Our emblem overlays are multi-layered vinyl overlays, where the base layers are made from premium cast vinyl with air release technology that is to be applied dry. They also can be repositioned as long as pressure hasn't been applied. These overlays are designed to fit precisely over the existing vehicle emblem, there should be no stretch required. If your overlay does not fit, something is wrong, please contact us. Our overlays will last 5-7 years in sunlight, rain, wind and snow. We've tested them by going through multiple car washes and heavy rain at 75 MPH sustained for at least 5 Hours. No lifting occurred.
1. Ambient and surface temperature where you're installing should be between 60°F (16°C) to 90°F (32°C)
2. Wash hands to remove oils that may transfer to vinyl. pro tip: Use a small amount of dish soap
3. Clean the area where the overlay is to be applied with isopropyl rubbing alcohol and a clean microfiber cloth or 100% terry cotton towel to remove all wax, RainX, dirt and oils. You can also use the included alcohol prep pad. Dry the area thoroughly. Note: Alcohol will cool the surface a little from evaporation, make sure the temp is within tolerance. If you have an existing emblem overlay already on your vehicle's emblem, remove it and perform the cleaning step outlined above.
4. Peel of the backing paper and position the vinyl for placement in the center of the Emblem.
5. Carefully Press and smooth the vinyl with a felt squeegee or microfiber covered squeegee from the center out. Take care not to move or damage the design layered on to the base vinyl. You can use your hands as well.
6. Air should be easily removed due to the air channels in the adhesive. If some small bubbles remain leave them to temp cycle a few days as vinyl is porous and may vent the trapped air naturally.
7. Post heating can be done with a heat gun to lock the edges of the overlay, however not usually necessary and should really only be attempted by professionals.
Vinyl Decal Care & Removal
1. Do not scrub vinyl decals or pressure wash, clean gently.
2. Heat will have to applied for removal if the decal has been on the surface for 6 months or more.
3. Storage, vinyl will sometimes fuse to the backing paper if not used after a few months of receiving the decal. Also, try not to store decals with transfer tape in direct sunlight as the tape will bubble and make it more difficult to install until cooled down.
4. Minor scratches on gloss vinyl can be "healed" with the application of heat from a heat gun or putting the vehicle in the sun. Matte vinyl can also be "healed" but you need to be very careful with using a heat gun (Around 200°F, 93°C), as too much heat with take away the matte finish of the vinyl. Always keep the heat gun moving and keep it at least 6 inches away from the vinyl.