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Decal Info

 

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.

 

Cleaning

 
Make sure 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.
Once the 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.


Once the Decal touches the glass or paint, it cannot be moved again! SO BE PATIENT AND TAKE YOUR TIME!!!!

 

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 good

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!

 

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!

 

How do I remove air bubbles after installation?

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.