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Clear Vehicle Decals That Look Great on Any Vehicle Part

Whether you want to display your advertisement, business information, a quotation, or express your personality, our clear vehicle decals can be perfectly applied on any area of your vehicle – yes, even inside! Our car decals are designed not to damage any surface, so they’re safe to be placed on the body, windows, or doors of a car. These are also made of a durable and waterproof material, so car washes and windshield wipers will never be a problem.

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What Are Clear Car Decals?

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.

Clear Vinyl Car Decal Features


Additional Specs

  • Weight

    .05lbs per square foot (about the weight of 9 quarters)

  • Thickness

    .003" (about the same thickness as a sheet of copy paper)

  • Details

    Transparent where not printed, waterproof, easy to install, durable, removable and repositionable

  • Uses

    Indoor/Outdoor. Vehicle windows or doors, business advertising

  • Print Method

    Four color white ink process, eco-friendly, weather, fade and abrasion resistant UV ink

  • Estimated Lifespan

    3+ years with proper placement and care



How to Use Clear Vehicle Decals Templates

If you prefer to create your own clear vehicle decals, we have free design templates you can use. Our design templates are beginner-friendly and easy to edit – no graphic design experience needed! Plus, our intuitive online design tool makes customizing templates easy.

To get started, choose a template you like in the available options. Once you click your chosen template, it will automatically direct you to our online design tool. You can also manually search for a design by typing a keyword on the search bar. If you’re looking for a specific design, you can filter the search results and click on any of the categories on the left side.

When you choose a design template, it gives you opportunities to customize the design any way you want. You can change the font, experiment with colors, upload images, or add a logo and text. If you have your own design available with you, simply upload the file.

To avoid print production mistakes, make sure to double-check your design before printing. You can do this by clicking “View Proof.“ From there, you can review your design, and save your work as a draft by clicking “Save,” or select “Save & Continue” if you want to proceed to checkout.



How to Install Clear Car Decals

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.

Download or Print Clear Car Decal Installation Instructions PDF


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Care & Removal

Like all car and truck window decals, wash your clear decal regularly to maintain appearance and longevity. These decals are safe for most car washes. However, do not apply high pressure water for long periods of time to avoid having the decal start peeling. To remove the decal, simply peel back a corner using a razor blade and then pull the remaining decal away from the window. You can also use the razor blade to remove any remaining adhesive residue. Be careful not to scratch the installation surface if sharp objects are used during removal.


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Whether you need help uploading your design or are interested in creating something entirely new, our team of professional graphic designers is here to help. Nothing beats free!

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All Car and Vehicle Decals

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.

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Q:
What material is your clear car decal made out of?
Asked 2 years ago by Signs
A:
Our clear car decals are made from a 3 mil optically clear vinyl with proprietary adhesion technology. The decal comes with a frosted backer that can be peeled away before application. This material is optically clear once installed. It is a durable car decal option that works in almost any temperature, is easily installed, is repositionable, and leaves no adhesive residue upon removal. This thin vinyl material is durable for use on a car yet thin enough to be aesthetically pleasing no matter the placement or size of your decal.
Q:
How do I know where my decal will be clear?
Asked 2 years ago by Signs
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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, any area(s) 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.

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Do you offer other types of car or vehicle decals?
Asked 2 years ago by Signs
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We offer two other types of car decals. Perforated car decals, as alluded to above, offer one way visibility and are the ideal car decal for a graphic that will cover an entire window. These are most often used for rear window decals. Opaque vehicle decals are completely opaque regardless of what is printed on them due to the opaque nature of the vinyl itself. These are best used in situations where visibility is not a primary concern, such as the sides of vehicles rather than on the windows. More information for both of these types of decals is found by clicking on the links within this paragraph.

Q:
Are vinyl car decals the same thing as car stickers or car graphics?
Asked 2 years ago by Signs
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Generally speaking, the terms "car decals," "car stickers," and "car graphics" are interchangeable. 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. Instead, 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.

Q:
How thick are your car window decals?
Asked 2 years ago by Signs
A:
The thickness of our car decals is a minimal 3 Mil or .003 inches. This is thick enough to adhere to your car window or car for an extended period but not so thick that it ruins the look of the decal or vehicle itself. This extremely thin solution provides an aesthetically pleasing car decal that is simultaneously clear, durable and easily repositionable.
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What is the lifespan of your clear window decals?
Asked 2 years ago by Signs
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The lifespan of the clear car decal can be 3+ years with proper installation and maintenance. Though any car decal’s lifespan will vary greatly based on usage. Decals that are on vehicles driven in kinder climates inevitably will last longer than those exposed to harsh climates for extended periods.
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Will the exposure to sun or the elements ruin my decal?
Asked 2 years ago by Signs
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Our car decals are intended to be used on a vehicle that is driven and used in any climate. We print with a UV resistant ink that should protect your decal from any sun damage over time. Similarly, while there will be variability in the lifespan of your decal based off the climate it is used in, it should last for several years and withstand even the harshest of climates.
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Can the decals be cut to shape? Individual letters?
Asked 2 years ago by Signs
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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.

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How small or big can my window decal be?
Asked 2 years ago by Signs
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Your car decal cannot be any smaller than 3”x3”. Decals smaller than this are not possible due to the industrial size of our printers. For larger decals at least one dimension must be under 52”. Assuming that one dimension is under 52” you are allowed to go up to 1176” or nearly 98’ for your other dimension!
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What if my decal has more than 2 colors? Will it cost more?
Asked 2 years ago by Signs
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All of our signage is printed in full color. Thus, regardless of how many colors your design uses, or even how complex or intricate the design might be, your design will not impact the cost of your sign. Factors that may impact the cost of your car decal include any options selected, quantity, and applicable shipping and/or taxes.