Installation Instructions for Vinyl
Please read these instructions all way through before
You will need paper
towels, squeegee, big needle and window cleaner. Measuring tape
and masking tape are recommended but not required.
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
-All stickers are designed to be installed on the outside of
•-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
Application using the Dry Transfer
Clean Window ( or other surface ) thoroughly. Be sure to turn
the cloth several times to insure thorough cleaning and wax
Place graphic on desired surface and tape to the surface with
masking tape across the top, creating a
Flip graphic up and pull paper backing off, exposing
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.
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
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
(should be used on most windshield
applications, unless you have done this
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
Trim away the transfer tape so that the tape is about
(within 1/2") the size as the decal.
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
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.
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.
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
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