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Oct 18, 10:14pm - #303585 
Noob question about installing rear fill in sticker...

Do I simply place the sticker in the "C E L I C A" grooves, or is there some special way you have to do it? I heard someone mention something about soap.

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Oct 18, 10:15pm - #303586 
i used water/soap solution to help position the letters.

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Oct 18, 10:18pm - #303587 
Originally Posted by righteous_one
i used water/soap solution to help position the letters.


what do you mean by that? I didn't know there was such a complicated way to apply a sticker. What did you do? Soak the sticker in water/soap????


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Oct 18, 10:20pm - #303588 
Originally Posted by righteous_one
i used water/soap solution to help position the letters.


Yes so that way you can still be able to move it around and it won't dry up so fast. Takes away all the bubbles if you do it correctly. Use something to get into the grooves so it sticks real well. If you get huge bubbles and you can't peel it off without ruining it use a small safety pin to take out the air bubbles.

If you're a pro use the solution and heat gun it it will allow you to stretch the graphic if the graphic is high performance vinyl.

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Oct 18, 10:29pm - #303589 
If you soak the sticker in soap/water, will the sticker still be sticky?

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Oct 18, 10:29pm - #303590 
have steady hands...

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Oct 18, 10:30pm - #303591 
Originally Posted by amtemp
If you soak the sticker in soap/water, will the sticker still be sticky?

why do you want to do that? confused

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Oct 18, 10:34pm - #303592 
Originally Posted by righteous_one
Originally Posted by amtemp
If you soak the sticker in soap/water, will the sticker still be sticky?

why do you want to do that? confused



Well what do you mean that you use a soap/water solution confused


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Oct 18, 11:11pm - #303593 
Originally Posted by jl2fast4u

Originally Posted by righteous_one

Originally Posted by amtemp

If you soak the sticker in soap/water, will the sticker still be sticky?

why do you want to do that? confused



Well what do you mean that you use a soap/water solution confused


If you have a soap and water solution and your graphic is a sticker made of "vinyl". The solution will allow you to have play with the graphic. Spray the solution liberally on the area of the car where you want to place the graphic. Place the graphic on top of the solution. Squeeze out all the solution using a squeegie or your terry cloth towel. Doing this will get rid of all the bubbles.

If you place the graphic on the car directly without any solution sometimes you will end up messing up more causing giant air bubbles, wrinkles in graphic, or dust getting trapped beneath the graphic etc. etc. etc.. And you won't have any time to move around the graphic.

Some people do the opposite instead of spraying the area they spray the graphic. Example instead of wetting the car they will soak the graphic in the solution. This will take longer for the vinyl graphic to stick and dry up and adhere to the area. Just make sure it is liberally sprayed not to much or to little. If you put to much just work the solution out it'll eventually stick. It will just take longer for it to dry and stick.

*Remember* If it's vinyl just make sure you use solution if you're not a pro with vinyl. It's just safer and you won't run into errors. thumbsup


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Oct 18, 11:19pm - #303594 
Originally Posted by RookieGTS
have steady hands...


haha i never did it by the soap and water way...lol..

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Oct 18, 11:47pm - #303595 
Whew, finally got it done. I used dishsoap and water and put a couple drops into the groves and it worked out fine. I hate these kinds of mods where you have to be very careful. rofl


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Oct 18, 11:50pm - #303596 
Originally Posted by jl2fast4u
Whew, finally got it done. I used dishsoap and water and put a couple drops into the groves and it worked out fine. I hate these kinds of mods where you have to be very careful. rofl


Good work man hard work pays off thumbsup


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Oct 19, 7:27am - #303597 
that reminds me i need to get one of these biaatches

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