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Old 04-10-2006
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Sticker Tips?

Well I finally got Toyo Tire stickers mailed to my house. I want to ask of any tips of placing stickers onto windows.

I think I will take photos of this whole thing and make a how to if people wish. It will cover window prep, the placement, and tricks, items needed, etc. So I'm asking for everyones help on this, I want them straight, perfect.

First off I want to clean my windows with my invisable glass. Do you see any problems with using that? What is the solution needed (soap and water i think) to be able to move the stickers. Removing the solution from behind the sticker itself.
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why not put it on a magnet sheet and be able to put it anywhere?
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your confusing me... do you want to know how to put them on? or take them off?
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Im wanting to know how to put them on. What to use. I'm thinking of throwing a step by step guide together.
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just spray down the glass with some windex, clean it with papertowel then newspaper... then if its vynal tape one end of it so its straight then peel the backing out from underneath it keeping it straight...
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honestly its not much to putting a sticker/decal on. Just wash the window and thats it...
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I thought you could spray the window down with a solution of soapy water so you could move the sticker freely.
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I thought you could spray the window down with a solution of soapy water so you could move the sticker freely.
are you thinking of window tint?
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I thought you could spray the window down with a solution of soapy water so you could move the sticker freely.
that will ruin the sticky solution becuase weh it dries it will crack...
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Well i know i've seen people spray something on the windows before laying down a sticker so they can align them. I though they used soapy water, but I guess not.

EDIT: I went to a site and sound this. It's for decals, but i think this is the same thing.

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There is no need for a chemistry degree, or precise measurements. Making this home remedy application fluid is not rocket science. In a spray bottle, fill with about 12 oz of plain tap water. Using a liquid soap, like hand soap, or liquid dish soap, add a few drops of soap into the water. About 4 to 6 drops should do just fine. You do not want it to be TOO soapy, so it does not foam, or have too many bubbles to contend with when smoothing out your decal. The fluid simply retards the decal adhesives to allow you to reposition the decal until it is aligned properly. Use liberally, spaying in a mist pattern from a spray bottle. Mixture may foam some, but try not to let it foam excessively. The less foam you have the less bubbles you will have to contend with when smoothing out your decal.
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honestly its not much to putting a sticker/decal on. Just wash the window and thats it...
Well I tired to put them on today and i still managed to fu*k them both up, so Im going to call Toyo today and see if I can get two more then have a pro put them on.
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for a like a plastic type decal you can spray with soapy water and move it around then squeegy out the water behind it and if its a sticker you have to place it right the first time or hope you can pull it off and try again
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You can use soapy water on the sticker and window where you are going to put them. This will allow you to move the decal around until you get it right where you want it. When you get it where you want it, you need to let it dry before you remove the backing from the decal.
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I think messing them up was a blessing in disguise
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yeah.. i wouldnt waste your time or money having a sticker "profesionaly installed" lol just eyeball it... thats what i do and mine come out good... i hold it really tight just barely on the edges and pull it tight, and kind of barely stick like about a fingerprint size of the top edge... then you can move it and stuff... then smooth it out making sure you dont have any air bubbles and scrap it with a credit card and your good....
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decals are liquid activated i believe so thats why the soap works for that.... but yea dont waste your money getting it done proffesianlly.... you seem to not care to much about getting more(no offense) so just eyeball it like he said and if you dont like it, try again....
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