Clean the area thoroughly with isopropyl alcohol or soap water making sure to remove any dust, dirt or grime. Do not use ammonia–based cleaners because it can leave a residue that can shorten the life of the adhesion itself.
Prepare the decal for application by firmly rubbing a squeegee or credit card across the clear transfer tape. This removes any air bubbles, wrinkles or ridges that may have formed and makes it cling to the transfer tape.
Turn the graphic over, and slowly peel the white paper backing off the vinyl decal or vinyl lettering. If the sticker clings to the backing, carefully replace the paper backing, and repeat Step 2.
Position the decal onto the surface and with a squeegee or credit card, rub it in place firmly from center out to the edges forcing the air out. If your sticker is especially delicate, wait 24 hours before moving to the next step.
Gently and slowly peel the clear transfer tape on itself at about a 45 degree angle. Be careful not to pull the vinyl decal off the surface. If the vinyl sticker pulls away from the surface, repeat Step 4.
- The recommended optimum temperature for applying graphics is above 50°F and below 90°F. For best results do not apply a vinyl sticker or vinyl lettering in extreme hot or cold temperatures.
- Test the cleaning solvent on an inconspicuous area of the application surface to check for potential damage.
- If you use soap water, clean it off adequately to ensure no soap residue is left behind.
- It is common for some small air bubbles to appear throughout the decal, they will disappear on their own within a few weeks.