Support Your Team But Save Your Paint

on Friday, 24 October 2014. Posted in News

Here's How to Do It Right

Football season is upon us and the World Series is here and that means showing your team spirit. It’s common for people to want to decorate their cars for tailgating and pre-game events. But there is a right and wrong way to do this, as your car’s paint job could be at stake. Here’s how to do it right, courtesy of Anderson Behel, Santa Clara’s #1 body shop, with more training, cutting-edge equipment and the latest repair techniques in the world today.

First, we recommend using masking tape to hang any signs from the window. This material won’t harm the glass and is easy to peel off. And you can show your team spirit at the same time. Talk about the best of both worlds! If you want to go all out with signs and decorations, magnetic tape is the best bet. Simply peel off the adhesive backing and stick the tape to your sign, then stick the magnet side of the tape to the side of the car. Your car’s paint job won’t be in jeopardy this way.

If garlands and streamers are a must, you’ll want to add wire twist-ties to your shopping list. This is an easy and safe way to secure them to the front grill and bumpers. Just make sure they don’t obstruct vision. What if you want to write a message on your windows?

Window markers or liquid chalk are the best for the job. Just be sure you find ones that are specifically designed for use on car windows. You don’t want to ruin the glass! Avoid writing on the body of the car and leave enough windshield space for the driver to see clearly. We wish you a fun and safe football season.

If something should go wrong in the decorating process, please keep Anderson Behel in mind. We can take care of all your paint needs, because our painters use state-of-the-art spray guns and spray booths to ensure a flawless paint job.

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