for applying GRAPHTECH DECALS:
Before You Start
Tools needed: Glass cleaner, denatured alcohol, and scissors.
Optional tools: Exacto blade, masking tape.
clean surface where decal will be applied to ensure no dirt
or particles are present
decal from plastic wrap.
surface temperature for application is 40+ degrees Fahrenheit.
(65 - 80 degrees recommended).
- Cut away
about ½ from top portion of WAX BACKING PAPER from
decal. Do not cut top transfer tape (milky white sticky paper)
this is used for holding the decal in place and will be removed
after decal is in position and transferred. *** IF TOP STICKY
PAPER GETS ACCIDENTALLY CUT OFF YOU MAY USE MASKING TAPE TO
HOLD DECAL IN PLACE*** (click
decal/logo in proper position on surface area. (It is now ready
- Use the
plastic squeegee to apply the decal. Drag the squeegee across
the hinge of the decal (this is the area you cut away, or the
masking tape) to ensure it wont move during application
for illustration). Flip decal over (180 degrees)
for illustration), remove wax backing paper, while
still holding decal in one hand and the squeegee in the other
hand, gently flip decal back over while still holding the decal
***dont let it touch the surface*** hold it as close to
the surface as possible, without touching the surface; Use squeegee
and apply pressure to decal. Squeegee should always be held
at a 30/45 degree angle - pull squeegee across decal never push
- use overlapping strokes (click
for illustration). Now decal is permanently in position.
Remove front cover paper (transfer paper), pulling it off as
close to the surface as possible (10 degree angle) never straight
up (90 degree). (click
for illustration) If decal has a bubble this can be removed
by using the tip of a needle or an exacto blade. ***BLADE MUST
BE NEW, NO BROKEN TIPS*** gently puncture a small hole in the
vinyl and push the air out towards the hole with your finger,
or corner of squeegee.
Installation is complete.
- Best adhesion
will occur in 24 - 72 hours. So if you made a mistake, remove
decal now and glue residue will be minimal. (see decal removal)
Tools needed: Hair dryer, Glass cleaner, Goo Gone, or Denatured
If decal / logo needs to be removed. We recommend a blow dryer not
a heat gun. Dryers should be placed on low. When surface and vinyl
get warm use your finger nail to lift corner of the decal and keep
pulling straight up (90 degrees). Decal will be very elastic and
stretch, this makes for quick removal. If you dont warm up
the surface, decal will rip and it will take twice as long to remove.
Once decal is removed glue residue is bound to be present. Use GOO
GONE, or DENATURED ALCOHOL to remove glue residue from surface.
Now use a window/glass cleaner to remove any solvents or excessive
glue. Surface is now clean
SCISSORS, MASKING TAPE, GOO GONE, DENATURED ALCOHOL, GLASS CLEANER
and EXACTO BLADES CAN ALL BE PURCHASED AT ANY HARDWARE STORE.
- products - install
tips - contact us
GRAPHTECH SIGNS / 2115 Shawna Ave
/ Coeur D'Alene, ID 83815
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