Applying car decals is no easy task. It’s quite annoying when you spend money to make a beautiful, impeccably designed car decal only to screw up while pasting it on the window of your car. We know that struggle; even we have turned a pretty sticker into a twisted clump. But, we’re here to make sure that you don’t do the same. We’ve compiled a list of four tips that will most definitely help you paste the decals with ease every time.
Clean Your Window Thoroughly
A lot of customers complain that they used window cleaning products before applying their decals and now the stickers are bubbly. This is happening because the cleaning product you used tends to leave behind residue that solidifies and make bubbles in the sticker. We suggest using soap or water to clean the window. You can also use a mixture of water and alcohol where both are present 50-50. The combination of the two will make you windshield squeaky clean and won’t leave behind any residue.
Using Masking Tape
It can be so infuriating when you applied a sticker and just saw that it isn’t straight. The best way to counter this problem is to use tape. Use tape on one side of the decal, take two steps back and see if the sticker is straight. If it isn’t, remove it and try again and again till it is. Once you see that the sticker is straight, remove the tape from one side and start peeling off the backing paper. This is a fool-proof method to ensuring that you don’t alter the positioning of your decal while you’re removing the back paper.
Apply Decals in Moderate Temperature
One thing we recommend to all of our customers is that they don’t apply decals when the weather is too hot or humid. There won’t be any major drawback if you do decide to put a decal on a summer day. But, to achieve best results, we recommend that you don’t do that. Try to look for a day when the temperature is within 50F to 90F because this is the optimal temperature to apply stickers.
The Wet Method
Small decals are as easy as pasting a sticker on a notebook. But, large stickers can be quite difficult to apply on first try. Now, the masking tape can help to position a sticker perfect, but the wet method is even better. Once you’ve cleaned the area, wet it again with a solution of 5% soap and 95% water. This will dull the adhesive of the sticker and will prevent it from sticking immediately. You will get a few minutes to appropriately position the decal as you please. You can also use a cloth or something else to remove any bubble in the sticker. Once the soap dries out, the decal will stick firmly just like it is supposed to. But, this team, it will be pasted impeccably.