Be sure the application surface
is clean and free of dirt, oils and grease. Clean with soap and water, dry surface,
wipe with alcohol. In any outdoor application, such as car signs, the metal surface
should be waxed.
Magnetic sheeting holds best
to flat surfaces and surfaces reasonably curved in one direction. When the magnet
is placed in the wrong position, remove magnet and re-position. DO NOT pull magnet
to re-position when it is against the surface , as the magnet may stretch due
to resistance caused by the high magnetic strength and also may scratch the application
surface. Make sure the entire magnet is against the metal surface - no air pockets.
Moisture and dirt WILL COLLECT between
the magnet and metal surface, particularly in outside applications (car signs).
Remove and clean both the magnet and surface with mild detergent and allow both
to dry. For car signs, the magnetic sign MUST BE REMOVED OCCASIONALY to remove
a build up of dirt behind the sign which WILL RESULT in the sign evetually falling
from the vehicle. We recomment a cleaning process weekly.
To protect the new
clear coat / base coat and vinyl surfaces present on new cars and trucks we recommend
daily removal of magnetic signs.
is more pliable and easy to work with when it is at room temperature when applied.
The best way to store magnetic signs or material is either flat or on a roll,
never magnet to magnet.
Waxing the back of
the magnet helps prevent dirt from scratching the magnetic side of the magnet
or sign, or dirt becoming "embedded" in the magnetic surface.
If your magnet has a bend in
it from laying on a non-flat surface, try applying the magnet on the side of your
laundry dryer while it is running. The heat will help the magnet conform back
to its original flat surface. Store
multiple magnets with cardboard between them.
Round corners, which we have on most of our magnets, will
eliminate a curling of the edges as the magnet ages. This also helps prevent magnets
from "tearing" during removal.
If you have a square cut magnet and
the edges start to "curl" you can simply use a half dollar or other
small round object and a utility/razor knife or scissors to round the corners
and cut the curling area from the magnet.