GRAPHICS ON THE BED OF TRUCKS
Prepare the Vehicle Surface:
Ensure the vehicle surface is clean, dry, and free from dust or debris. Mix water and a small amount of mild detergent in a spray bottle. Lightly spray the vehicle surface with the soapy water solution.
Position the Graphic
Carefully position the graphic on the truck bed surface without removing the backing. Use small pieces of masking tape to hold the graphic in place if needed.
Wet the Surface
Liberally spray the entire truck bed surface with the water and detergent mixture. This will create a wet surface for the graphic to adhere to.
Remove the Backing
Starting from one corner, gently peel off the backing of the graphic. Be sure to keep the graphic wet by continuously spraying the exposed adhesive side with the water and detergent mixture.
Apply the Graphic
Once the backing is removed, carefully position the graphic onto the wet truck bed surface. The water will allow you to slide and adjust the graphic for proper alignment.
Squeegee Out Air Bubbles
Use a squeegee or applicator tool to smooth out the graphic, working from the center and moving towards the edges. This will help eliminate any air bubbles and ensure a secure bond between the graphic and the truck bed.
Wait 2-3 Hours
Allow the applied graphics to set and adhere to the vehicle surface for 2-3 hours before proceeding to the next step. This ensures proper adhesion and minimizes the risk of graphic displacement.
Trim Excess Material
After the waiting period, use scissors or a utility knife to carefully trim any excess material along the edges of the vehicle. Ensure a clean and precise cut for a professional finish.
Remove Application Tape
Peel off the application tape at a 45-degree angle, pulling it back over itself. This should be done slowly and evenly to avoid lifting the graphics. Take your time and ensure that the graphic is fully adhered to the truck bed.
Inspect the graphics for any remaining air bubbles or imperfections. If necessary, use a pin or needle to puncture and release trapped air, then smooth out the area.
Allow Full Cure Time:
For optimal adhesion and longevity, avoid washing or exposing the vehicle to extreme conditions for at least 2-4 days after installation.