My-what? A Guide to Understanding Parking Permit Materials, Part 2: Decal Parking Permits


Part 2 of “My-What? A Guide to Understanding Parking Permit Materials: Decal Parking Permits”

Decal Parking Permits

A decal, or sticker, parking permit is designed to be applied to the bumper or window of a car. Decals are often used when a more permanent permit solution is necessary & are typically made from Acetate, Mylar (Polyester) or Vinyl.

Acetate (Popular) – Window

A clear destructible material for inside window application. It has a permanent adhesive and will tear when you try & remove it. Use this when you want a permit to be non-transferable. You cannot use a hologram with Acetate.

Watermarked Reflective Vinyl a.k.a. Rydin Reflex (Extra Security) – Bumper

Rydin Reflex includes an exclusive watermark that is integrated into the surface to give it anti-counterfeit properties. It is also destructible and difficult to remove in one piece.

The Mylar (a.k.a. Polyester) Family:

Clear Mylar  (Most Popular) – Window or Bumper

A clear material whose non-destructible properties make it ideal for outside or inside application. It has a permanent adhesive but will not tear when removed.

Opaque Mylar – Window

Constructed in layers so that light will not penetrate it, this material is best for window decals with printing on both sides.

Removable Mylar – Window or Bumper

This material gives you the opportunity to reposition your decal when you apply it to your window for the first time.

Void Feature Mylar (Extra Security) – Bumper

This is a shiny chrome material that can only be used once. It has the adhesive on the back and once applied the words “VOID” will appear when the decal is removed. A great choice when security and anti-theft is important.

The Vinyl Family:

White Vinyl (Most Popular) – Bumper

White Vinyl is the most common outdoor material. It is somewhat flexible allowing it to fit to surfaces that are not totally flat.

Clear Vinyl (Popular) – Window or Bumper

A clear, somewhat flexible material that can be used on a window or bumper. It is generally used for a special effect look on a bumper type sticker.

Cold Weather Vinyl – Bumper

This material is used for permits that need to perform in colder weather. It has the same basic properties as white vinyl.

Destructible Vinyl (Extra Security) – Bumper

Once applied, this material cannot be removed in one piece. Destructible Vinyl is used when high security is key.

Static Vinyl – Window

This material is clear and used when you want a decal to stick to glass without adhesive.

For more information about Parking Permit materials or to purchase parking permits and hang tags, visit Rydin Decal.

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About the Company: Rydin Decal specializes in parking enforcement products to make your parking lots easier and safer to use. We offer fully customizable parking hang tags and customizable decals at prices that will fit your budget.


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