Installation/Removal Instructions for Vinyl Decals
1. Air and application temperature should be above 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Best results are
obtained between 60 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Make sure the surface is dry and clean from all dirt, dust, oil, and grease. Avoid using cleaner that might leave a residue. DO NOT WASH THE AREA WHERE THE DECAL IS TO BE APPLIED, WITH A SPOT FREE RINSE OR WAX. We are not responsible for decals that will not adhere properly due to the poor prep of the surface.
3. Place the decal into the desired position on the cleaned surface. You should be able to look
thru the transfer tape covering the decal and read the lettering, when it's in the right orientation.
Use a short strip of tape to tape the top edge of the decal to the surface.
4. Flip the decal over the tape and peel off the backing SLOWLY. If some of the decal stays attached to the paper backing, lay the decal back down and rub the transfer tape in the area where the decal is not adhering to the transfer tape. Then proceed to remove the paper backing SLOWLY. Spray a very light (two drops of soap to 24 ounces of water) soap solution on the surface where the decal will be applied.
5. Carefully flip the decal back over the taped edge and smooth it lightly into position starting with
the taped edge and working across the decal. Note the face of the decal is still covered with the
transfer tape at this point. Take your time with this step and make sure the decal is in the proper
position before moving to the next step.
6. Rub the face of the decal through the transfer tape with a squeegee, the edge of a
credit card or other stiff object, to force the adhesive into contact with the surface. Avoid metal or sharp edges that might tear thru the decal. Rub the entire surface of the decal to force out any air
pockets. Allow the decal to dry for a several minutes.
7. Once the decal has been firmly rubbed onto the surface, peel up one corner of the transfer tape
and pull it off the decal at a sharp angle. Avoid pulling straight away from the surface. Pull the
tape back on itself as close to the surface as possible. If you notice an edge of the decal coming up with the tape, stop pulling, push the tape and decal back onto the surface and rub that part with the squeegee a little more. Then try again.
8. If there are any air bubbles still under the decal you can usually work the larger ones out just
by pressing them with your fingers towards an edge. Be careful, if the decal has not fully dried it will move around. This will be easier if you use a piece of soft cloth wrapped around your finger or the squeegee. Don’t use the bare squeegee or you may tear the vinyl. If the bubbles are really stubborn just use a straight pin to puncture the bubble (it won’t harm the decal) then rub it out with your fingers. You can ignore tiny bubbles. They'll usually go away by themselves in a few weeks.
Use a hair dryer or heat gun to apply a small amount of heat to the decal. Heat allows the adhesive to be removed with the decal. Be careful to, much heat will ruin most surfaces. After the decal is heated use a plastic scraper or your fingernail to lift one corner of the decal. Be careful that whatever you use for this does not damage the surface. If you’ve mounted the decal on a car window you can use a razor blade scraper and Windex to remove the decal. PLEASE NOTE THESE DECALS ARE DESIGNED FOR ONE TIME USE.