We use Oracal 651 vinyl for all our decals. Oracal 651 is a high performance cast vinyl used on most flat and curved non-porous surface. Can be applied to irregular surfaces, including corrugations and rivets. Oracal 651 is a 6 year vinyl, depending on conditions such as cold, heat,chemicals and abrasion the vinyl could last a shorter time period or a longer time period.
Can I install decals myself?
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 related error.
Applying on fresh paint
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.
If you use rainx, try formula 409 to remove it.
Will my windshield washers effect my decals
No, windshield wipers should not effect your decals.As long as you cleaned your surface prior to applying your decal, then the decal should have no reason to not be securely adhered to your surface.
Will the decals effect the rear window defroster
No, it does not get hot enough to effect your decals.
Are decals legal on my vehicle?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 drivers view.
How can I keep my new decals looking goodKeeping 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!
Will the decals effect tint on the window?
No, window tint will not be effected by the decals.
Will the decals harm the paint on my vehicle?
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 (more than 5 years 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 large graphics 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 weeks, larger bubbles can be removed by poking a pin through the surface and smoothing out the air with your fingers or squeegee.
Removing vinyl decals
To remove decals the vinyl can be warmed up with a heat gun or hair dryer. 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.