You’ve undoubtedly already seen or used bumper sticker magnets. Custom made, these slick and shiny car decorations have gained popularity over the older type of adhesive bumper stickers. Magnetic bumper stickers have become so popular because they are removeable, reusable (environmentally friendly), flexible, durable, and fade-resistant. Properly applied, your bumper sticker magnet will remain adhered to any magnetic vehicle or other magnetic surface until you decide to remove it. On the flip side, they can be removed in a flash at any time and will not harm even the most expensive finish.
At Blue Bee Printing, we can create custom magnetic bumper stickers for your organization, campaign, band, dance troupe, podcast, or business. These affordable bumper sticker magnets are a great way to promote your cause or bring in new business.
Bumper stickers are a big commitment for any supporter because many people hesitate to mar their vehicle’s surface with a sticker that may or may not come off. The magic and appeal of magnetic bumper stickers is that they need only be left in place as long as the owner desires, and there will be no sticky, gummy residue left behind. This makes them the ideal advertisement material for any organization. Ask any supporter of a political campaign how they feel ten years after having placed a campaign bumper sticker on their car, and you’ll probably hear a tinge of regret in the answer. There’s no risk of supporter’s remorse with our custom-made magnetic bumper stickers.
Before ordering your magnets, we suggest creating a mock-up, or rough draft, out of paper and holding it up against your vehicle to get a sense of scale. Take your time creating your mock-up. You want to be sure that the size and shape will create the look you want in the final product.
Before you place a magnet on your vehicle, make sure that the intended area is actually metal. Today, some vehicle manufacturers create certain panels out of aluminum, for example, which is not magnetic. Aftermarket fiberglass isn’t magnetic, either, and neither are certain types of repaired surfaces.
If you aren’t sure if the part of your vehicle you intend to cover is magnetic, use a household refrigerator magnet to perform a reliable test before diving into your mock-up creation. If a standard refrigerator magnet sticks to your car or truck bumper, so will a magnetic bumper sticker. When performing this test, we recommend using a super-lightweight refrigerator magnet in order to prevent doing any damage to your vehicle’s finish.
The next step in creating your own customized magnetic bumper stickers is probably the most fun – receiving your finished products in the mail! Once your magnetic bumper stickers have arrived, clean and dry the intended application area of your vehicle thoroughly. If your vehicle has recently been painted or waxed, please make sure the paint or wax has cured completely before you place your magnetic sticker.
Be sure to place the magnet against a flat surface. Avoid placing it over any detailing, molding, dents, or recessed areas. Place the magnet beginning on one side and moving to the other, pressing it securely as you move from left to right or right to left. This application method will help you to avoid leaving any air pockets or bubbles. Failure to follow these instructions may result in the magnet coming loose from the vehicle when it is in motion.
In order to make your magnetic bumper sticker even more long-lasting, consider laminating it with UV-resistant laminate. This will further protect your magnet from fading, ensuring that the colors will remain vivid. UV-resistant laminate protection will prolong your magnetic bumper sticker’s lifespan, ensuring that it looks as good as possible for as long as possible. The best way to represent your organization is with a magnet that attracts attention and is easily readable with little to no fading over time.
We recommend that you remove your magnet anytime your vehicle is exposed to moisture – rain, snow, sleet, sprinklers, and dew will all compromise your magnet if you do not dry both the magnet and the car as promptly as possible. To clean your magnetic bumper sticker, use only a soft, damp cloth. Additionally, remember to remove your bumper sticker magnet before entering a car wash or washing your car at home. Failure to do so may compromise your magnet and your vehicle’s finish.