Working With Decals
Dealing With Bubbles
You will probably end up with some bubbles in your decal job. Small bubbles will go away in time (the film breathes, and will flatten out after a few weeks at an appropriate temperature). If you want to work on the bubbles immediately, apply moderate heat, then poke them with a pin, pressing the film down with your thumb immediately afterwards. Have patience though, the film will lay flat on it's own in time unless the bubbles are unusually large.
Your decals must be kept clean, dry, and laid out on a flat surface. If storage is to be longer than 1 year, It is recommended that they be kept in an airtight container or bag. If you regularly use decals, make sure to rotate your stock.
Decal removal can vary in difficulty, depending on a few things; the quality of the film to be removed, how long it's been on, if it's weather-beaten, etc. Move along the decal with a hair dryer or heat gun, while at the same time picking the letters or striping off as you go. If there is glue left behind, clean it up with some petroleum naphtha (available at your local hardware store) applied to a rag.
Measuring for Decals is not difficult, but it does take a bit of common sense. When we refer to overall area, this refers to the imaginary rectangular area that surrounds the particular group of letters you are measuring for. Here are some examples of measurements of overall area:
When you select an overall area, we will make your decal as big as possible, and still fit within the overall area selected. Due to the unlimited possibilities of what you can create, your decal might not fill the entire box. For example, a decal size listed as 12" x 12" might actually measure to 12" x 10.5". We try to come as close as possible to the stated size, but there are cases of slight variance.
Sometimes, you might need to include a minor obstruction within the overall area, but make sure it will fall in a spot that won't interfere with the lettering. Please be aware that doing so might require the decal to be modified before installation. For instance, you can always separate lines or individual letters of a decal before application if you wish.
Measuring for Hood Protector Lettering, Decal Clip Art, and Windshield Lettering. When ordering these Decals, you will be asked for the overall size of decal. Measure an unobstructed area of the installation surface that will accommodate the closest size that we offer. Measuring for Semi Decals, Race Car Decals, and Miscellaneous Single Line Decals.
It is impossible to get "web safe" computer screen colors to properly match all the colors of our Vinyl. As you may already know, the actual Vinyl colors are far more vibrant than what you see on the screen. We have variety of different colors and styles of vinyl. Our website currently only list the primary colors to choose from. Please email us if there is a particular style or idea that you would want.