1. Use 1-2
strips of masking tape to position lettering in proper position. Measure
from the baseline of flat bottomed letters
like the R and T.
lettering up and back on tape hinge and squeegee back. Carefully peel off and
After backing is removed, allow lettering to drape down. Hold the corners lightly out
and down as it drapes. Using firm pressure squeegee from top center down and then
outwards from one edge, then the other.
Remove pre-mask at 180 degrees
(pull it back on itself). Squeegee entire surface putting backing, slippery side up over the
Applying your vinyl graphics is simple if
you follow some basic guidelines. The registration numbers come in one piece and are
sandwiched between a paper layer of transfer tape and a wax layer of backing.
Flatten it out in a warm room where pets and children can't find it. The transfer tape is
a low tack sheet that will lift your graphic in one piece. The transfer tape is no match
for the vinyl's pressure sensitive adhesive which will bond to the surface of the boat
You will need the following items:
Mildly soapy water in a spray bottle or
mister. Just enough dish
detergent to break the surface tension and suds up a little---three or four drops per
The squeegee enclosed in your package.
A roll of masking tape
An Exacto blade
A tape measure
Vinyl should never be applied in temperatures less than
40 degrees Fº or
4 degrees Cº. The lettering surface should be free of dirt and wax for best results.
Done properly, this job will last for over seven years.
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