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How To Apply a Vinyl Decal

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Each decal has three pieces:

1. The top layer is the transfer tape or pre-mask.
2. The middle layer is the actual vinyl decal.
3. The bottom layer is the backing

These decals come to you all together in three layers.

The top layer is called transfer tape or pre-mask. It looks somewhat like regular maskingtape or clear tape. And is used to apply and protect you decal as you apply.

The middle layer is the actual decal. And this will come up with your transfer tape when your ready to apply.

The bottom layer is a backing paper with a waxy surface.

Quick Vinyl Application Tips

  • Do not apply in cold weather - adhesive may stick but will lift easily.
  • Do not apply in extreme heat, apply in the shade - vinyl will get very soft and stretch.
  • Do not use alcohol to apply - it will destroy the adhesive.
  • Do not use an ice scraper on the sticker/decal - may lift or break pieces off.
  • Do not touch the adhesive backing - oils from your skin will prevent sticking.
  • Do not point high pressure car wash nozzle at the edges of the sticker/decal for a long time - may lift or break pieces.
  • Car washes are safe.
  • Before application make sure there is no wax or rainx products on the surface - adhesive may stick but will lift easily.
  • Don't apply wax over graphics, especially if the wax contains any petroleum distillates.

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