Yes and No. The vinyl will actually protect your surface by covering it from exterior elements. Over time, the remainder of your uncovered surface may fade, crack or become discolored. If you choose to remove your vinyl for whatever reason you may notice the covered surface has remained preserved, unlike your exposed surface. This causes what we call ‘ghosting’ as a off color outline of your decal or lettering remains on the surface. Unfortunately, there is no good way to solve this problem once the damage has been done. If possible, we suggest covering the old decal with a new decal or something of similar shape and size.