Car Decal Installation

November 5, 2018 1:07 am by maryrosh
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Simple car decal installation instructions
Car Decal Installation

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The most common way to install decals is the dry method. The dry method will insure that your vinyl decal stays adhered to your vehicle surface. This is because there is no chance of application fluid being trapped between the vinyl decal and the vehicle surface leading to peeling and/or water bubbles. The only disadvantage to the dry installation method is you have only one chance to do the installation right leaving no room for mistakes. Once the vinyl decal is applied to the vehicle surface, it can not be removed without damaging the vinyl. A lot of measuring and preparation is required to have a successful dry installation.

DO NOT ALLOW THE STICKY PART OF THE DECAL TO TOUCH THE ANYTHING.

Inspect your new vinyl decal for any shipping damages. Any damage incurred during shipping must be reported to us within two business days. Using a squeegee on a table, press firmly over the whole decal assuring the pre-mask is properly stuck to the vinyl decal. Once finished, place your decal on the surface (pre-mask up and liner on surface)

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Caution! Do not use ammonia based cleaner. It will out gas for a couple of weeks and create bubbles under your vinyl decal.

Once you received your order, your decal will consist of three layers as illustrated below.  Please be aware that depending on the type of decal you have purchased, and the surface it is going on, the following procedures may not be the proper application instructions.  Any questions should be directed to a Decal Doctorz sales consultant by clicking HERE.

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Now that the “pre-mask” is removed, do a visual check assuring all the vinyl decal is adhered to the surface. More than likely you will see small air or water bubbles. You can make a small incision into the vinyl with a razor and use your squeegee to push the air or water out. Most air or water bubbles will disappear in a few weeks. Allow a few days in the hot sun to allow the decal to completely cure before washing or waxing. Your new vinyl decal is now installed! Please note if you live in a cold climate, be very careful when using an ice scraper as it can peel the vinyl if applied to a vehicle window for example.

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Inspect your new vinyl decal for any shipping damages. Any damage incurred during shipping must be reported to us within two business days. Using a squeegee on a table, press firmly over the whole decal assuring the pre-mask is properly stuck to the vinyl decal. Once finished, flip the decal over (pre-mask down) and slowly peel off the “liner” exposing the decals adhesive side.

Depending on the temperature, wait between 30 minutes to an hour or more allowing the decal to dry and adhere securely to the surface.

Once the decal is dry, start peeling off the “pre-mask” from the decal and surface. If the decal starts to peel off with the “pre-mask”, re-apply decal with squeegee (Step 2), and wait about 30 minutes before attempting to remove the “pre-mask” again.

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Place the decal (adhesive side down) on to the surface. While the decal is wet, you can measure and re-adjust the decal without damaging it. Once in place, go over the decal with the squeegee with firm strokes pushing the application fluid out and assuring the decal is adhering to the surface. Repeat this a few times until you remove most of the application fluid between the decal and the surface. Try not to move the decal during this step

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Using scissors or a razor, cut away the peeled “liner” close to the long piece of masking tape that crosses the decal. Do not allow the scissors or razor to touch the decal as it may stick accidentally peeling the decal off the “pre-mask”.

1. Do not install your vinyl decal in direct sunlight. It is recommended you install your vinyl decal in a garage or building. 2. Room and installation surface temperature is recommended to be between 10°C (50°F) and 20°C (68°F) to reduce stretching or other un-desired effects. 3. This method is not recommended for interior installs (on walls for example).  Please use your judgement when considering the wet installation method. 3. Do not store your vinyl decal in direct sunlight.

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Raise the hinged ‘flap’, and begin to peel the “liner” off the decal (NOT THE PRE-MASK) exposing the adhesive side of the decal. Only peel the “liner” from the decal until you reach the masking tape that crosses the whole decal.

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REMOVAL OF VINYL: If you decide to remove your vinyl in the future all you need to do is start to peel on the edge and slowly remove at a downward slanted angle.  Then use rubbing alcohol or goo gone to remove any sticky residue left behind.

Place a long piece of masking tape parallel to the current piece of masking tape that crosses the decal on the decal side that you just adhered to the surface. Then remove the original long piece of masking tape that crossed the decal. This will secure the decal so you can peel off the final piece of “liner”. Also remove the small corner pieces of masking tape. Slowly peel the final piece of “liner” off exposing the adhesive side of the decal. Once again do not allow the sticky part of the decal to touch the surface.

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Using your squeegee and starting in the middle where your masking tape crosses the decal, begin to apply the sticky side of the decal to the surface. Use horizontal strokes to apply the decal equally. Continue smoothing out the decal from top to bottom with long horizontal strokes assuring the decal is securely adhered to the surface.

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– Installation squeegee (obtainable in most hardware stores) – Masking tape – Glass cleaner (non AMMONIA BASED) – Paper towel – Measuring tape or ruler. – Scissors or Razor

Use application fluid to generously spray the surface area where your decal will be installed on. Make sure the surface area is completely sprayed down. Then generously spray application fluid onto the adhesive side of the decal.

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Remove all dirt, grease and/or wax from the surface you will be applying the decal to before you install your vinyl decal. This includes wax from car washes, turtle wax, rain-x, compound, etc. Your new vinyl decal will NOT adhere properly if you do not have a clean installation surface.

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Remove the final piece of masking tape. Go over the decal with the squeegee, with increasingly harder strokes assuring the decal is securely adhered to the surface. Slowly begin peeling the “pre-mask” covering the decal. Keep a close eye while removing the pre-mask making sure no part of the decal is still attached to the “pre-mask”.

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Have a great day and I hope you love the wonders of what vinyl can do!  It is so easy to use and remove compared to paint, not to mention most of the time it cost less too! – Mike (from JustDecalit) ———————————————————- ———————————————————-  

Remove all dirt, grease and/or wax from the surface before you install your vinyl decal. This includes wax from car washes, turtle wax, rain-x, compound, etc. Your new vinyl decal will NOT adhere properly if you do not have a clean installation surface.

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The alternative method of installing your vinyl decal is the wet installation method. The advantage for using the wet installation method is you can re-position the decal on your vehicle surface multiple times to get a desired position as long as the decal and surface is still wet. The disadvantage is that if you do not get all the application fluid out from underneath the decal and surface, your decal could peel and/or have water bubbles. We recommend the dry installation method however we have installation instructions if you prefer the wet installation method.

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This is just a quick and simple guide to help people insure they install their decals on a good clean surface so that they last the longest and look the best.  Please note I am not the best writer, I was a math geek in school and not the greatest at English.

  So that said any typos I am sorry and just let me know! -Mike   STEP 1: CLEAN THAT AREA GOOD! First make sure you have a dry place and no wind to install your decal. Make sure to prep the area, this is the most important part of installing a decal!  If you put your decal or sticker on a dirty surface, it will just pick that dirt and grim up like a lint roller does your shirt, those aren’t so sticky after you use them are they!  So lets make sure the area is nice and clean so that it can adhere to where you are going to place it.

You can use soap and water, rubbing alcohol, or any other fast drying cleaner.  My favorite is rubbing alcohol since it dries by itself within seconds and leaves no residue behind.  On that note, do NOT use anything like windex or other household spray cleaners that leave a residue behind or oily substance, that defeats the purpose and will cause your decal/sticker not to adhere to the best of it capabilities.

  STEP 2: DECIDE AND PEEL! After you have cleaned your car, you now need to decide where you want to center your decal in the area you cleaned.  I use a measuring tape to measure from different spots on the car to make sure I have it exactly where I want it and that it will not turn out crooked.

  When I measure I use a piece of masking tape to mark the measurements, normally four for left/right/top/bottom.  Then I have a some what boxed area to force me to place the decal where it should go.

Be aware after you stick it, you might can not undo it and use it again, since it can separate the design or text from each other. After you decide where you want it, go ahead and start to peel your decal back, if it doesn’t stick to the transfer tape the first pull, replace the transfer tape and push it together with your fingers or use a credit card to press together.

  STEP 3: PLACE THAT DECAL! So you cleaned your area and also decided how and where you are going to place your new decal or sticker and you made sure your decal can peel apart easily.    FOR SMALLER DECALS – Now fully peel the decal off the backing and hold it on the tips of the masking/transfer tape.

  Try not to touch the back of the decal itself since it could leave dirt on your decals back side. You should have each hand holding the furthest corners from each other and keep it tight so that the decal does not fold in on itself.

  Place one end of the decal down and then smooth it out to the other end till the decal is fully placed.   FOR BIGGER DECALS – Do not fully remove the backing on your decal.  You will want to remove about 1/3 of the backing and start by applying that 1/3 of the decal to the car.

  Then slowly pull more of the backing off while at the same time apply the decal to the car until you have fully installed the decal.  Either work left to right or right to left, which ever you feel best doing.

Don’t forget you can always buy a $1 spray bottle at your dollar store, put ONE small drop of soap in it and fill with water and shake.  Then LIGHTLY (I MEAN LIGHTLY)  spray the area and then apply the decal.

  This is only suggest for bigger decals or decals that you need to be in a precise area.   STEP 3: THE HARDEST PART! Waiting… yes this is the hardest part, because most people are so impatient that they can’t wait and they mess up the decal by removing the transfer tape too early! The best way to allow your decal to dry is out in the sun, having it in the shade or in a cool place will only make it take longer.

  If you used a mist of soapy water when installing your decal and do not let the sun dry it, then it will take a very long time before it adheres correctly, since nothing is there to remove the water and dry the decal to the surface.

Do not try and rush this buy using a heat gun, you can melt the transfer tape and vinyl and when you peel it, it could cause the decal to stretch with the transfer tape.  Again the best way is the sun.

Finally just give the decal 30 minutes before you remove the transfer tape, go inside and eat lunch.  By the time your done you should be able to go back outside and finish your decal and be in a good mood from that great lunch and nice cold sweet tea!  If your decal is still not sticking, make sure you got it in the sun and it is warm out side, and just give it a bit longer.

 

Now that the “pre-mask” is removed, do a visual check assuring all the vinyl decal is adhered to the surface. More then likely you will see small air bubbles. You can make a small incision into the vinyl with a razor and use your squeegee to push the air out. Most air bubbles will disappear in a few weeks. Your new vinyl decal is now installed! Please note if you live in a cold climate, be very careful when using an ice scraper as it can peel the viny if applied to a vehicle window for example.

– Installation squeegee (obtainable in most hardware stores) – Application Fluid in Spray Bottle (Mixture of 500mL (1/2 quart) of water, 250mL (1/4 quart) of 99% rubbing alcohol and 1 teaspoon of liquid soap) – Glass cleaner (non AMMONIA BASED) – Paper towel – Measuring tape or ruler.

Place pieces of masking tape on top of the decal “pre-mask” and surface to hold the decal in place. Measure with a ruler or measuring tape to make sure your decal is properly lined up. Once in place, put a long piece of tape across the decal in the center as shown below. Remove the masking tape from one side of the decal and vehicle surface creating a hinged ‘flap’.

DO NOT ALLOW THE STICKY PART OF THE DECAL TO TOUCH THE SURFACE YOU ARE APPLYING TO.

For die-cut (cut out) decals, there are two types of installation methods and both have their advantages and disadvantages.

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1. Do not install your vinyl decal in direct sunlight. It is recommended you install your vinyl decal in a garage or building. 2. Room and installation surface temperature is recommended to be between 10°C (50°F) and 20°C (68°F) to reduce stretching or other un-desired effects. 3. Do not store your vinyl decal in direct sunlight.

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Using your squeegee and starting in the middle where your masking tape crosses the decal, begin to apply the final sticky side of the decal to the surface. Use horizontal strokes to apply the decal equally. Continue smoothing out the decal from top to bottom with long horizontal strokes assuring the decal is securely adhered to the surface.

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