Wednesday, January 27, 2010

How To Advertise your business with a custom magnetic vehicle sign

Magnetic vehicle signs are the best way to advertise your business on the side of your car, truck, or delivery van. Magnetic signs are normally placed on either the left front door, the right front door or on the rear of the vehicle. If you drive around a lot you will be able to get your message out to hundreds if not thousands of potential customers.

If you need to temporarily advertise something then a magnetic sign is the way to go. Magnetic signs are very affordable and cost way less than permanently applied vehicle graphics.

Magnetic signs can not only be used on vehicles but they can be used on any flat surface such as steel entry doors or steel containers.

When you are shopping for a magnetic vehicle sign make sure it is made from durable thermoplastic vinyl, a permanently magnetized sheet with a smooth, semi-gloss white face. You also want to make sure that all four corners are radius cut so the sign won’t lift while the vehicle is moving.

When installing your magnetic sign make sure you do not have a fresh paint job. If you do have a fresh paint job wait at least 60 days for the paint to cure. Once the paint is good and dry make sure the magnet surface and the vehicle surface are clean. The smallest amount of dirt can increases the chances of your sign falling off.

Once you have your sign placed on your vehicle be sure to keep it clean by washing it at least 2-3 times a month. You want to make sureyour message is always readable. To wash the sign simply grab a bottle of household cleaner and a soft cloth or sponge. Wet the cloth or sponge and wipe down your sign.

Never go through the car wash while your magnetic sign is attached to your vehicle. Also try to remove the sign ever now and then to wash and wax up under it.

Once you’re done with your magnetic sign you will find that it is as easy to install as it is to remove. Start from whatever side you want and simply lift the sign off and start slowly rolling it off the vehicle. Once you have removed it you will need to store it either on a flat surface or on a steel surface. If you store it on a flat surface make sure the magnetic side is facing up. Do not roll the sign up.

If you have more than one magnetic sign be sure not to store them facing back to back. This will cause the signs to lose their magnetic ability. Store them on a flat surface such as the side of a fridge.

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