Cycle Frame Protection Instructions And Tips.
Bike frame protection fitting instructions.
* Always fit the stickers in a closed space (garage) or kitchen if allowed.
* Avoid any draughts or wind from open doors/windows this can cause debits on the adhesive.
* Avoid touching the stickers on the back with your fingers, always hold them by the sides. Slightly bend the whole sheet until the sticker that you require pops out.
* Ideal tape application temperature range is 21ºC - 35ºC
* Application temperatures below 10ºC is not recommended because the adhesive becomes firm.
* Cut the tape to the size required if you have ordered a plain sheet.
* Clean the surface and remove all wax - polish - oils - dirt etc.
* Make sure all debits - dust - hairs - bits - fluff etc are removed just before fitting the stickers.
* Start with small pieces first to get the hang of fitting the stickers.
* The tape can be easily formed / stretched around tight curves using a heat gun or decent hair dryer.
* The adhesive is heat and pressure sensitive so the more you heat and press down on the sticker the better it will stick.
* The sticker (or sheet) is easily applied either dry for small pieces or with a mix of water & 5% fairy liquid for very large pieces.
* For small pieces 'roll' the sticker down into position, making sure you avoid trapping air bubbles under the tape.
* For much larger pieces spray the item you are taping with water and soap, remove the sticker and apply.
* You can slide the sticker around as long as you have sprayed enough liquid on the adhesive side of the tape.
* When the sticker is in the correct position you can squeegee the liquid from under it removing all the air bubbles.
* The sticker will now be stuck into position.
* Check YouTube for extra tips - type 'applying bike frame protection' into the search bar.
Bike frame protection fitting tips.
* Don't apply in cold conditions, let the tape & item warm up before fitting and remove any condensation.
* Don't try to fit large pieces until you get the hang of applying smaller pieces first.
* Don't try to fit complex curves and shapes until you can apply easier pieces first.
* Don't expect too much from one piece - Use multiple smaller pieces rarer than one big piece.
* Using a heat gun or hot hair dryer will enable the sticker or sheet to be stretched round complex curves.
* Apply a larger sticker or sheet bit by bit - heating & laying the sticker down as you go.
* If you do the above it will stay stuck for years without issues.
If you fail to prepare and rush in, it will not work as well and look like a bodge job. This is not the fault of the sticker.