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Old 01-10-2006, 07:20 PM
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Hey just need a quick answer. I have bought a rear fender decal from ebay and recieved it today, it has no instruction so is it just something you slap on like a normal sticker or do i have to use a special glue to help the sticker stay on? And do i have to clean the surface with solvent's or anything?
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Old 01-10-2006, 08:01 PM
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I recommend mixing up some dishwashing detergent or Windex type product with water and putting that on clean plastic surface.

Then you can move and manipulate the sticker to excatly how you want it. Then use a heat gun or hair dryer to melt the glue on sticker.
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Old 01-10-2006, 08:41 PM
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Then use a heat gun or hair dryer to melt the glue on sticker.
Thanks for the response did you mean use the heat to help the sticker stick or add glue to the sticker and use heat to dry the glue?
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Old 01-10-2006, 08:45 PM
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Heres a link to help you in your sticky situation :
http://www.transworldmotocross.com/m...144324,00.html
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best way to apply a decal: get a small bucket of warm water with a small amount of dish soap mixed in. take a rag or sponge material and clean the area real good. leave it wet but not to wet the decal will drip off with the water. adjust to where you need it. hold it in place with one hand, then with the other, wipe with the sponge or rag (wet but not dripping) the opposite way of your hand. (holding with left, go from left to right) be sure and go slow incase it moves. then you can move it back. once it is in place and holding, wipe away ALL remaing water/liquid. be sure and get all air pockets out. best way is to use a plastic squegee(SP) and work them out the shortest way possible. bubble on top, work out to top. in middle, work out the shortest way. with a heat source (heat gun or hair dryer) begin to warm the decal to increase the stickyness (DO NOT ADD GLUE!!!!) dont get to close to melt it, but not to far away. be sure and rub it on with your hand or a dry towel as you heat...use minimal pressure. once this is done, if there is still air pockets, take a razor blade and put a very tiny hole in the center of pocket, rub with your finger to remove while applying heat. that should be about it i think. this is the way we do it on our race cars hope it helps some.

also look where cowasocky said to be safe LMAO
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Thanks for the response did you mean use the heat to help the sticker stick or add glue to the sticker and use heat to dry the glue?
Just lay and place the sticker where you want it lined up, then simply aim the heat at the sticker and the heat will dry it and melt glue. It will take a bit, but stay patient and it will stick nicely
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Thank's a heap guy's i might put it on tonight.
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The really best way to put on backgrounds are you stick them on. if there not aligned peel off and re do..here's a link from a pro.
Fusion Graphix Install Tips
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Do not use water or liquid to install, it will soak into adhesive causing problems.

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Thank's a heap guy's i might put it on tonight.
Sweet!

Let us know how she goes
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The really best way to put on backgrounds are you stick them on. if there not aligned peel off and re do..here's a link from a pro.
Fusion Graphix Install Tips
If you are going to follow that route then you have no room for error. Be careful to place your graphics and don't stick them until you are sure it's how it's supposed to go.
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Done and done. As i expected there was going to be a few air bubbles as the decal was designed for a 01-06 rm125-rm250. I have a 00 rm125 It required trimming. It look's fairly good, have got rid of the air bubbles and i have extremly saw finger's now lol. Here is a pic of the decal
Oh and thank's all and especially to TRXman86 i followed your instruction's
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Good to hear you got through it
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If you use windex, the job will be done in half the time, and you'll get better results everytime.
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Lets see it on the bike
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Lets see it on the bike

Look's strange in that pick, probably because you cant see the shape of my plastic.
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