How To Install
In general there are a few key things to keep in mind when you're applying graphics. We guide you step-by-step to help you get the look you want.
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Application and mounting graphics
1. Mount in a dry and warm room, preferably indoors and at room temperature.
Always properly clean the surface before applying. This means not just dust, gravel and dirt but also any and all chemicals, fancy-pantsy polish, after shine or anything else that will basically render the adhesive worthless. Take those things away. Use alchohol if needed.
2. Secondly, use patience. Most graphic kits are fairly easy to apply but will need to be pre-fitted using excellent pair of eyes or for us mortals, bits of tape. Tape everything in place, get a nice overview of the placement, alignments and fitting. Pay extra attention to parts that need to align up with other parts and make sure margins are equal around the parts.
Remember - you are not wrapping, you are applying pre-cut graphics so always center the parts first so the margins and space looks good around your decal.
3. Thirdly, applying the graphics by removing the backing paper. Some people rip it off hastily like a band-aid, others peel of a small piece, cut it off and start from there - both ways work, just be patient when applying.
4. Forth, fifth and onwards: Here it basically comes down to which technique you feel most comfortable with. We recommend a dry-mounting procedure on most graphics and to carefully use heat assistance (in the form of a hair dryer or heat-gun but used carefully) to warm up tricky places and with pressure form over parts like curves, angles and edges. be careful not to overheat though.
Some people prefer wet-mounting but it can be tricky to get the balance of water and soap correct and more importantly, if you do not use a squeegee and get ALL water out from underneath this can and will affect how the graphics stick/adhere.
Lastly though, and something a lot of people skip out on - let the mounted graphics rest. We recommend 24 hours before taking it out and having a go!