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Removing Bubbles Under Vinyl Stickers or Decals by Barry Brown





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Well, there are a couple of questions I have. Is it a face adhesive decal or a face-adhering static cling sticker? There will be different answers for each of these items.

For Static Cling Stickers

If it is a static cling sticker, you can remove it, wet it with lightly soapy water, re-stick it to the glass, and the water will evaporate out over the next day or two. We find that with static cling decals, often the decal will relax into the glass in two or three days and most of the bubbles will automatically disappear.

For Vinyl Adhesive Sticker

You can also dip a vinyl adhesive sticker into lightly soapy water or spray the surface of the glass with the same and then lay the sticker on the glass and allow the liquid to evaporate, but it sounds like it may be too late for this sticker at this point. What we would do would be to use an exacto knife with a 60 degree blade to pop the bubbles individually. This is tedious, but it's the only way I know of to remedy the issue without completely getting rid of the offending sticker and replacing it with an identical one.

This brings up a topic which I have addressed in the past, but it's been awhile, and that is that of decals and stickers that you hand out to clients or member stores or restaurants, and the concerns many of those establishment owners have about adhesive decals.

For Standard Acrylic Adhesive Stickers

The standard vinyl sticker uses an acrylic adhesive which is permanent, or at least semi-permanent, which simply means it's difficult to remove. This can be a good thing, as you don't want someone peeling it off your car window or store window, at least not until you want to remove it. One feature of acrylic adhesives is that over time, they sort of solidify, or get hard. That basically means that the stickers with this type adhesive become difficult to remove.

With acrylic adhesives, it takes about two to three days for acrylic adhesives to fully "purchase," or bind to whatever object you have adhered it to, but then continues to purchase even more over time.

Removing Stickers with Acrylic Adhesives

So, the solution to this, where you want a more temporary solution or don't want to remove your car or store window to remove the decal (mind you, that is just a bit tongue in cheek), there are a couple of options, although the typical maximum application for either is one to two years, although one might get three years.

First Solution

The first solution would be a removable acrylic adhesive sticker, which can be applied to vinyl or polypropylene sticker stock by the manufacturer, and the removability range is from six months to three years. At this time, screen printing vinyl decal materials are less flexible on that time range than some of the newer digital media, but the sticker business changes with the times and demands, so I think that will change.

The drawback to removable adhesive is that over time, like with permanent acrylic adhesives, it will harden and become permanent. So, if you want a sticker to be temporary, it would be important for your vendor to know how long these decals would be expected to be adhered to the glass. For a semi-temporary solution, these types of stickers are recommended.

Second Solution

The other option, mentioned earlier, is static cling decal material, and is a vinyl with added plasticizers (softeners) that enable it to "cling" to glass or other super-smooth surfaces (such as acrylic or non-porous glossy painted surfaces) without the use of adhesives. While these can be moved, we don't recommend moving it after the first couple of weeks as the plasticizers migrate out of the material over time, but a static cling, left alone, could last up to two years, sometimes longer. For a temporary solution, this is our recommendation, as there is not glue residue left around the edges, and they are quite simple and easy to remove.

If you are looking for easy to remove decals and stickers, you may want to visit this web page.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Barry K. Brown has been in the Sign, Banner, Decal and Display Business for over 20 years. It isn't what he thought he'd do with his life, but he says he knows too much now to do anything else!

He has been marketing these products online since 1998, and the company he was general manager of in 1998 was the first sign company to be listed on Yahoo!

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