714-204-0180 We work with businesses in all of Orange County, but predominately in Tustin, Irvine, Costa Mesa and Newport Beach, to find solutions for promoting their business through signage. One avenue to creatively market is through turning your car, truck, or fleet into mobile bill boards. Car wraps are extremely popular, but not every business can afford a full car wrap first time out. If this is the case for you, consider doing a magnet to start out.
There are pros and cons to using car and truck magnets. The pros are: If you live in an HOA that prohibits commercial vehicle parking your magnet may be removed to avoid any conflict, whereas a wrap…not so much. This is also handy if you’re going to dinner or a high school reunion. The cons are: dirt can easily get between the magnet and the paint surface and end up scratching the paint. Regular maintenance is required to properly care for your car magnet. Also, please be warned; if you go on the internet and find a cheap online order car magnet site, chances are the magnet will be of the quality you just paid for. We custom print your magnet using latex ink on 3M vinyl with a UV laminate to protect the color on your magnet sign for years to come. There is no better quality anywhere. That said, here is a guide for maintaining your car magnet.
Your sign is made from the finest “state of the art” magnetic material
available to bring you the best in magnetic mobile advertising. As with
anything kept outside, it will weather over time, but proper care can
lengthen its life. We cannot be held responsible for any misapplication
or misuse of your signage.
1. Wash and wipe your vehicle clean, and then dry it.
2. Wax the vehicle surface over which the magnetic sign is being
placed with a high quality wax for the protection of your vehicle.
3. Touch the magnetic sign to the vehicle. If it isn’t exactly where you
want it, remove it and replace it – don’t slide it. Do not apply a
magnetic sign to a newly repainted vehicle – allow at least 60 days for
fresh paint to cure.
Remove your sign from the vehicle once a week and wipe both the
vehicle and the front and back of the sign clean and dry. Re-wax the
vehicle. Put the sign back on in a slightly different spot each time. To
clean the face of magnetic signs, use a sponge and mild detergent. Do
not immerse in water. Wipe dry. Never steam clean signs or take
through a car wash.
Magnetic signs must be stored either flat on a metal surface or rolled
up in a tube. WARNING! Do not store magnetic signs unrolled and
unprotected inside a hot vehicle. The passenger compartment of your
car, truck or van on a hot day can reach temperatures equivalent to
those of an oven, especially with windows closed. These extremely
high temperatures can distort and destroy your signs unless they are
rolled up into a tube. The best way to store magnetic signs when not
on your vehicle is to keep them rolled (with the magnetic side in and
the printed side out) in a common, inexpensive mailing tube. A 3”
diameter tube is ideal – do not use a smaller tube. Do not roll signs
tightly – roll as large as can be easily fit into the tube. Temperature
need not be a concern when the sign is attached to the vehicle.
Do not damage signs by folding, creasing, or putting heavy objects on
top of them. If signs should get severely bent out of shape due to poor
maintenance, do not use them. They can usually be straightened out
by placing them on a flat metal surface for a day or so, such as a filing
cabinet, desk, refrigerator, etc., which is also an alternative way to
store your signs when not in use on your vehicle.
If you need a magnet, partial or full vehicle wrap, give us a call at 714-204-0180.
Visit our home page at fpcustomsigns.com.