What are vehicle graphics and vinyl decals?
They are vinyl decals, or stickers as some might call them. Permanaent adhesive machine die-cut vinyl decals that can be applied to a smooth surface such as a glass window, painted surface such as a vehicle body, or many other surfaces. Please see the application instructions page as it shows the product being applied in videos and pictures. This can give you a clear understanding of exactly what you are ordering. Also see the customers rides section of the site to see many of the creative uses for the vinyl decals and vehicle graphics from our customer sent in pictures.
Why put Vinyl Graphics on your vehicle compared to painting the designs on??? Well, for most the answer is easy. Vinyl offers a durable yet changeable solution. Do you get tired of looking at the same car or truck day in a day out. Then this might be a great solution for you! With the ability to change the look of you vehicle quickly and easily you can also switch the design as often as you want. We offer 1000's of designs and many color combinations to choose from. Vinyl graphics are also very affordable compared to painting the design on. Usually a pair of flames, for example, will cost anywhere from 30 to 80 dollars for the set. As for paint, the cost will usually be much, much more. Durability of the graphics varies. Usually one can expect a 3 to 6 year life or longer.
Are they easy to apply?
I'm not gonna lie. It is easy when applying to a flat or slightly contoured surface but if your crossing a side molding or applying to a rounded surface it may be difficult and require alot of patience. Of course the larger you go then it may be a little harder. In general most people use the wet method and the graphics are easy to apply.
Are they easy to remove?
Removing can sometimes take more time than applying the graphics. Peel slowly as not to remove any paint (very rare) and if it leaves some glue you can remove it with adhesive and glue remover sold at most autoparts store and even Walmart. You also may try heating the graphic a little with a heat gun. Be careful, heat guns get really hot and could damage the surface if to much heat is applied.
Will it remove paint?
If you have an aftermarket paint job and they didn't prep/sand the surface well before painting then yes, it could possibly remove the paint. To prevent this you may want to heat the graphic a little and peel super slowly at a sharp angle in the other direction. You shouldn't have to worry about a factory paint job but I would still use caution when removing.
How do you price them?
- 6 inches wide or less between 2.5 - $4 per foot for the lenght of the graphics.
- 7-13 inches wide aproximately $5 per foot.
- 14-22 inches wide aproximately $7.50 per foot.
Buying a pair or just one graphic affects the price slightly. All prices are calulated automatically when you choose a graphic and set your size.
How long do they last?
Most vinyl we use is rated at 5-6 years outdoor. Most vehicle graphics will last this long or more but weather conditions and many other variables can affect its life either way.
Is there a warranty?
All graphics are made for you in the color you choose at time of purchase so there is no warranty or returns allowed. All vinyl vehicle graphics are test inspected before shipment. Please see our feedback. We very, very rarely have anyone with a problem.
What if I mess them up putting them on?
I save all orders for a period of atleast a few months. This way I can resell you any part or piece of the graphics. If you mess up applying a section, don't worry. You can simply buy the section you messed up.
Will it fit my ride?
I highly recommend measuring your area. The graphics usually fit most vehicles but this is up to you to determine. Not everyone is a "do it yourselfer" so if you don't fee comfortable buying graphics online you could most likely take your vehicle to someone that has a shop and installs the graphics they sell - just be prepared to pay, and sometimes pay alot.There are no refunds or exchanges due to the wrong size.
How long have you been making vehicle graphics and decals?
We been doing it for over 10 years now. We know all the tricks and tips, like rounding slightly all pointy corners of the graphics, to make sure you get a great product!