June 23rd, 2011
What is a static cling made of?
Static window clings are customarily made from plasticized vinyl film in clear or white. The construction does not need an adhesive when applied to smooth surfaces (ie: glass doors, window, etc). Because of this construction, static clings are easily applied and no residue is left upon cling removal. The most common places one finds these labels are promotional or advertisement pieces on store windows or doors. Static clings can also be found on automobile windows promoting sports team, organizations, or clubs.
For best results applying and removing static clings:
The surface must be smooth (ie: glass, chrome, some painted surfaces, plastic etc.). Static clings do not adhere well to oily, greasy, or dirty surfaces. For best static cling application results, clean the surface with a mild detergent and warm water. The surface temperature should be approximately 50°F or warmer.
For larger static clings, it can be easier to wet apply. Mix together a few tablespoons of mild detergent with a gallon of cool water. Apply the solution to the side of the static cling that will be adhered to the smooth surface. The solution will allow the static cling to be easily positioned.
Storage and cling re-use:
Static window clings can be removed and stored for re-use. Simply peel the static cling, and store it on a flat board. The static cling should be stored in a dry environment. If you have adhesion problems when reapplying the label, inse the static cling in warm water and re-try.