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DESIGN STUFF ONLINE > APPLICATION GUIDES > HOW TO APPLY CAR SUNSTRIPS
 

How to Apply Car Sunstrips

You will need to Apply Decals

Step 1. You will need...

A water spray, ruler/measuring tape, masking tape, squeegee (a credit card with a peice of cloth wrapped around makes a good substitute), a cloth and a sharp knife.

You will need to Apply Decals

Step 2. Hold in place with masking tape

Clean the windscreen thorughly, the offer the sunstrip to the windscreen and hold in place with masking tape, ensuring the decal is correctly lined up.

You will need to Apply Decals

Step 3. Remove back half and spray with water

Remove half of the backing paper and spray a generous amount of water onto the sticker and the windscreen.

You will need to Apply Decals

Step 4. Smooth down with squeegee

Using firm pressure, smooth the sunstrip down with a squeegee, squeezing as much water out from behind the decals as is possible.

You will need to Apply Decals

Step 5. Repeat for remaing half

Repeat the above process for the remaining half of the sunstrip.

You will need to Apply Decals

Step 6. Peel away applicator tape slowly

Once as much water as possible has been squeezeed out from behind the sunstrip, allow the remainder to dry. You can use a heat gun on its lowest setting to help speed up the process.

Peel back the applicator tape slowly, at a sharp angle, ensuring the lettering remains stuck in place.

You will need to Apply Decals

Step 7. Trim away excess

This particular sunstrips is a generic fit and therefore requires trimming once in place.

With a sharp knife or scalpel, follow the edge of the windscreen, trimming away the excess sticker.

You will need to Apply Decals

Step 8. Stand back and admire!

Stand back and admire your handy work. If any air or water bubbles remain, these can be removed by lancing the vinyl with a pin or point of a knife.

 

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