Application Instructions for Large and XL Vinyl Graphic Decals (Hinge Method)

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Do not touch the adhesive backing of the decal, oils from your skin will prevent sticking.

When you first receive your decal: If the graphic(s) release with difficulty from the white/blue wax paper backing, rub the top of the decal with a credit/debit card. This step helps break the bond between the graphic and the wax paper.

If Your Decal(s) Came With A Paper Ring Around Them, Follow These Directions Next: 

  • Remove the paper ring.
  • Let your new decal(s) sit just as they are for a couple hours, they will unroll some.
  • After a couple hours, lay your decal(s) flat, upside down, take a plastic card and go over the back of the decal(s) a few times (not the transfer tape side). This will help release the decal from the wax paper backing.

Application Instructions:

  1. Clean the surface area.
  2. Use tape to hold decal, paper backing, and transfer tape in place down center.
  3. Peel clear transfer tape away from backing to tape you applied.
  4. Decal should stick to transfer tape. Cut away exposed paper backing. From center of decal, use a straight edge to smooth decal to surface.
  5. Remove tape you applied.
  6. Remove transfer tape and decal from paper backing on other side of decal.
  7. Smooth down with straight edge.
  8. Carefully remove transfer tape leaving decal on surface.                                                                         

Helpful Hints:

  • If your decal(s) do not want to release from the wax paper backing, then repeat rubbing over the back of them with a plastic card. Repeat this step until your decal(s) release with ease.
  • Always peel the transfer tape at a 180 degree angle.
  • Do not apply on extreme cold or hot surfaces. Ideal temperature must be between 60°F & 90°F.
  • Don’t apply decal(s) in direct sunlight                                                                       

hinge method application instructions

 Helpful Hints:

  • If your decal(s) do not want to release from the wax paper backing, then repeat rubbing over the back of them with a plastic card. Repeat this step until your decal(s) release with ease.
  • Do not touch the adhesive backing of the decal, oils from your skin will prevent sticking.
  • Always peel the transfer tape at a 180 degree angle.
  • Do not apply on extreme cold or hot Surfaces. Ideal temperature must be between 60°F & 90°F.
  • Don’t apply decal(s) in direct sunlight

RECOMMENDED Application Surface Areas:

  • Bikes
  • Cellphone and/or Cellphone Cases
  • Coffee Mugs
  • Flat Surfaces that are smooth
  • Fiberglass (must be painted with a smooth, glossy enamel)
  • Glass
  • iPads
  • Laptops
  • Metals (must be painted with a smooth, glossy enamel)
  • Painted Surfaces (paint must be smooth and glossy, vinyl will not stick to oxidized, faded, or peeling paint)
  • Plastic
  • Tablets
  • Trailers
  • Tumblers
  • Vehicles
  • Walls
  • Wood (must be painted with a smooth, glossy enamel)

NOT RECOMMENDED Application Surface Areas:

  • Cement
  • Oily Surfaces
  • Oxidized or faded paint
  • Peeling paint
  • Raw Lumber
  • Raw Metals
  • Rubber

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