Please read these instructions all the way through before attempting to apply your Syco Graphix supplied sticker. The surface must be clean, and free of all oils, waxes and dirt. I use alcohol to clean the majority of different areas. Just make sure you test a small area with what you use to make sure it doesn't react. Decals come to you in three layers. The top layer is called the Application Tape. The middle layer is the actual sticker. The bottom layer is a Backing Paper treated with a release agent.
Applying the Sticker
You will need a squeegee or alike. I have used an old credit card then covered the end in masking tape to soften the edge in the past.
- Apply sticker at room temperature or above. The warmer it is, the better it works, but try to avoid direct sunlight.
- Take the squeegee or alike and flatten the sticker on both sides by rubbing over it. The sticker will be easier to handle if flat. There should be only a few bubbles at this point.
- Turn the sticker upside down on the transfer tape and pull the backing off SLOWLY, until the backing paper is all off.
- You are now ready to apply the sticker. Hold the sticker over your desired location and slowly apply the sticker to the surface. Next, use your squeegee again to flatten as much of the sticker as possible. The transfer tape will allow you to rub the sticker without damaging it.
- Peel back an edge of transfer tape SLOWLY. Watch the small letters and corners, making sure they are sticking to surface, and not to the transfer tape. Remember, PATIENCE IS THE KEY. DO NOT RUSH. Once the transfer tape is removed, take your fingers and rub gently over the corners and points of your sticker to make sure they are stuck firmly to the surface. If by chance you have an air bubble(s), use a needle and give the air bubble(s) a small poke, this will create a small hole for the air to escape. Press around the air bubble, working the air to the small hole. The bubbles may disappear after a day or two in sunlight.
In colder climates, stickers on windows of vehicles can be damaged by the scraping of frost or ice from the windows. Mild window cleaner may be used to clean the windows without damage to the sticker. Stickers will withstand pressure washers and car washes, but these will reduce the life and appearance of your sticker in time. The sticker will not last forever, but will give you many years of enjoyment if taken care of properly.
On glass surfaces, a razor blade scraper can be used. Decals can be removed from painted surfaces by using a heat gun or hair dryer to warm the decal to the point to where it peels off easily. If glue is left behind White spirit or alike will soften and remove remaining glue.
JUST REMEMBER THE APPLICATION OF VINYL DECALS REQUIRES PATIENCE!