Van sign writing how to

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  1. CHWS

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    Finally the sign writing has arrived , what are the steps for applying it?? Seen different YouTube videos
     
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  2. Adams0211

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    Did your kit come with a bottle of spray to apply it?


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  3. CHWS

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    No it didn't:(
     
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    Get a spray bottle and fill it with water and a few drops of washing up liquid.

    Make sure that the vehicle is clean. Mark with chalk where you're going to apply the vinyl. Spray the panel with plenty of water/washing up liquid. Remove vinyl backing and place on vehicle. Make any adjustments (which will be easy as the vinyl will slide around on the water/washing up liquid). Squeegee the vinyl to remove all the water/washing up liquid. Move on to next section.

    That's pretty much it. Make sure you squeegee as much water out as possible or it won't apply properly. My kit came with a little plastic squeegee which was about twice as thick as a credit card.

    When you've finished and it's time to remove the backing paper you need to spray it again and give it a chance to really soak into the paper.


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  5. CHWS

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    Ah right I see , I thought it was just a case of cleaning it pulling off the backing paper and then the front paper
     
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    To be fair, it could be depending on what you've ordered.

    If you take a look at my van in my profile picture you'll set the silver lettering which I applied like I explained about. Then there's the Facebook sign which was applied by removing the backing paper, sticking it on and then removing the protective front paper.


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    I am **** at applying stickers, I recall once trying to tint my windows on a motor back in the day… Knowing this I got a local firm to do mine (design & fit) was great watching them do it while I drank there coffee, not a single air bubble in sight :D
     
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    Still wondering if I should sign up my van. Adams0211 have you got a link for yours?
     
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    I got mine from www.thesignbuilder.co.uk

    Cost about £115 I think.


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    Make sure the water is nice and soapy so you can adjust the letters if they need it

    Use a squeegee like the ones you get with p38 car body filler (small plastic one)

    If you do get any stubborn little bubbles use a very sharp pin and just puncture the bubble then squeegee over it
    The bubble will go and you will never see a hole in the vinyl as it will dissapear
     
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