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Vinyl Banner Installation

Banners and large decals can be a handful if you don't have experience or an extra set of hands to help. You may want to consult a sign shop or automotive wrap installer for installation.   

1. Ambient air and surface temperature where you're installing should be between 60°F (16°C) to 90°F (32°C)

2. Wash your hands to remove oils that may transfer to vinyl. pro tip: Use a small amount of dish soap

3. Clean the area where the decal is to be applied isopropyl rubbing alcohol and a clean microfiber cloth or terry cotton towel to remove all wax, RainX, dirt and oils. Then dry the area. Note: Alcohol will cool the surface a little from evaporation, make sure the temp is within tolerance.

4. Measure or position the vinyl for placement. Use the center mark on the transfer tape to align to the vehicle's windshield/roof center. You can use painters tape to hold the sticker decal to create a hinge. Note: Do not cover eyesight system cameras with vinyl if you vehicle is equipped with it, or this will disable or cause issues with the system. 

5. Create a soap water solution with 1 drop of dish soap to 8oz of water in a spray bottle and spray the surface to be applied. Note: solution will cool the surface make sure the temp is within tolerance.

6. Remove the backing paper carefully, making sure that all parts of the decal have been stuck to the transfer tape.  If not re-apply the transfer tape and use pressure with a squeegee to get the transfer tape to stick to the decal fully.

7. Apply the decal using a squeegee to push out air and stick the decal fully to the surface from the center out.

8. If some small bubbles remain leave them to temp cycle a few days as vinyl is porous and may vent the trapped air naturally. 

 

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.