-window cleaner or alcohol
Each decal has three pieces:
1. The top layer is the transfer tape.
2. The middle layer is the vinyl decal.
3. The bottom layer is the backing tape.
. The surface must be clean, and free of all oils, waxes and dirt. Use Windex or a comparable cleaner to clean the glass. 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 treated with a release agent.
Aligning and Centering:
Measure where you want the decal to be applied. About 2” above and below the outside of where the decal will actually be placed, apply a piece of masking tape as wide as the decal, making sure it is level. You may also do this to the left and right of the decal. You will use this masking tape as a reference to make sure your decal is aligned properly.
Application using the Dry Transfer Method:
You will need needle and a plastic squeegee. Try to do at room temperature or above, the warmer it is, the better it works, but try not to do in direct sunlight. Take plastic squeegee and flatten decal from both sides by rubbing over decal. Make sure all bubbles are out as much as possible. Turn decal upside down and pull backing off slowly. The backing is the heavier gauge paper. Using needle or similar pointed object, hold edges of letters and all small areas while pulling away backing. If a letter moves, just position back in place by pushing backing down and move letter back to original position. Once the backing tape has been removed carefully position decal on application surface and flatten from the center out. Use a plastic squeegee to flatten as much as possible. The transfer tape will allow you to rub the decal without damaging it. Peel back edge of transfer tape slowly, watching small letters and corners to make sure they are stuck to surface, and not to tape. Take your fingers check all edges and make sure they are tight. If you have an air bubble use a needle to poke a small hole allowing air to escape. The bubbles may disappear after a day or two. Once the decal touches the application surface, it cannot be moved again! PLEASE DO NOT GET IN A HURRY!
In colder climates, decals on windows of vehicles can be damaged by the scraping of frost or ice from the windows. Mild window cleaner may be used to clean the windows without damage to the decal. On painted surfaces of vehicles, care must be taken when waxing. Wax will build up around the edges of the Decal, and will need to be removed. Use a soft cloth, and take your time, and be gentle. A brush, for example will force the wax underneath the edge of the Decal, and the Decal will begin to peel. The Decal will not be damaged by normal use of automotive car wash products, or water. Although the decals will withstand pressure washers, and automatic car washes, these will reduce the life and appearance of the decal. The decals will not last forever, but will give many years of service if taken care of.