how to install your vinyl decal

how in the world do i install this thing?

oval decal install

The dry application method works well for the oval styled decals. They can be easily applied to items like laptops, game systems, MP3 players, electric guitars, amps, folding chairs, helmets, etc.

Please note: the oval decals adhessive is permanent! If you need to remove the decal, please heat up the decal and follow the decal removal instructions.

  1. CLEAN the area where you will be placing the decal very well with a cleaning solution and wipe with lint-free paper towels.
  2. Optional: WIPE down with same area you cleaned with rubbing alcohol wipe (or rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball) to remove any left over residue.
  3. Gently REMOVE the back of the decal.
  4. Gently APPLY THE DECAL to your object starting at either the left or right edge and as you apply the decal use your finger to smooth the decal as it is applied.

wet method for 1-color vinyl decals

The wet application method works very well and leaves no bubbles under the vinyl when applied properly. Please be aware you should only use this method on items that can be sprayed lightly down with a water and soap solution like cars, bikes, helmets, etc.

Electronics are not recommended with this method, unless you proceed with caution and not get water in your device.

  1. CLEAN the area where you will be placing the decal very well with a cleaning solution and wipe with lint-free paper towels.
  2. Optional: WIPE down with same area you cleaned with rubbing alcohol wipe (or rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball) to remove any left over residue.
  3. Lightly SPRAY the area with a detergent and water mix (like a few drops of dishwashing liquid and a few ounces of water).
  4. Gently REMOVE the back of the decal, labeled as A. If I forgot to label the one side with an A it is the side you cannot see the decal through.
  5. Gently APPLY THE DECAL on the wet area you sprayed with soap and water. Place the side with the decal toward the object you want to place the decal onto.
  6. You may "float" and move around the decal until you have it in the place you want.
  7. Hold the decal in place and use a SQUEEGEE over the decal with moderate pressure to remove the moisture and air bubbles from under the vinyl. Squeegee most of the water out using left-to-right and then top-to-bottom squeegee-ing at least 7 times in each direction. * If you do not have a squeegee you can also use an old credit card, back of a plastic spoon, basically any hard platic object you can apply pressure with. *
  8. Let dry for 5-10 minutes.
  9. Gently remove the paper front of the decal starting at the upper-left hand corner and pulling at a 45-degree angle toward the lower right hand corner of the decal. If you notice that the decal ais coming off the object (car glass, etc), replace the decal on the surface, re-squeegee and try again starting at Step 8.
  10. Do not touch the decal for 24 hours. * Vinyl fully bonds after 24 hours! *

dry method for 1-color vinyl decals

The dry application method works well for items like laptops, game systems, MP3 players, electric guitars, amps, folding chairs, helmets, etc.

  1. CLEAN the area where you will be placing the decal very well with a cleaning solution and wipe with lint-free paper towels.
  2. Optional: WIPE down with same area you cleaned with rubbing alcohol wipe (or rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball) to remove any left over residue.
  3. Gently REMOVE the back of the decal, labeled as A. If I forgot to label the one side with an A it is the side you cannot see the decal through.
  4. Gently APPLY THE DECAL to your object. Place the side with the decal toward the object you want to place the decal onto.
  5. Hold the decal in place and use a SQUEEGEE over the decal with moderate pressure. * If you do not have a squeegee you can also use an old credit card, back of a plastic spoon, basically any hard platic object you can apply pressure with. *
  6. Gently remove the paper front of the decal starting at the upper-left hand corner and pulling at a 45-degree angle toward the lower right hand corner of the decal.
  7. Do not touch the decal for 24 hours. * Vinyl fully bonds after 24 hours! *

removing the decal

Removing the decal is easy, if that is what you really want to do.

Removal has only been tested on hard plastic or metal surfaces like: bikes, cars, trucks, bike helmets, etc.

This removal strategy may not work if decal is placed upon another sticker or decal and be lift off the decal it was placed over.

  1. HEAT up the decal with a hair dryer on medium heat for about thirty seconds (or) park you car with your car decal pointing toward the sun for roughly two hours.
  2. Start at any corner of the vinyl decal pieces and REMOVE the decal with a firm constant pulling action.
  3. Continue until all vinyl decal pieces are removed.

which one?

Oval decal install. Installing an oval decal is easy.
How to install 1-color decal. Any method will give you good results. The wet method will allow you to move the vinyl decal around a bit before it becomes 'permanent'. Once you apply the decal using the dry method, the decal will not be able to be moved around.

How to remove decal. Removing the decal is easy. You just need the sun or a hair dryer.

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