Sunday Special: How About a Truck Tailgate Graphic?

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.

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Rear Window Graphics set your vehicle apart from the rest! Take your vehicle out of the 'wall-flower' class!

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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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Glowing Dust” – used by permission of Vantage Point Graphics 

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Monday:  Rest of the Life Cycle of the Moose!

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Sunday Special: Wanna to See Some Unusual Graphics?

For the past 2 weekends, I’ve been out-of-town and away from a computer (reunion-izing).  Today, let’s have a bit of fun with some unusual rear window graphics!

Different Categories

These graphics are in a variety of categories.  The photos are clickable!

Graphics that will make folks take notice ….

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Bird, Duck & Turkey Graphics

Show Off Your own Gaggle of Geese!

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For Your Eyes Only 

Jester Eyes - Definitely an Attention-Grabbing Graphic for Your Back Window!

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First Responders Graphics

Colorful & Eye-Catching: You Can Always Find Your Vehicle in a Crowded Parking Lot!

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Eagles & Patriotic Graphics

'Vengeance Clown.' Anyone Know About this One? It has 'USMC' on the Clown's Knuckles, so I Think it is Related to the Marines. Otherwise, I'm clueless!

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Wildest of the Wild Graphics

'I'm with Stupid' says it all!

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Miscellaneous Window Decals 

Show Your Appreciation of Art on Your Back Window with this Van Gogh: Starry Night!

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Also From the Misc. Window Graphics Category 

Sci Fi Fans - Introducing 'Dragon Star 2'

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‘Jester Eyes’ — used by permission of Vantage Point Graphics

All others — used by permission of Restyler’s Choice Graphics

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Monday:  The Life of a Turkey Poult

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Have You Noticed Too? 

A word about my graphic images.  Stealing images has become such a problem online that graphics manufacturers are putting water marks all over their images.  These marks are only on images used online; purchased graphics are perfect!

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Sunday Special: Marine Military Rear Window Graphics

Over the next few week-ends, I’ll show some beautiful graphics of our 5 military branches. Today, I’m displaying Marine Rear Window Graphics.

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'These Colors Never Run' used by permission of Restyler's Choice Graphics

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'Freedom Flight Marines' is used by permission of Vantage Point Graphics

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'Semper Fi' is available in 3 color combinations (Yellow on Red; Yellow on Black; White on Black) - Used by permission of Restyler's Choice Graphics

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'USMC Marine Corps Dog Tags' used by permission of Vantage Point Graphics - a John Rios Design

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'Camp Lejeune' used by permission of Restyler's Choice Graphics

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'US Marine Retired' is used by permission of Restyler's Choice Graphics

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Come Back Monday: More Info for Turkey Hunters

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In case you haven’t noticed:

My Professional Sport Teams Graphics (MBL, NBA, NFL)

and

College Sport Teams Graphics

are gone until the

Re-Licensing Negotiations are Completed!

Hope to have them back soon!

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Have You Seen These?  Previous Sunday Collections

Rear Window Graphics of First Responders

Harley-Davidson Rear Window Graphics

Western Window Stickers

Horse Rear Window Decals

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What’s So Hot About Rear Window Graphics?

 

Beautiful Art for Your Back Glass!

Beautiful Art for Your Back Glass!

 

Actually, rear window graphics  aren’t just Hot — they are Very Cool!

The Scoop

Whether  they are called rear window graphics, see-thru glass capes or back glass designs, they are referring to decorated vinyl for the back window of your vehicle.

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Feel the Heat Firefighters Endure!

Feel the Heat Firefighters Endure!

Some folks like to display scenes from their occupation:

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Lab Pups that are Hyan Dry!

 

Others like to show off their pets:

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Graphics are popular because they are easy to apply. The graphic: 50% holes and 50% vinyl.

The most useful tool needed for application of the graphic is an extra pair of hands. The graphic comes with a peel-off backing.  The image is centered and the excess is removed.

From Different Points of View

Looking  from the outside, the image looks solid (your eye is tricked into not seeing the holes).  From the inside, you see a clear view through the back glass (your eyes are tricked into not seeing the black vinyl).

 

Harley Davidson is Always in Style!

One of the amazing facts about vehicle rear graphics is that they give you privacy while making your vehicle easier to see!

Privacy is increased because others cannot see thru the back glass.

The graphics add an element of safety because the designs make the vehicle more noticeable – thus easier to see.

What Kinds of Graphics Are Available?

They come in an astonishing array of images: dogswildlife, military, horsescamouflagespecialty (scuba, other country Flags, etc.), patriotic, birds, fishingfirefighters,  Cowboy Up/Cowgirl Up ©, etc.

 

Unique Art: 'Night Mares'

Unique Art: 'Night Mares'

 

These full color images are the work of some of America’s most award winning illustrators, photographers and artists!

Other Benefits

The full window decals block half of the UV rays coming through the window. This protects the vehicle’s upholstery and reduces heat inside the cab.  Thus, the vehicle is cooler while the interior is protected from fading.

 

One Gorgeous Fish!

One Gorgeous Fish!

Upon arrival, the graphic will be rolled up and will look bland.

Once the backing has been removed from the graphic, the image will become vivid and clear.

 

American Symbols: Eagle in Flight on Flag

American Symbols: Eagle in Flight on Flag

 

Change your vehicle — from ‘wallflower’  to ‘very cool’ — by adding a beautiful, rear window graphic!  What a great way to add sizzle to your ride!

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Why Are Rear Window Graphics So Popular?

 

Amazing Realism!

 

Undoubtedly, you have seen them!  SUV’s, minivans, trucks and cars are showing dazzling graphic art work on their back windows in increasing numbers. Why? These see-through window decals reflect the personality of the vehicle’s owner.

They come in an astonishing array of images: wildlife, military, horses, camouflage, scuba, patriotic, hunting, fishing, firefighters, etc.

Popular for Many Reasons

 

A Patriotic Rear Window Graphic!

The window decals are popular for many reasons: ease-of-application; added privacy, yet with increased visibility; long-lasting, good looks; and these full-color images are the work of some of America’s best photographers and illustrators.

The most useful tool needed for application of the graphic art is an extra pair of hands. The vehicle graphics comes with a peel-off backing. The image is centered and the excess is removed. These full-window decals last between two and five years. The most difficult part is choosing just one graphic design.

 

Coast Guard Graphic from the Military Series

 

These window-filling stickers are made from vinyl and are surprisingly “low tech.” The graphic designs are one-half vinyl and one-half holes.

They work by tricking your eyes! Human eyes absorb the light that is reflected from objects. Thus, folks looking at the rear window image, see the light that is being reflected off of the graphic and do not see holes. They see a solid image.

How These Vinyl Graphics Work

When installed, the sticky side of the vinyl graphics is black and adheres to the outside of the rear window. Looking out of the rear window, you see the light reflected from the objects outside of the vehicle, such as buildings, cars, etc. Your eyes blend the black vinyl with the images seen through the holes to create the illusion that the window is clear!

The full window decals block 50 % of the UV rays coming through the window. It protects the vehicle’s upholstery and reduces heat inside the cab. Thus, the vehicle is cooler while the interior is protected from fading.

 

A Gorgeous Scene of Cowboys and Horses!

Privacy is increased because of the opaque nature of the decals. Yet the graphics add an element of safety because the designs make the vehicle more noticeable – thus easier to see.

Normal Questions About Rear Window Graphics

Here are two questions the first-time buyer usually has: “Is there something wrong? I just opened the package and the image isn’t very bright.” And “Will the graphic damage or be damaged by window tints or window defrosters?”

 

 

'Surface Strike' Rear Window Graphic

Once the peel-off backing has been removed from the graphic, the image will become more vivid and clear. Second, these graphics will not effect, nor be affected by window defrosters or window tinting.

While looking for products for our site, I investigated the quality & reliability of products. We only sell products we feel are the best available. These rear window graphics are the ‘top of the line.” When driving down the streets, I can tell the difference between our designs and “the others.” Our scenes are crisp, clear, full color and easy-to-install!

Graphic Sizes to Fit Your Vehicle

 

The National Flag of Canada

Rear window decals generally come in three sizes: (1) suitable for small trucks – about 16” x 54”; (2) regular sized trucks – about 20” x 65 inches and (3) SUV’s and minivans – about 20” x 65 inches. Some window graphics are available for the split back windows of trucks.

 

 

Beautiful Northern Pintails

Remove your vehicle from the “wallflower” class to the cool class by adding a full-color, rear window graphic! It is a great way to personalize your vehicle!

This is just a small sample of the hundreds we carry. For ease, they have been divided into categories: outdoors, fishing,  military, patriotic, birds and specialty rear window graphics.

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