Despite the popularity of car wash inflatable men, you should know that this type of promotional vehicle is not legal. In fact, a patent has been issued for the device by Justia Patents on May 31, 2001, and it will be enforceable until June 17, 2019. There are currently two versions of the inflatable man as of this writing. The first is for advertising and the second is for educating consumers. The former is made from tough nylon silk while the latter is made from tarpaulin. Both are durable, but it is important to be aware of the differences.
The Legality of Car Wash Inflatable Men