Friday, November 25, 2005

New Animal Decals Section Has Been Added.

For all you animal lovers and hunters we have added a whole new Animal Decals section to our site today. There is a total of 74 animal decals to choose from. Some animal decals that you'll find are Antelopes, Bear, Buffalo, Bull, Camel, Catfish, Cobra, Coyote, Deer, Dogs, Dolphin, Elephant, Elk, Giraffe, Goose, Horses, Kangaroo, Killer Whale, Lion, Marlin, Moose, Ostrich, Owl, Polar Bear, Rabbit, Rhino, Sea Horse, Seals, Shark, and Wolf to name a few.

Check us out at www.isymbolz.com and pick one of your favorite animal decals to display on your car, truck, boat, RV, motorcycle or just about any smooth surface you can apply to. See some of samples below.

Saturday, November 12, 2005

How to Remove Vinyl Graphics and Decals off of Your Car.

Removing decals or graphics from your vehicle is not as hard as some people think it is. We're gonna outline a few simple steps on how to do this. Lets start with decals that are on your windows. Decals on your vehicle windows can be removed with a razor blade. You just have be to be cautious with handling the blade. The easiest blade to use are the window scrapers that you can purchase at your local hardware stores or the rectangle blades that sold for box cutters.
Starting from one end of the decal, scrape of the vinyl by going in a back and forth motion. This is easier than trying to remove it by one pass. Don't apply too much pressure because it is possible to scratch the glass. Scrape off a little at a time, then remove the loose pieces so that you can see what you are doing. You should also be scraping the glue off at the same time. Once the decal is removed, don't worry if there's any glue or residue left. You can remove this by spraying some glass cleaner and wiping it off.
To remove graphics or decals from your vehicles body is going to require a little bit of patience and a blow dryer. No we ARE NOT going to use a razor blade for this task. Start by setting your blowdryer to the Hot position and point at the edge of the graphic from a distance of about 2 inches. The goal is to heat up both the graphic and the glue beneath it to a temperature so that both can be removed simultaneously when you peel off the vinyl. It will take a little bit of practice to get used to it.
Start from one end of the graphic and move the blowdryer in a circular or a back and forth motion, covering about 6 inch area. Carefully try to grab the corner of the graphic and start pulling it off the surface of the vehicle and at the same time moving the blowdryer ahead so the vinyl can be hot as you are pulling it off the vehicle. BE CAREFUL, THE VINYL IS HOT. Give your fingers a break after a few minutes. If you peel off the vinyl and you see it left the glue on the vehicle, try to heat it a little longer before peeling off the vinyl. Once you are done removing the vinyl look at your vehicle and see if there are any spots of glue left. Don't worry if there is. From your local carparts store you can purchase Tar and Bug removers. Or your local hardware store you can purchase glue removers made by 3M or some Goof Off. Before using any of these products, TEST IT, to see if damages your paint or not. Even though they say it's to be used on your vehicle, you will still want to test it to see if damage will be done or not. If after testing all is ok, follow the instructions on the product to remove the residue that is left on your vehicle. When finished, wash and wax your car.
When you feel like placing a new vinyl decal on your car, then visit us at http://www.isymbolz.com/

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

New Sports Decals Section has been added.

Well we finally added some sports decals for you athletes out there. We have a total of 50 different sport decals for now and will try to add some more later on. But for now it should pretty much cover most of the everyday events. We added baseball, basketball, bowling, boxing, cycling, diving, football, golf, gymnastics, hockey, horse racing, hurdles, ice skating, running, skiing, soccer, speed skating, tennis, volleyball, and weightlifting. So check out the site at www.isymbolz.com and pick out your favorite sport. Some samples below.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

New Vinyl Car Decals Have Been Added.

We have updated 2 sections on our site. The Peeing Boy decals and Other in the Miscellaneous Section. The Boy Peeing section gets 3 new decals. The Fireman, the one with Baseball hat, and the one that is mooning. The Miscellaneous section get about 10 or so new symbols. The Shamrock, yeah, shame on us for not having it. The maple leaf, yeah, shame on us again. These 2 symbols are highly requested by some of our customers. And of course a few other ones like emoticons, hand prints, foot prints, lips, and sun. These were also requested. So visit the site at www.isymbolz.com and have a look around.

Just a few samples of the new vinyl car decals.


Friday, October 14, 2005

Taking Care of Your Vinyl Decals and Your Vehicle.

There is some concern out there that if you were to put decals or vinyl graphics on your car, truck, or whatever, it's going to ruin the paint job on your car. Well that's not necessarily true. What is true though that you Should Not Apply decals or graphic to your vehicle if you just got it painted. Generally you should wait atleast 30 days to let the paint "cure" before applying anything to it. Plus the best thing to do is to ask the bodyshop what they recommend.
The only problem you'll have(if you want to call it a problem) with decals or graphic on your car, is that when you remove them, the surface that was underneath the graphic will look much newer than the rest of the vehicle. Reason being is because that section of the vehicle does not see any of the sun's UV rays while the decal is on there, so the paint doesn't get faded. Even though your car doesn't look faded at the time, you will notice a difference once the decal is removed.
You can get around this problem by waxing your car once every 2 months. If you have graphics on your vehicle, graphics meaning fixed up like the cars in the movie Fast and the Furious, it is recommended that you wax your car using a spray or liquid wax. Using this type of wax will allow you to apply some to your graphics also and plus it's easier to clean along the edges of the graphics.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Vinyl Decal Information.

We decided to write this post to explain a little bit about what die cut decals are. There is some confusion sometimes with decals and stickers. Normally when you visit some sites that say decal, they are referring to the type that is die cut, meaning the image is cut from a solid color piece of vinyl material. They are not like stickers which sometimes come in white or clear and have the image printed on them usually using a large format printer.
If you visit our site,
www.isymbolz.com ,you will see all the illustrations in black and white. This doesn't mean the decals only come in black and white. They are for visual purpose only. They come in many different colors. What you see in Black represent the vinyl itself. What is White in the image is the part that is cutout and thrown away. You can see a sample of this by visiting www.isymbolz.com/resource/sample.htm
When these decals are shipped they come with a transfer paper material on it. This is applied so that you can remove the backing from the decal, apply the decal onto the surface of your vehicle, boat, motorcycle, or whatever smooth non porous surface that you would like. Then you squeegee it with a hard plastic, like a credit card, and finally you would remove the paper that was on the decal itself.
The vinyl material is the same material used in the signs industry. It is for outside applications and has a life expectancy of 6 years. However for people that live in areas that snow or have ice on their windows that they scrape off in the mornings, it is recommended that you order your decal mirrored (meaning the image flipped to opposite direction, and not mirrored vinyl) so that you may apply the image from the inside of your vehicle window so you don't have to worry about damaging it when scraping off the ice or snow off your windows.

Exchanging links with www.isymbolz.com

As of October 13, 2005 we will no longer be accepting general links for exchange. Alot of people email us with requests to exchange links and some of them are irrelevant with our site. Requesting is not even the word for it. Demanding is more like it. Please do not add our link on your site and then ask us to link back without checking with us first. Email us a request first and we will review your site and get back to you.
However the only sites we accept for link exchange are the following: Automotive such as parts, accessories, aftermarket tuning, or car clubs to name a few. Graphics or graphic design sites, Motorcycle parts and accessories, Boating , Watercrafts, Snowmobiles, and Pocket Bikes. You can either email us the request to
info@isymbolz.com or you may do so through the three link exchange programs that we use.
www.linkpartners.com
www.linkmarket.net
www.gotop.com

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Vinyl Car Decals. Auto Decal Stickers

At www.isymbolz.com you'll find hundreds of decals for the whole family. Ancient symbols such as Aztec Petroglyphs, Native American Petroglyphs, Southwestern Petroglyphs, and Egyptian Hieroglyphics. We also have a large variety of Religious and Spiritual symbols.We also carry some of the popular ones like Cowboy kneeling at the Cross decal, Little Boy Praying decal, Astrology and Chinese Zodiac decals, Alien, Butterfly decals, Fairy car decal, Flower car decal, Skulls, International Country Code Ovals, Skulls, Tribal Designs, Japanese Symbols, Tattoos, Animal Decals, Various Sports Decals, Boy Peeing, plus much more. Over 900 decals and a variety of colors and sizes to choose from. We Ship Worldwide!