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MidSouth Vinyl Frequently Asked Questions

General Frequently Asked Questions about Vinyl

What are vinyl decals?
Vinyl decals are long lasting outdoor stickers that are mathmatically cut to shape, this eliminates the need for printing inks and background material. Vinyl Decals are also called Computer Cut Decals and Die-Cut Decals. Vinyl Cut Decals create a professional appearance for signs, windows, cars, trucks, boats, industrial & commercial equipment, in fact you can apply vinyl decals to any clean smooth surface, so they are great across many different applications. Vinyl graphics are provided on pre-spaced and pre-masked sheet for a easy, quick and professional application.

How long do they last?
Depending on the vinyl specifications, they have an outdoor life from 1 year up to 9 years. For standard colors, we use a vinyl that is rated up to 6 years outdoors continuously. (If using indoors or out of the elements, vinyl will last much longer). For indoor vinyl designs, please visit our sister-site at

Can you make multiple color decals?
Yes, you can specify if you'd like ot have solid-colored or multi-colored decals. Depending on the complexity, we will decide if you vinyl decals can be layered or need to be printed. Using layered vinyl colors, decals can be made in multiple colors. If you feel comfortable applying layered decals, we can provide individual masked layers, which can be applied one at a time. This is normally something a professional installer would do.

Will the rear window defroster affect the decal?
Not at all. Your rear window defroster will not effect your decals.

Are the decals weather proof?
Yup. Decals are not affected by rain, hail, snow, salt or hot and cold temperatures. Although, after several years, your decals cna fade and crack from the exposure to the sun.

Can I use the decal on the inside of the window?
Yes. When ordering the decal, you can specify that you want the decal reversed. However, if your windows are tinted, it may be difficult to see the decal from the outside and we don't recommend that decals be applied directly onto the tint.

Do vinyl decals wash off?
No. Car washes and pressure washers are safe on decals, but do take care when using high pressure hoses on the edges of the decal.

Will wax affect the decal?
No, but when applying the wax, apply it by hand and avoid using electric buffers.

Are vinyl decals reusable once they have been applied to a surface?
No. Removing decals will cause them to stretch and tear.

Where can the decals be installed?
Decals can be applied to any smooth, wax free surface.Our decals come ready to install. Suggested places to apply include windows, car doors, hoods, or trunks, tool boxes, mirrors, etc. If you are looking to install vinyl decals on the interior of your home such as walls or doors, please visit our sister-site at

Is it hard to install the Decals?
Not at all, simply follow these instructions - If you are ordering a fairly large decal and need installation, please contact us!

Can the Decals damage my window tint or my rear window defroster?
No. Because the vinyl decals are designed for outdoor installation

What are the decals made of?
Vinyl decals are made of different composites deoending on the style and vinyl you choose. All of our decals are made from high-quality self adhesive vinyl material  These materials are first quality and have excellent workability and removal properties

Do you make custom decals in different sizes?
Of course. We can make decals as small as a couple of inches or as large as basketball court gymnasiums. Just let us know the size and color you need your decal and we'll send you a quote. Email us at:
Do you accept images files to design Custom Decals?
We accept most formats. We would like ot have an EPS or AI file as they are vector and work best will the die-cutting process, although we will aceept file types such as: BMP, PCX, JPG, TIFF, & GIF formats. Normally these files will need some reworking and there could be extra charges applied.

Installing Vinyl Decal FAQ

How do I remove bubbles after installation?
Most bubbles will disappear within a few days or sometimes a few weeks, if there are any remaining, use a pin to pierce the bubbles and use your finger to press the air out.

Can I clear coat over my decals?
Yes. Follow your paint supplier's instructions for proper preparation.

Can I install decals on fresh paint?
It is recommended that paint is left for at least 1 month before applying vinyl decals.

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