Re: Magnetic Signs (do they… - Posted by Jim IL
Posted by Jim IL on November 10, 2000 at 15:30:43:
I had magnetic signs on my old car for over a year.
Before I placed them on the car, I simply cleaned the surface well and waxed it twice.
The signs did not leave a mark at all.
I did remove them for the occassional washing of the car and waxing.
Also, make sure that you clean the signs prior to placing them on the car.
Just keep dirt clear from the signs and then if they do move at all on the surface of the car there is no abrasive material to scratch the car with.
When I just sold my old car you could not even tell the sign was ever on it.
And, since my new to me (used car) has a brand new paint job, I did this all over again before sticking the signs to it.
Unfortunately some vandal stole my signs last week, so I need new ones.
And, when you buy signs, make sure the sign maker uses thicker material, this makes them heavier and keeps them from flying off or moving.
I also had my sign maker cut the edges of the sign to a round edge and removed the sharp corners.
I do know someone who did get scratches on there car and when I looked at the signs they had purchased they were made from a thinner magnetic material than mine.
Don’t go cheap, get good quality and you should be fine.
I am also looking into getting some lettering to place on the rear window of my car instead of the magnetic signs, this way it will be inside the car and harder for someone to steal.
Heck, even taping a paper home made sign to the window could work.
That is what is in my wifes car now.