Where can vinyl graphics be installed?
Vinyl graphics can be installed on almost any smooth and wax-free surface, including glass, plexiglass, painted surfaces, fiberglass, some plastics, etc.
Will vinyl graphics harm the paint on my vehicle?
As long as your paint has cured at least 30 days after fresh paint, the vinyl will not harm the vehicle's painted surfaces. We use only high quality vinyl materials to ensure this. Certain vinyl material, such as carbon fiber, metallics, reflective, or chrome have stronger adhesives, and can be difficult to remove. Also leaving the vinyl graphics on the vehicle longer than the expected life can cause them to be harder to remove.
Will vinyl graphics affect my rear defroster?
No, vinyl graphics will not affect your rear defroster in any way.
How long will vinyl graphics last?
Vinyl graphics can last anywhere from 3-4 years to 8-9 years depending on the type of vinyl used. Generally, we use a 4 year vinyl for most vehicle graphics. We have some 6 year vinyls as well. Additionally, we can always special order other colors, or longer lasting vinyl.
How long will printed vinyl graphics last?
Unlaminated, printed vinyl graphics will last about 1-2 years as they have no abrasion or UV protection. Lamination can extend that up to 5-6 years because it is adding both UV protection as well as abrasion resistance.
How do I remove vinyl graphics?
Vinyl graphics applied to glass are very simple to remove. You can just use a razor blade scraper. Simply scrape the vinyl graphics off the glass surface. Once removed clean the surface with isopropl alcohol or other glue cleaner. For vinyl graphics applied to paintwork, use a heat gun or let the vehicle sit in the sun. Use your finger nail to lift the edge of the vinyl and then slow pull the vinyl off. Again use some cleaner to remove the glue.
Can I wash or wax my vehicle after installing vinyl graphics?
We recommend allowing 24-48 hours after installation before washing your vehicle. This allows the adhesives to bond. After this time period you can wash just like you normally wash paintwork. Keep in mind that waxing the vinyl may cause undesired reactions with the vinyl graphics. Try not to use a pressure washer directly on the vinyl graphics as well.
Are vinyl graphics legal on my vehicle?
Different states have different laws and regulations regarding graphics placement. Most vinyl graphics are legal as long as they do not block the driver's vision.
What is the typical turnaround time?
On average, typical turnaround time can be from 2 to 5 days. Large format printing can take longer for ink drying time, and lamination processes. We can always accomodate same day or next day jobs, but they will have a rush fee added to the cost.
What color would look best on my vehicle?
Choosing a color can be very difficult. When choosing for a vinyl graphic to be installed on a window, keep in mind that the surface is naturally dark, so using dark-colored decals would not be as visible. Take a look over here on wikipedia for some complementary colors to help you decide what to pick: Complimentary Color.
Do you have a pricelist?
Unfortunately, due to the changing prices of materials, and the varying job types, we do not keep a static price list. Please contact us for more information or to request a quote.
Do you offer volume or repeat customer discounts?
Of course! Buying graphics and stickers in higher volume is always most cost effective than purchasing in small quantities. Depending on the size and style of decal there might be a substantial discount applied to higher quantities. We also offer repeat customer discounts which is factored into our quotes. We try to take care of our customers and race teams that require frequent changes in vinyl graphics.
What file formats are best?
Vector artwork (ai,eps) works best for us and will provide you with the best quality output, however we can convert bitmaps to vector artwork for an additional fee. For digital printing, 300+ dpi always works best, but large prints still look very good at even 100 dpi.
Do you offer sponsorships?
Absolutely. We offer sponsorship to vehicles who regularly compete in road racing, drifting, shows/exhibitions or other sanctioned events. We do require attendance at these events and pictures to qualify for sponsorship. If you are interested, please send us an email to email@example.com
What is the best way to contact you?
Feel free to call during business hours, or even send an email. Sending an email may get your a faster reponse if we are out running around installing graphics or picking up supplies. Check out our contact page for businsess ours and contact information.
What payments do you accept?
Cash, Money Orders, business check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, PayPal. Usually we ask for 50% deposit on larger jobs.
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