Decal Adhesive and What Cars to Stay Away From

Window Decal

Car signs, other than clings and magnets, are applied with an adhesive in order to stick to the vehicle. Customers are often confused as to whether adhesive based products can be removed or not. It is important to know that adhesive signs are removable but are not reusable. Most car owners can be reluctant to place a decal on their car because they are afraid it might damage the paint on the cart. There are adhesives that are crafted specially to not rip or disrupt car paint yet still hold strong. Car decals can be removed by heating the decal with a hair dryer or another heat source and gently peeling off the material.
Decals have become very popular among both small businesses and personal consumers. Since these car window decals are printed in a rectangular shape, you have to trim away the edges for a custom fit on your window. They’re a great choice for most vehicles, but some have a rear window shape that can cause a lot of difficulty in both design and installation. Here’s my picks for the 5 worst vehicles for using car window decals:

Decals are popular for businesses and for car owners decorating their car. Most car decals are cut in rectangular shapes to fit windows in order to fill out the car and help the overall design. Still not all cars are designed to fit decals well. Their shape causes issues for installation and for visibility. Below a few vehicles that are not recommended for car decals:

Worst Overall: Volvo C30

The circular window shape combined with a large rear wiper and door handle causes major issues when a car owner installs the decal. There is a small space above the rear wiper but if you are going to try and apply a decal to this car it is best to try a centerpiece decal. Either way, decals are not recommended for this car.

Worst Truck: Trucks with sliding rear windows

Many pickup trucks have a sliding rear window. The design is useful for a truck owner but it can be an issue if the truck owner wants to apply window graphics. The space that comes in between the windows when the sliding window is used creates a gap in the graphics. The pieces would also need to be ordered in three pieces to fit the individual windows properly.

Worst SUV/Crossover: Nissan Murano

Nissan models present a challenge when ordering car window decals. The popular Murano looks great but the shape of the rear window is hard to define and doesn’t leave much advertising space. It is not the best choice to use as an advertising vehicle.

Worst Larger Car: Chevrolet Corvette

It’s hard to imagine many people advertising on their Corvette, but it is a popular car for personal car graphics and customization. However, the rear window’s wedge shape and extreme slant could cause serious visibility problems. Rear window graphics are not recommended if a Corvette is your daily driver.

It is hard to see advertising working on a Corvette unless for special circumstances. The issue for long term signage is the rear window’s wedge shape and the angle that the window slants at already causes visibility issues without a decal. Corvettes are a great around town vehicle, it should stay that way.

Worst Small Car: Mini Clubman

A small vehicle is not build for a large decal. It is recommended a small vehicle owner should apply a centerpiece rear window. The only issue with this car model is the split rear down and the two rear wipers than could potentially lift the decal off the window. A Mini Clubman owner is better off with a car door decal or a car magnet.