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Clear car decals can be used on the inside or outside of windows, doors, or any other area of your vehicle. They have also been specifically designed to not damage your car’s paint or windows and are able to withstand most car washes and windshield wipers.
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A clear car decal is an image or graphic printed directly onto transparent vinyl material. This allows the background of the decal to be see-through where not printed, making this a great option to use on car windows without obstructing your view. Clear car decals can be placed on either the outside or inside of your vehicle’s window and can also be applied to the sides, doors, and body without damaging paint.
Custom clear vehicle decals are generally used to advertise one’s business or products on cars, trucks, vans, jeeps, motorcycles, or any other vehicle. They are also great for showing off sports teams, logos, personal designs, and more.
Install your clear vinyl car decal in minutes without the need of professional help. Installation instructions are included with every order or can be found below, helping you know exactly what to do.
Made with durable 4 mil vinyl and water/weather/UV resistant ink, your clear decal is made to withstand even the harshest weather conditions for over five years.
Standard and inside glass options available, allowing you to place your decal on either the inside or outside of your vehicle’s window.
Standard and halo cut options available, allowing you to customize the shape of your vehicle decal.
Your design will be printed onto a sheet of transparent vinyl material using an advanced white ink printing process. This allows the background of the decal to be see-through from both sides where not printed, providing visibility through your vehicle’s windows.
The following instructions are to help you have a successful, timely install of your custom car window decal. The installation is a simple process and requires no professional help. We recommend installing your decal in an environment with a temperature above 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
Clear car decals use a wet installation method, so you will need to begin by creating an application solution (approximately 3 drops of dishwashing liquid to 1 gallon of warm water) which you will eventually apply to the desired surface and the adhesive side of the decal.
Clean the desired surface (either the window or body of your vehicle) with soap and water, removing all dust and dirt particles. If dust and dirt is not fully removed from the surface this may cause small air bubbles in your decal and prevent it from adhering properly. After cleaning the surface, either allow time for the surface to air dry or remove excess water with a rubber squeegee.
Thoroughly soak the desired surface with the application solution created in Step 1.
Lay your clear vehicle decal on a flat, smooth surface and begin to remove the back liner. As you are removing the back liner, generously apply application solution to the back of the decal.
Take the decal and place it onto your desired surface with the wet adhesive side against the application surface. You may lift the decal to remove large bubbles or wrinkles when applying.
The application solution on both the application surface and the adhesive side of the decal will allow you to slide the decal into the correct position.
Use a squeegee* to remove air bubbles and excess application solution from underneath the decal. When using the squeegee, start in the center of the decal and squeegee in a straight line to the right and left side of the decal. Continue this process until you have ran the squeegee over the entire decal. Feel free to press hard when using the squeegee to ensure the removal of excess water. You may place the back liner on top of your decal during this process to avoid damage to the decal. Once squeegeed, you will not be able to reposition your decal.
*Available as an additional purchase
Use a paper towel to wipe excess water away from the edges of the decal. Allow up to 24 hours for the decal to dry before driving.
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We offer several different vehicle decal types to ensure you are able to get the decal that best meets your needs. Create a consistent look and make your vehicle stand out by incorporating several different types of decals on your car or truck.
No background, letters and objects cut to exact shape
Clear background, any color combination available
White background, any color combination available
Perforated material, best for covering entire windows
White background, designed for permanent use
Clear is indicated by the gray and white checkered area on our design tool. If you want any part of your custom car decal to be clear, that background must be visible on your proof. When you select “Clear Car Decal” in our design tool the background will automatically switch to the gray and white checkered background to indicate that you are designing on a clear background. If you have uploaded a JPG file to the site with a white background, we will print the white of that background. If you want that to be clear instead, please upload a PNG with transparency or a vector file with transparency.
Your car decal is made from a clear vinyl material. Thus, anywhere where your graphic isn’t showing and the checkered background is visible will be clear. So the portion of your decal that will be transparent will largely depend on what you are printing. For those seeking to print over the entire surface area and yet retain visibility we recommend our perforated car decals. These decals offer one way visibility regardless of how much of the surface area is printed. Please keep this in mind when using clear car decals that have a design that covers the entire surface area.
Generally speaking the phrase car decals can be exchanged with car stickers or car graphics. All of these are strong adhesive graphics that can be placed on a wide variety of vehicles including trucks, boats, cars, tractors and more. While most car decals, including our perforated and opaque decals, include some kind of adhesive backing, our clear car decals do not use an adhesive backing. These decals use a proprietary adhesion that makes them repositionable yet durable enough to be used in almost any temperature and situation.
Also of note, all of our car decals (clear, opaque and perforated) are a different product from what is known as vinyl lettering. This means that these car decals will come in one continuous piece with your decal printed on it. Even a design featuring a word will have a backing to it. These can be cut to shape as explained below, but we do not recommend attempting to cut out individual letters. If you are looking for car decals that feature individual letters or designs please our vinyl lettering product page.
As explained above, if you are looking for individual letters or designs then please visit our vinyl lettering page.
Otherwise, you may choose a simple square/rectangle with or without rounded corners. The rounded corners can be 1/4" or 1". You can also have your sign cut in the shape of a circle or oval. In addition to these options, you may choose 'custom with border' (commonly known as halo cut), which is where we will cut the decal to your design with a border around the outer edge.
Yes, just like our normal window decals you are able to place your clear car decal on the inside of your window and have it be visible to someone outside your car if you select the “Inside Glass” option.
For clear car decals this is absolutely an option. If you’d like to position your car decal on the inside of your window to be seen by passersby, then simply select the “Inside Glass” option during the designing and ordering process. The decal will then have the graphic printed on the backside of the sign with the ability for the front side of the decal to adhere to the inside of your window. However, please be aware that most cars have tinted windows which may severely obstruct the visibility of your sign. The best test is to print out your graphic on a piece of paper and tape it to the inside of your car. If you can see it clearly, then the “Inside Glass” option should work for you.
Before you do any installation it is best to clean the surface where the decal will be applied and let it air dry. The dirt and grime that is removed will ensure that the card decal will adhere better when applied.
Before installing your decal you may want to mark the location you want to place it on the window or car with in a non-permanent way.
After removing the backing protecting the adhesive side of the decal use a spray bottle consisting of water and a drop or two of mild detergent or soap to wet the adhesive side of the decal itself as well as the surface where it will be applied. The water in these two locations will give you the ability to reposition the decal before it is fully adhered to the surface.
Once the decal is placed correctly use a squeegee or other flat surface to carefully remove any small or minor air bubbles or pockets and excess water that may remain. The only caution in using a sharp edge is to be careful not to scratch or damage the car or surface itself. We offer a felt tipped squeegee at a small charge as an additional option to help with installation and avoid such damage.
Once the water has dried completely the decal will adhere to the surface and the installation is done.
Smaller decals are easily installed by one person. We recommend reading the instructions fully before removing the backing so that the surface is clean and the spray bottle is prepared before beginning installation. Otherwise, small decals are not difficult to install by yourself.
Larger decals (anything over 18” or 24” in any given dimension) are much easier to install with 2 or more people. This makes it much easier to prevent the decal from sticking to itself, placing the decal and removing any air bubble or pockets as it is initially applied.
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