IMPORTANT: To ensure that your decals last for as long as possible on your vehicle please follow instructions carefully:
LAY THE DECAL OUT ON A FLAT SMOOTH SURFACE AND GENTLY RUB THE APPLICATION TAPE ONTO THE DECAL – (the application tape is very low tack to help application – it naturally starts to lift off – it will be binned at the end but needs to be stuck to the decal for fitting
FIT DURING A COOL PART OF THE DAY (but not cold) AND NEVER IN DIRECT SUNLIGHT
DO NOT fit in direct sunlight heat – the vinly will strech and the glue will be too soft to harden. Bubble are harder to remove
AVOID WASHING WITH A JETWASH OR CAR WASH BRUSHES.
DO NOT PREWASH WITH A VEHICLE SHAMPOO THAT CONTAINS WAX.
AFTER WASHING CLEAN WITH A NON AMMONIA CLEANER
Avoid wrapping around acrhes to ensure long life.
DO NOT APPLY COLD CONDITIONS
INDENT ANY TRIMMING BY 1MM – LOOKS PRO!
Make sure that the bubbles are wided out immediatly after the application tape is removed and before the glue hradens.
Offer up and Check Size before fitting
Any lifting of the edge of the decal can cause the decal to lift off the surface of your vehicle which will cause peeling.
1. It is recommended you install your vinyl decal in a garage or building. 2. Room and installation surface temperature is recommended to be between 10°C (50°F) and 20°C (68°F) to reduce stretching or other un-desired effects. 3. Do not store your vinyl decal in direct sunlight.
– Installation squeegee (a credit card will do!) – Masking tape – Glass cleaner (non AMMONIA BASED) – Paper towel – Measuring tape or ruler. – Scissors or Razor
Remove all dirt, grease and/or wax from the surface before you install your vinyl decal. This includes wax from car washes, turtle wax, rain-x, compound, etc. Your new vinyl decal will NOT adhere properly if you do not have a clean installation surface.
Caution! Do not use ammonia based cleaner. It will out gas for a couple of weeks and create bubbles under your vinyl decal.
If you do not feel confident to fit your new Beatnik decal any local body shop will do it for you,
Inspect your new vinyl decal for any shipping damages. Any damage incurred during shipping must be reported to us within two business days. Using a squeegee on a table, press firmly over the whole decal assuring the pre-mask is properly stuck to the vinyl decal. Once finished, place your decal on the surface (pre-mask up and liner on surface)
Place pieces of masking tape on top of the decal “pre-mask” and surface to hold the decal in place. Measure with a ruler or measuring tape to make sure your decal is properly lined up. Once in place, put a long piece of tape across the decal in the center as shown below. Remove the masking tape from one side of the decal and vehicle surface creating a hinged ‘flap’.
Raise the hinged ‘flap’, and begin to peel the “liner” off the decal (NOT THE PRE-MASK) exposing the adhesive side of the decal. Only peel the “liner” from the decal until you reach the masking tape that crosses the whole decal.
DO NOT ALLOW THE STICKY PART OF THE DECAL TO TOUCH THE SURFACE YOU ARE APPLYING TO.
Using scissors or a razor, cut away the peeled “liner” close to the long piece of masking tape that crosses the decal. Do not allow the scissors or razor to touch the decal as it may stick accidentally peeling the decal off the “pre-mask”.
Using your squeegee and starting in the middle where your masking tape crosses the decal, begin to apply the sticky side of the decal to the surface. Use horizontal strokes to apply the decal equally. Continue smoothing out the decal from top to bottom with long horizontal strokes assuring the decal is securely adhered to the surface.
Place a long piece of masking tape parallel to the current piece of masking tape that crosses the decal on the decal side that you just adhered to the surface. Then remove the original long piece of masking tape that crossed the decal. This will secure the decal so you can peel off the final piece of “liner”. Also remove the small corner pieces of masking tape. Slowly peel the final piece of “liner” off exposing the adhesive side of the decal. Once again do not allow the sticky part of the decal to touch the surface.
Using your squeegee and starting in the middle where your masking tape crosses the decal, begin to apply the final sticky side of the decal to the surface. Use horizontal strokes to apply the decal equally. Continue smoothing out the decal from top to bottom with long horizontal strokes assuring the decal is securely adhered to the surface.
Once completed leave your decal for 15mins, go make yourself a nice cup of tea. Once you’ve come back to it you can simply peel off the application tape and stand back to admire your handy work. Please note when trimming to gaps in the door panel it works really nicely to trim 1-2mm before the end of the panel – looks PRO and will make you deals last longer.
We hope you are as happy with your beatnik decal as we were designing them for you.
Be sure to send us any lovely pics you take and if it makes it onto our customer gallery page we’ll send you a voucher code as a thank you. Peace out!