- All products are designed for installation on the outside
of the vehicle.
- Required Items include an installation squeegee (included),
masking tape, glass cleaner, dry paper towels, measuring tape
- Do not apply any vinyl graphics in direct sunlight. Make
sure it is between 60 degrees and 80 degrees F
- Do not store unapplied graphics in direct sunlight - damage
- All dirt, grease and wax must be removed from the car surface
before the decal is applied. This includes wax from mechanical
car washes, rain-x, compound, etc. Failure to take this step
may result in the decal not sticking to the vehicle surface.
APPLICATION vs WET APPLICATION:
We suggest installing all graphics using the dry application
method shown here. . Installing it dry will insure that the
decal stays adhered to the vehicle surface, while wet application
may cause the decal to not adhere to the vehicle surface.
If installing it wet, NEVER use soapy water, only use normal
water. We only support our products when installed dry.
1 - UNPACK THE SHIPPING CONTAINER
decals from packaging. Lay decals flat on a smooth table
in an area that is at least 60° F and below 80°
PLEASE NOTE: These full color decals need special
attention during installation and during the lifetime
of the decals. The color is printed onto traditional self
adhesive vinyl material and is made to say vibrant and
clear for years to come. You must follow these instructions
properly in order to maintain the decals after installation.
This is a custom made graphic which is non refundable,
non returnable and may need to be trimmed during installation.
These and all of our products are triple inspected before
shipping to insure no defects. Check your order for damage
during shipment within 3 days. Check with your state's
laws regarding installation of this or any vinyl graphic
materials to a vehicle's windows or paint.
decals for damage during shipment. We double-check all
orders are checked prior to shipment for damage. Any
damage incurred during shipping must be reported to
us within 48 hours.
2 - GO OVER THE DECAL WITH THE SQUEEGEE
ensure that the decal is properly stuck to the transfer
tape covering before installing the decal, take the squeegee
application tool and press firmly over the whole surface
of the face of the decal while it is still laying flat
on the table.
of our products have a vinyl border on both sides of
the graphic. This helps keep the transfer tape on the
graphic prior to installation. This border can be removed
prior to installation of the decal, or after the decal
has been applied.
3 - PREPARE THE SURFACE
most important step during decal installation is making
sure the installation area is clean and dry. Make sure
there is NO WAX, RAIN-X, COMPOUND, lint, dust, or other
residue on the surface. Remove all wax, compound residue,
car wash protectant, etc with PREP-SOL, laquer thinners,
brake cleaner, 409, Fantastic, etc. After cleaning the
surface, go over the surface with regular glass cleaner.
Wipe it dry.
waxes, oils, and polish must be removed from the vehicle
surface to insure that the decal will stick properly
Make sure the area is at least 60° F and no hotter
than 80° F.
4 - PLACE THE DECAL
place the decal in the desired location with two small
pieces of masking tape (one on each upper corner of the
decal) holding the decal to the vehicle surface. With
a tape measure or yard stick, align the decal with the
window or body section.
the decal is aligned to the vehicle, stand back and
look at the decal. it should be level with respect to
the ground. Adjust as necessary.
5 - SECURE THE DECAL
a long piece of masking tape along the top of the decal
with approx half of the tape on the decal and half on
the vehicle surface. This will make a large hinged 'flap'.
hinged flap will make installation much easier. For
long thin designs, you can cut the decal in half (up
and down between the lettering) once it has been taped
to create two flaps for even easier installation.
6 - OPTIONAL-DIVIDE UP THE DECAL
make installation easier for large or long decals, you
can create several smaller flags out of the one large
flap by cutting vertically up the decal as shown in Figure
C. Using a pair of scissors or a razor blade, but be sure
not to cut into the actual vinyl portion of the graphic.
Once this is accomplished, you will have individual flaps
instead of one whole surface to install.
option is only possible for decals that have space between
letters. (Such as windshield decals that do not have
connected script letters)
7 - START REMOVING BACKING PAPER
the large hinged 'flap', and begin to peel the wax paper
backing off the decal (exposing the sticky side fo the
decal). Be sure to only expose half of the decal. DO NOT
ALLOW THE STICKY PART OF THE DECAL TO TOUCH THE VEHICLE
multiple hinged 'flaps', repeat this procedure for each.
Peeling the backing paper only half way down will allow
you to keep the decal away from the vehicle surface
8 - BEGIN DECAL APPLICATION
the wax paper backing peeled half way downward, begin
to apply the sticky side of the decal to the vehicle surface
with the Free application tool enclosed. Besure to use
even strokes horizontally across the decal. ONLY APPLY
THE FIRST HALF OF THE DECAL.
application squeegee should have a sharp even edge.
The tool should be angled 45 degrees away from the center
of the decal. This will keep bubbles from forming between
the decal and the vehicle surface.
9 - CONTINUE INSTALLATION
smoothing out the decal with long hoizontal strokes, starting
at the top and working towards the bottom. Continue to
remove the backing paper as needed.
remove the wax paper backing as needed. The sticky side
of the decal should be covered until installation. This
will keep it from getting dirty and sticking to the
vehicle surface prematurely.
10 - SQUEEGEE AND BEGIN TAPE REMOVAL
the entire sticky side of the decal is applied to the
vehicle, go over the decal with the application squeegee,
with increasingly harder strokes. Then begin peeling the
transfer tape covering the decal.
transfer tape covering is made of paper with a sticky
backing. This must be removed after the decal is installed.
The vehicle surface must be proper temperature for this
tape to be removed easily.
11 - FINISH INSTALLATION
removing the transfer tape covering, peeling from one
side to the other. Any small bubbles can be removed using
a small razor blade. Take the razor blade and poke a small
hole in the vinyl at the source of teh bubble. Then with
the squeegee, push the remaining air out of the bubble.
bubbles will dissipate within 3 weeks of installation
due to sunlight.
new vinyl decal is now installed! To keep it looking new,
simply wash it whenever you wash the vehicle. You can
apply wax or RainEx over the decal once it is applied.
your new decal will give you years of great looks. If
you are in cold climate be careful when using an ice scraper
on any surface where decals are applied.
PLEASE NOTE: These full color decals
are made using a printing process where solvent ink is
fused to standard self adhesive vinyl material. This process
allows the ink to remain on the vinyl material for up
to 3 years without fading or cracking. You must be careful
not to use harsh chemicals on the full color decals. This
will damage the decals. We recommend you wax over the
decals after installation using a non solvent paste wax.
DO NOT USE LAQUER THINNERS, 409, FANTASTIC, SUPER CLEAN
OR OTHER HARSH CHEMICALS TO CLEAN THE GRAPHICS. DAMAGE
of our products are custom made to order. There are no refunds,
no exchanges and no returns on any of our products. If you
destroy the decal during installation, we may offer you a
replacement at a reduced cost. In order to qualify for a lower
cost replacement, you must send us the damaged decal. Management
reserves the right to modify this policy.
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