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Transfer Decal Installation

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Materials Needed

  • Decal

  • Clean, lint-free cloth or microfiber towel

  • Isopropyl alcohol, mild soapy solution, other surface preparation cleaner

  • Measuring tape

  • Painter's tape (blue tape), masking tape, or any other low-tack tape

  • Squeegee or credit card

1. Surface Preparation

First prepare the surface the decal is going to be place on. With a damp towel, whether with water and soap, glass cleaner (without ammonia), isopropyl alcohol, or other surface preparation liquid, make sure the surface is not tacky, greasy or contaminated. If the surface has been recently painted, coated, or waxed, please refer to our Adhesive warranty, manufactures' guide, or installers' recommendations to see the full curing time before any adhesive can be applied too.

2. Alignment & Positioning

Use painter's tape (blue tape), masking tape, or any other low-tack tape, and place a piece on each corner. With a tape measurer, measure and place the decal on the desired location, making sure it is equal distant from all sides or straight to the surface. Once the decal has been placed on the desired location, use one long strip of tape and place it in the middle of the decal. This is going to help to place the decal in a hinge motion, a portion at a time.

3. Adhering & Application

Now squeegee the whole decal with little pressure to make sure there are no air pockets between the decal and the surface. Remove the masking tape from one side of the decal and detach the masking tape with the vinyl decal from the wax backing paper. Bring the decal to the center tape, and leaving about 0.5in” to 1 in” of margin from the center tape, cut the excess wax backing paper away. Lay the decal about 10 degrees from the surface; with a credit card or a squeegee, begin from the horizontal center and move in a parenthesis, (For the right side “(“ for the left side “)”), movement from top to bottom throughout the entire decal. Repeat the process for the other side as well.

4. Finishing Touches

Once the decal has been fully applied, grab a corner from the transfer tape, and as close to the surface as possible, in a 180-degree angle begin pulling away the masking tape. If the decal fails to adhere to the surface, go back slowly and with a squeegee or credit card press it down once again. Once you have removed the transfer tape, wait 24–48 hours to wash your vehicle.


Weather & Surface Temperature: Make sure you have enough light before applying any decal to any surface. We recommend adhering a vinyl decal in temperatures around 50–90 degrees Fahrenheit (ca. 10–32 degree Celsius). If the surface is colder than 50 degrees Fahrenheit (ca. 10 degree Celsius) we recommend heating the surface until the temperature reaches the aforementioned temperature ranges. Failing to do so, could cause the vinyl to become too brittle, fail to adhere, or rip in the process. If the surface is warmer than 90 degrees Fahrenheit (ca. 32 degree Celsius) we recommend cooling the surface until the temperature reaches the aforementioned temperature ranges. Failing to do so, could cause the vinyl to become too gummy or warp in the process. Failure to follow the recommended surface temperature ranges could cause for the vinyl to not fully adhere to the surface.

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