Vinyl Ghosting is caused by old vinyl covering a surface over an extended period of time and then being removed. The vinyl actually protects the surface while adhered, while the uncovered surface is blasted by UV rays and possibly other dirt and grime. As a result, removing the old vinyl often results in ‘ghosting’ a slightly brighter, cleaner and polished surface. Unfortunately, there’s no honest way to prevent ghosting other than to store your surface out of direct sunlight, which may not always be possible. Due to this, the best option is to replace the old vinyl with new vinyl that will cover the ghosting.