Your decals come to you all together in three layers: the transfer tape, the actual vinyl decal, and the white grid backing paper.
The top layer is called transfer tape or pre-mask. It looks somewhat like regular masking tape. And is used to apply and protect you decal as you apply.
The middle layer is the actual decal. And this will come up with your transfer tape when you ready to apply.
The bottom layer is a backing paper with a waxy surface
Cleaning the surface:
Clean the surface with either soapy water or a mixture of rubbing alcohol (70% isopropyl alcohol) and water—we recommend a 50 / 50 water- alcohol solution. After cleaning, wipe over to ensure there is no residue left behind.
Do not use window-cleaning products, these can affect the whole installation process and leave unwanted chemicals behind.
Applying the decal:
The vinyl decal may have pulled away from the transfer tape during shipping. This action will adhere the vinyl decal to the transfer tape
Place the product (tape side up) on a smooth flat surface
Take a squeegee* and rub firmly across the entire decal. Start from the center and work out to the edges.
* If you do not have a squeegee use your fingertips, credit card, plastic ruler or similar object.
Positioning the decal and Installation:
Peel the backing paper away from the DECAL and allow the decal to adhere to the MASK LAYER
Place the decal on the destination surface, Level and center the decal. Pay special attention to level and center the vinyl decal itself and not the backing paper/transfer tape.
Tip: The vinyl decal should stay adhered to the transfer tape. If it starts to separate, turn it back over and apply more pressure.
Tip: Go very slow and work out any air bubbles with a credit card or your fingers as you go.
Last but not least, After the image is on the surface, rub the entire image applying pressure to adhere the vinyl to the surface.
You have now successfully installed your Decal.
Tip 1: Applying with “Wet” Application
You can apply most smaller decals without using water, but for large and very large stickers, this trick is a life-saver. After cleaning your surface area, wet the area again using a spray bottle and a solution of about 5% soap / 95% water.
Apply the sticker while the area is still wet. This will keep it from adhering immediately and give you time to reposition if necessary. It also enables you to remove any bubbles using a squeegee or a plastic card. The soapy water will dry in a few minutes and leave your sticker firmly affixed.
*Squeegees can be purchased as an extra option upon ordering process
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