Installing Our Vinyl Decals

Please read the written decal application instructions below before attempting to apply the decals. Decals applied using these instructions will last for years. They are made using weatherproof Oracal 551 vinyl that can be applied indoors and outdoors.

  • STEP 1 - GATHER TOOLS

    Your decal will arrive sandwiched between a clear application tape and a paper backing.

  • STEP 2 - PREPARE DECAL

    To ensure that the decal peels away from the paper backing and adheres properly to the application tape, lay the decal on a hard smooth surface, squeegee across the entire surface of the decal with firm pressure. You may also use the sharp edge of a credit card or rub firmly with your fingertips covering the entire surface.

     

  • STEP 3 - CLEAN APPLICATION AREA

    Clean the area where the decals will be applied using the alcohol cleaning wipes included in the decal application kit that accompanies your decal. This will remove any wax, residue, oil or dust particles that will prevent the decal from sticking. If the decal will be applied to a painted surface such as the body of a vehicle clean the area using a soft cloth and warm soapy water. Then wipe the area with a clean soft cloth dampened with alcohol and dry.

  • STEP 4 - REMOVE BACKING PAPER

    Carefully peel the application tape and decal away from the paper backing. If the decal does not peel away from the paper backing, repeat step #2. When you peel the application tape away from the paper backing the decal will adhere to the back of the application tape. The paper backing can be thrown away.

  • STEP 5 - BEGIN APPLICATION

    Hold the decal in position and stick the top or one side holding the other side up away from the surface.

  • STEP 6 - ADHERE DECAL TO SURFACE

    Slowly rub or squeegee firmly across the surface of the decal using the application tool or the sharp edge of a credit card. The decals have a pressure sensitive adhesive so the harder you rub, the harder it sticks.

  • STEP 7 - REMOVE APPLICATION TAPE

    Remove the application tape by pulling gently in a downward motion. If a part of the decal starts to come up away from the surface rub it back down onto the surface while the tape is still intact and press firmly, then proceed to remove the tape. Only the pieces will remain on the surface giving the appearance of being painted on.

  • STEP 8 - ENJOY!