Installation Instructions for Vinyl Decals

Important Information  : Please read these instructions all way through before starting.

You will need paper towels, squeegee, big needle and window cleaner. Measuring tape and masking tape are recommended but not required.

For best results:

- Surface temperature should be above 50 degrees F. and below 90 degrees F. If necessary move vehicle to a location where the temperature can be within the installation guide lines.
- The surface must be clean and free of all waxes, oil and dirt. 
-All stickers are designed to be installed on the outside of the vehicle.
•-All sticker must be installed in a shaded area and not under direct sun light.

These decals come to you in three layers. The top layer is called transfer tape. It looks somewhat like regular masking tape. The middle layer is the actual decal. The bottom layer is a backing paper treated with a release agent.

Application using the Dry Transfer Method:

  Step 1 Clean Window ( or other surface ) thoroughly. Be sure to turn the cloth several times to insure thorough cleaning and wax removal

Step 2 Place graphic on desired surface and tape to the surface with masking tape across the top, creating a hinge.

Step 3 Flip graphic up and pull paper backing off, exposing adhesive

Step 4 Hold graphic tautly by the corners and flip back down so that adhesive is against surface.

Step 5 With firm pressure ( use driver license or credit card), rub graphic area from center out to edges forcing all air out. Any air bubbles will disappear.

Step 6 Wait a few minutes, then remove clear transfer tape by pulling straight back, leaving the graphic on the surface. If graphic comes of with the masking tape, repeat step 5 and wait a up to 24 hours before removing the masking tape.

Step 6 Take your fingers and check all edges and make sure they are tight. If you have an air bubble, use a pin and poke a small hole, allowing air to escape. The bubbles may disappear after a day or two

Once the decal touches the glass or paint, it cannot be moved again!

 
Application using the Wet Transfer Method:
(should be used on most windshield applications, unless you have done this before)

Step 1 1 Mix a gallon or so of water with a few drops of dishwashing liquid. Use a spray bottle and wet the area where decal is to be applied.


 
Step 2  Trim away the transfer tape so that the tape is about (within 1/2") the size as the decal.

  Step 3 Remove the backing and place the decal, still attached to the transfer tape, to the thoroughly wetted surface. The decal can now be moved and repositioned correctly, as it will slide on the thin film of solution trapped between the vinyl decal and the surface. If you are doing a windshield decal and need to curve the letters, cut the tape between the letters about 3/4 of the way from top to bottom with a knife and position the letters where needed. DO NOT cut all the way through as this will mess up the spacing between the letters.


 
Step 4  When the decal is in the final location, use a small squeegee to squeeze the water and detergent solution out from under the decal. The transfer tape will protect the Decal during this process.

CAUTION!

  Be sure to squeegee as much solution as possible from under the Decal. Take your time, because if not enough solution is removed from under the Decal, it will not adhere to the surface enough to allow the easy removal of the transfer tape.
  Although a Squeegee is the recommend tool, the water can be also removed using the fingers, or a soft cloth. When through with the squeegee, the transfer tape can be carefully removed. Work the Decal with your fingers, and a soft, absorbent cloth around the edges to remove any remaining solution. Warm weather is best for this application.
  If there are bubbles present under the Decal that cannot be removed by working them to the edge of the Decal with your fingers, then a small pin or needle can be used to puncture the Decal at the bubble, and remove the air. A small pin hole will not be seen after the air bubble has been worked out with the fingers.

Maintenance:
  In colder climates, Decals on windows of vehicles can be damaged by the scraping of frost or ice from the windows. Mild window cleaner may be used to clean the windows without damage to the Decal.
  On painted surfaces of vehicles, care must be taken when waxing. Wax will build up around the edges of the Decal, and will need to be removed. Use a soft cloth, and take your time, and be gentle. A brush, for example will force the wax underneath the edge of the Decal, and the Decal will begin to peel. The Decal will not be damaged by normal use of automotive car wash products, or water. Although the decals will withstand pressure washers, and automatic car washes, These will reduce the life and appearance of the Decal. The Decals will not last forever, but will give many years of service if taken care of.

Removing Vinyl Decals
On glass surfaces, with temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees F, a razor blade scraper can be used. Decals can be removed from painted surfaces by using a heat gun or hair dryer to warm the Decal to apoint where it peels off easily.