First of all, we welcome phone calls at 800.429-6012

And second of all, please don’t even think you can’t install your decals yourself!

If you think that, call us right now and we will answer your questions and address your concerns.

The whole point of MyBeautifulRide is that you can do it yourself!

Our installation video and guide are designed for first-timers who aren’t planning on becoming professional installers. We include tips that we are sure will come in handy. We provide some practice material (that will look great on your garbage can or other large surface) so you get to learn from trial and error. We promise you will be amazed how much you learn from putting on the first piece of practice vinyl.

Are MyBeautifulRide car art decals hard to install?

Remember what we just said above?

NO! Absolutely not! No Way! You can do it!!!!

We like to be encouraging but the real answer is – they really aren’t that hard to install.

Installing takes some time and patience but you’ll surprise yourself (and others) at what a great installer you already are! And, we use the best quality material which has properties built into it to help avoid problems like air pockets and bubbles.

Terry says:

I admit it: I have no patience, I rarely think things through, I am truly a klutz and I can get pretty wound up when I’m excited…which is often! In fact, I was so excited when I installed the very first, very intricate decal on my good old Mazda MPV mom-mobile that I whipped through the first side in 20 minutes. It wasn’t the world’s greatest job but I’m probably the only person who sees the little fold here or the bubble there.

I’ve never done anything like this before so I’m pretty sure my experience will be like yours (unless you have). It actually reminded me up putting in shelf paper and wrapping a present at the same time.

We use vinyl that is designed for vehicle decals and wraps. Plus, we have some helpful tips in our installation video and guide for dealing with the inevitable. And even if you do end up with a bubble or a wrinkle, anyone standing a couple feet away isn’t even going to notice it (so why tell them?)

Will the decals damage my car?

The vinyl we use is designed for use on cars, so as long as you follow the directions, your decals will not damage your car’s paint. If the paint is already damaged or the car has been poorly repainted, you might have problems when you remove them. If you’ve gotten a new paint job in the last couple months, ask your body shop about a waiting period.

What are the decals made from?

We use durable and easy-to-remove vinyl material, specifically developed for use on vehicles. It is very similar to the material used for advertising wraps on cars and buses. It also has a special “comply” technology to help you install the decals without getting any bubbles. While some of our designs are cut from single color material, most are printed using special ink and then laminated which prevents fading and protects the artwork.

How long do the decals last?

The material we use is actually designed to last 5 to 7 years. Even though the vinyl was developed for vehicles, with the amount of daily wear and tear a car goes through, you will probably begin to see some signs of aging after 3 years. Remember that while the decal is on, it is actually protecting your car from weather and UV damage so the real issue is the aging of the areas of your car not covered by vinyl. You probably don’t want to see a shinny, ghost image so we recommend you remove the decals after 18 to 24 months.

Does the weather affect the decals?

The material is designed for outdoor use and is laminated that protects the inks. They stand up to weather very well. They won’t fade or crack given average weather conditions. If the weather folks are predicting a vicious sandstorm, move your vehicle inside!

If they aren’t hard to install, how easy to install are they?

Most of our designs are a single, large piece, which requires two people to do the installation. One person can do smaller accent pieces quite easily. One of you should definitely be the “lead” while the other person helps with positioning and gently offering suggestions. You can work outside or in a garage. Remember it is nice to be able to stand back a little and look at your work, particularly when you are deciding on the final positioning. Definitely stay out of direct sun light – it’s hard on your eyes and it gets pretty warm working alongside a large heat-absorbing object. Also stay out of the wind – you really don’t want to be working with a giant piece of sticky stuff in the wind! A moderate day (60 to 80) is perfect. For full details see our installation guide.

How long does it take to install the decals?

Most of our decals are larger pieces designed for the side of your vehicle. Set aside about 3 hours for the entire installation. There is no rule that says you have to install both sides on the same day so if you don’t have that much time, plan on doing one side later.

Remember patience is a virtue; there is no award for finishing in 20 minutes. If you are a super careful person, you might even take longer. If everything goes super smoothly, you might take less time.

Installing decals is a surprisingly tactile experience. You might want to work with the practice material one day and do your installation later.

I just don’t want to do it myself. Can I have my decals installed professionally?

If, despite everything we have said, you still don’t want to install your own decals, you can contact local body, sign or graphic shops. We do not maintain a list of installers but give us a call if you need help finding someone.

What if I damage my decal while I’m installing it?

If the damage prevents you from being able to use the decal you may return it to us and we will supply you with a replacement piece at a reduced price. BUT before you throw in the towel, call us – we might be able to help you salvage what you think is lost.

How do I remove my decals after they’ve been on my car for a couple years?

The best way to remove the decal is to use a hairdryer to gently heat the vinyl. The heat warms up the adhesives and makes it easier to slowly peel the decal off.

Can I reuse my decals?

Sorry, no you can’t reuse the decals. The material will stretch as you pull it off so once the artwork has been removed, it is, ummm, time for the trash.

Will the adhesives leave a residue?

They shouldn’t. If your paint was very old, oxidized or damaged in some way prior to installation, you may see some residue. In that case, it is best to find an inconspicuous place to try first.

Will the car wash hurt my decals?

Wait a couple days after you install your artwork but once the adhesives have set, you don’t need to worry about car washes. It is probably best to avoid high-pressure car washes but you can frequent the car wash as much as you want.

Can I wax my car?

Sure. But we recommend hand waxing rather than using a power waxer/buffer. The buffer is spinning pretty fast and might catch the vinyl and pull it off. REMEMBER: Do not wax your car before installing your decals because the wax will interfere with the adhesives.

Do I need to do (or not do) anything special after I install my decals?

It is best to avoid very wet or cold weather (under 60 degrees) conditions for 12 hours so the vinyl can cling its maximum capacity.

What if the decal starts to peel up?

If you notice your decal peeling make sure you take care of it right way. Hopefully, the material is still sticky and you can just smooth in back down onto the clean car you’re your fingers. If you still have your installation tools left, you can use the smoother or even use your library card to press the material back down. If the material isn’t sticky because it has gotten dirt on it, you can cut that piece off.

Can I apply decals on my newly painted car?

Please wait at least 60 days for the paint to fully cure before installation. Talk to the folks at the auto painters for their recommendations.

What if someone steals my decals?

That would be a bummer! If someone tries to steal your decals or vandalizes them in someway, we have a one-time replacement policy. Please send us the damaged decal and will provide you with a replacement at a reduced cost.

How accurate are the colors on the website?

We strive to make the website as accurate as possible but the colors may be slightly different. The website is an approximation of your decal. We are proud of our designs and color choices and are pretty sure you will be happy with your choice too.

Can I install part of the decal on the window?

Certainly but only on windows that don’t open. Remember: Make sure you don’t block your visibility!

How long does it take for my order to arrive?

Orders are shipped in approximately five to seven business days.

What if I decide I don’t want my decal after it arrives?

Well, we would be disappointed but we understand. We want you to be happy with our experience with MyBeautifulRide from start to finish – even if finishing means not putting decals on your car. Therefore, you may return all unused items within 30 days of the original delivery. We will credit you the return shipping costs if returned within 30 days.

Do you ship outside the United States?

If you would like to have your order shipped outside the U.S. please contact us and we can arrange for delivery. Right now we are concentrating on North America and Great Britan but we can accommodate you if you let us know what you need.

Any other questions?

Just call us at 800.429.6012 or send us an e-mail at info@MyBeautifulRide.com. We really want you to enjoy your ride and are happy to talk to you anytime.