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Blue Batmobile Nov 14, 11:34pm - #326117 
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Blue Batmobile's Guide To Applying Vinyl Overlays

A step by step on how to apply my Vinyl Overlays, particularly on curved surfaces!
by Andy (dubbleA@peoplepc.com) @ http://s2.photobucket.com/albums/y42/BlueBatmobile2005/

1. Make sure surface is clean before starting.
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2. Peel Overlay from backing and dip in a bucket of warm soap and water. I usually squirt just a dab of dish washing liquid in a bucket and fill it halfway.
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3. Carefully place Overlay on surface, and position it.
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4. Once you have the Overlay placed exactly where you want it. Start by heating up one end. This will help the vinyl become pliable and easy to work with.
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5. Then, take a squeegee or credit card and wrap it in a soft damp cloth to prevent scratching the Overlay. Start by applying pressure from one end and slowly work your way across the center of it.
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6. Now, you may be discouraged because of all the wrinkles toward the ends. Don't be. Begin heating the sides up.
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7. Now, slowly work your squeegee from the middle outward. Do it slowly. This will ensure the vinyl is dispersed evenly over the surface.
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8. Any overlapping areas can be tucked under the edges. Again, use a hairdryer, then tuck Overlay.
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9. Tada!
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FastCelicaGT22 Nov 14, 11:44pm - #326118 

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Very nice.

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Sancho Nov 14, 11:51pm - #326119 

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Wow, if only I had this tutorial when I had the H4 kit. Then again, I never would have gone to Andy for a new kit, never would have gotten a speeding ticket, and never would have been asked to be a sponsored car or test out the H8 kit. spineyes (speeding ticket is my fault thumbsdown)

Andy, whats been goin on? wave Haven't talked to you since the Chino Hills meet. I saw you change the H8 a little bit, it looks good.

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Sultan Nov 14, 11:57pm - #326120 

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nice guide... thumbsup
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Blue Batmobile Nov 15, 12:05am - #326121 
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Originally Posted by Sancho
Wow, if only I had this tutorial when I had the H4 kit. Then again, I never would have gone to Andy for a new kit, never would have gotten a speeding ticket, and never would have been asked to be a sponsored car or test out the H8 kit. spineyes (speeding ticket is my fault thumbsdown)

Andy, whats been goin on? wave Haven't talked to you since the Chino Hills meet. I saw you change the H8 a little bit, it looks good.


Busy Beaver tasty. Chris, give me a call when you get a chance. I want to make the H5 Headlight Kit a 2 Piece Kit!

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GOLDCELICA Nov 15, 12:10am - #326122 

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Smokin eek cool

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Zero Nov 15, 12:15am - #326123 

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very informative guide. wave

a 2-piece h5 kit...im interested in this. grin

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Blue Batmobile Nov 15, 1:36am - #326124 
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Ya, I figure a lot of people would be. I guess I'll have to dub it H5B Kit now wink.

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2003cbgts Nov 15, 2:03am - #326125 

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very helpful thumbsup
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spaztikid Nov 15, 2:26am - #326126 
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Originally Posted by Blue Batmobile
Chris, give me a call when you get a chance. I want to make the H5 Headlight Kit a 2 Piece Kit!

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you dont want the crazy lady as your test subject rofl


good guide btw...

i have the same hairdryer rofl
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Blue Batmobile Nov 15, 3:21am - #326127 
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Not funny Josh tongue

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VoodooGTS Nov 15, 3:30am - #326128 

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thumbsup sweet guide!

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BaTMaN_4 Nov 15, 5:52am - #326129 

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Awesomeness thumbsup
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Virgilson Nov 15, 6:16am - #326130 

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nice work andy
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morris Nov 15, 8:20am - #326131 
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Very illustrative guide! thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup

btw spineyes Is that wrapping the squeegy??? rofl rofl J/K Linked Image
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Zero Nov 15, 11:48am - #326132 

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Originally Posted by spaztikid
Originally Posted by Blue Batmobile
Chris, give me a call when you get a chance. I want to make the H5 Headlight Kit a 2 Piece Kit!

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you dont want the crazy lady as your test subject rofl


good guide btw...

i have the same hairdryer rofl


ahh that crazy lady eek lollol she's annoying.

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hombredelassrtas Nov 15, 7:11pm - #326133 

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hey bat can you to vinyl words?? small ones and hwo much woudl it cost?

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Blue Batmobile Nov 16, 2:33am - #326134 
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I don't do lettering.

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PnOy2nv Nov 17, 6:30pm - #326135 

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Sweet guide! thumbsup
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StuntPanda Nov 18, 12:27am - #326136 

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wish i'da seen this before i put mine on...i might needa get a new kit now n spend lots more money cry oh well thumbsup awesome guide andy grin
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CELIBORGY Nov 18, 11:27pm - #326137 
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Blue Batmobile Nov 21, 5:53pm - #326138 
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Originally Posted by StuntPanda

wish i'da seen this before i put mine on...i might needa get a new kit now n spend lots more money cry oh well thumbsup awesome guide andy grin


I can give you a good discount on a 2nd set. Email me wink.

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darknite Dec 23, 9:12pm - #326139 

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If you're interested in lettering, decalkits.com has em. You can custom make em your self and they are good in price.
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DaBigTickett Apr 18, 3:35am - #326140 

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I love this guy's products. He's pretty cool himself too, but I like the overlays better. thumbsup rofl
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