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Old 12-05-2005, 02:22 AM   #1
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Ok, so everyone know the banner I have on my car. I applied it the way decalkits.com wanted me to but today I head out to the gym, and I notice there are a few letters coming up. Myself nor anyone else in the family have driven the car for a couple weeks. The temps have been VERY cold for our area, high'* in the mid 30'* w/ snow. Could that cause the vinal to stop sticking to the window? First time I've ever had this problem...
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I doubt it. Im thinkin poor sticker to begin with. It was in the negatives for the funeral I went to, next to 70mph on the highway into the wind with no problems on any of mine. I dont think the sticker had enough time to cure. Now, doing this inside a garage, let the car warm up to ambient temp[garage temp], clean window, have a heat gun handy, lightly warm the window where the letters are and the parts that are coming up. Since it was cold, reheating the glue should cause the glue to be sticky again, then restick to the window.
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ggggrrrr, I thought my back one was bad, the front one is completly disformed! Oh well, kinda out-grew it anyways:

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I'm going to try the hair dryer idea tonight for the back one....
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John, my best guess is that for some odd reason, the natural airflow over the car is disrupted for some unknown reason on your car as opposed to others.

I can't quite put my finger on it. Someone help me out here.
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The airflow would naturally be noncomforming to a white car....the air anticipates a snowflake coming, but instead gets hit by a big white boat. I'd be mad if i were the air too.

Nah, there must be some other reason......
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I'm stumped. Can't quite put my finger on it. We'll have to compare our cars on Thursday.
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What happens at the rear of the car can affect airflow quite a ways forward...
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It'* an 'aero-stacking' effect. The airflow effect on the back of the car builds up until it affects the front also.

But I can't quite think of why it would be so on his SSEi.
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