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Decal Installation Tips

If you have a custom decal from Vinyl Disorder that has been crushed during shipping, or if you have a sticking decal, don't panic. Most of the time, there's an easy solution for both of these problems. Follow these steps from Vinyl Disorder to learn how to apply a crushed or sticking decal.

First, inspect your decal. If you discover that it's crushed or sticking, take the following steps. Even if your decal looks crushed beyond repair, don't despair. In most cases, you'll be able to apply these decals so they will give the professional-looking results that you expect from Vinyl Disorder custom decals and custom stickers.

If you're dealing with a crumpled or crushed decal, first, unroll it and lay it flat on a surface. Smooth it out with your hands, and then smooth it out further with a squeegee, an inexpensive tool available from Vinyl Disorder. Make sure to straighten out all creases, bends and wrinkles.



Once the decal looks good, remove its backing and apply it to the surface you want to mount it on. Smooth it down firmly with a squeegee, making sure again to smooth out all wrinkles. When the decal is affixed the way you want it, remove its front protective cover and you're good to go.

If you have a die-cut decal that's sticking and won't come off its backing, don't force it, because you could damage the decal. Rather, zero in on the part that's sticking. Carefully pick at it until you free it from its sticking point.

When the sticking part breaks free, slowly peel the backing off the decal in one smooth move. Put the decal in place, affix it firmly with your hands and fingers, making sure to remove all wrinkles, peaks and valleys. When it looks good, remove the protective cover and use your fingers to smooth any slight imperfections that remain.

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