Rear window graphics (also known as perforated car window decals) are specialized decals designed for the use on the rear and side windows of your vehicle. These decals are made using perforated vinyl, meaning that tiny holes called micro punctures are punctured into 50% of the material. This allows the design on the decal to be visible from the outside and see-through from the inside. Using rear window graphics is a great way to advertise your business or show off a custom design while still maintaining clear visibility when looking out your vehicle’s windows.
Custom rear window graphics are commonly used to cover the entire rear or side windows on cars, trucks, jeeps, vans, commercial vehicles, semi trucks, and any other type of vehicle that has windows.
- No extra cost
- Helps maintain image quality
- Blocks harmful UV rays
- Repels water
- Prevents dirt and grime from getting into perforated holes
Using rear window graphics and signs is one of the most effective and safe ways to advertise your products, services, or business on your vehicle. When using other decals, they tend to obstruct vision and can even lead to unsafe driving. Rear window graphics allow you to display large messages and still maintain full visibility of your surroundings.
Size and Design Tips
When measuring the size of your car or truck window, be sure to measure the largest width and height to ensure that your sign will cover all areas of the window.
Order your graphic 2” wider and higher than the length of your window. This allows room for trimming and will ensure that you order a size large enough to cover the entire window. For example, if your window is 50” x 20” order a decal that is 52” x 22”.
When designing your custom rear window graphic, place your design/image/graphic in the center of the decal to make sure it will not be affected by trimming.
In order to maximize the visibility of your decal, be sure to use as much contrast as possible between the background color and your design. For example, if you use a light background with a light design or lettering it may be difficult for others to see. Or if your decal is very dark and is placed on any sort of tinted window it may appear washed out. Thus, design and intended surfaces should be considered when creating your graphic.
Installing your rear window graphic is a simple and straightforward process that does not require any professional help. A set of instructions will be included with your order to assist you.
- Clean your car window, removing all dirt and grime from the surface. Allow the window to fully air dry before proceeding.
- Lay out your decal on your vehicle’s window with the backing still on and make sure it is aligned properly and that you’ve ordered the correct size.
- Pull the decal away from the window and remove the backing, exposing the black adhesive side of the decal. If the backing appears to be tearing when removing it, this may be because you are not removing all layers of the backing. When removing the backing, you should be able to see the back of the graphic, which is black.
- Place the graphic back onto your vehicle’s window, making sure it is aligned with the markings made previously. Begin to apply to the window, using a squeegee* or flat edge. Start from the center of the graphic and work your way towards the outer corners.
- Once you have applied the entire decal to your window, remove the excess material around the edges using a razor blade. Be sure to use caution when doing this to avoid damaging your vehicle’s window or paint.
Perforated car decals are safe for manual car washes and will stand up to most exterior elements. Avoid automated/automatic car washes and power washers when washing your car. To extend the life of your decals, avoid parking in direct sunlight for extremely long periods of time. Remove dirt and other buildup regularly with a damp, non-abrasive cloth to keep adhesive strong.