Easy Step by Step Vinyl Installation instructions & Video Guide for Vinyl Stickers, Signs and Vehicle Decals.

Stick it right the first time!



Make sure the surface of the vehicle/sign board is clean and clear of dust & dirt. Make sure the surface is dry and not too hot. Work undercover or shade, do not try to apply in the sun as it will soften the vinyl and make it very difficult to work with.

Step 1

Place your complete decal as supplied roughly in the correct position on the vehicle/sign board where you are wanting apply it.

Step 2

Taking 2 of the small white offcut strips peel the backing off and apply to the left and right side of your decal as shown here thus holding the decal in place

Step 3

To make sure the decal is straight. Measure the distance from the bottom Left side of the Decal down to the bottom of the door/sign board. Then measure the bottom Right side of the decal to the bottom of the door/sign board. Make sure both measurements are the same. If not, lift the white offcut strip on one side and adjust up or down as required.

Step 4

Take another two white offcut strips and remove backing paper. Apply on the top and bottom of the decal as shown here.

Step 5

Remove white offcut strip on RHS

Step 6

Peel the transfer tape and vinyl from the backing paper up to the halfway point & offcut strips. Then trim the backing paper as shown here.

Step 7

Using a spray bottle filled with water and a drop of dishwashing liquid. Wet the sticky side of the vinyl.

Note: this is optional as vinyl can be stuck dry if preferred. If you are nervous, use water.

Step 8

Using your squeegie slowly flatten the viny & transfer tape against the surface of the vehicle/sign working in one direction from Centre of the decal to the outside edge until the entire side is flat and all water and air bubbles have been squeezed out.

Note : Do not rub backwards and forwards with the squeegie as this will trap air bubbles under the vinyl.

Step 9

Remove the rest of the offcut strips and repeat steps 6, 7 & 8 above for the other side of the decal.

Step 10

Leave to stand for half an hour to allow the decal to dry. Now slowly remove the transfer tape ensuring that the vinyl stays behind on the vehicle/sign board. Carefully squeegie the vinyl one more time to ensure it is all flat against the vehicle/sign board.

Note : if you do find there are bubbles, prick with a pin and squeeze the water out. Air bubbles do settle down after a week or two so don’t panic if there are lots of bubbles the first time you attempt this.

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Phone numbers: 031 705 1159 | 8221 | 5380

Fax number: 031 705 6413

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1 Easterbrook Place, New Germany.
KwaZulu-Natal. 3610

Postal Address:
PO Box 1207, Kloof. 3640

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Installation & Delivery Notice

Delivery Notice

  • DURBAN CLIENTS to collect or send your own courier to collect please (we are in New Germany, DURBAN – (see google maps).
  • OUT OF DURBAN CLIENTS to send your own courier to collect (we are in New Germany, DURBAN – (see google maps).
  • ALTERNATIVELY, we can courier to you at an additional FEE subject to full payment for order & delivery fee having been received prior to delivery (T&Cs apply).
  • OUT OF SA CLIENTS – to send own courier to collect please – we cannot ship outside of SA.

DIY Installation

VIEW our easy step by step DIY installation instructions here
ORDER our DIY Installation KIT – Includes Easy DIY installation instructions, 1 x plastic squeegee, installation tape @ R55.00

DIY Installation Note

  • Vinyl will not stick to vehicles that have been polished with a WAX BASED polish
  • Vinyl will not stick to any surface that has loose fibres or dust/dirt ie, cardboard, fabric.
  • Re sprayed/painted surfaces need at least a MONTH to cure before applying stickers/decals

DIY Installation Disclaimer

We cannot be held responsible for reprint/rerun of stickers that...

  • are the wrong SIZE due to incorrect dimensions supplied by the client
  • are lifting or have bubbles or any other problems due to incorrect DIY installation by client as well as incorrect surface type &/or surface preparation

If Installation is Required

Your details & project spec will be forwarded to an INDEPENDENT INSTALLATION COMPANY who will quote you DIRECTLY for this service. Their quote will include them collecting the sticker/s from us and installation. Price for “INSTALLATION ONLY” will need to be negotiated & paid directly with the installation company rep