Can Window Decals be Reused?

25 Feb 2021 Vinyl Wraps

While window decals are commonly used on vehicles, they can also be used in storefronts or at home. If you are planning on moving to a new business location or house but want to keep your current window decals, it is important to know whether or not window decals can be reused before removing them. The dedicated team from Wrap Guys can help with all of your window decal related needs, including answer any questions you might have.

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While some types of window decals can be reused, it is important to talk to your window decal provider ahead of time to ensure that the vinyl materials and adhesive being used will allow the decals to be removed and reapplied. It is also important to keep in mind that removing and reapplying window decals takes patience and a steady hand, as well as high-quality vinyl products.

Removing Window Decals

When removing decals from a window, it is important to ensure that you peel them back slowly to avoid tearing, especially if you are planning on trying to reuse them. In some cases, you may be able to lift up the corner of the decal using a fingernail or with a plastic scraper; however, it is always a good idea to test the scraper on a small area first to ensure that it will not damage the window.

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Storing Window Decals

If you are wanting to store your window decals for a period of time before reapplying them, make sure to store them where they will not get dirty. Window decals that have dust or grime on them will not be able to stick to the window again. The best way to store small window decals is to stick the decals onto a piece of plastic, so that dirt cannot get onto the decal’s adhesive.

How to Reuse Window Decals

Before trying to reapply a decal, you will first need to clean the window and allow it to completely dry. The window decal can then be positioned and placed onto the window. In some cases, you may have to use a hairdryer to heat the decal before applying it in order to reactivate the adhesive. Make sure to smooth out the surface of the decal using your fingertips or a squeegee to help remove any air bubbles.

If you would like to learn more about whether or not window decals can be reused, or if you are interested in their window wraps, please contact Wrap Guys at 604-996-6389 or by filling out a contact form on their website.