Jun 16

How to Apply Decal Stickers using Wet Application

How to Apply Decal Stickers using Wet Application

Ever wondered How to Apply Decal Stickers using Wet Application and be able to move them around to get the placement just right and remove any bubbles? this How to explains How to Apply Decal Stickers using the wet application method to firm, clean surfaces and having the ability to remove and re position them the get the Decal Sticker positioned correctly

REMEMBER, you cannot get the Decal Sticker  too wet!  The key to this method is keeping both your vinyls and your application surface wet.

N.B. The correct mixture of soap to water is not a precise science. Basically you want the mixture to feel slippery.  Mix some washing up liquid and water in a spray bottle – such as a window cleaner bottle.Spray the mixture onto your fingers and rub your fingers together. If this feels slippery then your mix is correct.

 

  • First peel your decal sticker away from the wax paper backing. Leave the application tape and remove only the wax paper at this point. To do this, lay your decal sticker face down on a flat clean surface. Try to find an environment that it is free from wind and weather conditions. From one corner, peel back the wax paper in a diagonal direction keeping the wax paper flat against itself. You will find that you are almost “rolling” the wax paper off. Watch the vinyl part of your decal sticker as it appears from under the wax paper as you go. Peel at a slow and steady rate. If you find that part of the decal sticker starts to lift with the wax paper push the wax paper back down and press firmly over the lifting vinyl part and the peel again. You will find that with practice, this can be done with minimum effort.

How to Apply Decals Stickers

Once the wax paper has been totally removed you will need to apply your mixture of soap and water to the sticky side of your decal sticker. Make sure that the entire surface of the decal sticker is covered with the soapy mixture. After wetting down the adhesive side of the decal sticker, we recommend that you also spray the desired surface with soapy water as well.

  • How to Apply Decal Stickers
  • You will then place your wet decal onto your desired surface. Chances are that the first positioning will not be exactly where you want it. Don’t worry. Carefully lift your decal sticker back up and re position it until you get it just where you want.How to Apply Decal Stickers
  • Use a credit card or squeegee to smooth the decal onto the surface. Start in the centre. With one hand hold the graphic still while using your credit card or squeegee to smooth the graphic. This will push out any left over soapy water or vinyl lube and air bubblesHow to Apply Decal Stickers

N.B. Do not worry if your decal seems a little slippery. Once the soapy water has dried, your decal will be stuck to the surface.

This is How to Apply Decal Stickers using the wet application methodHow to Apply Decal Stickers

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Jun 12

How to Apply Decal Stickers using a Dry Application

How to Apply Decal Stickers using a Dry Application

Ever wondered how to apply decal stickers, this How to explains the dry application method used to apply small to medium size Decal Stickers to firm, clean, dry surfaces.Dry application is a safer application method because the decal sticker reaches its final adhesion quicker than using the wet application method.

The lowest application temperature for applying decal stickers on flat or slightly curved surfaces is 10°C.

This method is used when a small to medium Decal Sticker needs to be applied to a selected surface. Using this method is a “one chance” type method. Once the Decal Sticker touches the surface it can not be re positioned a second time.

Following is directions on how to apply Decal Stickers:

  • Make sure the selected surface has been well cleaned and is free from dust and fluff! how to apply a decal sticker
  • First peel your decal sticker away from the wax paper backing. It will come with application tape holding the pieces or letters together. Leave the application tape and remove only the wax paper at this point. To do this, lay your vinyl decal sticker face down on a flat clean surface. Try to find an environment that it is free from wind and weather conditions. From one corner, peel back the wax paper in a diagonal direction keeping the wax paper flat against itself. You will find that you are almost “rolling” the wax paper off. Watch the decal sticker as it appears from under the wax paper as you go. Peel at a slow and steady rate. If you find that part of the decal sticker starts to lift with the wax paper push the wax paper back down and press firmly over the lifting decal sticker and the peel again. You will find that with practice, this can be done with minimum effort.

how to apply decals stickers

  • Once the wax paper has been totally removed you will be ready to apply your decal sticker.
    You will then hold your decal sticker above your desired surface using your thumb and forefinger to hold each corner of the longest side. Hold one side up above the surface while lowering the other down to touch the surface until the decal sticker has a firm hold on the surface. Then while holding the decal sticker tight push the decal sticker down onto the surface using a squeegee or a soft cloth or even a credit card as you slowly lower the other hand down to meet the surface working towards the end that is still in the air.
    how to apply decal stickers
  • Once you have smoothed the decal sticker down by firmly running your hand over it, carefully remove the application tape by peeling it back from one corner as you did with the wax paper in step one.How to Apply Decal Stickers

 

If you find small bubbles in the decal sticker once it has been applied use a sharp pin or similiar  to prick a small hole in the centre of each bubble and work the air captured within the bubble towards to hole and flatten.

This is How to Apply Decal Stickers using a Dry Application.

If you have any questions on how to apply decal stickers or you wish to ask anything at all please contact us

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Jun 04

Gripping Vehicle Graphics for You to Choose

Vehicle Graphics

Choose from a great range of “Do It Yourself” pre designed high quality Avery Vinyl Vehicle Graphics to “pimp up your ride. Colour splashes, visual designs that will make your pride and joy stand out from the rest.

We can supply you with some stunning designs and images that are easily installed in many different positions on your car, ute, truck, boat or even jetski.Vehicle Graphics

For more information contact us.

With our range of more than 15 colours for you to choose from you will find more than one that will “Pop’ just for you!

We can supply you with Vehicle Graphics from our range or custom Design unique and stunning artwork oe produce your own designs. Always supplied to you with full instructions for both “wet” or “dry application. Mailed to you anywhere within Australia or around the World.

We produce these Vehicle Graphics using Avery 7 year vinyl digitally cut with our high quality cutters manufactured by Roland, leaders in their field.

Vehicle Graphics can be as large or as small as your needs demand and can be placed in multiple locations on your vehicle. bonnet, boots, doors. quarter panels, just about anywhere you wish to place them.

Your order will be carefully packaged and placed in a mailing tube and rushed to you!

We offer a full quote service so that you can get a grip on just how much your idea will cost. We do not charge our clients for basic artwork when we design custom work just for you as other companies sometimes charge. With us that is a FREE Service we offer!

No order is ever too small our clients are always important to us regardless of the size or quantity of their requirements.

Please take this opportunity to check out our range available here at Capt’n Skullys Online Store. If you have any questions or you just want to discuss your ideas, we offer free advice to all. Just use the contact information contained on our “Contact us” page here on our site.

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