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When applying new decals is there any tricks? I've heard of using a solution to wet the hood and stickers, place them where you want then squeegee out the water. What products are available to do this? Any help is appreciated.
 

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I have had pretty good luck with using Windex, use a rubber squeege to get all the air bubbles out and wrinkles. After that let it dry and you should be good to go!
 

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soap/water, 1 part soap to 20 parts water or a product called sticker ease.

Pm josmn he is a decal artist, makes and installs them.
 

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Originally posted by xcr440
[br]soap/water, 1 part soap to 20 parts water or a product called sticker ease.

Pm josmn he is a decal artist, makes and installs them.
Soap and water works the best in my experience...I guess I never went as far as 1 part soap 20 parts water...but same concept. I usually just take some dawn soap mix it with water in a spray bottle and let it rip.
 

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I personaly dont use water when applying graphics.

50/50 water/alcohol is the only solution I would ever use, and that is only for chip guard on charter bus windows.
 

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I used windex when I applied mine. Be careful though. Is the actual decal sandwiched between 2 other pieces? One being the back of the sticker and a piece of paper stuck to the front which helps you line where the decal should go and see bubbles easier. If it has the front protection make sure all of the water or whatever you use is dried up and the sticker is actually sticking otherwise you just end up pulling the whole thing off. I used a hair dryer to promote drying.
 

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Originally posted by JosMN
[br]I personaly dont use water when applying graphics.

50/50 water/alcohol is the only solution I would ever use, and that is only for chip guard on charter bus windows.
So what exactly do you use? I'm intrigued...[:)]
 

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they make sticker on sticker off spray stuff specially for applying graphics but i guess we all have our own methods i had graphics done on my dirtbike with the windex method but they started peelin at the edges
 

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Before you apply graphics, clean spot with rubbing alchohol and let dry. Then apply stickers
 

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Originally posted by YZ125racer
[br]they make sticker on sticker off spray stuff specially for applying graphics but i guess we all have our own methods i had graphics done on my dirtbike with the windex method but they started peelin at the edges
I didn't have much luck with the Sticker On stuff. It dried to quick it seemed like, probably took me 3/4 of the bottle before I got it straight. It didn't take long for mine to peel at the edges as well. However, that was on the front plastic fender of my bike, which isn't very rigid so that could be why it started peeling so quick.
 

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Originally posted by Quinlan
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Originally posted by JosMN
[br]I personaly dont use water when applying graphics.

50/50 water/alcohol is the only solution I would ever use, and that is only for chip guard on charter bus windows.
So what exactly do you use? I'm intrigued...[:)]
I dont use any solution when I apply decals. I do very large designs on charter buses. After doing it for a few years you learn all the tricks. I went to 3M for training, was a very good experience, learned a lot from it. These are the type of graphics I apply:

Did 3 of these summer of 05, pretty tough to make all 3 buses identical I tell ya! But I'm very meticulous about it, you have to be.

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Getting ready for the new kit.
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Theres a product you can buy at most dealers if you dont want to mix up your own solution!! theres one for putting them on and one to help get them off! Just cant remember the name?? Sorry! Works good ive used it before. lets you get out the bubbles and move them around b4 it dries!
 

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sticker ease
sticker off
 

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Thanks for the tips but I've decided to bring my sled to a shop and have the declas installed. Not worth ruining a set of decals trying to do it myself.
 

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The solution you are talking about is in the decal section of any of the dennis kirk catalogs.
 

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i just uhh.. use a hair dryer get the spot hott.. then put the sticker on carefully. and get it hott again.. and rub on it.
Its yet to fail me.
 

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I'm not going to say just yet what sticker kit I'm putting on but I'll post pictures when it's done.
 
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