Plastics and Glass
Thoroughly wipe surface clean with a window cleaner. Remove any dried matter such as tape or glue with a single edge razor blade. If you are planning to use acrylic, remove the protective liner from the acrylic 24 hours prior to application vinyl graphic. This will allow any air bubbles (out-gassing) to dissipate from the acrylic. If this is not observed you may find air bubbles form under your graphic within a couple of days.
Painted Metals and Base Metals
These surfaces may be cleaned with a solvent such as Naphtha, Xylol or Lacquer Thinner. Dry the surface with a lint free cloth before the solvent evaporates. The most effective method of completing the cleaning process is the two hand, two cloth method: Using two cloths (one dry, one with Solvent) one in each hand, wipe the solvent on with the wet towel and then quickly wipe off with the dry one. This is to keep the solvent from drying onto the surface. CAUTION: Before Using any Solvent on a Painted surface, be sure to test in an inconspicuous area to ensure the solvent won’t damage the paint. Freshly painted surfaces should be dry for at least 72 hours prior to application of the vinyl graphics.
Interior Painted Surfaces
Surfaces may be cleaned with any household cleaner such as Fantastic or 409. Wipe area clean and dry with a lint free cloth before applying the vinyl graphics. Freshly painted surfaces should be dry for at least 72 hours prior to application of the vinyl graphics.
If you must do your install outside, grab a friend and choose a non-windy day that is between 60°F and 90°F, with a surface temperature over 45°F (use water to cool surface) to insure the adhesive bond forms correctly.
There are 2 basic ways to install your Camowraps® Vinyl; the first is the “Peel & Stick” Method and the second is the “Hinged” Method. Depending on the Size of material you are working with, the method you use will change. Follow the steps below for both methods. If you need additional information visit Camowraps.com for more.
“Peel & Stick” Method (recommended only when working with small areas)
Complete by cutting your material to the required size and then simply peeling the entire backing off the vinyl and sticking the vinyl piece down and start squeegeeing. This technique is not recommended for everyone.
“Hinged” Method (recommended for larger or continuous pieces that overlap) See Diagrams for more info...