FAQ - PROOFS & INSTALLING YOUR GRAPHICS
PROOFS & TURN AROUND TIME -
We proof all orders before printing. After you place your online order you should receive a proof within 1-3 business day. We are closed Saturday's, Sunday's, and US holidays, so if you order on Friday afternoon, you should see your proof by Wednesday. Please be sure to provide a valid email address that we can send your proof to and a phone number in case the email doesn't go through. It is up to the customer to check their spam/junk email folder as well, and please call if you do not see your proof. Once you approve your proof your graphics are in line to print and ship within 1-3 business days, possibly a little longer around Christmas.
INSTALLING GRAPHIC KITS & NUMBERS -
BRM Offroad Installation Videos & Info -
- After you remove your old or stock graphics, if there is any adhesive residue on your plastic, we use Goof-Off (hardware stores like Lowe's, Home Depot, or Ace carry) and rub those areas with Goof-Off on a paper towel. We recommend wearing safety gloves because it is a chemical and it does smell.
- Thoroughly clean your plastic with rubbing alcohol before installing. Have a spray bottle of tap water handy, not soapy water, and follow the instructions that came with your graphics. Be sure to spray the adhesive side of your graphics and the printed side with water to ease your installation, and don't be bashful. Remember to remove your seat and thoroughly clean the plastic under your seat so you're not installing that final edge of your graphics on dirt and dust. A heat gun or hair dryer helps a lot for warming up your plastic before you begin and helps the graphics with their flexibility during installation, and we recommend having one handy.
- For graphics going on a bare gas tank, saturate the tank with rubbing alcohol and wipe dry before you begin. Our tank graphics have been on our TRX 450Rs for a several of years without bubbling or lifting. Spend the few extra minutes in prep work, it's well worth your investment.
- We do not recommend using pressure washers for cleaning. Call or email if you have any questions and feel free to email over your photo's to show off your ride.
Stock Graphic Removal Video
INSTALLING TRAILER GRAPHICS AND DECALS -
Installation instructions for stickers, decals, trailer graphics, etc. - Typically a 2-Person Job
- Thoroughly clean surface and remove any grease or wax. We recommend using rubbing alcohol as a final wipe down before you get started. Align graphics where you would like them and place masking tape across entire edge of your graphic to your application surface, holding the graphic in place.
- If there are rivets to work around, take a pen and draw a circle around the rivet head and then carefully cut thru the top layer of tape, the graphic, and the backing paper with a pocket knife or razor blade.
- Pull the backing paper away from the graphic and transfer tape, being extra careful to keep the graphic from folding in on itself or sticking to the surface before you're ready. If the backing paper is reluctant to let go of the graphic, use a razor knife to separate the backing paper and continue.
- Now that you have the backing paper removed, lightly mist the "sticky" side of the graphic and transfer tape with tap water and a water bottle. Do not spray if applying to glass. The water helps to re-lift the graphic if you start getting an air-bubble. Water is not necessary for die-cut or smaller type of printed graphics.
- Start laying the graphic down on your surface while your partner uses a squeegee or drivers license to apply the graphic, with light to medium pressure. Start in the center along the top, working your way downward, laying the graphic closer to the surface as you go. Then move back to the top and work your way down and out towards the sides. Take your time and don't rush yourself.
- Once you have the graphic applied to the surface, go back over the graphic with your squeegee pressing more firmly against it. Be careful around the rivets and take your time. You're just about done. If it's cold outside, use your hair dryer to warm the graphic before going on to the next step. Just warm it, don't get it too hot as this will stretch the vinyl and may make it out of proportion.
- This is the final step for a 1-Color Graphic or Sticker. Remove the masking tape that you applied in step #1. Start in one of the top corners and start peeling the transfer tape off. Try to peel it at a 45 degree angle. If the graphic should lift (not release from the transfer tape), simply press it back down with your fingers or squeegee. The colder it is outside, the longer it will take. Use your hair dryer again if you need to. You can always re-stick the transfer tape and press firmly with your squeegee again.
- For Multi-Colored Graphics cut and remove the backing paper from the registration mark, making sure the registration mark is stuck to the transfer tape. Now you will want to line up this registration mark with the registration mark from the 1st color you laid down.
- Repeat Steps 1-7. Remember to cut around any rivets before you start lifting the graphic and transfer tape from the backing paper. Take your time and use your hair dryer if needed.
- Remove any registration marks that you may have had. If it's cold out, break out that hair dryer again and simply use your finger nails to remove them.
- Stand back and admire your work. Take a picture and email it to us and we'll add it to our site. Thanks for your business!!!