Install Vinyl Logos for Cars: High-Quality, Long-Lasting Films

Custom car decals are printing pieces of durable vinyl film that are designed to be applied to car windows, doors, or bodywork to promote a brand or business. Bumper stickers as they’re also known can be applied to any vehicle, including cars, trucks, vans, pick-ups, and motorcycles.

Weather-resistant and highly affordable, customers can choose from either opaque decals or block color decals that last between 5 and 7 years. A full-color custom design can include lettering, a logo, the business name and, even a call to action. When displayed prominently on a car door, back windshield, or bumper they garner hundreds or thousands of impressions a day, giving your business and brand valuable exposure.

To learn more about custom decals, from the design process to the installation process, contact Tinting Chicago today at 773-455-0467 or 312-212-0493

Why place a logo on your car?

  • Affordable advertising
  • Easy to install and remove
  • Durable
  • Highly customizable graphics
  • Personalizes your vehicle and helps it stand out
  • Won’t damage the paintwork

Are vehicle logos effective?

Yes, studies have shown custom decals to be highly effective as a form of outdoor advertising. There is of course an upfront cost involved in designing and printing a customized decal but once it is applied to the car, it can remain for 5 to 7 years with no extra costs or maintenance required.

Different types of custom car decals

  • Window decals
  • Car door decals
  • Bumper decals

Different car decal finishes

  • Metallic vinyl finish
  • Reflective vinyl finish
  • Fluorescent vinyl finish
  • Iridescent vinyl finish
  • Carbon Fiber vinyl finish

Looking after custom vinyl lettering on cars?

  • Wash graphics regularly
  • Remove dirt and grease as quickly as possible
  • Wash with detergent and a soft lint cloth
  • Don’t scrub using anything abrasive
  • Add a layer of protection by applying a silicone Teflon based polish

Steps for applying a vehicle decal

Car decals can be applied to any smooth surface on a car, including the bodywork and the windows. They’re best applied by professionals who have years of experience and know exactly how to ensure the sticker is centered, straight, and contains no air bubbles. Here are the steps to installing a custom car decal.

  1. Wash the glass using soap and water or rubbing alcohol
  2. Apply away from direct sunlight and only when the temperature is above 50 °F and below 90 °F
  3.  Use masking tape to position sticker correctly
  4. Lift the sticker, as if on a hinge, and peel away the backing
  5. Use a squeegee to get rid of any air bubbles or ridges

Durability of vinyl car decals

High-quality vinyl car decals are extremely durable, lasting between 5 and 7 years on a vehicle. They’re designed for indoor or outdoor use, meaning they’re able to withstand extreme weather conditions. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Do vinyl decals for cars ruin the paintwork?

Custom car decals won't ruin your paintwork so long as they're installed and removed with care, using the correct tools. It's more likely that custom decals will protect, rather than damage the paintwork beneath them.

Do vinyl logos for cars fade in the sun?

No, high-quality vinyl logos for cars shouldn't fade in the sun, even after years of application to your vehicle. The vinyl they're made from is designed to repel the sun's UV rays and keep colors looking vivid and bright.

How long does it take to design custom car decals?

If you have an idea of how you want your custom car decal to look and you're working with an experienced graphic design team, it can take just a matter of hours to create custom car decals.


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