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The Ultimate Guide to Vehicle Decals and Stickers

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Vehicle Decals

The Ultimate Guide to Vehicle Decals and Stickers

Vehicle decals and stickers refer to self-adhesive vinyl graphics that are designed to be displayed on the door, bodyside, hood, or window of your car, truck, van, trailer, or any other vehicle.

vehicle decals and stickers

Vinyl car decals and stickers are mainly used for commercial promotion and personalization. The best part about this type of product is that they can be totally customized, from design to production.

 

Do vehicle decals and stickers refer to the same thing?

According to industry habits, stickers and labels usually refer to smaller size products below 5”. Decals, on the other hand, are usually larger and have a more complex design. However, we can not say there is not an absolute standard because different people often use the terms interchangeably to describe similar products.

 

How do you choose vehicle decals and stickers?

Types of Decals

vinyl lettering and transfer decals

Sticker Type Vinyl Lettering or Transfer Decals
Print No
Cut Standard Cut or Reverse Cut
Application Car doors, bodyside, hood, bumper, etc.
Window Apply Outside Glass or Inside Glass
Install Transfer Tape
Material 40+ Colors, Glitter, Metallic, Reflective

 

clear vehicle decals

Sticker Type Clear Vehicle Decals
Print Yes
Cut Die-cut or Kiss-cut
Application Car doors, bodyside, hood, bumper, etc.
Window Apply Outside Glass or Inside Glass
Install Peel & Stick/With Transfer Tape
Material Clear Vinyl

 

vehicle opaque decals

Sticker Type Opaque Vehicle Decals
Print Yes
Cut Die-cut or Kiss-cut
Application Car doors, bodyside, hood, bumper, etc.
Window Apply Outside Glass
Install Peel & Stick/With Transfer Tape
Material White Vinyl

 

perforated decals

Sticker Type Perforated Decal
Print Yes
Cut Standard Cut
Application Car window
Window Apply Outside Glass
Install Peel & Stick/With Transfer Tape
Material Perforated Vinyl

You can choose decals or stickers based on the above parameters. Or there is an easier way, that is to contact us for advice from professionals!

 

How much does a car decal cost?

In most cases, vinyl decals and stickers are custom products. So their cost depends on many factors, such as material, design, and printing technique. Currently, vinyl decals and wraps have become affordable products. Just remember to confirm the durability and removability before you buy them. Because durability should be considered together with price. And removability can affect the future resale value of your vehicles.

 

How do you make decal stickers?

The basic production process of vinyl decal stickers is as shown below. After graphic design or artwork is confirmed, the next step is printing. We use Epson and HP printers to meet different requirements. Then it comes to the laminating stage, ACME will add an overlaminate on the printed vinyl decal stickers to extend the product’s durability. Afterward, we use high-precision digital cutters to cut the outlines around the design. And the final step will be inspection and packaging.  ACME digital printing production process

 

Where can I order car decals?

ACME specializes in the production of various customized types and patterns of decals. You can contact us for a quote or go to our Alibaba store to buy online.

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Car hood stripe decals
jeep hood decals american flag
Jeep hood decals American flag
car hood decals
Custom car hood decals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Installation and Care

How much does it cost to remove car decals?
You can do it yourself if the old car decals are with a removable back adhesive like ACME products. You can check this article “How to Remove Old Vehicle Decals” to see the detailed procedure.
https://www.acmegraphic.com/how-to-remove-old-vehicle-decals/

How do you apply decal stickers?

There are mainly two application methods for installing vinyl decals and stickers, wet apply and dry applications. You can check our installation videos to learn both methods. Wet application is mainly used for vinyl decals that have permanent adhesive. The dry application method is for vinyl graphics which have easy re-position features. In addition, the installation method is also depending on the size of the sticker, if it’s very small, then dry apply will be ok.

Do decals ruin car paint?

Qualified vehicle decals won’t damage your car if you remove them carefully. Unless the paint condition on your vehicle is incredibly poor, the decals are highly unlikely to remove or affect the pain on the car anyway. The adhesives used in the making of decals won’t have any impact on the chemistry of the paint.
On the contrary, applying vehicle decals and wraps can save the shining look of your car paint for a longer period than the exposed parts.

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