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  • Size Help

    Please select the appropriate full wrap size for your vehicle. For help call 888-488-4695 to speak to our knowledgeable staff.

    Compact Car Full Wrap: 60in x 40ft (1.52m x 12.2m) 200 sq/ft. Examples: Neon, Focus, Impala , Civic, Mazda3, Golf TDI, Audi A3, BMW E36 and Mercedes C-Class.

    Standard Car Full Wrap: 60in x 50ft (1.52m x 15.2m) 250 sq/ft. Examples: Charger, Viper, Trailblazer SS, Corvette, Mazda6, BMW 745, Range Rover, Porsche 911 and all sedans and coupes.

    Deluxe Truck Full Wrap: 60in x 65ft (1.52m x 19.8m) 325 sq/ft. Examples: Escalade, Expedition, Mercedes GL, Dodge Ram and H2 Hummer.

    If the product you like is not available in 60in please make sure to order a equal amount of vinyl to the sq/ft needed.
  • Badge Overlay Install Guide

    Required Hardware:
     • Flat blade to rest the wedge on while applying. (XActo knife, box cutter, utility knife, flathead screw driver)

    Preparation
    Mix water and a shot of soap in a spray bottle. Use the mixed solution to thoroughly clean the surface of the areas were the decals will be applied, being certain to remove all grease, wax, tar and dirt. 

    Dry with a lint free cloth. NOTE: NEVER USE AMMONIA BASED CLEANERS (i.e. Windex). It will out gas for a couple of weeks and create bubbles under the decal. This will result in accidental decal peeling.

    When installing, be careful not to stretch the vinyl by pulling on it or lifting to often. If it stretches it will not fit properly. 

    DO NOT REMOVE THE BACKING PAPER AT THIS POINT!

    PLEASE READ INSTRUCTIONS FIRST BEFORE YOU INSTALL SO YOU GET AN IDEA OF WHAT THE STEPS ARE AND MAKE NO MISTAKES. 

    STEP1)
    Clean and wipe application surface thoroughly with application fluid.

    STEP2)
    Spray application fluid all over the windshield in order to slide around visor strip with ease once applied. This will make it easier for you to get a leveled fit on your windshield.

    STEP3)
    Slowly peel the wax backing sheet fully exposing the adhesive side and spray application fluid on this adhesive side. You will then place the vinyl on the wet windshield (adhesive side down). Slide the decal around in order to get a good level placement on the windshield.

    STEP4)
    Once you have aligned and placed the vinyl the way you want it, you will now need to spray more application fluid on the vinyl as shown in the image. Make sure to leave excess vinyl passed the top and sides of the windshield. This will help ensure you have a clean fit when you need to cut your vinyl with a razor.

    STEP5)
    Now make sure to squeegee out all bubbles and water from you vinyl strip. Squeegee from the center out to ensure that all bubbles and fluid have been removed. The adhesion process will now begin.

    STEP6)

    With an "Exacto Knife" or Razor, slowly cut along the edges of the vinyl as shown in the images below. And remove any excess vinyl. Now, squeegee out any more bubbles or fluid that are still there. If you notice any bubbles, just get a pin and poke a tiny hole in the vinyl, then squeegee the air bubble out by rubbing over the hole. The vinyl will naturally close the tiny hole that was made.

    YOU ARE NOW DONE!


    Let your decal sit for 24 hours before washing and waxing, or driving in inclement weather (rain/snow/freezing temp).

    If you see any big bubbles then just lift the vinyl back up, spray with fluid and start to squeegee.

    You can also remove bubbles using your thumb to apply pressure from one side of the bubble and with your XActo knife punch a small hole in the other side of the bubble. Force the bubble out with your thumb.

    Removing Air Bubbles:

    It is possible that you will see some air bubbles under your vinyl after you install it. Small bubbles will disappear within a few weeks under the sun. The larger bubbles can be removed by using a pin to puncture a whole on the side of the bubble and then use your finger to remove the air bubble.


    Removal Instructions

    All of our vinyl is designed so it can be removed with out damaging the surface. Removing vinyl will not damage your cars paint job.

    • For optimum results, surface temperature should be above 50 degrees F. and below 90 degrees F. If necessary move vehicle to a location where the temperature can be within the removal guide lines. A heat gun can be used to warm up material before removal.

    • Make sure to clean the vinyl surface before removal.

    • Peel off vinyl with your finger nails. Do this until you remove all pieces of the vinyl. (Heat source may help)

    • Wipe off the surface and you are done.  

    You can use Rapid Remover Adhesive Remover to wipe off any residual adhesive off the surface.

     

  • Cleaning and Preparation

    Cleaning and Preparation

    1.0 Scope

    Proper cleaning and preparation of substrate prior to decal application is critical to the success of the
    decal. The following cleaning and surface preparation conditions must be followed immediately prior to
    application. Failure to adhere to these requirements can cause adhesion loss and therefore reduce the
    durability and performance level of the decal. The following conditions are relevant to properly prepared
    paint systems processed correctly per paint manufacturer specifications.

    NOTE: It is the responsibility of the end-user/applicator to ensure all painted substrates have been processed and cured per the paint manufacturer's requirements. Failure to follow paint manufacturer requirements can lead to decal failures and/or removal problems.

    This bulletin provides procedures for effectively cleaning and preparing identified substrates for
    maximized film or sheeting performance. Look for the specific substrate requiring graphics or decal
    application, and follow the instructions as set forth in this bulletin.

    The use of any chemicals as recommended in this bulletin should be done with caution, and ALL
    manufacturer’s guidelines and warnings should be followed. Read the instructions on the container,
    MSDS, or contact the manufacturer for complete guidelines.

    Find the corresponding section to the substrate to be cleaned (for example Plywood, section 3.4.1) follow the specific directions outlined in that section. If you have questions, contact metrorestyling.com
    at 1-888-488-4695 for assistance.

    2.0 Cleaning and Preparation

    All substrate surfaces should be considered contaminated, and must be cleaned prior to pressure
    sensitive material applications. Even freshly painted or recently cleaned surfaces will collect dust and dirt quickly, and should be cleaned prior to film application. Be sure all edges, corners, crevices, and hard to reach areas are cleaned as well, these are difficult and often overlooked areas.

    All surfaces should be dry as well as clean. The trapping of any moisture under a graphics can cause
    premature failure by bubbling, incomplete adhesion, or creation of an ice layer in extreme cold situations. Moisture on a substrate can be created by the following; inadequate drying, failure to pre-cure some substrates like poly carbonates, condensation at low temperatures, or high humidity.

    It may be necessary to combine two or more of the following cleaning methods to ensure the substrate is completely clean and contaminant free. It is the responsibility of the applicator to ensure the surface is clean and oil free, and properly tested and prepared for graphic and film application.

    Graphics, films, or sheeting should be applied immediately after surface cleaning and preparation. Delay will allow dust and contaminants to gather preventing the adhesive from performing as required.

    2.1 Standard Method – for lightly soiled surfaces

    The surface to which the films are applied must be completely clean, smooth, and dry
    before final preparation.

    • Remove all dirt and grime with a commercial synthetic detergent solution and warm water (1 ounce
    per gallon). Avoid detergents with lotions, waxes, creams, or oils. Be aware some window cleaners
    have waxes.
    • Use of automated car wash facilities requires additional cleaning as some chemicals used in these
    systems will prevent complete adhesion of film
    • Interior walls with grease and/or oil present will require special attention to remove contaminants.
    Prepare a solution of trisodium phosphate and warm water as specified in the manufacturer’s
    instructions, and clean the substrate.
    • Thoroughly dry the substrate with a lint free cloth or paper towel. Allow porous materials to dry
    completely before application.

    2.2 Solvent Based Method – for removal of heavy grease and oils

    • Saturate a clean, lint free towel or cloth with solvent.
    • Clean the substrate with the solvent cloth removing any grease, oils, or dirt.
    • After thoroughly wiping with cleaner, dry wipe the surface completely using a clean, soft, lint-free cloth before solvent evaporates. NOTE: There must be no dirt, oil, grease or solvent residue remaining on the substrate prior to decal application.
    • As the towels or cloths become dirty, discard and use fresh ones. Accumulated dirt or contaminants
    on the towel or cloth will prevent effective cleaning of substrate.
    • Make sure the surface is completely dry. If necessary, use a heat gun to remove moisture.

    CAUTION: Prior to cleaning with solvents, test the cleaning solvent on an inconspicuous area of the
    application surface to check for potential damage from solvent usage.

    CAUTION: Some solvents may leave an oily residue behind, if an oily residue is
    present, follow this step with 2.3, IPA Cleaning Method to remove residue.

    2.3 Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA) Method – for removal of light grease and oils

    • Saturate a clean lint free cloth or towel with IPA
    • If using rubbing alcohol do not dilute.
    • If using industrial grade IPA, mix 2:1 water to IPA.
    • Wipe the substrate thoroughly, dry wipe with a clean dry towel immediately before the IPA
    evaporates.
    • Discard cloths as they become dirty. Dirty cloths do not clean effectively.
    • Make sure the substrate is dry. Use a heat gun to complete process if necessary.

    2.4 Light Particulate Method – for removal of dust or loose dirt

    If only dust or loose dirt is present, and surface has been previously cleaned by one of the previous
    methods, it may acceptable to use the Light Particulate Method for cleaning.

    • Wipe the substrate with a tack cloth, or clean lint free cloth.
    • Vacuum surface if slightly textured with a soft-bristled vacuum head.
    • Sweep the surface with a soft bristled broom.

    3.0 Instructions for Specific Surfaces

    3.1 Painted Surfaces

    These are general recommendation for painted surfaces. It is essential to follow manufacturer’s directions for complete surface preparation and adequate drying/curing time prior to graphic or film application.

    3.1.1 Non Recommended Paint Surfaces

    CAUTION: Avoid the use of the following paint finishes, always test adhesion and paint/ adhesive
    compatibility prior to production use.

    • Avoid highly pigmented or flat metallic paints which tend to chalk and flake promoting poor film
    adhesion.
    • Avoid flat latex paint.
    • Avoid all latex paints on wooden substrates.
    • Avoid Paints containing migratory agents, such as chlorinated waxes and silicones which may cause
    adhesion failure.
    • Avoid oil alkyd primers and enamels, as they are slow to dry and will adversely affect adhesion of a
    film.

    3.1.2 Paint and Painted Surface Precautions

    • If applying film to a newly painted surface, follow all drying and curing instructions provided by the
    paint manufacturer prior to surface preparation and film application.
    • All air drying paints should be allowed to dwell at near room temperature and humidity conditions for
    one week prior to film application.
    • Baked enamel paints may be used directly upon cooling.
    • Application of reflective film to zinc chromate primer or zinc rich primer is not recommended.
    • Chalked and otherwise weathered paint surfaces must be refurbished with buffing, followed by
    substrate preparation and cleaning instructions as specified in Section 2.0 above.
    • Some paint systems provide an extremely smooth surfaces, hence, initial adhesion will be low, extra
    dwell time is necessary before maximum adhesion is achieved.
    • Any section of painted metal with bare or rust spots should be entirely resurfaced.
    • Non film covered portion of painted metal should have a minimum of one finish coat.
    • Primer and paint should be from the same manufacturer.
    • Some pigmented paints may cause bleed through on some graphics or films, test prior to use.

    3.1.3 Recommended Paint Surfaces - cleaning

    NOTE: Always test adhesion and paint/adhesive compatibility prior to production use. The 2.3 Solvent Based Method may be skipped if there is no heavy presence of oils, grease, or other contaminants which can not be removed by Methods 2.1 Standard Method or 2.3 IPA Method.

    Baked Enamel

    • Use Method 2.1, Standard Method, followed by
    • 2.2 Solvent Based Method, followed by
    • 2.3 IPA Method (for weathered paint) or
    • 2.4 Light Particulate Method (for new paint)

    Enamel or Oil-Based – test for solvent compatibility

    • Use Method 2.1, Standard Method, or
    • 2.2 Solvent Based Method, followed by
    • 2.3 IPA Method

    Latex – test adhesion of paint to substrate prior to film application

    • Use Method 2.1, Standard Method, or
    • 2.4 Light Particulate Method

    Two Part Urethane – ensure completely cured, or out gassing will cause graphics to bubble.

    • Use Method 2.1, Standard Method, followed by
    • 2.2 Solvent Based Method, followed by
    • 2.3 IPA Method

    Powder Coat Paint (may require special adhesives, call your Technical Services Rep, or Sales
    Executive)

    • Use Method 2.1, Standard Method, followed by
    • 2.2 Solvent Based Method, followed by
    • 2.3 IPA Method

    3.2 Tin or Alloys of Tin, Copper, Magnesium, Lead and Brass

    • Not recommended or warranted for pressure sensitive film applications.

    3.3 Stainless Steel

    • The use of high quality exterior grade paints and OEM systems are recommended, followed by
    substrate cleaning and preparation instructions as specified in Section 2.0 above.
    • Stainless steel substrates tend to maintain cold surface temperatures longer than most substrates.
    The use of a weed burner immediately before and after application accelerates bond, be sure to clean
    any carbon residue caused by the weed burner prior to film application.

    NOTE: Application of metalized films and all reflective films to be applied to stainless steel substrates is not recommended.

    • Ensure no moisture remains on substrate in seams or around rivets.
    • Cleaning
    • Use Method 2.1, Standard Method, followed by
    • 2.2 Solvent Based Method, followed by
    • 2.3 IPA Method

    3.4 Wood Based Products

    Because wood is a porous substrate and absorbs moisture, all surfaces must be coated with a high quality paint or sealant. This painting and/or sealing includes both sides and all edges. Matte, or flat finished paints and sealants are not recommended.
    Some wood products will require the use of aluminized, urethane sealers, or polysicone paints on the
    edges. Use of interior or exterior grade paints is dependent on the final placement of the completed construction. Follow all manufacturer’s recommendations for preparing and applying paints. Unpainted wood, fiberboard, or wood based products are generally not recommended for pressure sensitive film.

    3.4.1 Plywood – surface must be smooth and weatherproof

    • Fill voids, dents, and nicks with wood filler.
    • Sand with fine grit sandpaper
    • Coat edges with edge sealers, several times.
    • Prime and Paint per manufacturer’s instructions.
    • Cleaning per section 3.1.3 Recommended Paint Surfaces.

    3.4.2 Hardwood – use fused or tempered materials

    • Fill voids, dents, and nicks with wood filler.
    • Sand with fine grit sandpaper
    • Prime and Paint per manufacturer’s instructions.
    • Cleaning per section 3.1.3 Recommended Paint Surfaces

    3.4.3 High Density Overlaid (HDO) – general use, or sign grade only

    • Seal edges
    • Lightly sand with 200 or finer grit sandpaper
    • Cleaning per 2.4 Light Particulate Method, followed by
    • Cleaning per section 3.1.3 Recommended Paint Surfaces

    3.4.4 Medium Density Overlaid (MDO) – do not use oil treated

    • Seal edges
    • Cleaning per 2.4 Light Particulate Method, followed by
    • Cleaning per section 3.1.3 Recommended Paint Surfaces

    3.4.5 Fiberboard or Strand Board

    • Ensure paint coating is well bonded
    • Cleaning per section 3.1.3 Recommended Paint Surfaces

    3.4.6 Other Wood Based Products

    • Fill voids, dents, and nicks with wood filler.
    • Sand with fine grit sandpaper
    • Seal edges
    • Prime and Paint per manufacturer’s instructions.
    • Cleaning per section 3.1.3 Recommended Paint Surfaces

    3.5 Steel
    Graphics or film should not be applied directly to untreated or unpainted steel. If there is any rust present, the entire surface should be refinished based on steel & paint manufacturer’s recommendations. After final painting, clean as set forth in section 3.1.3 Recommended Paint Surfaces.

    3.5.1 Confirming Proper Steel Galvanizing

    • To ensure the substrate is properly galvanized, it is recommended to test all lots of galvanized steel.
    The following prepared solution is recommended:

    Caution: Follow all manufacturers' recommended procedures and safety recommendations. Refer to
    the container label and the Material Safety Data Sheet for health and safety information.

    • Prepare 1 molar solution of Cupric Sulfate (25g of CuSO4 mixed in 1 liter of deionized or purified
    water).
    • Apply solution to the substrate using a clean dry rag. Surface is properly galvanized if solution turns
    'black', continue with preparation procedures (Section 3.5.2).
    • A resulting 'copper' color indicates lack of galvanizing, do not use steel sheet.

    3.5.2 Preparation of Galvanized Steel Sheeting

    • Remove any zinc oxide, zinc hydroxide, and the like from the surface by mechanically brushing the
    surface with a plastic abrasive pad.
    • Degrease with a petroleum-distillate solvent such as Heptane, wipe surface with a clean dry cloth.
    • Wipe surface with IPA, and dry with a clean dry cloth before the solvent evaporates.
    • Prime and paint surface according to manufacturer’s instructions.

    3.5.3 Special Conditions for Reflective Film Applications to Galvanized Steel

    • For Reflective film application, the surface must be primed and painted.
    • If metal is to be completely covered with film, a primer coating is generally sufficient on a smooth
    surface. Application of reflective film to zinc chromate primer or zinc rich primer is not
    recommended.
    • Reflective film must be sealed around all edges.
    • Reflective films with heat activated adhesives must be edge sealed and clear coated to prevent
    surface moisture penetration.
    • Portion of painted metal not covered by film should have a minimum of one finish coat.

    3.6 Aluminum

    • Etched or anodized aluminum, degreased.
    • Use 2.3 IPA Method
    • Uncoated and Unetched
    • Badly pitted or oxidized surface
    • Remove oxidation, typically with a light acid wash, or with sand paper, contact manufacturer
    • Smooth with sandpaper (150 grit or finer)
    • Degrease the metal
    • Etch the surface or prepare with the following treatments
    • Chromate: ASTM B 449, Class 2
    • Non-Chromate: ASTM B 449, Class 1
    • Ensure treatment adheres to substrate, and no residue can be removed easily.

    3.7 Polycarbonate (i.e. Lexan®)

    • Follow polycarbonate manufacturers drying and preparation instructions. Failure to properly prepare
    polycarbonate before film lamination may result in severe air bubbles trapped between the film and
    substrate sheeting.
    • Test for out gassing by applying a small sample of film intended to be used to the polycarbonate, then oven bake the applied sample for 18 to 24 hours at 149°F to 158°F (65°C to 70°C). Resulting
    bubbles under the film indicates out gassing. If out gassing occurs, application of Avery film to the
    polycarbonate is not recommended or warranted.
    • Clean as outlined in section 2.1 Standard Method, or
    • 2.3 IPA Method

    3.8 Acrylics, and other Acrylates (i.e. Plexiglas®)

    • Clean as outlined in section 2.1 Standard Method, or
    • 2.3 IPA Method

    3.9 ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene)

    • Clean as outlined in section 2.1 Standard Method, followed by
    • 2.3 IPA Method, or
    • 2.2 Solvent Based Method

    3.10 Fiberglass

    • Follow manufacturers curing and preparation instructions. Failure to properly prepare before film
    lamination may result in severe air bubbles trapped between the film and substrate sheeting.
    • Test for out gassing by applying a small sample of film intended to be used to the fiberglass, allow to
    dwell at room temperature for 24 hours or oven bake for 3 hours at 149°F (65°C). If bubbles appear,
    out gassing is occurring. Cure the fiberglass for 5 days at 140°F (60°C). Repeat out gassing test.
    • Clean as outlined in section 2.1 Standard Method, followed by
    • 2.3 IPA Method, or
    • 2.2 Solvent Based Method

    3.11 Glass Preparation

    • Glass must be perfectly clean. Remove any tape, stickers, paint, or stain over spray, using a single
    edge razor blade scraper and/or a 4" razor blade scraper (available at most hardware stores).
    NOTE: Wetting the glass with cleaning solution (DuPont Prepsol or Isopropyl Alcohol) will reduce the chance of scratching the surface during the scraping process. Use a fresh blade for each job. Check the blade for imperfections which may cause scratches.
    • Once the glass has been scraped clean of contaminates, use the 4" razor to scrape the glass again,
    removing any remaining residue.
    • Spray the glass with cleaning solution, squeegee it dry using a soft rubber window squeegee. Wipe
    the edges dry using lint-free paper towels. NOTE: metrorestyling.com accepts no liability for glass breakage due to temperature differences across the glass, or stresses caused by differential expansion or contraction of the glass compared to an applied graphic or film. Temperature changes can be attributable to heat absorption rates on dark areas of films or graphics being greater than areas of lighter colors or no coverage at all.

    3.12 Chrome

    • Clean per 2.1, Standard Method, followed by
    • 2.2 Solvent Method, or
    • 2.3 IPA Method

    3.13 Sintra®, Lustra®, Fome-Cor® and specialty or synthetic boards

    • Clean per 2.1, Standard Method, or
    • 2.3 IPA Method, or
    • 2.4 Light Particulate Method

    3.14 Banners

    • Clean per 2.3 IPA Method

    3.15 Flexible Awnings and Sign Facings

    • Clean per 2.1, Standard Method, followed by
    • 2.3 IPA Method

    3.16 Drywall, Wallboard, Sheet Rock (variations on nomenclature for standard walls)

    • Wallboard may be damaged by removable product if cut during installation.
    • Lightly sand down peaks of heavy textured drywall for a flatter, more smooth finish.
    • Wallboard should be primed and painted as recommended by the manufacturer.
    • Test for paint adhesion.
    • Follow cleaning instructions based on Section 3.1.1 Recommended Paint Surfaces – cleaning

    3.17 Wallpaper or Wall Coverings, vinyl or latex based

    • Ensure all edges and seams are secure.
    • Use Method 2.1, Standard Method, or
    • 2.4 Light Particulate Method

    3.18 Fiberglass Reinforced Plywood (FRP)

    If fiberglass layer cracks, film or graphic will crack as well.

    • Test for out gassing, like in the Polycarbonate section 3.7
    • If FRP surface is chalked, buff to remove residue.
    • Clean per 2.1, Standard Method, followed by
    • 2.2 Solvent Method, or
    • 2.3 IPA Method

    3.19 Concrete or Cinder Block

    Concrete should be indoors or in a well protected area from the environment. All concrete surfaces should be sealed and/or painted with approved products as designated by their manufacturers to create a non-porous surface. Contact paint and sealant manufacturers for best recommendation.

    • Clean as outlined in section 2.1 Standard Method, or
    • 2.3 IPA Method
  • Taillight Headlight Film Install

    Required Hardware & Ingredients :
    • 1 Quart Spray Bottle or Rapid Tac
    • Heat Gun or Hair Dryer
    • 1 Bottle soapy water
    Squeegee
    XActo Knife

    Preparation
    Mix water and a shot of soap in a spray bottle or Rapid Prep. Use the Mixed Solution to thoroughly clean the surface of the tail light, being certain to remove all grease, wax, tar and dirt.
    Dry the headlight with a lint free cloth.
    DO NOT REMOVE THE BACKING PAPER AT THIS POINT!
    For best results the tail light kit should be above room temperature during installation. It is best to perform installation in a controlled environment. In order to achieve a higher installation temperature, use the heat gun or hair dryer to gently warm the light surfaces making sure to move the heat gun around and not point to the same spot. Do this until the tail light kit becomes soft and very flexible also trim the vinyl down 2 inches larger then the tail light all the way around so it will be easier to install.

    PLEASE READ INSTRUCTIONS FIRST BEFORE YOU INSTALL SO YOU GET AN IDEA OF WHAT THE STEPS ARE AND MAKE NO MISTAKES. PROFFESIONAL INSTALLATION IS RECOMMENDED.

    STEP1)
    Wet your fingers thoroughly with the alcohol solution. It is important that you not touch the exposed adhesive surface of the kit with dry fingers. Handling the adhesive side of the piece with dry fingers or hands will leave marks that will not go away. With hand and fingers wet, remove the backing paper and immediately spray the exposed adhesive side of the piece thoroughly with the alcohol or soap solution.

    STEP2)
    Spray your vehicles tail light thoroughly with the soap solution. Apply the piece to the light and use your hand to smooth piece onto the light from center out.

    STEP3)
    Then spray the vinyl and use the squeegee to force the solution out along the edges of the piece by using firm, continuous strokes, from the center out remember to keep the surface wet so you do not scratch or rip the vinyl.

    STEP4)
    On Contoured surfaces, the adhesive will not stick to the lens immediately. In this case, use the heat gun or hair dryer to gently heat between the lens and the plastic. This will soften the plastic and evaporate some of the moisture allowing for better contouring of the material.
    DO NOT OVERHEAT THE PLASTIC The material needs only to be warmed.

    STEP5)
    Trim the excess vinyl using your XActo knife.

    If you see any big bubbles then just lift the vinyl back up, spray with alcohol and start to squeegee.

    You can also remove bubbles using your thumb to apply pressure from one side of the bubble and with your XActo knife punch a small hole in the other side of the bubble. Force the bubble out with your thumb.

    How to Trim Universal Headlight sheets on your vehicle
    Our universal headlight protection sheets should be installed using all of the steps mention above. The only thing that needs to be done is the trimming. We recommend using a sharp XActo Knife and cut around the edges of the light.  

     

    Removing Air Bubbles:
    It is possible that you will see some air bubbles under your vinyl after you install it. Small bubbles will disappear within a few weeks under the sun. The larger bubbles can be removed by using a pine to puncture a whole on the side of the bubble and then use your finger to remove the air bubble.

     

    Removal Instructions

    All of our vinyl is designed so it can be removed without damaging the surface. Removing vinyl will not damage your cars paint or lights.

    • For optimum results, surface temperature should be above 50 degrees F. and below 90 degrees F. If necessary move vehicle to a location where the temperature can be within the removal guide lines.

    • Make sure to clean the vinyl surface before removal.

    • Peel off vinyl with your finger nails. Do this until you remove all pieces of the vinyl.

    • Wipe off the surface and you are done.      

    • For left over residue or adhesive, we recommend using Rapid Remover without damage or mess.     

     

  • Vinyl Removal

    Removal Instructions

    All of our vinyl is designed so it can be removed without damaging the surface. Removing vinyl will not damage your cars paint or lights.

    • For optimum results, surface temperature should be above 50 degrees F. and below 90 degrees F. If necessary move vehicle to a location where the temperature can be within the removal guide lines.

    • Make sure to clean the vinyl surface before removal.

    • Peel off vinyl with your finger nails. Do this until you remove all pieces of the vinyl.

    • Wipe off the surface and you are done.      

    • For left over residue or adhesive, we recommend using Rapid Remover without damage or mess.     

     

  • Windshield Visor Film Install

    Required Hardware & Ingredients : 
    • 1 Quart Spray Bottle or Rapid Tac
    • Heat Gun or Hair Dryer 
    • 1 Bottle soapy water 
    • Squeegee
    • XActo Knife

    Preparation
    Mix water and a shot of soap in a spray bottle or Rapid Prep. Use the Mixed Solution to thoroughly clean the surface of the window, roof and trim (if Applicable), being certain to remove all grease, wax, tar and dirt.
    Dry with a lint free cloth. NOTE: NEVER USE AMMONIA BASED CLEANERS (i.e. Windex). It will out gas for a couple of weeks and create bubbles under the decal. This will result in accidental decal peeling.


    DO NOT REMOVE THE BACKING PAPER AT THIS POINT!

    PLEASE READ INSTRUCTIONS FIRST BEFORE YOU INSTALL SO YOU GET AN IDEA OF WHAT THE STEPS ARE AND MAKE NO MISTAKES. 

    STEP1)
    Clean and wipe application surface thoroughly with application fluid.

    STEP2)
    Spray application fluid all over the windshield in order to slide around visor strip with ease once applied. This will make it easier for you to get a leveled fit on your windshield.

    STEP3)
    Slowly peel the wax backing sheet fully exposing the adhesive side and spray application fluid on this adhesive side. You will then place the vinyl on the wet windshield (adhesive side down). Slide the decal around in order to get a good level placement on the windshield.

    STEP4)
    Once you have aligned and placed the vinyl the way you want it, you will now need to spray more application fluid on the vinyl as shown in the image. Make sure to leave excess vinyl passed the top and sides of the windshield. This will help ensure you have a clean fit when you need to cut your vinyl with a razor.

    STEP5)
    Now make sure to squeegee out all bubbles and water from you vinyl strip. Squeegee from the center out to ensure that all bubbles and fluid have been removed. The adhesion process will now begin.

    STEP6)

    With an "Exacto Knife" or Razor, slowly cut along the edges of the vinyl as shown in the images below. And remove any excess vinyl. Now, squeegee out any more bubbles or fluid that are still there. If you notice any bubbles, just get a pin and poke a tiny hole in the vinyl, then squeegee the air bubble out by rubbing over the hole. The vinyl will naturally close the tiny hole that was made.

    YOU ARE NOW DONE!


    Let your sun visor sit for 24 hours before washing and waxing, or driving in inclement weather (rain/snow/freezing temp).

    If you see any big bubbles then just lift the vinyl back up, spray with fluid and start to squeegee.

    You can also remove bubbles using your thumb to apply pressure from one side of the bubble and with your XActo knife punch a small hole in the other side of the bubble. Force the bubble out with your thumb.

    Removing Air Bubbles:

    It is possible that you will see some air bubbles under your vinyl after you install it. Small bubbles will disappear within a few weeks under the sun. The larger bubbles can be removed by using a pin to puncture a whole on the side of the bubble and then use your finger to remove the air bubble.


    Removal Instructions

    All of our vinyl is designed so it can be removed without damaging the surface. Removing vinyl will not damage your cars paint or glass.

    • For optimum results, surface temperature should be above 50 degrees F. and below 90 degrees F. If necessary move vehicle to a location where the temperature can be within the removal guide lines.

    • Make sure to clean the vinyl surface before removal.

    • Peel off vinyl with your finger nails. Do this until you remove all pieces of the vinyl.

    • Wipe off the surface and you are done.      

    • For left over residue or adhesive, we recommend using Rapid Remover without damage or mess.     

     

  • Dry Installation

    Installation Guide: Basic
    Application Type: DRY method

    IMPORTANT: THIS IS NOT A WET APPLICATION:

    Material Type: Metro M Series, 3M Di-Noc, 3M Controltac, Oracal RA series.

    Application Tools:
    1. Squeegee (Felt edge squeegee recommended)
    2. Low Friction Sleeve: Smooth cloth to wrap squeegee, this prevents scratching of decal during application
    3. Razor Knife: Exacto or similar (Sharp new blade)
    4. Masking Tape: 1” or 2” width is appropriate
    5. Tape Measure
    6. Marking Pencil: Grease pencil if possible
    7. Air Release Tool (Straight Pin)
    8. Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA): Depending on surface condition you may need other solvents see: Cleaning and Preparation below.

    SURFACE PREPARATION:
    Proper cleaning and preparation of substrate prior to decal application is critical to the success of the decal. The following cleaning and surface preparation conditions must be followed immediately prior to application. Failure to adhere to these requirements can cause adhesion failure and therefore reduce the durability and performance level of the decal.

    Cleaning Preparation
    Pre cleaning recommendations (before preparation) The surface to which the films are applied must be completely cleaned, smooth, and dry before final preparation.

    • Remove all dirt and grime with a commercial detergent solution and water

    • If grease, oil, wax etc. are present, the substrate must be scrubbed with a solvent wipe isopropyl alcohol (IPA) and or other solvents if necessary ie: (Xylene, heptane, ethylacetate.)

    CAUTION: prior to cleaning with solvents, test the cleaning solvent on an inconspicuous area of the application surface to check for potential damage from solvent usage.

    Final surface cleaning and preparation
    • After proper cleaning, the substrate surface should be thoroughly wiped using a clean rag saturated with a cleaner such as rubbing alcohol or Windex.

    • After thoroughly wiping with the cleaner, dry wipe the surface completely using a clean, soft, lint-free cloth before the solvent evaporates. NOTE: there must be no dirt, oil, grease or solvent residue remaining on the substrate prior to decal installation. “SQUEAKY CLEAN”

    Decal application size- under 8 square feet

    1. Ensure that the application surface is clean and dry before application of any graphic film
    2. Be sure the air, film and substrate are within the temperature range recommended for the film. The recommended application temperature for optimal performance and ease of use is 60-72 degrees Fahrenheit. The surface should be out of direct sunlight, indoors in a well lighted clean environment.
    3. Experiment with what tool and technique works best before applying graphics. The mentioned films are designed to work with a variety of tools and techniques. Whatever the tool or technique, it is important to use enough pressure to make sure the graphic adheres to the substrate. NOTE_ pre masked graphics require additional pressure.
    4. Overlap all strokes by about 50%
    5. If a squeegee is used, hold it at a 50-70 degree angle to the surface. The flatter the squeegee the better
    6. Locate where to position the graphics and mark the spot using either a grease pencil or small piece of masking tape.
    7. If the graphics are less than 8 square feet, remove the entire liner. Position the graphic on the marked points using light tacking pressure.
    8. If the graphics are large, tape it into position securely with masking tape and use the masking tape hinge method
    9. Squeegee the film using moderately firm overlapping strokes, making sure the applicator (squeegee) edge is flat with the substrate along the entire length of the stroke.
    10. Remove air bubbles and tenting around rivets by using an air release tool. (straight pin)

    Final squeegee pass
    1. Wait at least 10 minutes after application to allow the adhesion to build a functioning bond level.
    2. remove pre-mask if you decal has it.
    3. re-squeegee all graphic edges, overlaps and seams (if any) using firm pressure. Use a squeegee with a low friction sleeve to prevent scratching or damage to the decal.
    4. Re-squeegee is an absolute must on ALL edges of the decal.

    Decal application size- over 8 square feet

    1. Application temperature: minimum surface/ambient air application temp- 45F (7 C) flat surfaces with/without rivets 50 F (10 C) for corrugated surfaces. Maximum application temperature: 100 F (38 C)
    2. measure and position the decal, use masking tape to hold it in place. It is a good idea to mark the position of the panel in case the graphic comes loose using a grease pencil or a small piece of masking tape. Make sure the graphic is completely smooth and taut.
    3. Determine the best starting point based on the shape of the vehicle and the graphic elements to be applied. At this point the liner can be removed to expose the adhesive on the desired starting area. (it is not necessary to remove the entire liner at once, in fact it is usually better to remove it at bit at a time as you squeegee)
    4. Hold the decal smooth and taught, away from the application surface with one hand and squeegee horizontally from the center towards the outer edges. Continue squeegeeing , using firm, overlapping strokes from the center, out working away from the starting point.
    5. Re-squeegee the entire decal using very firm squeegee pressure, including all edges. Puncture any air bubbles with a straight pin and re-squeegee from the edge of the bubble towards the puncture hole.

  • Vinyl Skin Installation

    Step 1 - Read all instructions before beginning.

    Step 2 - Clean Device
    • The surface that your Metro Skin sticks to needs to be as clean as possible. It is very important to clean your device before applying your Metro Skin.
    • First wipe the device surfaces where the Skin will be applied, with a slightly damp cloth or micro fiber towel. Do not get water directly on your device.
    • Let dry completely.
    • Next wipe the application service with a cloth slightly dampened with rubbing alcohol. This removes almost any finger print grease.
    •  Let dry completely.
    Step 3 -Examine Your Metro Skin
    • Look at your Skin and how it is cut.
    • The thin sections easily stretch and/or break if you do not handle the Skin with care during the application process.
    • Use caution when removing the Skin from the backing paper.
    • Avoid stretching any part of the Skin, especially the narrow parts. Stretching the Skin will cause it not to fit the device precisely. The adhesive side of the Skin can stick to itself and may cause damage the Skin.
     Step 4 - - Apply Your Metro Skin
    • It is important to take your time when applying your Skin.
    • Pick a starting point on your Skin on the edge (preferably the largest area of the Skin).
    • Gradually peel back the backing paper exposing the adhesive side of the Skin.
    • Line it up over the top of your device as closely as possible. A good guide is to find a couple of buttons on your device close together and start applying the Skin there.
    • Carefully apply the Skin to the device making sure it lines up with all the button openings and curves on your device.
    • If the Skin does not line up correctly, carefully peel it off slowly and try again. Make sure not to stretch the Skin or it will no longer fit.
    • As you apply the Skin to the device, firmly press the Skin from the middle to the edges, pushing any air bubbles out from under the Skin. To make this easier, you can use a credit card or other plastic card to help apply more even pressure. Be careful not to scratch your Skin.
    • When applying the Skin to curves or corners you can gently stretch the Skin to get a very tight fit
    How do I remove bubbles in my Skin?
    • Most small creases and bubbles will disappear after time, but if the creases or bubbles are large you may slowly peel the Skin back up and carefully reapply. Keep repeating until the Skin is in its proper place and is smooth. In some cases, poking the bubble gently with a sharp pin will allow the air to escape. This should only be attempted as a last resort.
    • IMPORTANT: Be careful not to lift the skin too quickly or you may stretch or tear the Skin.