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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:41 pm 
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I have new decals and I'm wondering if someone know a method to put them on rim's flange first time properly and right?


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:55 pm 
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Clean rim with cleaner that evaporates and leaves no film.
Apply decal carefully.
Now was that hard?

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:07 pm 
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I will be doing the same thing this evening. I plan on trimming the bottom of the application paper evenly so I align it from the edge of the rim. Getting them aligned and spaced is the hardest part. I do know that pro's use soapy water and then squeegy it out sometimes.


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I did it with peeling the ack of sticker and place it gradually according to eye measure. It's all fine
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:21 pm 
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It looks like it will be a time consuming tedious job with 12 large stickers to apply. Hopefully it will go smoothly


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stickers add weight, why bother unless you're being paid to ride a particalur brand of wheels :noidea:

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:57 pm 
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You can apply it using the wet method:

- clean your rim, I would even use clay bar
- prepare a mixture of water and a drop of dish soap in a spray bottle
- spray the rim, peel the decal and give it a mist as well
- position the decal, proceed to use a squeegee or a credit card w/ a thin cloth wrapped around it to push the air and water out
- allow to dry
- peel backing

It's important that you don't "soak" the decal, just a light mist is enough. You want to be able to reposition the decal but still have it tack on to the surface.


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