Retractable razor blade, Squeegee, Tape measure/ Ruler, Spray bottle full of alcohol.
Optional: For a less aggressive initial tack but longer drying time, you can spray the tacky surface of your decal and the surface of your vehicle to allow for flexibility in positioning. Allow at least 10 minutes of drying time. Be sure to check for tack before removing the transfer tape.
All surfaces must be considered dirty and must be cleaned before the application of the vinyl decal. Painted metals should be cleaned with an automotive detergent. Wipe the surface dry with a clean, dry, lint-free cloth.
Step 1: Tape in Place
Align the decal, and line the vinyl up with a horizontal line near it. Use a level to be sure it is straight and even. Place masking tape on the corners to hold it in place. Add a line of masking tape along the top of the decal once you are happy with the position - this is to prepare for hinging.
Step 2: Remove the Backing Paper
Hinge the decal toward masking tape and slowly peel the backing from the corner. Peel carefully from one side to the other and peel down until the backing paper is removed. Hold the center of the decal taught and keep the decal from touching the surface.
Step 3: Applying Your Decal
With a squeegee, starting at the center of the decal and working outward, firmly swipe down and out, pushing the vinyl onto the vehicle. Use smooth strokes from the center outward to push air bubbles out. Be sure to press every section of the decal down. Go over the decal again with your squeegee, ensuring it's applied.
Step 4: Remove Transfer Tape and Trim (if necessary)
Remove the application tape, keeping it flat with the surface. Do this process slowly, watching the decal applied to the surface correctly. Use a retractable razor blade trim along door openings and fold excess vinyl inward. Ensure the vinyl graphic has been applied completely and evenly on the vehicle.
Tip: If bubbling occurs, poke tiny dots with a sharp point of an exacto knife (careful not to cut or poke too hard) and smooth the vinyl down with your finger.