Some states frown on rear window graphics for the back window of a vehicle. However, there’s a new wrinkle ….
Are you aware that most rear window graphics are convertible into a graphic for the back of your truck (or other vehicle)?
Rear Window Graphics
Essentially, a rear window graphic is a piece of vinyl that is 50% vinyl and 50% holes. It makes it possible to see out of the back window (for safety); yet the person standing outside of the vehicle can’t see inside.
Good reasons for adding a rear window graphic: It reduces heat inside the vehicle, protects the upholstery from fading and offers privacy and safety (a single woman might feel safer where it isn’t obvious that she’s the only person riding in the car/truck).
It is easy to find your vehicle in a crowded parking lot, because it is different … not exactly like the dozens of other cars of the same color, make and model.
Truck Tailgate Graphics
These graphics do NOT go on the back window because they are solid vinyl. They are laminated for long-wear.
Installation is like that of the rear window graphic and should last more than 5 years. Easily removed from your car or truck, the vinyl won’t mar the paint finish.
In fact, having a tailgate graphic actually protects your paint job from minor wear-and-tear.
Care of Vinyl Graphics
Whether your graphic is for the tailgate or the back window, there are some rules for protecting your investment.
1) Avoid running the graphic through a car wash for at least a week. This gives the adhesives time to firmly bond to the vehicle.
2) Commercial car washes are fine. If you are using a do-it-yourself car wash, do not hold the wash wand closer than ten inches to the graphic’s surface.
Prices & Sizes
I’ll cover this next weekend. In the meantime, if you are interested, drop a line to my email (marylouise @ greatghilliesandgraphics.com) and I’ll get a price for you and email it back!
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