Motorcycle Decal Installation

Motorcycle Decal Installation

Motorcycle Decal Installation

Motorcycle Decal Installation

HELP & FAQS

Larger decals are more likely to develop air bubbles during the application process. I find the best method for application of large decals is to mist the surface and exposed adhesive side with fine water mist. A garden plant mister is perfect for this job. However I achieve similar results by flicking the bristles of a wet brush onto the surfaces. The aim is to coat the surface and adhesive with fine water droplets. This makes it easier to push water and air out from under the decal as the water slides under the adhesive. It also allows you to peel off the decal really easily, allowing you to pre-position the decal or have another attempt at placing it without creases etc.

Sometimes, on larger vinyl blocks, air can be trapped under the decal, this is quite normal. I recommend using the tips above when installing a larger block decal to help reduce air bubbles. Should you experience air bubbles, follow the tips below to help minimise them.

  • Try to carefully peel the decal from the surface and slowly re-apply, watching for air bubbles and squeezing them out before continuing to lay the rest of the decal.
  • Use a plastic edge such as a credit card and carefully squeeze the air bubbles out to the edge. Be gentle in this process as to not damage the decal.

It may also be possible to peel the decal back to the point of the bubble, or even completely off and re-try the application. However, failing all that, you may wish to try use a pin hole in the air bubble to let the air out. This often produces in-perfect results however. The best option is to avoid them in the first place.

If you have never applied a decal before It can be a daunting experience. Sometimes we make mistakes, including myself who has installed hundreds of motorcycle stickers. Your decal purchase means a lot to me so I would love to extend my customer care service to you. So, should you accidently mess up a decal during it's application, please get in touch with me. Send me a picture of the decal on the bike and we can discuss what might have gone wrong and how you can avoid it in the future. I will then produce you a replacement decal for material / postage cost.

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