for fitting Decals
screen decals must be placed on the
inside of the transparent windshield
unless otherwise stated
- Always apply the decals in a warm
Fitting Decals - Wet Method
Thoroughly Clean the surface where the
decal is to be fitted with soapy water
(ensure that the cleaner does not damage
paintwork - it is important that there
is no wax or grease on the surface).
Place the decal on the surface and hold
in place with a piece of masking tape
on one edge so that you can still lift
the decal from the surface.
Carefully peel off the base backing
paper (the backing that is next to the
surface that the decal is to be applied
Spray a mild mixture of soap and water
on the area the decal is to be applied
to - this will help stop air bubbles
and allow you to position the decal
Lay the decal onto the surface, slide
it into the position you require and,
with a credit card, starting at the
middle, work out all the liquid and
any air bubbles.
Leave to dry for 12 to 24 hours (or
longer if the temperature is lower than
Very carefully and very slowly remove
the masking tape and the decal's outer
backing ensuring the decal does not
come off with the backing.
Do not wash the area vigorously for
a couple of weeks.
Decals - Dry Method
You will need a ruler,
masking tape, scissors, lint free cloth,
a surface cleaner (isopropyl alcohol
is recommended) and a slip solution
is optional for larger graphics.
For optimum results, surface
temperature should be above 50°F
and below 90°F. If necessary, move
the bike to a location where the temperature
can be within the installation guidelines.
After determining the location for your
graphic, clean the surface with a lint
free cloth and cleaner solution. Be
sure to turn the cloth several times
to ensure thorough cleaning and wax
removal. After doing this you should
get a "squeaky" sensation
when lightly dragging your fingers across
Using small strips of masking tape,
locate where the graphic is to be installed.
If the graphic has a horizontal edge
or reference point, you can use this
for measuring the location from a body
line or trim moulding. If the decal
has a flowing design, you'll have to
step back and visually inspect its location
to determine if that is where you want
Once this is done, make measurements
from individual points on the design
and transfer the locations to the opposite
side of your bike. (This is the step
you need to take your time on, measure
from different locations, once the graphic
is installed, it cannot be moved).
Place two strips of masking tape (slightly
overlapping each other) vertically in
the approximate centre of the graphic.
This is known as the "hinge"
method and will allow you to install
half of your decal at a time - making
the task much easier.
Remove the masking tape strips from
one end of the decal and slowly peel
base backing paper (the backing that
is next to the surface that the decal
is to be applied to),
taking care not to touch the adhesive
side of the graphic and carefully press
your graphic into place. Use scissors
to remove the outer backing paper and
Lacquering over the decals (non-laminated versions)
The stickers are suitable for lacquering
over (in fact we recommend this as it
provides an additional protective layer – unless you have purchased the optional laminated upgrade)
however - as with all decals - it is
essential that non-cellulose based or
non-cellulose thinned lacquers are used.
If you have any questions, please contact
us prior to purchasing or applying your
lacquer. If you don't intend to lacquer your bodywork, we recommend choosing the laminated upgrade for your kit, as this provides a protective layer over the decals.
Remove a Decal
Use a heat gun to warm the decal and
peel it off gently.
To remove any additional glue use rubbing
alcohol or similar compound (ensure
that this does not mark the paintwork).