A Car Owner’s Basic Guide to Bumper Stickers

Are you considering applying bumper stickers to your car? Here are some facts about them.

Bumper stickers are adhesive labels or stickers typically made of PVC or polymerizing vinyl chloride. People use them for many purposes. These include self-expression, religious or political purposes, or advertising. Companies and public transportation groups also use bumper stickers to attach contact numbers in case of complaints or inquiries.

These stickers are typically applied by simply peeling them off from their backing and directly sticking them neatly on the car bumper. However, there are also other types like magnetic bumper stickers. To remove the typical vinyl bumper sticker, you can simply peel them off.

Many car owners are concerned with bumper stickers as they might damage car paint. Verifying the materials used in making the sticker as well as the quality of car paint can help avoid peeling off said paint upon removal of the sticker. Car owners recommend using car detergent or heating the sticker to soften the adhesive.

There are no strict laws in applying bumper stickers. However, considering the design or message conveyed in the sticker should be considered first. Announcing support to a political group or cause could warrant hostility from opposing sides. There are cases where road rage occur because of these conflicts.

Be careful if you’re the type who likes to show off as well. Telling the world that you own an expensive car stereo or you have a lot of cool stuff could encourage pranking, vandalism or theft.

Additionally, vulgar language, violent or sexual themes and insulting expressions are now being regulated by the government. Many states in the U.S. are beginning to penalize car owners with obscene or oppressive bumper stickers.

Bumper stickers are a good way to express yourself. Designing or choosing one is a fun experience. We just need to be remember to be responsible in how we define ourselves.