HAVE PURCHASED 3M VINYL...THE BEST MATERIAL AVAILABLE. READ AND
FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY AND YOU WILL NOT EXPERIENCE
ANY PROBLEMS WITH THIS PRODUCT.
here to view step by step installation
instructions for Shelby racing stripes. The basics of these instructions
pertain to all decals.
needed for installation:
Toothbrush, Isopropyl Alcohol, Clean Cloth, Original
Dawn Dish Detergent with no Hand Creme additives,
Squeegee, and Exacto Knife. We also offer a professional
decal application fluid for $19.99. This application
fluid is not necessary but recommended if you do not want to mix
the solution yourself. You will need to make a wetting solution
by adding 1 teaspoon of "DAWN ORIGINAL" dish soap in
one quart of water. These measurements must be exact. Mix solution
in a clean spray bottle. you may need to wait at least one hour
before removing the transfer tape from your decal. Patience and
an eye for detail are required to install all larger decals including
racing stripes and fire ponies. If you are unsure of your abilities
please consult a local detail or body shop for assistance.
preparations-Very Important!: 3M Recommends cleaning
the area for application (inc. Windshield) with one of the following:
Dupont Prepsol, Sherwin Williams Sure will Clean, or a Naptha
Based cleaner. Use the toothbrush and one of these cleaning products.
When finished, wipe clean with Isopropyl Alcohol and a clean cloth.
temperature should be no less than 60 Degrees Fahrenheit and no
greater than 90 Degrees Fahrenheit. Pre-heat the area with a Hairdryer
if uncertain. The Transfer Tape is the tape covering the front
of your Decal. The Release Film is on the back side of your Decal.
To remove your Decal from the Release Film...place the Decal face
down so the Release Film is facing you. Peel back the Release
Film at a minimal angle preferably 0-5 Degrees. The Decal is now
exposed with the adhesive facing you. Apply your Decal to the
vehicle according to the steps below and allow to sit for a minimum
of 30 minutes to an hour before attempting to remove the transfer
tape. Remember...patience, patience, patience. The longer you
wait the better your Decal will look.
decals, Hub Ponies, Fender Ponies, and Emblem Cover Decals:
Mix a Soap solution of Sawn Detergent and water in a spray bottle.
Use 1 Teaspoon of soap to 1 Quart of Water. Peel off each Decal
or Letter one at a time be sure not to fold or crease them. Use
your Exacto knife to handle the decals. Spray the adhesive surface
of your decal with the Soap and water solution. Place the Decal
in the engraved area and use your thumb to firmly place the decal
and expel any water solution. Drying time varies. Allow overnight
if your not sure.
Ponies: Work with one pony at a time. Remove from release
film and spray with soap and water solution. Firmly apply "3/4
above Emblem with the head facing the front of the vehicle. When
dry remove the transfer tape.
Hood Contour Stripe: Carefully remove Release Film from
Stripe and wet adhesive with Soap and water solution. Position
the Decal and squeegee out any bubbles. Do not apply in direct
sunlight or when the hood of the vehicle is hot to the touch.
Allow your Decal to Dry and remove Transfer tape.
Hood Decal: Remove release film from Decal and spray
with soap and water solution. Keep in mind the Decal is a half
inch longer for folding under the hood. Be sure to clean this
area thoroughly where the Decal will adhere. Spray with soap and
water solution and squeegee out any bubbles. Allow to dry and
carefully remove transfer tape.
Decals: Clean area thoroughly. Remove release film from
decal and spray adhesive with soap and water solution. Apply below
the molding and centered on the windshield. Squeegee out soap
and water solution and wait for it to dry. Carefully remove transfer
GT and Mustang LX Center Molding Stripe: Work left to
right. Remove enough release film to pass the cornerof the Bumper.
Apply Decal to end of Bumper on the Passenger side. Use your left
hand topress and hold down the decal while pulling the release
tape with the right hand. Smooth out the decal with your left
thumb as you go. When you reach the corners pulla ittle tighter
but not tight enough to distort the stripe. Cut all angles with
an exacto knife.
Stripes: Do one section at a time. Use a grease pencil
and mark the center of the Hood, Roof, and Trunk. Flood the application
area with soap and water solution. Remove release film from the
decal and apply to vehicle. Adjust by carefully sliding decal
into position. Squeegee out any soap and water solution and allow
to dry. Carefully remove transfer tape. Look here
for step by step instructions for installation of our 2005 Shelby
Stripes. We recommend Action Tac Splash
to install all racing stripes.
"C" Stripe: Carefully remove "C"
portion of Stripe from release film. Spray soap and water solution
on adhesive portion of decal and on vehicle. Carefully apply to
vehicle and adjust by sliding. Remember there is a half inch overlay
for tucking into the Door Jam. Be sure to clean this area thoroughly.
Squeegee out any remaining soap and water solution and allow to
dry. Repeat these steps for the top and bottom portions of the
Brake light Decals: Align the center of the decal with
the center of the Brake light. Line up the bottom of the decal
with the bottom of the brake light. Apply pressure with your thumbs
working from the center outwards. After working any bubbles out
of the decal remove the transfer tape. Work the edges around the
brake light starting from the top center and working your way
around to the bottom.
out and enjoy your new decals!