Sticker/ Decal application instructions.
Materials You'll Need:
- Decal / sticker
- Isopropyl alcohol or a mild detergent
- Clean, lint-free cloth or paper towels
- Squeegee or credit card
- Masking tape
- Hairdryer or heat gun (optional)
Prepare the Surface:
- Make sure your surface is clean and free of dust, dirt, and grease. Wash the area where you plan to apply the decal with soapy water or use isopropyl alcohol to clean the surface. Ensure it's completely dry before proceeding.
Position the Decal:
- Decide on the exact location where you want to place the decal. You can use masking tape to mark the edges or the center of the decal's position, which will help you align it properly.
Peel the Backing:
- Carefully peel the backing paper away from the decal, exposing the adhesive side. Be cautious not to touch the adhesive surface with your fingers, as this can leave oils or residues.
Apply the Decal:
- Gently position the decal onto the clean surface, aligning it with the marks you made using masking tape. Start from one end or the center, depending on the decal's design. Use a squeegee or credit card to press the decal down while removing any air bubbles. Work from the center outward to push any trapped air out.
Smooth It Out:
- Ensure the decal is firmly and smoothly adhered to the surface, working out any wrinkles or bubbles as you go. Apply firm and even pressure, but be careful not to damage the decal.
Remove the Transfer Tape (if applicable):
- Some decals come with a transparent transfer tape on top. If your decal has one, carefully peel off the transfer tape at a sharp angle. Make sure the decal remains on the surface of the item.
Apply Heat (Optional):
- If you're having trouble with any stubborn wrinkles or bubbles, you can use a hairdryer or heat gun on a low setting to gently warm the decal. This can make the adhesive more pliable and help you smooth it out.
- After you've applied the decal and removed the transfer tape (if used), inspect it carefully to ensure there are no air bubbles, wrinkles, or imperfections. If you find any issues, carefully lift the decal and reapply it.
Allow to Cure:
- Let the decal cure for at least 24 hours before exposing it to extreme weather conditions, such as heavy rain or direct sunlight.
- Clean your vehicle as needed, but avoid abrasive cleaning materials and high-pressure washes directly on the decal to prolong its life.
Enjoy your new decal.