Minus the wrap materials, the difference between the two grades of material is longevity and application difficulty. High performance and metallic vinyls are a little more difficult to install because of the mil thickness. Both materials can last much longer then the projected manufacture specifications if proper maintenance is performed and the material is not subject to constant UV exposure.
Our kits are designed to be installed by the end user. View the Instructions prior to installation. If you are uncomfortable installing your graphic kit, contact your local Sign or Tint retailer in your area which will usually install the kit for a minimal fee.
Installing Graphic Kit:
Make sure your vehicle and your hands are clean and free of any wax, oil, road tar, hair, lint, dust or any other debris that can cause imperfections seen through the vinyl.
Dry-Fit your graphic by taping (masking tape) it in the specified location (do not remove backing paper on back side of graphic). this process will allow you to see where the kit will be applied.
Wet Method (see instructions provided)
This process is the easiest for first time installers. Once you are satisfied with the Dry-Fit location, use small pieces of masking tape applied to vehicle surface at the outside corners of your graphic leaving a border / crop mark reference points. Remove backing paper from graphic then lightly spray adhesive side of vinyl as well surface of vehicle to which the stripe will be applied (for larger graphics a second person may be needed!) Place the graphic on surface aligning each corner with the masking tape reference points, make sure graphic is flat free of wrinkles and in its attended location. If need be the graphic can be lifted using the wet method to reposition and realign. Squeegee graphic starting from the center of stripe out to each end (see instructions provided) As you squeegee the kit, you might start to bunch up the kit. You should be able to lift (snap) it up again, and re-tension it as needed. Wait 15 minutes and remove the pre-mask pulling back at a sharp angle to avoid lifting the kit. Spraying the pre-mask after it has been squeegeed will allow pre-mask adhesive to release and become easier to remove. Finally, use a sharp razor knife or blade to lightly cut the door openings. Do this carefully so as not to cut into the paint finish. It is best to trim the graphic back 1/8 of an inch from all edges. In other words, don't cut in the center of the opening and fold the kit behind the door or into the door jamb. Instead, using your blade at a sharp angle riding the edge of the body panel cut from top to bottom of both sides of opening. That will give the kit a better grip on the vehicle and avoid lifting the edge from dirt, moisture, cleaning, and polishing.
Dry Method (see instructions provided)
While the graphic is in its correct position during the Dry-Fit process, apply masking tape vertically or horizontally over the center of graphic and beyond 2" providing a center hinge. Lift one half and peel back the application tape & decal from the backing paper, then with scissors cut and remove backing paper near hinged area. Applying raised half with squeegee from the hinged area out moving left to right or up to down in one inch increments. Remove hinge and lift second half of decal removing backing paper starting from the area that was hinged. apply the rest of decal in the same method as first half. Once all sections have been successfully applied peel and remove pre-mask by pulling back at a sharp angle to avoid lifting the kit. Spraying the pre-mask after it has been squeegeed will allow pre-mask adhesive to release and become easier to remove. Finally, use a sharp razor knife or blade to lightly cut the door openings. Do this carefully so as not to cut into the paint finish. It is best to trim the graphic back 1/8 of an inch from all edges. In other words, don't cut in the center of the opening and fold the kit behind the door or into the door jamb. Instead, using your blade at a sharp angle riding the edge of the body panel cut from top to bottom of both sides of opening. That will give the kit a better grip on the vehicle and avoid lifting the edge from dirt, moisture, cleaning, and polishing.
bubbles can be removed by using a pin or sharp blade to poke the outside edge of the bubble and work the air or water out through the opening.
The graphic can be removed at any time. Heat the graphic with a blow dryer (Not a Heat Gun!) to loosen the adhesive which will make it easier to remove. Pull heated vinyl directly away from surface slowly, this should prevent adhesive from remaining of vehicle surface.
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We ship USPS Priority Mail. We normally ship within 4 to 5 BUSINESS DAYS of order. Expect 3 to 4 additional BUSINESS DAYS during the holiday season.
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All Vinyl Graphics are made to order and items are not stocked. All graphics require prepayment before shipping. Because our items are made per order we offer a 45% re-stocking fee. Customer is responsible for return freight and will not be refunded until product is returned in new condition.
Please make sure of your purchase before committing to the Payment. It is the customer's responsibility to open the package and inspect the items upon delivery. Packages that appear to be damaged should be immediately reported to the freight carrier. Damage due to shipping is the sole responsibility of the freight carrier. All claims are to be made by the customer directly with the carrier. Shipping carriers will not honor late claims.
All items should be inspected for defects or damage and "dry fitted" prior to being installed. StreetGraFX LLC Highly recommends Using a professional installer on most all our kits.