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Vinyl Install

09/20/20

Installation Instructions

Vinyl Decals

1. Ambient air temperature should be between 50°F (10°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 with isopropyl alcohol. Use a microfiber cloth or terry cotton towel to dry the area thoroughly.

4. Measure or position the vinyl for placement. You can use painters tape to hold the decal to create a boundary of where to apply or to hinge the decal.

5. Make sure the decal is applied well to the transfer tape by applying pressure with a squeegee or plastic card.

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.

6a. *Optional step for decals that require intricate exact placement. Mix water into an 8 ounce spray bottle with 1 drop of dish soap. Spray the area to be applied and the sticky side of the decal, once the backing paper is removed. Apply, position and align the decal to where it is to be placed. Go to step 7a.

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

7a. *Apply the decal using a squeegee to push out air and water solution to stick the decal fully to the surface from the center out. Let dry before removing transfer tape.

8. Remove the transfer tape by lifting and folding the sticky side up on a corner of the tape. Pull and slide the tape slowly at 180° to remove the tape. The tape should be flat when pulling.

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

 

Emblem Overlays & Other Vinyl Overlays

Multi-layered vinyl overlays 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, 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 and have been tested through multiple car washes and heavy rain at 75 MPH sustained for 5 Hours with no lifting.

1. Ambient air temperature should be between 50°F (10°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 microfiber cloth or 100% terry cotton towel. Dry the area thoroughly.

4. 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. 

 

Vinyl Banners & Large Decals

1. Ambient air temperature should be between 50°F (10°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 alcohol. Use a microfiber cloth or terry cotton towel to dry the area.

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.

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.

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.