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WHAT YOU NEED: Paper towels, razor knife, scissors, squeegee (supplied with all orders), denatured alcohol, squirt bottle, detergent soap, and of course vinyl striping supplied by www.vinylstriping.com.

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To begin we need to clean the application surface with denatured alcohol. This is the best way to remove any oil residue and wax, leaving a completely clean surface for vinyl application.

1. Saturate the surface with a soapy water solution (99.8% water and a couple of drops of detergent soap), and shake it up (to add a bit of slipperiness to the water).

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2. Pull a foot or two of the vinyl striping away from the liner. Apply vinyl gently (get as straight and level as possible here). 

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3.  Now saturate the front of the vinyl (if applying to drywall or similar surfaces apply dry) to help with squeegeeing down onto surface (it will prevent scratching and help with application). 

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4. Start to squeegee the vinyl striping down; the water will squish out and the vinyl will adhere.

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5. At this point work your way down the vehicle a few feet or longer at a time and repeat steps 1, 2, 3, and 4.

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The many uses for 3M Vinyl Striping provided by VinylStriping.com. Sales of our single roll and multicolor string are strong. Letters Unlimited is one of a handful of companies equipped to sell custom cut rolls of Avery and 3M vinyls cut to any size and shipped the same day. Our Multicolor rolls on the other hand will take 2 to 3 weeks to process due to the complexity of making the rolls. They are all custom and one of a kind made to your color combinations. We have a divers group of customers from RV owners, race car drivers, sign companies, boat owners and many resellers. Many end users use our product to manufacture there products like Shoot A Way a company featured on the show Shark Tank. And another Insect-O-Cutor a company that makes bug zappers. You can see all the uses for this unique product. MSK

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Here are some tips for applying Vinyl Lettering, Large Decals and Vinyl Striping.  We use a solution of 99.9% water and a few drops of detergent soap, (to add lubricant to the water) and this works great. Mix it up in a squirt bottle to create a misty spray.  There is more than one way to apply wet so experimenting is a good idea. The easiest way to apply wet is to use the center hinge or top hinge method with masking tape, just like described in our installation video and directions on our web site:  mrletter.com.    When you are ready to apply the lettering, spray the application surface with the soapy water solution and squeegee down the lettering.  Press hard and water will come out of sides. Do the same on the other side if you are doing a center hinge.  If you are doing a large decal do the same but use more solution; don’t be worried about making the surface too wet because large decals apply best with soupy water. Squeegee down from the center out to get all the water out. When removing application tape, be careful because the decal may want to come up. Re-squeegee it down and wait a few minutes so it can dry a bit. If you’re still having issue, (and you may with either decals or vinyl lettering) spray the soupy solution on the front of the application tape and work it in with your hand. The water will soak through the application tape and cause the glue to let go of the decal or letters. Now remove tape, it will do so easily at this point.  You’re done. MSK