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Vinyl decals for cars - Inside window or outside

iu97alumiu97alum Posts: 35Member
edited December 2010 in General
Ok, for those of you who have made decals for you cars, do you put the decal on the outside of the window or inside? I'm about to begin my journey (christmas presents) and wanted to see what everyone else is doing. This is a first for me so I am not sure which way might be best. :)
dana

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  • MeFlickMeFlick Posts: 6,567Member
    I use the vinyl and put it on the outside of my windows. Been there for over a year - through Sun, heat, rain, snow, etc. and no problems still there!!
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  • neldanelda Posts: 11,637Moderator
    Outside here as well. Although I have some of that printable vinyl (from Papilio) and I think I may put it on the inside. http://www.texascraft.com/hps/home.php?cat=283
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  • iu97alumiu97alum Posts: 35Member
    When putting in inside or out, do you find (back windows) the defrosting lines mess with it? :) Thanks for answering my question ya'll!!
  • kittskikittski Posts: 1,339Member
    Outside here. No problems with defrost lines.
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  • SherriSherri Posts: 736Member
    It definately goes on the outsdie and nothing will hurt it.
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  • JaneDough99_TanyaJaneDough99_Tanya Posts: 1,589Member
    Just dont use the oracal 631 for outdoor it doesn't withstand cold temps.

  • CaseysAngelCaseysAngel Posts: 14,967Member
    yep outside the window.

    I don't currently have one on mine though. I had a Karate one but Adam's and them changed their logo on me so I took it off. Waiting on Sensei to get us the new one!!!!!!
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  • karen3912karen3912 Posts: 3,182Banned
    Yes, all of mine go on the outside. You wouldn't see them well through tinted windows. No. the heat lines don't hurt them. I have had one on Kye's car for 2 years and it still looks new.
  • karen3912karen3912 Posts: 3,182Banned
    Except I gave Kye's to Tahlia, my granddaughter for her 16th birthday. I have to change the name. Kye was upset until she got home and found her number plates on her Dad's Alfa Romeo. He didn't need two!
  • RainydaysunshineRainydaysunshine Posts: 1,408Member
    I have used 631 on cars, one of them has been on for over 3 years, granted we dont get super cold here or super hot (I live in western Oregon) But as anyones from around her knows, we get a TON of rain...That particular vinyl still looks brand new, and its black and red, not even fadding... So 631 can be used on cars... :-D
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  • karen3912karen3912 Posts: 3,182Banned
    edited December 2010
    We get super hot. I wish we got super cold. One place we lived for 2 years it got to 56C and it melted my dashboard in my land rover and buckled it into an abstract shaped thing. So how hot did it get inside the car? I used to have to run outside and turn the car on and the air conditioner then run back inside and wait 20 minutes before I could get in the car. That was if the 2 emu's who claimed my front garden as theirs would let me into the car. I was so happy to move from there. :-S
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  • karriecookkarriecook Posts: 147Member
    Holy smokes, Karen, that is HOT! BTW, I had to look up what an Emu is:imageimage
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  • karriecookkarriecook Posts: 147Member
    Not sure why he posted twice. Guess he has a twin. LOL!
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  • JaneDough99_TanyaJaneDough99_Tanya Posts: 1,589Member
    I have used 631 on cars, one of them has been on for over 3 years, granted we dont get super cold here or super hot (I live in western Oregon) But as anyones from around her knows, we get a TON of rain...That particular vinyl still looks brand new, and its black and red, not even fadding... So 631 can be used on cars... :-D
    Well we can get -52C with windchill here lol once it hit -20 here this winter it started coming off :( so will have to redo it in the spring with some outdoor stuff. It worked fine all summer but our winters are too harsh.

  • karen3912karen3912 Posts: 3,182Banned
    Karrie, Lol, I had 2 of them that owned my front garden for a year and they can attack. We lived in the desert for 2 years and Western Mining put in a grass football field with water sprinklers that came on 4 times a day. Most of the emu's headed there each day but my 2 got lost on the way. My grass was only the size of a parked car but the sprinklers came on just the same. They thought it was there private garden and went home every night and back each morning I ended up leaving for work at 5.00AM so they couldn't get me. :-S Western Mining is a US company and I think they did it on purpose. :-D We had 10 of the worlds 12 deadliest snakes and they were protected. What about me? I ran over a Copperhead snake by accident on my way home from work, looked back and realised it was up under my car. Got home and found my emu's wouldn't let me out of the car anyway. I had to sit in the car for 2 hours until husband saved me. Never going back there!
  • RainydaysunshineRainydaysunshine Posts: 1,408Member
    edited December 2010

    Well we can get -52C with windchill here lol once it hit -20 here this winter it started coming off :( so will have to redo it in the spring with some outdoor stuff. It worked fine all summer but our winters are too harsh.


    Holly moly that is a little cold... hehe.. Our winters are hot compared to that...lol...

    Karen,

    That is scary and funny at the same time....Sorry... I bet you can look back now and laugh about it?? But I am very sure it was NOT funny when it was happening, doesnt sound like a very nice place to live....
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  • FawnFawn Posts: 180Member
    wow....talk about extremes (from this silly girl's perspective)...cold weather or icky snakes and emu's....hmm....guess the buggies of Texas aren't as bad as I thought. We seem to have two season here...bug season and non bug season. But they wont' affect decals on cars, LOL!
    Question: I wanted to put vinyl on inside part of car windows (they are tinted pretty dark on my minivan) of things the kids are working on learning since there are times we spend so much time in the car....like a times table or spelling words they are stuck on. So...how do you get vinyl off the car? Does it leave a messy film?
  • myvinyldesignermyvinyldesigner Posts: 36Member
    Thought we'd add our two cents here ... It's always better to put your vinyl on the exterior side of car windows. May we share some helpful info about exterior vinyl here: http://bit.ly/grc1YW ...... we're here to help you be successful with vinyl. :)
  • karen3912karen3912 Posts: 3,182Banned
    Fawn,
    If you use an indoor vinyl you will only need to warm it up with a hair dryer to remove. If any sticky remains use some tea tree oil, orange oil, eucalyptus oil etc. Then some warm soapy water to remove that or even some un-do. You can also just get cling vinyl for glass with no sticky and printable vinyl. :-D
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