Decal InstallationInstructionsHelpDirections

Always Start with A Clean Surface
Pre-wash the area where you will be applying  the decal. Do not use window-cleaning products; they may leave a residue behind, making your decal cling less effectively.

 

STEP 1. Spray RAPID PREP liberally on surface to be cleaned. 
STEP 2. Using a plain white household paper towel, thoroughly wipe surface from center outward until dry, making sure all debris has been removed.
STEP 3. Now you must clean surface again with Rapid Tac or 70% isopropyl alcohol, to remove residues of Rapid Prep and its silicone, grease, etc. contaminants
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Apply When Temperatures Are Moderate
         For the best results, install your decals in a shaded area away from direct sunlight. When possible, you should apply decals when the temperature is above 50F and below 90F.

 

Use Masking Tape
        Masking tape can help ensure that your decal is positioned exactly where you want it. Leaving the white backing paper in place and facing the surface you are applying it to, position the decal where you want it to go. Place a piece of masking tape along the top edge of the decal-this fixes it in the proper location. Then, lift the decal as if it is on a hinge, and peel off the backing paper. While holding onto the bottom edge, slowly lower the decal, using the thumb of your other hand to press from the center out and gradually working your way from top to bottom.

 

Use the Wet Method
        You can apply most smaller decals without using water, but for large and very large decals, this trick is a lifesaver. After cleaning your surface area, wet the area with water, using a spray bottle. Apply the decal 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. The water will dry in a few minutes and leave your decal firmly affixed.

Tend to The Transfer Tape
        Some of our decals come with three layers:
1) Transfer tape, the clear top layer that clings to the non-adhesive side of the decal and holds the decal together.
2) The decal is the middle layer.
3) Backing paper, the bottom layer of white paper that clings to the adhesive side of the sticker.

 

        Before applying these types of decals, it is important to make sure the decal and transfer tape are pressed firmly together. To do so, apply pressure evenly across the transfer tape with a squeegee. This will ensure that the decal does not come up with the backing paper during installation.
Also, once you have applied your decal, be sure to leave the transfer tape in place for at least a couple of minutes before gently removing it. In very cold winter months, you may need to leave the transfer tape on even longer. To speed up the process when it is cold out, you can warm the application surface using a heat gun on low heat. DO NOT melt the decal.

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