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    Question about putting on decals.

    From the service manual:

    "Prepare area by washing with mild soap and warm water. Apply decal while area is still wet."


    I just dont understand how applying the decal while the area is still wet works? Anyone have any input on this, or suggestions?


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    Quote Originally Posted by absentx View Post
    I just dont understand how applying the decal while the area is still wet works? Anyone have any input on this, or suggestions?
    Yes, it works very well...it's how all of the pros install vinyl. It allows you to position/reposition it. You then squegee all the water out from underneath. I usually use water with a tiny bit of dish soap.

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    Okay so once its positioned how I want I can just push the water out from under the decal?

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    Yeppers, just use a squeegee or credit card edge.

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    I'll usually put a small amount of dish soap in a spray bottle and fill with water. I then spray the area where you want to apply the decal. Apply the decal and get it positioned perfectly. Then start squeegeeing (is that a word?) from the center and work your way out, to avoid any air bubbles. I then let it bake in the sun to get it completley dry.

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    and dont touch it for a couple hours cause it probably wont be dry and you'l screw it up...i've heard

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    You can use a Credit Card with a paper towl around it so you do not scratch or tear your decal.

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    Thanks guys.

    It went on pretty clean. MUCH better than past attempts thanks to the water!

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