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APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

These application instructions are a guide to fitting larger graphics but many of the principles are the same for fitting our smaller graphics as well..

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Senior Rotax Kart
KART GRAPHICS

Arai Helmet
HELMET GRAPHICS

 

Celica Cleaning

 1. CLEAN AND DE-GREASE SURFACE. BASIC GLASS CLEANER FROM THE SUPER MARKET WORKS WELL.

 

2. CAREFULLY POSITION YOUR GRAPHIC HOLDING IT IN PLACE WITH MASKING TAPE.

Taping graphic in place

Lifting Transfer Tape

3. LIFT THE TRANSFER TAPE WITH THE GRAPHIC (ASSIST WITH A KNIFE IF THE VINYL DOESN'T LIFT EASILY) FROM THE BACKING SHEET.

4. ON LARGE GRAPHICS PEEL BACK THE FIRST HALF AND TRIM OFF THE BACKING PAPER. Trimming Backing Sheet

Spraying Application Fluid

5. THE GRAPHIC IS EXTREMELY STICKY, ESPECIALLY IF BEING APPLIED TO A GLOSS SURFACE SO IF YOU ARE NOT SURE THAT YOU CAN POSITION ACCURATELY THE FIRST TIME THEN SPRAY THE SURFACE LIGHTLY WITH WATER WITH EITHER A VERY SMALL AMOUNT OF WASHING UP LIQUID OR BETTER STILL OUR CONCENTRATED APPLICATION FLUID. JUST A FINE MIST IS SUFFICIENT. (A NORMAL HOUSEHOLD SPRAY BOTTLE IS FINE). PROVIDING YOU DO NOT APPLY PRESSURE TO THE GRAPHIC, THIS WILL ALLOW REPOSITIONING.

6. WHEN IN POSITION APPLY PRESSURE TO THE GRAPHIC USING A PLASTIC APPLICATOR, WORKING FROM THE CENTRE, UP AND DOWN, SQUEEZING OUT ANY AIR OR WATER.

Smothing Graphic Down

Peeling Back Second Half 7. PEEL BACK THE OTHER HALF OF YOUR GRAPHIC AND REPEAT THE SAME PROCESS AS ABOVE.

8. SPRAY THE WHOLE GRAPHIC WITH WATER AND ALLOW A FEW MINUTES FOR THE WATER TO SOAK INTO THE TAPE. CAREFULLY REMOVE THE TAPE FROM RIGHT TO LEFT, KEEPING IT FLAT TO THE SURFACE AND AT A SLIGHT ANGLE, LEAVING THE GRAPHIC BEHIND.

Lifting off Transfer Tape
Trimming Joints 9. LARGE BUBBLES (IF ANY) CAN BE REMOVED BY PRICKING THE OUTER EDGE OF THE BUBBLE WITH A SHARP KNIFE (SCALPEL) AND SQUEEZING OUT THE AIR OR WATER TOWARDS THE PRICK WITH YOUR FINGER. ALSO TRIM DOWN ANY DOOR OR BODY PANEL JOINTS AND PRESS THE VINYL INTO THE GAP (WARMING WITH A HAIR DRYER CAN HELP). AS THE VINYL MATURES IT SHRINKS SLIGHTLY AND ALSO BREATHES SO SMALL BUBBLES WILL DISAPPEAR BY THEMSELVES AFTER A WHILE.

10. IF YOU HAVE USED WATER, YOU CAN CAREFULLY DRY GRAPHIC WITH A SOFT ABSORBENT CLOTH OR KITCHEN TOWEL BEING CAREFUL NOT TO RUB ACROSS THE SURFACE.

CONGRATULATIONS! YOUR GRAPHIC IS COMPLETE BUT BARE IN MIND THAT THE VINYL TAKES A UP TO A  WEEK TO FULLY CURE SO HANDLE WITH CARE UNTIL THEN.

AFTER THIS CURING PERIOD YOUR GRAPHIC WILL GIVE YOU YEARS OF SERVICE AND IS MORE THAN UP TO POWER WASHING AND CAR WASHES.

Celica Graphic Finished


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Draon on Smart Car
CAR GRAPHICS

Honda Motorbike
BIKE GRAPHICS

Formula BMW
MOTORSPORT GRAPHICS

REMOVAL INSTRUCTIONS

IF YOU WISH TO REMOVE YOUR GRAPHIC SIMPLY WARM IT UP WITH A HAIRDRYER AND PEEL OFF CAREFULLY. DO NOT OVER HEAT THE VINYL AS IT WILL MELT AND BE VERY TIME CONSUMING TO REMOVE. IF YOU GET THE TEMPERATURE JUST RIGHT THE VINYL WILL PEEL OFF EASILY TAKING THE GLUE WITH IT. ANY REMAINING ADHESIVE CAN BE REMOVED WITH METHS


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Last Updated 17 December 2012

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