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|1-Surface Preparation for vinyl application
Make sure your substrate is smooth, clean and dry; also free of wax , wax, silicon, and other contaminants. Glass surfaces can be washed with warm soapy water and rinsed with clear water, and then dried. Any leftover residue can affect the bonding of the adhesive.
Before removing the application tape, squeegee the vinyl down. Work with small strokes from the middle out and don't be afraid to apply pressure. Next, gently remove the transfer tape by pulling it back along itself. Do not try to pull up at a 90° angle since this tends to "lift" the lettering. If the transfer tape is hard to remove spray a little application fluid on it. Squeegee the vinyl down again, removing trapped air bubbles as you go. Use pressure as you do this. The better the adhesion, the longer the letters will stick. Pop remaining trapped air bubbles with a straight pin, and then squeegee again.
3. Draw horizontal guidelines in the area you wish to apply your lettering.
You can use a wax pencil or if you don't have a wax pencil you can use masking tape.
Surface temperatures MUST be between 50 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit before attempting the installation. As a general rule, if the surface is hot to the touch it's over 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Adhesive becomes brittle when it gets too cold and gummy when it gets too hot. Applications outside the recommended range of 50 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit reduce the adhesives' ability to perform.
5-Wet Application Fluid:
You can make you own application fluid with 4 drops of dishwashing liquid (dawn, joy, or baby shampoo etc.) to 1 quart of water in a spray bottle.
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