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Old 05-18-2011, 02:44 PM   #1729
THansenite
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Originally Posted by imprzya View Post
Best way to lay film, graphics, etc is to spray the surface with water mixed with a lil bit of car wash soap and then you can move the film around until it is in the right place then use a hard plastic edge and a hair dryer get the bubbles out. Not the best explaination, sorry, hope you have better luck next round!
Yep, soapy water or glass cleaner allows you to move the film around to position it correctly. When you have it where you want it, press the center down and work outwards from the center. Then, use a hair dryer or heat gun (set on low) to get rid of wrinkles and help the fim conform to the contours of the surface. For a squeegie, I use plastic Wal-Mart body putty tools. It needs to be stiff enough to form the vinyl, but flexable enough that it doesn't scratch it (when heated, it scratches more easily). The key is taking your time.
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