Preparation & Application of Magnetic Signs
Clean and dry both the vehicle and Magnetic Sign prior to application. Dirt or dust on either the vehicle or the Magnetic Sign can cause scratching of the painted surface. When properly cleaned and cared for, Magnetic Signs are rated for a functional life span of 6 to 12 months of use. Here’s how to get the most life out of your custom car magnets!
Failure to follow the care tips and usage instructions that follow may cause damage to the Magnetic Sign and/or the surface to which it has been applied, and/or possible failure of the magnet to maintain its hold. eSigns.com takes no responsibility of, and will not be held liable for, any damage caused by abuse, misuse, or failure to follow the enclosed care tips and usage instructions. Please do not discard this guide. Please keep it handy for periodic reference and review.
Preparing the Vehicle (or Other) Surface:
Please Note: Magnetic signs will not work on Emron® paint, vehicles with non‐magnetic body panels (such as fiberglass), non‐ferrous metals like aluminum, plastic on Saturn® cars, vehicles that have been repaired with Bondo®, simulated wood‐grain siding, or vehicles that have been painted numerous times.
Clean the metallic surface and the magnet with mild detergent. Wipe dry with a soft cloth or allow the surface to air dry normally.
Applying the Sign to the Vehicle:
Do not apply a Magnetic Sign that has been stored rolled with the magnetic surface facing out. The Magnetic Sign may not attach properly to the metallic surface, resulting in lifted corners or air gaps which will weaken its hold on the metal surface. Follow the instructions given below on Magnetic Sign Storage.
Starting with one corner of the sign first, and then allow the magnetic pull between the sign and the vehicle’s surface to help attach the rest. Be sure the entire Magnetic Sign is flat against the surface with no air pockets.
If you place the magnet in the wrong position, completely remove the magnet from the surface and reaffix. When removing the Magnetic Sign, lift at the sides and not at the corners. Do not pull the magnetic sign across the surface, as that may stretch and/or damage.
Avoid using Magnetic Signs on horizontal metal surfaces exposed to direct sunlight or temperatures exceeding 150° F (65.6° C). Avoid using Magnetic Signs in very cold weather, especially temperatures below ‐15° F (‐26° C). Cold weather will make the magnet more brittle, so please use caution when handling your Magnetic Signs in cold weather.
Please note: long‐term use on surfaces frequently exposed to sunlight can result in uneven fading of the surface as the area covered by the Magnetic Sign is shielded from the sun.
Make sure that your Magnetic Signs are firmly affixed to the vehicle before driving.