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3M™ Removable Reflective Graphic Film: This 7-mil, enclosed lens, retroreflective, engineer grade film offers flexibility and versatility. It has a similar daytime and nighttime appearance that retains most of its reflectivity when wet. Max. Durability 9 years, Performance Level Premium, Removable with heat. Better slide ability, better air-release, and better removability for easier, faster, bubble-free installation and removal.
Installing a license plate replica sticker can be done in a few simple steps.
Materials needed: Clean cloths, Rubbing alcohol, Soap and Water.
What is in a kit: Ordered Licence Plate Replica, plastic card, a piece of film for sample trial.
Installation steps: Locate the appropriate spot for a license plate replica sticker.
Let’s find your replica size:
download a print-ready PDF with size template
- Print that template at 100%. Do not scale to fit. (To make sure you printed at 100%, place a credit or ID card in the box below. If it’s an exact fit, you’re good to go.)
- Cut out the required size with scissors and check if it fits the area. It will help to choose the correct size before ordering.
Clean the chosen area of the car
Step 1: Thoroughly clean up the application area.
If you want your sticker to stay adhered to your car, it is important to clean the area where you plan on putting it. You can use soap and water to clean up the area or simply wipe the spot with rubbing alcohol. (70% isopropyl alcohol). Very important to remove all the dirt and dust to reduce the risk of the sticker lifting off.
Use the Wet Method
Step 2: Apply when temperatures are moderate.
For the best results, install your stickers in a shaded area away from direct sunlight. When possible, you should apply stickers when the temperature is above 60F and below 90F. (+15C and below +30C)
We use 7 mil engineer grade film and we recommend using the wet method with heat gun, this trick is a life-saver. After cleaning your surface area, wet the area again using a spray bottle and a solution of about 5% soap / 95% water. Apply the sticker while the area is still wet. This will keep it from adhering immediately and give you time to reposition if necessary. It also enables you to remove any bubbles using a plastic card. The soapy water will dry in a few minutes and leave your sticker firmly affixed. Please, trying the sample decal first will help if you are unsure.
Apply the adhesive replica sticker
Step 3: Slowly peel off the backing. When you are ready to apply the sticker, slowly peel off the backing.
Take care as you do not want the sticker to get tangled up before you get a chance to install it.
Apply the sticker. Once the backing is off, carefully place it where you want it applied.
Start at one end, guiding the sticker to slowly fall into position. Do not press it in place until you are sure it is in the right spot.
Line up, and start using a plastic card to remove out air bubbles
Step 4: Lineup and star push bubbles out from under the sticker. After the bumper sticker is applied where you want it, take a credit card or something similar and run it across the sticker from the center out preferably using a card.
This will push out any air bubbles that may have formed during installation. Removing these little air pockets will allow the sticker to adhere better and extend its life.
Curved surfaces, dealing with confirming and wrinkles.
Step 5: On curved surfaces, you will inevitably encounter some folds or creases on the film. Reposition the film with tension to avoid creasing when installing. When needed, heat the film to soften and conform it to the shape. It is critical not to overheat the film. We suggest testing how much heat the material can tolerate before application on test pieces. Wrinkles can usually be massaged away with a heat gun.
Try to squeegee the remaining crow’s feet and if they still do not disappear repeat steps until the crow’s feet eventually disappear. Heat gun will help dry faster (hair blower)
Clean any remaining residue
Step 6: Clean any residue left around the sticker. Once your sticker has been installed and all the bubbles have been pushed out.
Simply take a clean, slightly dampened cloth and gently wipe away the residue. It is recommended you do not wash your car for a day or two so the sticker can properly set.
Helpful tips and some tricks.
Disclaimer: These videos should not be used as exact guides. They offer tips and tricks of the trade that can benefit any wrapping project. Different products have different skill level requirements for the installation.
This film is not recommended for use on stainless steel.
Make sure when you choose a place to install your stickers, it will not cover any electronic sensors/radars.
No person may drive any motor vehicle with obstructs the view, upon the front windshield, side windows, or rear windows of such vehicle which obstructs the Driver’s clear view of the highway or any intersecting highway.
From car enthusiasts to movie stars, we create replica plates for both personal and professional reasons such as:
- Personal sports cars
- Historic vehicles
- For vehicles in movies, photoshoots, etc.
- Solutions for repair body shops or custom car tuning locations
ABOUT US: Adhesive Replica was established in 2012 out of the desire to provide a solution to the typical metal license plate. For car enthusiasts who want to prevent excessive drilling or long-time car owners whose license plates have faded, our goal is to provide high-quality vinyl stickers made to match your original license plate.
Good to know note:
- Our Removable Reflective Graphic Film product covered with a life-time warranty, what is included any scratch or damage, the bodywork on a vehicle, relocation of your existing license plate to another vehicle.
- You can register a loyalty and rewards account for future discounts, also we invite you to our Affiliate program.
- We open to investments, partnership, and collaboration.