner should never be folded, as doing so may cause vinyl graphics to pull away from the banner.If your banner becomes dirty, it can be cleaned with a soap and water mixture. Do not use any cleaning product that contains ammonia.