Get Removable Vehicle Graphics: Fast to Install, Even Faster to Remove

A vehicle decal is a piece of self-adhesive vinyl that’s installed on the bodywork of vehicles to change the look or help promote a business. If you’re nervous about the result, remember that vinyl wrap is as quick to remove as it is to install, and once removed, it leaves no lasting marks on the paintwork.

Car decals are custom-designed by professionals to feature your chosen graphics and wording. They’re ideal for advertising short-term promotions because they can be removed in a matter of hours. If, on the other hand, you’re looking for longevity in your vehicle graphics, rest assured a high-quality vinyl will last up to 7 years before it needs to be replaced.

If you’re interested in finding out more about removable car decals, speak to the experts at Tinting Chicago at 773-455-0467 or 312-212-0493.

5 reasons to install removable vehicle graphics

  1. Affordable
  2. Help promote a brand or business
  3. Great for short term promotions
  4. Removed within hours
  5. Don’t damage the paintwork

Benefits of removable car decals versus paint jobs

  • Makes a custom project highly affordable
  • Applied and removed in hours
  • Easy to change out the graphics if necessary
  • Leaves no lasting marks on a personal vehicle

How to remove car decals

Car decals are swiftly removed by professionals by applying the correct amount of heat to the vinyl film. Heat is applied by either pouring warm water over the vinyl wrap or by using a heat gun. Once the adhesive has been softened, it’s possible to slowly and carefully peel back the vinyl wrap.

It is possible to remove vinyl wrap yourself but it’s a time-consuming and fiddly job that is probably best left to the experts.

Vehicle types for semi-permanent stickers

  • Cars
  • Trucks
  • Vans
  • Buses
  • Motorbikes
  • Semi-trailers
  • Boats

Removable vinyl for vehicle windows

Legally, a vinyl wrap can only be applied to the rear windshield and rear back windows of a vehicle. If you’re looking to cover a large surface area of these windows, then it’s best to apply perforated vinyl, rather than opaque vinyl. Perforated vinyl contains hundreds of tiny, unprinted holes that allow the driver to see out, but still, create a full image on the outside.

Custom orders of vehicle stickers

At Tinting Chicago, nearly all vinyl wrap orders are custom orders. Our in-house team of graphic designers is experts at translating your brand into eye-catching full-color decals for cars. Simply supply us with your brand colors, logo, and lettering and we will do the rest!

We print all of our vehicle graphics on-site and pride ourselves in providing fast and efficient service to our customers.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are clear decals also removable?

Clear decals are printed on clear vinyl to create the impression that the graphics and text are floating. Clear decals are as easily removed as opaque decals using a heat gun or warm water.

How long do vehicle graphics last?

The longevity of vehicle graphics depends on the quality of vinyl used in the first place. Brands like 3M and Avery Dennison make extremely durable vinyl that can last anywhere between 5 and 7 years, before showing signs of wear and tear.

Are vehicle graphics reusable?

Removable vehicle graphics aren't reusable. Once they've been removed from the window or paintwork of a vehicle, the self-adhesive glue on the back of the sticker is no longer strong enough to form a bond with another object.


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