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  • is there a special technique for applying vinyl on windows?

    Posted by Kevin.Beck on November 30, 2002 at 5:24 pm

    Is there a special technique for appling vinyl to glass. If there is can some one tell me.

    If I use the wet methoid it takes me ages to letter up a window. If I use the dry methoid, theres loads of air bubbles! Will these air bubbles dissappear later?

    I am self taught, so some of the “tricks of the trade” are missing.

    Martin Pearson replied 19 years, 8 months ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Martin C

    Member
    December 1, 2002 at 8:15 pm

    It depends on what you are putting on the windows.

    If it’s a full block of etched or vinyl to fill a complete window it’s best to remove the backing altogether, spray the window and the vinyl with water and offer it up, squeegeing out from the centre and if neccessary cutting just inside the window frame with scalpel and straight edge. Often a 2 man/woman job!!??

    For smaller Graphics and blocked areas I use Overlay Fluid which dries a lot quicker than water, helps the graphics stick more evenly and with the aid of a hairdrier lets you get done a lot quicker.

    If you put on dry and are left with sticky marks, they will dissapear once the sun and heat gets to them.

  • Martin Pearson

    Member
    December 1, 2002 at 11:46 pm

    Hi Becky, the answer to your question about the bubbles is no they probably wont go away. If you apply wet and get a few bubbles these will normally dissapear after a couple of days but with a dry application the air bubbles normally stay. You should use the point of your scalpal to pop them and with your finger or a squeegee push the air out. If you are getting a lot of bubbles when you apply the vinyl it might be down to your application technique. There are quite a lot of posts on the boards about applying vinyl, it might be worth reading some of these.