There are several methods to applying decals. When you receive your decal it will be covered in a masking application tape. This tape is meant to hold the letters/design in position when the decal is removed from the wax paper backing. The instructions below are ideal for decals larger than 8", smaller than that we recommend to slowly peel and stick like a normal sticker.
There are several methods to applying decals. When you receive your decal it will be covered in a masking application tape. This tape is meant to hold the letters/design in position when the decal is removed frItems needed: Masking tape and installation kit (includes squeegee, utility knife & application fluid). Ideally you purchased the installation kit that provides a rapid-tack application fluid.
DO NOT perform the wet method if your base vinyl color is chrome mirror, aluminum sheet, or gold leaf replica (we are relaying the manufacturer recommendation).
Items needed: Masking tape, and installation kit (includes squeegee, utility knife & application fluid).
Your lettering is cut, weeded, and coated in a transfer tape ready to install. Installation instructions are included. We strongly suggest that you purchase the installation kit that can be found in our design center on our website.
We use a variety of vinyl types depending on the colors you order. Solid colors are produced with a standard 6-year vinyl. Specialty colors can vary greatly depending on the specific color. Chrome for instance will typically last a shorter amount of time than carbon fiber. Any gradients or bevel effects must be digitally printed. This vinyl is printed and laminated and carries a similar 6-year outdoor life rating.
Avoid washing immediately after installation as it takes vinyl lettering up to 48 hours to achieve a full bond.
Take care when washing the surface your lettering is applied to. Avoid harsh chemicals and wash the area around the lettering gently to avoid lifting the edges.
Waxing is not recommended or necessary but if you must, we recommend to hand wax. The process of waxing using a buffing wheel will cause the edges to lift.
We will not warranty, repair or refund vinyl that is attached to an unacceptable surface
Lettering should never be installed when the outside ambient temperature is below 50°F (10°C). If the surface is too hot to touch, it is too hot to install vinyl lettering also. This generally indicates in excess of 90°F.
Applying vinyl over a freshly painted surface? You need to wait at least 30 days before doing so. This allows the paint to out gas properly along with fully curing.
We'll guide you through the process of creating Florida boat numbers when you enter the design center. Each state has specific verbiage as to their requirements. See the Florida specific section below. The general requirements for boat registration numbers are as follows