How To Apply Your Decal
Simple Car Decal Installation Tips
|1. CLEAN: Wipe clean the window or surface you are applying the decal to with a mild cleaner. Allow to dry.||3. APPLY: Place your decal on the window. Use a credit card to rub and smooth the decal onto the window.|
|2. PEEL: Carefully peel off the backing layer from the decal. (Only the vinyl and the clear transfer layer should remain).||4. REMOVE: Now remove the clear transfer layer by peeling it off starting from the corner. (Only the vinyl decal should remain).|
Detailed Decal Installation Tips
- Small Decal Application: This can be done by removing the backing layer, then, holding the transfer and vinyl layers with both hands stick your decal to your desired spot, then after rubbing over it with a card or squeegee, remove the transfer layer. All that should remain on your surface is the die-cut decal.
- Larger Decal Application: We recommend masking tape to assist you. With the backing paper still on, stick your decal into your desired position by putting masking tape along the length of an edge (top, side or bottom), or through the vertical center of your decal. This becomes a hinge. Flip the decal over along this hinge. Carefully peel off the backing paper entirely (If using a vertical hinge, cut the backing paper along the hinge on one half of the decal you are applying). Now lift the end of the transfer layer (opposite the hinge) with one hand, while using a card or squeegee with your other hand to rub the decal firmly onto your surface. Then if using the vertical hinge method, remove the tape, and remaining backing paper, and then squeegee the remaining section. Lastly remove the transfer tape (clear top layer) and enjoy. All that should remain on your surface is the decal.
- From Glass: Use a razor blade or scraper (metal or plastic) to lift an edge of the vinyl until you can grab it with your fingers and peel off.
- From Vehicle Body: Use a plastic razor blade or scraper so you don’t scratch your clear coat.
Tip: For stubbornly stuck vinyl, heat mildly with a heat gun or hair dryer, then use above methods.
For a visual guide, here are a YouTube videos that shows the most common application technique called the center hinge method.
If you have any concerns about applying the decal yourself. We are able to help!