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JG_Detailing
Apr 10th, 2007, 11:48 AM
How many people like to have decals on or off there vehicle?

Ryan L.
Jan 12th, 2008, 10:02 PM
I put decals on, but with some asterisks. They have to be kept up well, no half way put on, half way peeling off ones. They have to be nice looking and be placed on the glass/paint properly. I don't particularly care for pin striping, too old school in my opinion. Also they're has to be a limit as to how many are on the car, after 4-5 it gets kinda pointless.

Just my opinion...

Ryan

CarbonBlack
Jan 13th, 2008, 12:41 AM
I tend to prefer the "clean" look. That is, if there are any decals, they must be classy, such as sponsorship stickers. I find it disturbing when someone put a sponsors sticker on their car, but in reality, the product isn't even used on their ride.

-nick

Murr1525
Jan 13th, 2008, 12:44 AM
Not sure why we are answering a year old poll... but since it is Cobalt, ok...

I dont like decals, or decaled pinstripes. I dont mind graphics and pinstripes, as long as they are paint.

I know there are some nice decals, but not for me.

yalerd
Jan 13th, 2008, 09:58 AM
Not sure why we are answering a year old poll... but since it is Cobalt, ok...

I dont like decals, or decaled pinstripes. I dont mind graphics and pinstripes, as long as they are paint.

I know there are some nice decals, but not for me.

I agree, it's not for me I guess

Cat
Jan 13th, 2008, 01:03 PM
I tend to like decals but not a lot. Right now I have three Spoon Sport stickers and a couple of Mugen ones plus the Fit.Freak.com sticker.
Well here is a picture:

Cat :x :rolleyes:


http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/2592/picture055yu5.jpg

http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/5053/picture062ox0.jpg

G Force
Jan 14th, 2008, 08:45 AM
i prefer not to have decals on. They fade with the sun. Keep water when it rains and they also keep dust at edges.

AjNavo61490
Jan 17th, 2008, 06:11 PM
my dad and i took the "318i" and "528i" off our BMWs... looks awesome!

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb118/ajnavo61490/photoshoot011.jpg
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb118/ajnavo61490/photoshoot012.jpg

Silverado12
Jan 17th, 2008, 07:51 PM
i prefer not to have decals on. They fade with the sun. Keep water when it rains and they also keep dust at edges.

I agree with you, I hate how decals catch dust and other **** on the edges. Like others, I tend to prefer the 'clean' look. I don't even like the factory logos on my vehicle. Just like those BMW's above, not having the 318i and 528i logos on the car makes the finish look so much sleeker; there's nothing to distract from the paint finish or the beauty of the car.

cm2005300
Mar 5th, 2008, 09:05 PM
I agree with you, I hate how decals catch dust and other **** on the edges. Like others, I tend to prefer the 'clean' look. I don't even like the factory logos on my vehicle. Just like those BMW's above, not having the 318i and 528i logos on the car makes the finish look so much sleeker; there's nothing to distract from the paint finish or the beauty of the car.
exactly

Jokeman
Apr 28th, 2008, 08:35 AM
Stripped all badging and moulding from my truck. I do have a few decals on the back window though.

Mr Mustang
May 29th, 2008, 09:16 AM
I have a few, a couple for parking purposes, and one for my wolfpack. I wont buy the cheap stuff, because it fades, I wont put anything on paint, because it's harder to clean off than glass, and more than four or five just gets rediculous.

JohnMcD348
Jun 11th, 2008, 06:17 AM
I took all the sticker(ing) off my truck after I bought it. I ordered it new from the factory and even asked at the time of ordering it if they wouldn't put the "SXT" decal on it at the factory because I didn't want stickers, pinstripping or anything else except paint and the normal badging that goes on the vehicle. They said they would see. I took delivery and sure enough there was the BIG "SXT" decal sitting on both sides of the truck. It took me a few days to find a decal remover and I was a little hesitant to use it on new fresh paint but I finally got up the nerve and it turned out OK. I even took off the dealer stickers off the back. I needed to get the stickers off because I was getting the paint protection package on it and didn't want it put over the stickers. Also, when the prep guys put the dealer stickers on, they left off the first letters so instead of my truck coming from Bartow, FL It came from artow, FL. Also, the name of the dealership was missing it's first letter.

I took everything off and left the chrome plated plastic emblems on, I have no problem with them. I even asked the dealership if they had any more of the old chrome emblems like was on my old Dakota that I bought from them years ago and they said no, they only use the stickers now. I told them I don't want and would not put stickers on my vehicles.

The next day after getting my truck back from getting the paint protection on, there sitting on the back tailgate........The Darned Dealership sticker that I had taken off before. That's OK though. With the paint protection, my 4 year old son had fun pulling off the stickers. They came off real easy and I didn't even have to use the decal remover.

Every vehicle I have ever owned that had pin stripping or stickers of any kind(dealership stickers), they have always faded, cracked and dried up over time. I am the kind of person who keeps a vehicle ntil it pretty much can't be driven anymore. My plan for the truck is to give it to my son on his 16th birthday(he's 4 now) and I'm using Meg's products as I have for years to keep it looking as close to new as the day I bought it.

CAShine
Jun 11th, 2008, 01:07 PM
I dont have any decals on my car. I would only put one on if it looks nice and clean.

J. A. Michaels
Jun 12th, 2008, 02:29 AM
If it is not on the glass. Its not on the car. Also to be put on the glass it has to be in a out of the way place. Not in my field of vision.

jmitch8011
Jul 11th, 2008, 09:02 AM
I had a cavalier painted by a school shop some years back. It was black as night and they had all the decals off. After I saw it clean I never had them put back on. I just took the tC off my scion last week and it does make the car look cleaner. The cool thing is relocating it to the interior and it looks factory installed! I do have my car club logon on the back side windows though. I think it really depends on the car and placement. Like what was said above, it needs to look very clean. If the car is for show then the stickers should be setup to look right and to accent the car kind of like puttin on matching clothes. If you start sticking them all over the car and the car it self doesn't fit well then you have a problem.

b2bomber
Jul 28th, 2008, 10:49 AM
just registration, association, gate pass stickers for me...so far.

3.9square
Jul 29th, 2008, 01:01 PM
I have three on the back of mine. Russell surfboards, Huntington Beach, and obviously, Meguiars.

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff9/3-9square/My%20Escape/009-5.jpg

GOHEMI
Oct 25th, 2008, 09:39 PM
I like my decals, it makes the car!!!! They have to be on.

http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd204/GoHemi/P9110272.jpg


http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd204/GoHemi/P9140242.jpg


http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd204/GoHemi/PA120028.jpg


http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd204/GoHemi/PA170031.jpg

JTOWN
Oct 29th, 2008, 10:53 PM
One decal and a debadged ride...

Gooch
Mar 9th, 2009, 05:14 PM
for me it depends on what the decal is, I own a 1998 Grand Prix Daytona Pace Car, it has specific decals on it designating that, those will stay on the car. I don't add stickers to my car for parts I buy, although I do welcome decals from products I buy, I cover my tool box with them.

cardriver
Aug 11th, 2009, 09:22 PM
I don't care for decals, stickers, engine advertisements, engine technology advertisements, trim advertisements, sponsorship advertisements, Nascar/Floridian city advertisements, club/crew advertisements, bumper stickers, or aftermarket product advertisements (That's the worst!) just to name a few.

I guess a big part of my appreciation for a car lies in its shape, design, or color--not the tacky add-ons and advertisements which only distract and detract from the appeal of a car.

I can probably deal with a manufacturer's badge and maybe a model badge, but nothing beyond that, please :D.

dope92cc
Aug 11th, 2009, 09:53 PM
nothing and I mean NOTHING. I don't even like inspection/registration stickers... Or those little defrogger lines. I'm glad my Caprice car was not equipped.

rusty bumper
Aug 12th, 2009, 02:32 PM
Static decals inside the glass only.

visaliaipa
Feb 12th, 2010, 08:02 AM
I like only one or two on a truck. This is all I have on the Dodge and one tiny Ohio State picture on my Beemer.........

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd88/visaliaipa/Truck%20detail/IMG_0734.jpg

Matt Majeika
Feb 13th, 2010, 06:05 AM
The only decal I have is for Vanderbilt University!!!! I prefer to have no decals, but I love my Commodores!!!
:woohoo1