Posted on October 10, 2017
Advertise With Vehicle Magnets
Your vehicle can be useful for more than just getting you from one place to another. Advertise your business while you’re on the go by using vehicle magnets! Magnets are durable, weather resistant, and easy to install and remove.
Before you order your magnets though, you must first be sure the area of your vehicle that you’re adding the magnet to is made out of steel. Some vehicles nowadays have fiberglass, plastic, or aluminum sides which will not hold a magnet. If you are not sure, you can test out the area by taking a refrigerator magnet and seeing if it will stick*.
Don’t forget to measure the area first as well. There’s nothing worse than taking a guess on the size of your magnet only to receive it and realize that it’s too big or too small for your vehicle.
Make sure your vehicle is clean before you try to install your magnet. If you have recently had it painted or waxed, you will have to wait a while before you can put the magnet on to give the substance time to harden (paint = 90 day curing time, clear coat = 60 day curing time, wax = 2 day curing time). You should also wipe down the magnet itself with a mild soap and let it dry completely.
Houston Sign Company will always keep your magnet flat until you pick it up (we will ship it flat as well!), but if you do need to roll it up be sure to do it with the magnetic side facing in. When you are ready to use your magnet, you will have to first unroll and stick it to a metal surface, such as a filing cabinet, so that it can flatten out.
Installing the Vehicle Magnet
The magnet should be at least at room temperature before you install it (if it’s too cold, it will crack). Start by laying one corner down, then carefully lay down the rest of the magnet, smoothing out any air bubbles as you go. The entire magnet must be flat against the surface of the vehicle, otherwise it could fly off while driving. Shallow curves on the surface should be fine, but the best surface will be completely flat.
If you need to reposition the magnet, do NOT try to rotate it or pull on it. This could ruin the magnet or damage your vehicle. Take it completely off by lifting one of the sides (NOT the corners) and try again.
Care and Maintenance of Car Magnets
To get rid of any moisture or dirt that may have built up between the magnet and the door, be sure to remove the magnet regularly. Wipe down both the magnet and the surface and dry both completely before re-affixing your magnet.
*If your vehicle is not steel, consider doing vinyl graphics or a vehicle wrap instead!
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