I recently attended a friend's New Year's Day party to watch a bowl football game. When I pulled up to the house, a car parked in front of me had a magnetic sign displayed on the back boasting the name of the owner's favorite team. It looked fairly new, and when I asked her about it, she said that Santa had put it in her stocking. I asked her if Santa had ordered the magnetic sign from a high quality sign shop, and she said she that he probably got it from a store. When she wanted to know what the difference was, I explained that some magnetic signs could actually be damaging to cars, though quality custom signs generally are safe.
I then recommended that she remove the magnetic sign until Santa called the store where he got the sign to find out what type of magnetic sign it actually is. Santa may mean well in giving my friend a cute magnetic car sign that expresses one of her passions, but unless he wants to get her a new paint job for her car next year, it's better to be safe than sorry. How Risky Are Magnetic Signs?
Again, let me state that magnetic signs are only risky to your vehicle if you apply a cheap one. However, it is not always possible to know the quality of your magnetic car sign if you just pick one up at the store. A cheap magnetic sign uses the same bonding magnetic material as high quality magnetic signs, but they can leave scratches on your car's paint job, or even worse, rust stains where the magnetic sign used to be. If you plan never to remove you magnetic car sign, then I suppose you could hide these flaws, but at some point you may want to sell your car or remove the sign if your taste changes. Also, sometimes magnetic signs can get moved a half inch or so if someone brushes against it, revealing these unsightly damages.
I live next door to a church parking lot, and I see a lot of cars parked there each week that have a rectangular, residual rust outline from a recently removed magnetic car sign. My guess is that the owners of these vehicles display magnetic business signs on their cars during the week, and then take them off for church. This type of versatility is one of the appeals of magnetic signs, but the appeal stops when the rust starts.
How can you order a magnetic car sign and avoid this type of damaging problem to your car? Ask for quality. Say The Magic Word For A Risk Free Custom Magnetic Car Sign
The problem of cheap magnetic signs is easily solved. Simply ask your sign company if they make magnetic signs sealed with ScratchGuard. ScratchGuard is a thin, adhesive film that is bonded onto the magnetic material to protect vehicles from scratching and rust that is otherwise possible with a magnetic sign. You may be asking yourself, "If asking for ScratchGuard is that simple, why isn't everyone using it?" And that is a good question. ScratchGuard is a little more expensive than magnetic signs that forgo the protective bond, but the cost difference is not a significant one. Still, retail stores that stock magnetic car signs may simply be looking out for their overhead by buying less expensive ones that look just as cute as the slightly more expensive ones, to the detriment of the customers.
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