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Blue Batmobile's Guide To Applying Vinyl Overlays #326117 Nov 14, 4:34pm Nov 14, 4:34pm
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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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Re: Blue Batmobile's Guide To Applying Vinyl Overlays [Re: xrage4200] #326118 Nov 14, 4:44pm Nov 14, 4:44pm
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Very nice.


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Re: Blue Batmobile's Guide To Applying Vinyl Overlays [Re: FastCelicaGT22] #326119 Nov 14, 4:51pm Nov 14, 4:51pm
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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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Re: Blue Batmobile's Guide To Applying Vinyl Overlays [Re: Sancho] #326120 Nov 14, 4:57pm Nov 14, 4:57pm
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nice guide... thumbsup

Re: Blue Batmobile's Guide To Applying Vinyl Overlays [Re: Sancho] #326121 Nov 14, 5:05pm Nov 14, 5:05pm
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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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Re: Blue Batmobile's Guide To Applying Vinyl Overlays [Re: Blue Batmobile] #326122 Nov 14, 5:10pm Nov 14, 5:10pm
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Re: Blue Batmobile's Guide To Applying Vinyl Overlays [Re: GOLDCELICA] #326123 Nov 14, 5:15pm Nov 14, 5:15pm
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very informative guide. wave

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


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Re: Blue Batmobile's Guide To Applying Vinyl Overlays [Re: Zero] #326124 Nov 14, 6:36pm Nov 14, 6:36pm
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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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Re: Blue Batmobile's Guide To Applying Vinyl Overlays [Re: Blue Batmobile] #326125 Nov 14, 7:03pm Nov 14, 7:03pm
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very helpful thumbsup

Re: Blue Batmobile's Guide To Applying Vinyl Overlays [Re: Blue Batmobile] #326126 Nov 14, 7:26pm Nov 14, 7:26pm
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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

Re: Blue Batmobile's Guide To Applying Vinyl Overlays [Re: spaztikid] #326127 Nov 14, 8:21pm Nov 14, 8:21pm
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Not funny Josh tongue

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Re: Blue Batmobile's Guide To Applying Vinyl Overlays [Re: Blue Batmobile] #326128 Nov 14, 8:30pm Nov 14, 8:30pm
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thumbsup sweet guide!


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Re: Blue Batmobile's Guide To Applying Vinyl Overlays [Re: VoodooGTS] #326129 Nov 14, 10:52pm Nov 14, 10:52pm
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Awesomeness thumbsup

Re: Blue Batmobile's Guide To Applying Vinyl Overlays [Re: BaTMaN_4] #326130 Nov 14, 11:16pm Nov 14, 11:16pm
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nice work andy

Re: Blue Batmobile's Guide To Applying Vinyl Overlays [Re: Blue Batmobile] #326131 Nov 15, 1:20am Nov 15, 1:20am
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Very illustrative guide! thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup

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

Re: Blue Batmobile's Guide To Applying Vinyl Overlays [Re: spaztikid] #326132 Nov 15, 4:48am Nov 15, 4:48am
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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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Re: Blue Batmobile's Guide To Applying Vinyl Overlays [Re: Zero] #326133 Nov 15, 12:11pm Nov 15, 12:11pm
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hey bat can you to vinyl words?? small ones and hwo much woudl it cost?

Re: Blue Batmobile's Guide To Applying Vinyl Overlays [Re: hombredelassrtas] #326134 Nov 15, 7:33pm Nov 15, 7:33pm
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I don't do lettering.

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Re: Blue Batmobile's Guide To Applying Vinyl Overlays [Re: Blue Batmobile] #326135 Nov 17, 11:30am Nov 17, 11:30am
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Sweet guide! thumbsup

Re: Blue Batmobile's Guide To Applying Vinyl Overlays [Re: PnOy2nv] #326136 Nov 17, 5:27pm Nov 17, 5:27pm
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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

Re: Blue Batmobile's Guide To Applying Vinyl Overlays [Re: StuntPanda] #326137 Nov 18, 4:27pm Nov 18, 4:27pm
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Re: Blue Batmobile's Guide To Applying Vinyl Overlays [Re: StuntPanda] #326138 Nov 21, 10:53am Nov 21, 10:53am
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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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Re: Blue Batmobile's Guide To Applying Vinyl Overlays [Re: hombredelassrtas] #326139 Dec 23, 2:12pm Dec 23, 2:12pm
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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.

Re: Blue Batmobile's Guide To Applying Vinyl Overlays [Re: Blue Batmobile] #326140 Apr 17, 8:35pm Apr 17, 8:35pm
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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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