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Vinyl Installation Tips
Things you will need
  • Lettering
  • Surface to apply it on
  • Masking tape
  • Squeegee (Free for our customers)
  • Surface cleaner (All surfaces must be considered dirty and must be cleaned)
  • Application fluid (If applying wet...which is recommended for beginners)
  • Tape measure or ruler
  • Pin or a needle
Step 1. Clean the surface where the lettering is to be applied thoroughly with glass cleaner, alcohol, or a grease and wax cutting detergent to remove all oil and dirt. (Apply decals on a warm surface between 65 and 80 degrees F)
Step 2. Position lettering on surface with masking tape on each side and measure. (Then measure again!)
Step 3. Apply masking tape horizontally over the top edge of the lettering to serve as a hinge.
Step 4. Cut between each letter or number so that each is independently hinged from the top. (Skip this step and go to step 5 with small lettering or one piece decals)
Step 5. Raise the lettering up over the top hinge and peel the liner back a few inches at a time. At this point, you have two choices. If you are going to apply the decal dry continue to Step 6. If you are a beginner, spray the surface with an application fluid and spray the adhesive of the decal as well. You can use water in a spray bottle with a drop or two of dish soap.
Step 6. Hold lettering away from surface with one hand and allow adhesive to touch only as pressure is applied with a squeegee. Start at the top center of the lettering working down and outward to each edge of mask. Then go back to the top and work down again. If you are applying wet, squeegee again firmly before going to Step 7.
Step 7. If you applied the lettering dry, peel back the application tape slowly, making sure all of the decal is stuck to the surface. If you applied wet, dry the application tape with paper towels, and wait 4 hours or more before removing the application tape.
Step 8. Inspect the decal for air bubbles or wrinkles. Poke any trapped air or application fluid pockets with a pin and press with fingers. Stand back and your installation is complete.
For more information please contact us. We are happy to answer your questions.

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