All the decals are made using a vinyl plotter or cutter. The design or
logo is cut into a sheet of colored vinyl using a swivel knife that
moves back and forth on plotted lines translated by the machine into the
design shape. We then add a layer of transfer tape (the clear or
translucent part) that becomes useful in applying your decal.
We use an industry leading high performance vinyl that is rated as a 6 year vinyl. Lots of factors can play into the longevity of your decal such as extreme temperatures(hot&cold), chemicals etc. Many times the decal will last longer than what it is rated for, especially on indoor applications.
A handy person with proper instructions
can install moderately sized Vinyl Decals. When installing decals larger
than truck door- sized, it is suggested that an adequately experienced
person do the installation. Please keep in mind that we will only
warranty decals that have been determined to come from a defective lot
of material. All other adhesion or installation related problems are
assumed to be the fault of improper conditions or other installer
Once the Decal touches the glass or paint it is very difficult to remove without damaging the vinyl! SO BE PATIENT AND TAKE YOUR TIME!!!!
We strongly suggest you wait at least
45-60 days after painting a surface before applying any decal, because
should you ever wish to remove the decal the paint will come off with it
if the paint is not properly cured before application.
the intended surface where decal will be applied is free of dirt, dust
and wax. Use cleaners such as Windex or other window cleaners(if ammonia
based rinse and dry with water after cleaning) or we recommend 1 part
isopropyl or rubbing alcohol or to 5 parts mixture of water. Soap and
water can also be used. No matter which method you choose just try to
get the surface as clean as possible as any dust,dirt or wax Could cause problems with the vinyl sticking or could cause small little bubbles under the vinyl.
If you use rainx, try formula 409 to remove it.
surface has been cleaned take a lint free towel and wipe down any extra
liquid. These decals come to you in three layers. The top layer is
called transfer tape. It looks somewhat like regular masking tape. The
middle layer is the actual decal. The bottom layer is a backing paper
that the decal will peel off of once applied to the surface. Since our
decals are adhesive based it highly recommendable to apply your decals
in a temperature over 50 degrees Fahrenheit, if you are needing to warm
up the area a blow dryer or heat gun will work perfectly.
Different provinces, states and countries have different laws and
regulations. If you have concerns check your local laws. In general
decals and graphics are legal as long as they are not obstructing the
Keeping the decals looking good is simple.
Wash them with the car, do not use any harsh chemicals or solvents on
them. Wax over the decals when possible, and if installing a decal on a
vehicle window, be careful when using an ice scraper in the winter!
No your decals will not harm the painted surface of your vehicle.
Note that decals protect the finish of
the vehicle's paint or glass surface underneath the decal. If decals are
left on the vehicle for long periods of time (after years of outdoor
exposure), the exposed paint on the vehicle will fade slightly, while
the paint under the decal will not. This will cause a shadow effect once
the decal is removed. You can help avoid this by maintaining the paint
on your vehicle with wax!
The bubble effect can happen when decals are applied. Once the decals have been applied, you might find
that you have small air bubbles between the decal and the vehicle
surface. Most smaller bubbles will disappear within a few days or so, larger
bubbles can be removed by poking a pin through the surface and smoothing
out the air with your fingers or squeegee. Any debris under the vinlyl when applied can be noticed and may appear to be a bubble.
To remove decals the vinyl can be warmed up with a heat gun or hair
dryer, be careful if removing from paint of to much heat. Using something with a sharp edge, exacto blade, squeegee or even
your fingernail. Once the vinyl is warm,do not overheat and be careful
of to much heat if removing from paint, get a piece of the decal lifted
and gently pull vinyl off. Once the decal is removed you must remove any
adhesive left over with adhesive remover or thinners.