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Posted December 29, 2010 - 09:00 PM

What temperature is needed to successfully apply decals?

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Posted December 29, 2010 - 09:02 PM

I recommend 50 degrees or higher, preferably higher. Clean surface with alcohol, let dry, then apply. You can use a heat gun or hair dryer to warm the surface you are applying decals to in order to get a better adhesion.
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Posted December 30, 2010 - 05:52 AM

I recommend 50 degrees or higher, preferably higher. Clean surface with alcohol, let dry, then apply. You can use a heat gun or hair dryer to warm the surface you are applying decals to in order to get a better adhesion.


Yes ,what Daniel said works for me.

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Posted December 30, 2010 - 07:24 AM

I agree with Dan 100%, I'd add that you need to make sure it stays warm long enough for things to completely dry if they are the water transfer style or to really adhere if they are the vinyl type, it takes a little while for them to really "set". [learned this the hard way:wallbanging:]

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Posted December 30, 2010 - 05:17 PM

I would also add that if you are applying the vinyl type, after they are applied, don't direct the heat gun on the decals. Heat the metal from the reverse if possible. If not possible, keep some distance from the vinyl and watch how hot you get it to keep from puckering the decal. Just my $.02.




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