Items needed for best results: Glass Cleaner, Microfiber Towel, Ruler, Masking Tape, Squeegee/Credit Card
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- Prepare the decal for application by firmly rubbing a squeegee or credit card over the clear transfer tape. This removes any air bubbles that may have formed and makes the decal cling to the transfer tape.
- Thoroughly clean the area with glass cleaner, rubbing alcohol or soap and water and dry thoroughly. Surface should be dirt, oil, moisture and lint free.
- Measure and place the decal in the desired location. Place a piece of masking tape along the entire top or side of the decal to hold it in place. This will create a “hinge” and still allow the paper backing to be removed.
- Now flip the decal over so the paper backing is on top and the transfer tape is against the surface. Slowly peel the paper backing at a 180° angle back along the surface (not upward towards you) making sure the entire decal is peeling away from the paper backing. Be careful not to pull the masking tape off.
- If at any time the decal doesn’t separate from the paper backing, push the paper backing back down and gently rub over the decal and repeat step #4.
- Once paper backing is completely separated from the decal, slowly lower the decal and rub it in place with a squeegee or credit card. Start at in the middle and then the outer edges. Firmly rub the decal in place to make sure there is no air trapped under the decal.
- For best results slowly peel the clear transfer tape off at a 180° angle back along the surface (not upwards toward you) being very careful not to pull the decal off of the surface.
- If the decal starts to pull away from the surface push the transfer tape back down and gently rub over the decal and repeat.
- Enjoy your new decal!
Dealing with Bubbles:
You may possibly end up with some bubbles in your decal job. Small bubbles will go away in time (the film breathes, and will flatten out after a few weeks at an appropriate temperature).
*For best results do not apply decal in extreme hot or cold temperatures or to an extremely hot or cold surface. If application is attempted in these conditions, decal will not transfer from tape to desired surface and may become damaged.