Maintenance & Tech
Care of your Magnetic Signs
- Periodically remove from vehicle clean back of magnetic and vehicle apply polish, then replace magnetic.
- If magnetic is to be removed and stored always store in flat position. If this is not possible and they have to be rolled, make sure that before you replace on to the vehicle that the magnetic is allowed to ‘rest’ at room temperature for about an hour in a flat position. It is vital that the magnetic is flat and not curled before replacing.
- Never apply to creases, contours or curved surfaces. Magnetic signs must remain flat while applied to vehicle
- Never fold magnetic signs as this would cause them to crease and break.
Care of your wheel covers
Congratulations, you have just bought ‘the best’. Impact Signs use ‘new generation’ vinyls for all of their wheel covers. The manufacturers stated exterior life under normal conditions is a massive 7 – 10 years (except florescent & some specialty finishes).
You may experience ‘air bubbles’ for up to 4 days after sign writing. In actual fact, these are not air but application fluid. All you have to do is…. Leave them alone, they will simply disappear of their own accord, this is in no way caused by poor workmanship and will not affect the long term adhesion of the vinyl
Cleaning your wheel cover:
- Do not clean your wheel cover for at least 4 days. This allows the adhesive to ‘cure’ properly
- Do not direct pressure washers ‘up close’ to the sign writing, especially if the text/graphic is very small or intricate.
- If cleaning by hand, use a sponge, not a cloth.
- If you have digitally printed (full colour or graduated) vinyl, do not use solvent of any kind. This may cause the image to fade. Soapy water is all you will need.
If you wish to remove the sign writing at any stage, this is relatively easy to do, just use the following guidelines:
- Use heat! Vinyl can be removed easier when it is warm. A hair dryer is the best tool for the job. Caution! Do not use hot air guns, these may burn the surface.
- To remove the glue residue use white spirit. Let it soak in for approx 2 minutes first, glue should then be easy to use.
- Do not use a knife to remove vinyl. It may ‘pierce’ the surface. Use a plastic knife or ask us for a squeegee
- When the entire vinyl and glue residue is removed, it would be wise to use ‘T’ cut to hide the ‘ghosting’ that may be evident.