Vinyl Transfer Application Process
1. Surface must be clean and free from grease.
2. The graphic is sandwiched between a waxed backing paper and a low tack application tape which is folded around the backing at the ends. Unpick the ends and carefully remove the waxed paper, making sure that all of the graphic adheres to the application tape. Check as you go that no small areas such as full stops etc.. remain on the waxed paper. Should this happen, lay the application tape down again and rub over the face.
3. Apply both the design and the application tape to the workpiece and rub over the design with a thumbnail or for larger graphics, a credit card or similar to ensure a good bond.
4. Slowly remove the application tape. Check that there are no air bubbles under the graphics. If there are these, they can be worked to the edge or popped with a pin. Small Graphics can be fixed dry. Large Graphics can be wetted with water to which a very small quantity of washing up liquid has been added. this will assist in the smoothing out process of large areas. Squeegee out all the moisture before finally removing the facing paper.
All graphics should be protected from petrol/chemical spillages, certain degreaseants and rubbing compounds. If in any doubt, use the enclosed test strip with the products you intend to use.
CLEAR CELLULOSE WILL CAUSE TRANSFER TO SHRINK, AVOID AT ALL COSTS.
Overcoating with Two Pack Clear Lacquers
Some of our customers in the specialist motor cycle painting business have perfected the art of overcoating our transfers with Two Pack clear Lacquer. Generally a light mist coat is applied followed by a full coat some 30 minutes later. However, not all Two Packs are to the same quality and we are unable to give assurances with this paint system.
You do so at your own risk