Decal -Dry Application
1. Clean your destination surface. The cleaner the better.
2. With your decal as-is, lay your decal (backing-side down,Transfer-Paper-side up) and align as needed. It should look like it will look after applied.
3. Once you get it lined up as needed, place a wide strip of masking tape (vertically) down the center of the image to hold in place, over-lapping the edge onto the destination surface. Make sure the image won’t move.
4. Once fixed, pull up one side of the decal (the entire decal - transfer paper, backing and all) back flat against itself, folding over the masking-paper center-line that you just placed to hold it down. Don’t “crease” it or “fold” it just “bend” it over the tape.
5. Using a sharp angle, start in a corner and peel away the transfer paper that is holding the decal away from the backing paper until you get to the masking-tape-center-line you laid to hold it in place. Keeping the vinyl decal (on the transfer-paper) pinned back with your finger, cut away the removed backing paper along the center-placement- masking tape line. Be careful not to scratch your surface or cut your vinyl image. Do not try and tear the paper, this will createfuzz and dust that may create bumps under the decal.
6. Using any squeegee like item (a credit card works well), begin to lay your graphic down onto your prepared surface from the masking-tape center line outward. DO NOT LAY DOWN ALL AT ONCE! Hold the image at an angle above the destination-surface, and slowly, starting at the center-placement-tape-line, press down the image from the center out using the squeegee. Squeegee from the center-tape-line outward as you lay it down, taking care not to allow air bubbles to form between the vinyl and the surface.
7. Once one side is laid down, remove the center-tape-line, then remove the other half of the vinyl backing the same way as before, and repeat the process for the other side.
8. Squeegee the entire image a few times, from the center outward, each time with greater pressure, making sure that all of it is good and pressed onto the surface.
9. Once you feel it is pressed on as good as can be, let it sit for a few minutes then begin peeling the transfer tape off using a sharp angle against itself. GO Slowly! If the decal comes off the surface (sticking to the transfer tape), simply lay back down, and squeegee as before, then try again - remember, a sharp angle works best when separating vinyl from either the backing or the tape. If the decal does not stick, the surface was not fully cleaned, and may have oils or dust.
“Backing Side of Paper” refers to the white release paper attached to the back of the decal.
“Transfer Paper" refers to the adhesive backed translucent paper on top of the decals front.