While car magnets are, for the most part, a fairly-simple car sign product, there are some common questions that potential customers often ask about them. Here are some of the most-frequent questions customers need help with concerning car magnets.
How do I keep my car magnets from flying off my vehicle?
First, make sure your printing company sells magnets with rounded corners. This process makes the magnets much more aerodynamic and prevents air from catching the corners of the magnets and pulling them off the vehicle. Once you receive your magnet, make sure it is completely-flat before you apply it to your vehicle. If you ordered your magnets online, they were probably rolled in a shipping tube. Take your magnets out of the tube and flatten them on a refrigerator for 24 hours before installing them on your vehicle. Finally, make sure your vehicle and the magnet both are completely clean before installing-any dirt or dust between the vehicle and the magnet could cause it to fall off. Apply your magnet to a flat, smooth area of the vehicle with no curves, creases, or trim pieces.
What is the most-popular size for car magnets?
The most commonly-ordered car magnet sizes are 12″x24″ for cars and 18″x24″ for vans, trucks, and SUVs. There is no standard size for magnetic signs, however, because every vehicle is different. It’s important to measure the area of your vehicle before you order your magnets to make sure you get the right size. As mentioned in the previous question, magnets cannot cover any creases or trim on the door of the vehicle, so fit them to the flattest area available.
Are car magnets weather-resistant?
Reputable sign companies will print car magnets with UV-resistant inks that do not fade in the sunlight. They will also overlaminate the magnets, which means that a clear film is applied over the printed side of the magnet, which acts as a weather seal. Magnets should be removed in any extreme weather as a precautionary measure, but overlaminated magnets will hold up to rain, snow, heat, etc.
Can I get my car magnets made in shapes?
Many customers like to order round or oval-shaped magnets, but this generally depends on your sign company. Most round the corners as standard procedure, but beyond that, you’ll want to check with the professionals. Shapes are generally possible for a custom price. If this turns out to be too-expensive, consider ordering car decals, which can easily-be die-cut for a reasonable price.
How do I store car magnets?
Magnets should be stored completely-flat to make sure they do not bend or warp over time. Do not place them in the backseat of a vehicle or bed of a pickup truck. Stack magnets on top of each other front-to-back. If the magnetic sides of your magnets touch each other, they could get damaged.