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5 Car Detailing Tips to Get Your Vehicle Ready for Spring

Spring is officially here! Time to get all that winter salt and grime off the car and cruise with the windows down. Spring is the perfect time to go through and properly clean your vehicles inside and out while the weather is nice. Winters can be brutal on a car’s interior and exterior, so getting everything cleaned as best as possible will help the car looking great for years to come. Cleaning your car can Read more…

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What Are the Current Youth Sport Restrictions In Illinois?

COVID restrictions in certain states have begun to relax a little bit as more and more vaccines make it into people’s arms, but there are still precautions that should be taken. Youth sports as well as adult recreational sports were completely paused at the start of the pandemic, but as we learn more about how the virus spreads and what we can do to mitigate that spread, some sports have been able to resume. As Read more…

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Do You Need to Wear a Face Mask While Playing Sports Outside?

Can you believe that just over a year ago, if someone would have mentioned face masks in the context of sports, most people’s minds would have gone towards helmet face masks. These days, when you hear the word face mask, our minds automatically go into pandemic mode. This past year has taught us a lot about ourselves, our communities, our government, and the inconveniences we need to go through in order to ensure that our Read more…

Save the Gaiters

Save the Gaitors

Save the Gaiters! I am sure you have heard about the recent study condemning the effectiveness of the gaiter face mask as a means of preventing the spread of germs including COVID-19.  In fact, the study implied that wearing a neck gaiter is worse than wearing nothing at all. Going out on a limb here, I find it hard to believe that using a face covering could possibly be more harmful than using no covering Read more…

Custom Signage Adds Impact To Your COVID Safety Messages

COVID safety signage can help keep your students, staff and employees safe.   Custom messaging that supports your school, organization or company can help to encourage those positive behaviors you see as so critical.   By promoting cohesiveness and a “we’re all in this together” message, you are much more likely to succeed with your COVID safety plan.   Since 1972, Sportdecals has been serving schools, organizations and companies all across the nation with custom decals Read more…

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Football Helmet Visors – What Visors are Available? And Are They Allowed in All Leagues?

The visors you see adorning the helmets of some football players has an interesting history. While the football helmets were created in the early 1900’s, the football visor has only been around since the 1980’s. Also known as an eyeshield, it’s most often made out of a synthetic curved material that attaches to the front of a football helmet. The primary purpose of the visor is to add an additional layer of protection for the Read more…

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What Types of Material Will or Won’t Decals Stick To?

Custom decals and stickers allow us to express our individuality, team spirit, and decorate an otherwise plain surface. However, there’s nothing more frustrating than trying to stick a decal to something, only to have it not stick at all, or peel right off after a day or two. We want to make sure you don’t have those same problems, so we put together a list of materials and surfaces that decals and stickers will and Read more…

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A Look at the History of NHL Hockey Helmets

On January 13th, 1968, Minnesota North Stars rookie center Bill Masterton had just been passed the puck by teammate Wayne Connelly. Two Oakland Seals defensemen suddenly appeared out of nowhere and body checked Masterton. He immediately lost his balance and fell backward, cracking his head against the hard ice. 30 hours later, Masterton passed away due to his head injury. Since that fateful day, there have been at least eight NHL players who have died as a Read more…

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What is Screen Printing and Why Should I Use it For Custom T-Shirts?

There are two ways of creating a custom t-shirt: digital and screen printing. Unlike digital printing, which relies upon computers and printers to create custom t-shirts, screen printing is a manual process that’s labor-intensive and takes a bit more time. So why opt for a screen-printed t-shirt? There are several advantages to screen printing. Due to the nature of the process, it tends to work best with only one or two colors. While digital printing Read more…

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Vehicle Wraps: Important Things to Remember

A professional vehicle wrap can help create brand awareness and increase sales. With each mile driven, over 600+ people will view your marketing message. Best of all, once you park your car, it will continue to drive impressions and help promote your business. It’s an excellent investment for any size business. No other advertising medium comes close to the ROI and impressions generated over the lifetime of the wrap. We want to share with you Read more…