There’s a slight downside to applying vinyl graphics to vehicles. This is that they are a semi-permenant application. For taxis and private hire vehicles which need temporary branding which can be removed and re-applied easily, magnetics are the way to go.
The magnetic substrate comes in a white base-colour, so it’s ideal for white vehicles. However, if applying to different coloured vehicles, the usual way to go is to apply a base background of vinyl to match the paintwork, with the graphics and text on top.
On this particular job, I spray-painted the magnetic substrate with three coats of gloss-black and a clear-coat to lock it in so pressure-washing etc wouldn’t make the paint chip and peel. It’s always advisable to apply the graphics after the paint and top clear-coat is thoroughly dry. This is because the paint may peel when removing the backing of the top graphics.
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