Decal Application Instructions
Items Needed for installation: PATIENCE - Credit card - Measuring tape - Window Cleaner - Lint free cloth - Sewing Needle
Please note if you are placing your decal on a window it goes OUTSIDE! Think it through. If your decal has lettering and you place it inside the window it will be backwards when viewed from outside.
Before we begin it may seem that our instructions are very complicated but they really are not. Due to the wide range of customer knowledge, experience and abilities we have to stretch this out and simplify the instructions.
Want quick simple instructions? Decide where you want to place the decal, clean surface, rub top of decal to make sure tape sticks to the decal, pull backing off from bottom, apply, rub surface to adhere decal, remove clear application tape. Done!
Now for most people please start reviewing these instructions. If you have any questions please send us a message. Oh and please do not forget to remove the application tape in step 5. We have had a few customers forget this and then complain that the decal did not look nice after applying. Go figure!
Step 1: As above your decal is between the transfer tape on the top and the wax paper backing on the bottom. Measure for placement if needed. Clean and dry your surface which must be free of dirt, oil, moisture and lint. If you are applying on a vehicle you may want to use some rubbing alcohol to remove oil and other grime that you can't see from your surface.
Step 2: CRITICAL: You must make sure the transfer tape is sticking to the decal before separating or you will destroy the decal. As above your decal flat on a rigid surface and press down HARD from the center outwards SEVERAL times with your credit card to make sure the transfer tape is sticking to the decal.
Step 3: CRITICAL: As above turn everything over and SLOWLY remove the blue or white waxed backing as shown and have a needle handy to unstick any parts of the decal that stick to the blue or white waxed backing as you SLOWLY separate. Discard the backing.
Step 4: As above carefully place your decal on your surface in a bowed fashion so the center touches your surface first and then lay the decal out. Gently squeegee from the center outward several times with increasingly harder pressure with your credit card.
Step 5: Let the decal sit on your surface for a few minutes to allow the adhesive to adhere. Rub the surface a few final times then slowly pull off the transfer tape making sure no decal parts stick to the tape. Make sure to have your needle handy for any parts of the decal that need to be separated from your transfer tape and pushed down.
Step 6: Be happy as you are done! You did a GREAT job!
This is a one time use product that should last 6 years outdoors and many more indoors if applied correctly.
While we show our decal on a car window it can go on any dry smooth rigid non porous surface.
Do not apply decal in direct sunlight on a hot day or if windy.
Do not allow decal to get wet for 12 hours after application.
When applying surface temperature should be between 50°F and 90°F with 60°F to 80°F being the best range.
If you have bubbles they should go away after a week or two as the material breathes. If bubbles still remain use your sewing needle to pierce one edge of the bubble and push decal down with thumb to allow air to escape.
If decal is on a vehicle window do not scrape ice or snow near decal.
If placing on a vehicle we always recommend placing on glass over body for easiest removal. Do not install where wipers will hit the decal or windows that open/close with weather stripping rubbing the decal.
To remove from a window use a razor blade scraper.
To remove from any other surface simply peel up with your fingernails. Using a blow dryer will ease removal.
Application to any surface is at the end users risk and we shall not be held responsible should damage occur or if buyer ruins decal. Never place a vinyl decal on a heated surface due to a fire hazard.