Decal Application Instructions

Please read the decal application instructions thoroughly before you attempt to apply the decals. Decal Junky is not responsible for decals that have not been applied following these instructions.

Step 1 - Gather Tools

Your decal will arrive sandwiched between a clear application tape and a paper backing. If you purchased a Decal Application Tool Kit, that will be included as well.

Step 2 - Prepare Decal

To ensure that the decal peels away from the paper backing and adheres properly to the application tape, lay the decal on a hard smooth surface, squeegee across the entire surface of the decal with firm pressure. You may also use the sharp edge of a credit card or rub firmly with your fingertips covering the entire surface.

Step 3 - Clean Application Area

Clean the area where the decals will be applied using a soft cloth dampened with alcohol or use the glass cleaning wipes included in the decal application kit. The glass wipes included in the kit are for use on glass surfaces only. This will remove any wax, oil or dust particles that will prevent the decal from sticking. After wiping the area with alcohol wipe the surface with a clean cloth dampened with clear water to remove any residue and let dry. If the decal will be applied to a painted surface such as the body of a vehicle clean the area using a soft cloth and warm soapy water. Then rinse the area with a clean soft cloth dampened with clear water and dry.

Step 4 - Remove Backing Paper

Carefully peel the application tape and decal away from the paper backing. If the decal does not peel away from the paper backing, repeat step #3. When you peel the application tape away from the paper backing the decal will adhere to the back of the application tape. The paper backing can be thrown away.

Step 5 - Begin Application

Hold the decal in position and stick the top or one side holding the other side up away from the surface.

Step 6 - Adhere Decal To Surface

Slowly rub or squeegee firmly across the surface of the decal using the application tool or the sharp edge of a credit card. The decals have a pressure sensitive adhesive so the harder you rub, the harder it sticks.

Step 7 - Remove Application Tape

Remove the application tape by pulling gently in a downward motion. If a part of the decal starts to come up away from the surface rub it back down onto the surface while the tape is still intact and press firmly, then proceed to remove the tape. Only the pieces will remain on the surface giving the appearance of being painted on.

Step 8 - Enjoy!

After the application process is complete, your decal will have a “painted on” look.

Note: The decals will not adhere to a surface that has been waxed. Remove all wax and residue with a cloth dampened with rubbing alcohol or denatured alcohol before application. After the decals have been applied, the surface can be waxed over. The wax will not damage the decal but will prevent it from sticking.

Important! The glass wipes included in the decal application kit are intended for use on glass surfaces only. DO NOT USE the glass wipes on a painted surface.

By default, the decals are cut for exterior application. The option for interior application is offered during the checkout process when you place your order.

The decals are cut using a sign grade vinyl that is durable and designed to withstand the elements. The decals will hold up well in an automatic car wash. If you use the pressure spray car wash do not apply a lot of pressure directly on the decal. The decals will not adhere to a surface that has been waxed but can accept wax after application. The decals can also accept a clear coat if needed.