Will Blue Bee’s Custom Bumper Stickers Damage My Car?

Custom bumper stickers are an inexpensive yet impactful way to tell the world about the places you’ve been, the family you love, the sports teams you cheer for, and the philosophies that mean the most to you.

Country legend George Strait even wrote a song about the one on the back of his truck: “There ain’t another like it ‘cause I had it made up.” But whether or not you share Strait’s vision to “Honk If You Honky Tonk,” you surely share an interest making sure that meaningful custom bumper sticker doesn’t eventually mean damage to your vehicle.

At Blue Bee, we feel the same way. That’s why our custom bumper stickers – available in white vinyl, clear vinyl, gloss UV laminate, and matte UV laminate – are specially designed with premium-quality professional materials to reliably adhere to chrome, paint, or glass; look great for thousands of travel miles no matter the weather or terrain; and, eventually, as your tastes change, leave no trace when removed properly.

Here are five tips to keep in mind when creating your next custom bumper sticker.

Choose bumper stickers created for automotive use. Seems obvious, but it’s worth noting. Normal paper stickers will likely either slip off at the first turn, or ruin the vehicle’s exterior when they have to be chipped off. Our permanent adhesive is intended for safe, long-lasting use on cars.

Radiate beauty. If your stickers are going to be in the sun more than six hours a day, or if they’ll be in a harsh environment, consider adding one of our UV laminates to protect your colors from fading and your stickers from scratching.

Location, location, location. You can put Blue Bee custom car stickers anywhere on your vehicle without fear of their damaging the underlying surface. However, because a sticker becomes a kind of sunscreen, depending on the kind of paint used on your car, removing your message could potentially leave a less-faded spot. A better choice might be a chrome bumper or a rear or side glass window. Just make sure it doesn’t block your view while driving.

Keep it clean. When you’re ready to apply your Blue Bee custom car sticker, wipe the area where you want to place it. Use glass cleaner, rubbing alcohol, or warm water and soap, then thoroughly buff it dry to prevent trapping dirt underneath. Once you’re sure the surface is smooth and no moisture remains, carefully peel the backing and slowly place the sticker onto the vehicle. Use a credit card wrapped in a thin washcloth to rub out any bubbles or ripples so they don’t obscure your message or shorten its lifespan.

Parting doesn’t have to be sweet sorrow. When it’s time to bid adieu to your bumper sticker (perhaps to put a new Blue Bee custom bumper sticker in its place!), take care to keep the surface looking as good as new. Try using a hair dryer cranked up high and blown at the sticker from a few inches away, starting in the middle and working outward. Then grab your credit card or a rubber spatula, or just use your fingernail to get under a loose edge and slowly peel the sticker and adhesive away. It may rip; just find another loose edge and start over. Spraying WD-40 under the sticker while peeling it away may help the process. Finally, remove any remaining residue with help from something like Goo Gone, rubbing alcohol, or white vinegar.

The next time you’re ready to make a moving statement, make it last with a Blue Bee custom bumper sticker that both you and your car will love.

Step Up Your Tailgating Game

Fall is in the air and for some that means crisp leaves, pumpkin spice lattes, and apple picking. But for millions across the country, fall means football season, and that means tailgating. Are you the type of tailgater who shows up an hour before the game with a bag of sandwiches and a 6-pack of beer? Or is tailgating a way of life for you where you arrive at the stadium hours in advance to stake out your spot, stoke the charcoals of your portable grill, and set up a portable living room? Serious tailgaters are a culture all their own and you too can join their ranks. It’s time to step up your tailgating game with custom stickers and magnets.

The Car

Let’s start with your vehicle. Are you really asking your friends and loved ones to hang out with you out of the back of your SUV without going all out for your team? If you’re a true fan, custom vinyl decals are the way to go. Support your team with team logos and slogans for the sides and back of your car. Cool accents like racing stripes really show you made an effort.

Clear window stickers along the back windshield are another place to customize your car for your tailgating party. They are easy to apply and can be placed without obstructing your view. Support your team every day, not just on Sundays.

If you use your car for work and need something removable, custom car magnets can show off your tailgate on Sundays and come right off Monday morning. You can even move them around. There are smaller magnets for team logos and large size car sign magnets for the side of your car. Create a custom logo for your party for a sign magnet and be the envy of every nearby tailgater. 30 mil car magnets are strong and won’t fall off, so even if the stadium is a long way from home, you won’t lose the magnets on the trip.

The Gear

You may have spent hundreds on a Yeti cooler, but your tailgate gear should reflect your enthusiasm for your team. Don’t forget to outfit your cooler with custom die cut stickers of your team logo. Be helpful to your guests by labeling your coolers with their contents. People won’t have to open them as often and the drinks will stay cold. Have separate coolers for alcohol, non-alcoholic beverages, and food, each with their own label.

The grill is the focal point of a tailgate party. People wait for delicious burgers and hot dogs, milling around the grill in the meantime. You can personalize your grill hood with custom stickers. Some decorative flames at the edges, a fun grill nickname like Smokey the Bear or Hot Stuff, team logos, or a “Life of the Party” slogan all make for fun decorations for your grill.

Don’t’ forget your chairs when you’re preparing the party. Team licensed fold out chairs can cost a lot more than plain ones. You can customize your own chairs with team logo vinyl decals. They’re durable so they’ll survive people jumping up and out of the chairs.

The Location

There’s nothing worse than staking out your perfect parking spot only to have someone pull in right next to it as you’re setting up. Portable banner stands are an affordable, reusable way to reserve your party’s square footage. Once you roll into your spot, pop out the banner stand to let everyone know that this space is reserved for the best tailgating party ever.

The People

You’re going to be very busy manning the grill, making sure your guests are comfortable, and discussing the latest team trade. If you want to make sure you don’t have any interlopers crashing your party, give everyone a nametag sticker. You’ll know if someone doesn’t belong right away.

Be a Tailgating Star

With Blue Bee Printing, the sky is the limit for your next tailgating party. Custom stickers, decals, and banner stands are some of the ways to show off your team spirit. If you have something in mind, consult with our team of designers to help you. The next time you head to the stadium, your party will be so memorable you might forget you’re there to see a game.