Banners with vinyl lettering
All banners with vinyl lettering should be rolled with the lettering to the outside, preferably rolled onto a sturdy cardboard tube. Wheel covers should be left flat, do not fold or roll. Ask our team here at Sign*A*Rama Brendale if you need a cardboard tube to house your banner.
Banners sign written with banner paint
All banners signwritten with banner paint should be rolled with the lettering to the inside, preferably rolled onto a sturdy cardboard tube.
Banners should only be cleaned with mild detergent & water if needed. DO NOT USE SOLVENTS or pressure hoses.
Unlaminated adhesive vinyl
When wiping or cleaning, never use anything but a mild soap and water solution and a soft cloth. No harsh cleaning agents or anything containing a solvent.
At Sign*A*Rama Brendale, we laminate all of our exterior digital prints to give you additional life on the product and too protect it from rubbing, scratching and fading.
Preparation for Installation
The vehicle surface and the brown magnetic side of the sign should be clean, dry and waxed prior to applying.
Make contact of one edge of the sign to the vehicle surface in desired location and then let the adjacent part of the sign contact the vehicle surface until the entire sign is held magnetically to the vehicle. If sign is not in desired position, remove sign and repeat above. (Do not try to straighten sign by pulling when it is held magnetically to the vehicle. It may stretch the material, especially when hot.)
Avoid placing your sign over chrome trim or surface protrusions of any kind.
The temperature of the sign should be at least 16 degrees Celsius during installation. (The temperature of the vehicle surface does not matter.)
Magnetic vehicle signs will NOT adhere to areas on your car where plastic body fillers have been used. Use caution in applying vehicle signs to areas of your car that have been damaged and repaired in order to avoid losing your signs. Make sure the entire magnet is against the metal surface (no air pockets).
Clean your sign with plain water or warm water and a mild detergent and a soft cloth.
Trapped moisture, dirt or chemicals may harm your vehicle’s finish. To protect the new, clear coat/base coat and vinyl surfaces present on some new vehicles, it is recommended the signs be removed daily and both the signs and vehicle be cleaned and dried. Pay close attention, especially for the first 90 days of use for any changes in your vehicle finish. A generous waxing of both the surface where the signs will be placed and the back of the sign itself will help prevent damage.
To avoid cracking or breaking, do not fold or crease. Storing your magnetic sign flat is recommended. If stored in roll form, roll must be a minimum of 75 millimetres in diameter and lettering on the outside of the roll to prevent wrinkles.
How to clean your new vehicle graphics
Only clean your car or van with plain water or warm water and a mild detergent and a soft cloth.
Do not use:
- Automatic car washes
- Pressure hoses
- Bristle type brushes
- Cutting and polishing agents
- Harsh cleaning agents
- Avoid the use of rear windscreen wipers where graphics are applied to the rear window. The constant friction of the wipers will lift the vinyl
- Serif style fonts and small text are very delicate as they do not have a large surface area, therefore you may find they peel up easily if rubbed. You will need to take extra care when washing these areas. If they do peel up wipe the excess water away and lay back down. Once your vehicle is dry go over them again with your finger to stick back down.
At Sign*A*Rama Brendale we laminate all of our digitally-printed vehicle graphics to provide you with additional protection over the life of your car signs.