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lawrence567

Original Poster:

7,507 posts

102 months

Tuesday 11th September 2012
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So recently i've purchaes one of these:

http://pistonheads.shotdeadinthehead.com/product_v...

Now i've obviously been a bit 'speshal' in applying it, as i just peeled the front off.
So that you have the vinyl sticker that is 'stuck' onto the the 'shiney white' paper, i went to apply it, but as it's vinyl cut all the bit's of the pistons etc are separately cut, does this mean i need to peel them off one by one & try and allign them? Or have i done something completely wrong here?

I appreciate i sound like a grade a tool, however i want to make sure i'm not doing something wrong before i buy another one to ruin!

Thanks!

Adenauer

16,374 posts

148 months

Tuesday 11th September 2012
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rofl

TheHeretic

73,668 posts

167 months

Tuesday 11th September 2012
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Quite speshal.


You apply it as one sheet, that way everything is where it is supposed to be.

lawrence567

Original Poster:

7,507 posts

102 months

Tuesday 11th September 2012
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TheHeretic said:
Quite speshal.


You apply it as one sheet, that way everything is where it is supposed to be.
Urm, how? I just peeled the front off of it & all you have is the PH sticker stuck to the 'Shiney White' cardy / paper bit.

I do feel like an idiot, yes.

Big Fat Fatty

3,298 posts

68 months

Tuesday 11th September 2012
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Once you've peeled the front sheet off you just slap it on the car wherever you want it, the vinyl smilie should stick so you smooth out the air bubbles and peel off the backing sheet. Everything should stay where you put it then.
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TheHeretic

73,668 posts

167 months

Tuesday 11th September 2012
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lawrence567 said:
Urm, how? I just peeled the front off of it & all you have is the PH sticker stuck to the 'Shiney White' cardy / paper bit.

I do feel like an idiot, yes.
Ok, peel the thicker paper off... Then take what you have left, and apply that. There are video's on YouTube to show you how to do it. I did it thus.

1) Clean the area
2) Line it up how you want it, and apply on one side with tape
3) Peel off the taped side gradually, applying it as you go with a cloth, credit card, etc. if you have curves, etc, it will take some careful application.

Like this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkGTv6vFUr0


y2blade

56,027 posts

127 months

Tuesday 11th September 2012
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Lawrence FFS please tell me this is a wind-up!?


rofl


MikeGTi

1,746 posts

113 months

Tuesday 11th September 2012
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Sounds like either a) Sticker malfunction or b) Sticker buyer's malfunction.

The sticker should stick to the sheet you pulled off, not the white card. You can then apply it to your desired surface as one piece and then remove the sheet.

The Jolly Todger

2,742 posts

92 months

Tuesday 11th September 2012
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Never seen one of those stickers but it sounds like you peeled off the wrong bit. Any pictures?

retrobob

2,031 posts

101 months

Tuesday 11th September 2012
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Should we suggest a tiny bit of detergent to move the sticker around or is that too much?

lawrence567

Original Poster:

7,507 posts

102 months

Tuesday 11th September 2012
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I'd cleaned the area etc, went to peel the 2 parts off & 'stick it to the car' but when i peeled it apart the sticker was still stuck to the thicker paper, hence the confusion.
Sounds like a sticker / paper malfunction...rolleyes

Adenauer

16,374 posts

148 months

Tuesday 11th September 2012
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retrobob said:
Should we suggest a tiny bit of detergent to move the sticker around or is that too much?
Yep, it always helps if you put some Fairy liquid on your fingers before peeling off the backing paper, you should do that, Lawrence, much easier yes

Big Fat Fatty

3,298 posts

68 months

Tuesday 11th September 2012
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Can you stick the two back together and ease the vinyl parts on to the right sheet instead?

rhinochopig

17,932 posts

110 months

Tuesday 11th September 2012
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Is there an adult near you who can help?

And if you need to trim it to fit, I'd recommend these...


lawrence567

Original Poster:

7,507 posts

102 months

Tuesday 11th September 2012
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Big Fat Fatty said:
Can you stick the two back together and ease the vinyl parts on to the right sheet instead?
I tried this but it didn't work frown

Charlie Michael

2,644 posts

96 months

Tuesday 11th September 2012
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There was another thread recently about putting smileys on cars. Can anyone remember who it was?

NiceCupOfTea

23,981 posts

163 months

Tuesday 11th September 2012
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To be fair, the first time I applied one of these it was difficult to know how to do it. Not helped by the vinyl being a few months old - some stuck to the wrong bits and it ended up being a bit of a mess. Nearly pulled it off and binned it but it's better now (not a PH sticker, an ebay M25ring one)

el stovey

18,912 posts

175 months

Tuesday 11th September 2012
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Top marks for OP's honesty. hehe

Mikeyplum

1,271 posts

81 months

Tuesday 11th September 2012
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I had a bit on a malfunction with my PH smiley too.

I tried to peel off the backing, but the smiley seperated, some parts staying stuck to the backing and some stuck to where they should have been.

Ended up int he bin!

retrobob

2,031 posts

101 months

Tuesday 11th September 2012
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These instructions look dead right to me and I have fitted millions of vinyl stickers >

http://www.signspecialist.com/instructions.html

Well maybe not millions.