Vinyl Decal Application Instructions

Applying our vinyl graphics and decals are easy!

Your vinyl arrives as a pre spaced sheet of cut vinyl, made up of three layers:

1. the top layer (transfer tape)
2. the middle layer (the actual letters/decal)
3. the bottom layer (white backing paper) Before applying your vinyl, we recommend allowing the lettering/decal to first come to room temperature. If your order has been shipped, gently press the vinyl sheet flat before proceeding with the instructions below.

Frequently Asked Questions 

Are cars the only things I can apply your decals to?
No. You can apply our vinyl decals and lettering to most smooth surfaces. This includes cars, trucks, boats, RV’s, motorcycles, skateboards, bicycles, helmets, storage bins, school binders, and more. Vinyl may not adhere to heavily-textured surfaces, but can adhere to lightly textured walls. Installation on certain surfaces such as brick, stucco, concrete block, suede paints, and sand paints is not recommended.

How do I remove a decal? Slowly peel away the vinyl, starting at the corners.

Once I remove a decal, can it be used again? No. Once a vinyl decal has been removed, it cannot be used again.

Common Application Issues

If the surface is lightly to moderately textured, try using a blow-dryer on the low heat setting to warm up the surface before applying vinyl. Always use caution when applying heat, and run dryer on the lowest setting. Vinyl is curled from shipping- This is common. Allow vinyl to “relax” on a flat surface. Place heavy objects (example: books) on top to speed up the process.

Vinyl is sticking to the original backing and not the transfer tape- Lay vinyl on a flat surface with original backing side down. Using a credit/debit card or similar tool, rub over the transfer tape to “reactivate” the glue. Tiny bubbles are visible under the vinyl- It is common for there to be some small bubbles throughout the decal. These bubbles will leave by themselves within a few weeks as the vinyl breathes and the application fluid evaporates. If you have major bubbles you can eliminate them by carefully heating the area with a hair dryer or heat gun, and then puncturing them with a needle and applying pressure with your thumb.