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Vinyl lettering application guide

These instructions are also useful for applying self-adhesive signs. With our new thicker vinyl used on the self-adhesive signs, application tape is not essential, especially on smaller signage.

> Your Vinyl Lettering arrives to you with two or three layers

1. The top layer is the Masking tape.(When necessary, or If you have asked us to supply it)

2. The middle layer is the vinyl lettering or graphic.

3. The bottom layer is the backing paper.

Vinyl should be applied in a wind free environment at room temperature. It will not adhere if it is too cold. You can apply vinyl using one of the two methods. Dry application is quicker. Wet application can be easier for beginners in that you have the chance to reposition the sign. Please read thoroughly before you start!

> Tools Required:

Squeegee (or two bank cards, back to back.)

Soft Cloth

Masking Tape

Wax pencil

BEFORE INSTALLING MAKE SURE TO RUN YOUR SQUEEGEE ACROSS THE TRANSFER TAPE TO REMOVE ANY BUBBLES.

Step 1

Begin by insuring the surface has been cleaned and prepared properly . Using a measuring tape measure the total distance of the surface the vinyl is to be applied to. Divide the distance by 2 to determine the centre point. Using your grease pencil mark this location on the glass. Next, determine the height placement and mark that placement. Using the masking tape secure the vinyl letters to the surface as the image depicts below

Step 2

Now apply a single piece of masking tape along the entire top length of the vinyl as depicted below.

Step 3

Firmly pull the lettering taught from the bottom and lift the bottom edge away from the glass and cut the lettering in half. If your vinyl application is wider than 24 inches you will need to divide the piece in thirds or more. Now using the scissors cut up to the top as depicted below.

Step 4

Beginning with the left side separate the application mask (see through top layer of vinyl application) and firmly grab and hold the application backing (thick solid white sheet) and lift and separate the backing and discard to the ground as depicted below, being careful to not allow the mask to touch the surface all the while keeping a taught grasp .

Step 5 (Not On Porous Surfaces)

With the spray bottle in one hand, lift the vinyl up and away from the surface and spray a light fine mist of water/soap solution on the surface to which the vinyl will be applied as depicted below. Can also be applied by dry application without spray if preferred.

Step 6

Carefully place the vinyl onto the surface. Do not be overly concerned if a bubble or crease appears at this point.

Step 7

Now hold the right side of the application up and away from surface and begin using the squeegee with slight pressure to help apply the adhesive and to smooth out any imperfections. Because a liquid lubricant was sprayed on the surface this will allow for any bubbles or imperfections to be easily removed from the application.

Step 8

Repeat Step 7 on the right side or next stage of your application until it looks like the image below.

Step 9

Starting at the top left of you installation, carefully separate the application mask from the surface, all the while making sure your vinyl letters do not lift and separate from the surface. If they begin to lift, simply re-squeegee the surface to remove any excess water solution.

Completion

Carefully inspect your installation for bubbles and imperfections. If you have a bubble that cannot be easily removed with the squeegee, use needle or thumb tack and poke a tiny hole in the bubble. This will allow you squeegee out any air and flatten the bubble. Below is a completed installation.

Car door magnet care instruction

> Applying

Always clean the car magnet and the surface you are going to apply it to. A clean vehicle will prevent your magnet from slipping off your vehicle at high speeds. Wipe dry before applying. Custom car magnets can become stiff in cold conditions and may not properly grip your vehicle panels. Use caution when using your magnets in these conditions.

> Positioning

Attach your magnet to a smooth metal surface that is as flat as possible. Affix one corner of the sign first, then allow the magnetic pull to attach the rest. Be sure the entire sign is flat against the surface with no air pockets. If you position your magnetic sign incorrectly, remove it and reattach. Do not pull the magnet across the surface as it could stretch and damage the sign. Do not attach your auto magnets over a ridge, trim or rust spot that would prevent the sign from laying flat.

Make sure your car magnet signs are firmly affixed to the vehicle before driving.

> Removing & Cleaning

When removing your magnetic car sign, be careful not to bend or crease the corners of your sign.

Remove your car magnets periodically to check that they are still securely fastened and to clean if necessary. Avoid applying your auto magnets to horizontal metal surfaces exposed to direct sunlight, such as car hoods. You can clean the surface of your custom magnet with a wet paper towel. Products like Windex can help with small smudges or stains. Make sure to completely dry your magnet after cleaning.

> Storing

Keep your vehicle magnets in a clean, dry place when not in use. Store your custom car magnets by stacking them on a flat surface. Do not stack vehicle signs with the magnetic sides touching each other. Do not store heavy objects on top of or against your magnet signs.

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