Thursday, October 29, 2009

Sticker Installation 101

Dad,
Here's the video I promised. I kinda went quick, but I wanted to make the file size of the video small enough to post. (and it's still 100+mb) Couple of things not on the video. Try to get the left side and the right side in the same spot, especially the vertical measurement. Nobody will ever see both sides at the same time. But I do this for a couple of reasons, one, for personal satisfaction. Two, if someone ever does check, then you know they can't call you out on it and three, it's a reflection of your work. ie: clean, straight, symmetrical , level, etc. Also, make sure you clean the surface area really good with a 50/50 mix of 70% (or 90%) rubbing alcohol and water. Use a lint-free rag or paper towels to clean the area. Try not to be outside in the wind. Ideal conditions are no humidity and 65*-70*. But that never happens. If your forced to be outside apply the stickers in the shade. And make sure the temp of the paint/surface it's getting stuck to is cool to the touch. I'd say wind is going to be your second biggest concern if outside. If it's blazing hot and the surface is blazing hot it's going to get gooey really quick. Once applied, allow 48-72 hours before washing the vehicle. This gives the stickers time to sit around in the sun and kinda bake on. After that wash and wax the stickers like you would the rest of the car. The vinyl I sent is warrantied for 7 years. So you'll be out of there long before they have any cracking, peeling or fading issues. Any questions, call me. video

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