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Post by Psalmbook on Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:22 am

I've used car magnets from Vistaprint for years. I just changed out my latest one & notices the paint under the magnet has bubbled. I live in FL & I'm sure it has something to do with the moisture & heat we have here. It's an older model van, so I'm going to keep using the magnet, but when I get a new vehicle I'll need to find a way that won't ruin it. I thought ya'll would want to know so you don't have the same thing happen.
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Post by Miss Ronnie on Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:10 am

Linda; the directions tell you to remove the magnet every 3 or so days and clean the area. I have 10 magnets on my van. Very Happy

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Post by katerra77 on Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:03 pm

Wow, thanks for info, I have to check my car!
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Post by barbb919 on Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:54 pm

I only use mine when I go on a job...i should drive around daily with it though...but I always take it off when I get home as dirt can get under it and scratch the paint
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Post by ladysinaz on Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:57 pm

Like anything it will mess up the colour too over time.
The sun will fade the regular paint colour all over the car, but won't fade under the magnet.
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Post by Miss Ronnie on Thu Nov 22, 2012 8:33 am

ladysinaz wrote:Like anything it will mess up the colour too over time.
The sun will fade the regular paint colour all over the car, but won't fade under the magnet.

Not true (for Vistaprint magnets at least.) I am always re-ordering them because they fade and peel. Luckily, Vistaprint offers such fantastic email deals that I get them for free almost all the time, paying only shipping, of course.)

And be careful how you clean them... only use water.
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Post by Tamara Paints People on Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:59 pm

Glad I saw this thread. I'm getting a car of my own in January and getting some magnets is one of the first things I want to do. What I'd really love is a car wrap but my current budget is better suited to free vistaprint stuff.
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Post by Miss Ronnie on Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:24 pm

We ALL want car wraps!!!!... but only a few on here have them...
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Post by ladysinaz on Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:55 pm

Miss Ronnie, i mean the paint on the car not the magnet Smile
if you have the magnet in the same place all the time.. the cars paint will eventually fade, but that spot under the magnet won't.. so when you take the magnet off the patch doesn't match the rest of the car.

OOoooo wraps.. i should post up what my bf did for me.. we got a vinyl cutter i may have mentioned.. for my b-day he snuck outside and pimped my ride
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Post by Sweet Loretta on Thu Nov 29, 2012 2:19 pm

The Vista Print magnets are the lightweight. So if you live in an extreme weather area, or do alot of highway travel opt for more expensive heavy weight magnets as the lightweight ones will blow off your vehicle.

Do however take advantage of Vista Print deals.

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Post by kathyhepler on Tue Dec 18, 2012 4:16 am

Miss Ronnie wrote:Linda; the directions tell you to remove the magnet every 3 or so days and clean the area. I have 10 magnets on my van. Very Happy

so as long as you remove it every few days it is fine?
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Post by kathyhepler on Tue Dec 18, 2012 4:28 am

I am thinking of getting magnets
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Post by ediesbeads on Thu Sep 19, 2013 12:30 pm

I'm pulling this up from the depths... but has anyone done window vinyl? I have a cricut.... thinking about cutting vinyl and sticking it to my window!
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Post by rthling on Thu Sep 19, 2013 12:56 pm

I have vinyl on my van windows! Love it! I get tons of people asking for my card.



But now that I have a new vehicle, and my sister is driving my van around, I need to have new ones done.
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Post by Miss Ronnie on Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:52 pm

Where do you get your vinyls, Diane?
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Post by rthling on Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:23 pm

Alpha Graphics Middleton in Wisconsin. My dad is the franchise owner there.
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