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Nov 14, 4:34pm - #326117 
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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Nov 14, 4:44pm - #326118 
Very nice.


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Nov 14, 4:51pm - #326119 
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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Nov 14, 4:57pm - #326120 
nice guide... thumbsup

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Nov 14, 5:05pm - #326121 
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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Nov 14, 5:10pm - #326122 
Smokin eek cool


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Nov 14, 5:15pm - #326123 
very informative guide. wave

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


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Nov 14, 6:36pm - #326124 
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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Nov 14, 7:03pm - #326125 
very helpful thumbsup

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Nov 14, 7:26pm - #326126 
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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Nov 14, 8:21pm - #326127 
Not funny Josh tongue

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Nov 14, 8:30pm - #326128 
thumbsup sweet guide!


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Nov 14, 10:52pm - #326129 
Awesomeness thumbsup

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Nov 14, 11:16pm - #326130 
nice work andy

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Nov 15, 1:20am - #326131 
Very illustrative guide! thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup

btw spineyes Is that wrapping the squeegy??? rofl rofl J/K

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Nov 15, 4:48am - #326132 
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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Nov 15, 12:11pm - #326133 
hey bat can you to vinyl words?? small ones and hwo much woudl it cost?

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Nov 15, 7:33pm - #326134 
I don't do lettering.

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Nov 17, 11:30am - #326135 
Sweet guide! thumbsup

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Nov 17, 5:27pm - #326136 
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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Nov 18, 4:27pm - #326137 
sweet grin


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Nov 21, 10:53am - #326138 
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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Dec 23, 2:12pm - #326139 
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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Apr 17, 8:35pm - #326140 
I love this guy's products. He's pretty cool himself too, but I like the overlays better. thumbsup rofl

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