- ELITE BREED 4X4
- Material: Premium AIR RELEASE VINYL
- UV & Weather resistant
- COLOUR: BLACK
- Dimensions: Length mm X Height mm
WINDSCREEN PREP (THE MOST IMPORTANT PART)
The first step is to prepare the windscren so that no dirt, dust, grease or residue remains. Be sure to completely remove any waxes, gloss protectors or enhancers before you install, as these will all prevent adhesion to the surface. We strongly recommend using a clean microfibre cloth and isopropyl rubbing alcohol to prep glass surfaces. If you’re at a pinch then soap and hot water can be used (be sure to rinse the surface thoroughly after with clean water, if you do not clean it off adequately you will leave a layer of soap residue that will affect adhesion). Do not use any dedicated glass cleaners as most of these are ammonia-based and leave a slick coating on the surface, causing the decal to peel, and will out-gas causing bubbles.
Ensure the surface is completely dry before continuing to step 2, even if that means heating the glass with a hairdryer/heat gun or leaving to dry in the sun for a few minutes.
MEASURE TWICE, FIT ONCE
Place banner on window position and secure with masking tape. If you’re after perfect placement then a tape measure is your friend, measure and then measure again! Try to use key points on the windscreen that are symmetrical either side as guides to ensure you get the sunstrip level and centered.
ONE SIDE AT A TIME!
Peel the backing paper off one side, up to the center point. Cut off the paper (DO NOT TEAR as this will leave paper particles that can get stuck or trapped under the vinyl and will create an irremovable air pocket, scissors are advised) You’re now ready to apply one side.
Felt squeegee the banner to the glass working from the center hinge point outwards, applying reasonable pressure. If you get any air bubbles or creases, lift the vinyl up slightly and try again. Squeegee to the top and edge of the screen but don’t trim any excess yet.
This process is possible to achieve by yourself, just take your time. Otherwise we do recommend getting a friend to help you. In this instance, one holding the vinyl taught with both hands, the other using the squeegee to apply to the windscreen. Patience is key for best results.
REPEAT FOR THE OTHER SIDE
Now repeat the previous step for the other side. You’ll need to move the taped hinge point, remove the final half of backing paper and apply working center outwards.
TRIM, SAFETY FIRST!
Before proceeding with this step, ensure you’ve squeegee’d the vinyl as much as possible up to the edge of the glass. Use a sharp craft knife to trim the excess vinyl at the edge, being careful not to cut yourself, or any rubber seals on the edge of your windscreen.
You can now step back and admire your handywork!