Vinyl decals are designed to be installed on the exterior glass or body of the vehicle. The temperature of the surface should be between 60 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit for best results. Clean the surface with a soft, lint free cloth dampened with rubbing alcohol. This will remove any dirt, dust particles, wax or cleaning solution residue that will prevent the decal from sticking properly.
During installation the decal will be removed from the backing onto the transfer tape. Before you apply the decal you want to make sure the decal is properly sticking to the transfer tape. Lay the decal down on smooth hard surface and use the supplied squeegee to rub firmly over the decal at a 45 degree angle.
With the backing still on the decal, position the decal in the desired location using pieces of masking tape at each of the top corners. Step back to check the positioning of the decal to make sure it is level and adjust if necessary.
Once you have the decal positioned, apply a piece of masking tape alongside the short side of the decal. Half of the tape should be on the vehicle and half should be on the decal. The masking tape will provide a hinge for you to work with.
Once the decal has been taped to create a hinge, flip the decal up and begin to slowly peel the backing off of the decal. Make sure all of the decal stays on the transfer tape. If any part of the decal does not release from the backing flip the decal back down and use the squeegee to apply pressure to that area and then continue to remove the decal backing. Removing the backing exposes the adhesive side of the decal so at this point make sure you do not allow the sticky part of the decal to touch the surface.
With the backing removed, use the squeegee to press the decal onto the surface. Begin at the hinge and work your way down holding the decal at a 45 degree angle from the surface until you are ready to squeegee that area. Hold the squeegee at a 45 degree angle and use slow and steady strokes.
Once the decal has been applied, squeegee the entire decal using firm pressure. The decal has a pressure sensitive adhesive so the harder you squeegee the better it sticks. Make strokes from all directions horizontally, vertically and diagonally. This will ensure that the decal is adhered properly to the surface.
Remove the transfer tape by pulling slowly from the top in a downward direction at a sharp angle. If any part of the decal starts to peel away from surface lay the transfer tape back over the area and squeegee again, then continue removing the tape.
Most small air bubbles will dissipate on their own within 3 weeks. If you get a large air bubble in the decal, puncture the air bubble with a pin to release the air. Then use the supplied squeegee working from the outside edges of the bubble to release the remaining air.
If you destroy your decal during installation, we offer replacement decals at a reduced cost.
If you need to remove your decal for any reason, use a plastic razor blade at a 45 degree angle to carefully peel the decal off of the surface. Once the decal is removed you will need to clean the surface to remove any adhesive residue left behind.