Whether as advertising lettering, as a display of hobbies, new parental happiness or simply for decoration - stickers can be found everywhere in everyday life and on the road. To save money, many choose to do the installation themselves. Under certain circumstances, a lot can go wrong and "wrong" is certainly not the word with which the sticker is later to be described. With the following very simple tips, everything sticks where it belongs.
Dry gluing is suitable for lettering and motifs that have been cut out of foil. These stickers consist of three layers, which are described in detail under "Structure of the sticker". Examples are above all car stickers with a baby motif, band names, sayings or lettering on windows or signs. Small stickers, such as labels or test plaques, do not have a transfer film, but can be glued dry without any problems due to their small size.
Preparation - What is required?
Before you can tackle the second step, you should have the necessary accessories ready. The following things are needed to apply stickers:
Structure of the sticker
For the following instructions on dry application, it is good to know how a sticker is structured and what components it consists of.
Other general decal application tips to keep in mind before you start:
The first and most important action is cleaning the adhesive surface. Any contamination such as grease, dust, wax or silicone must be removed without leaving any residue. A greasy surface, for example, can greatly reduce the adhesive strength of a sticker. Contamination increases the chance of blisters and bumps forming. The following steps must therefore be carried out at the beginning:
To make it as easy as possible for you, you can cut away excess backing paper at the edge. This way you will see the actual decal much better and it will be easier to measure and apply later. If the lettering or the motif is particularly large, it is also possible to cut the sticker into individual sub-segments. If you measure carefully, it will no longer be visible afterwards.
Before you align the sticker and measure the distances, stroke it vigorously over its entire surface again. In this way you strengthen the adhesion between the actual sticker and the transfer paper, which is important for problem-free application.
To ensure that the sticker is not applied crookedly at the end, these steps are of great importance:
The following steps sound more complicated than they are. The bonding is explained on the basis of pictures. Therefore, be sure to use the illustrations at the end of the text.
Our brake caliper stickers can also be painted over with clear lacquer for even more protection and longer durability.