CUSTOM BRAKE LIGHT MASK INSTRUCTIONS
Please read through all the steps before starting the installation!
Using a sheet of paper, trace the approximate shape of your third brake light. Using this as a template, cut out the shape from the decal sheet. Remember, the black vinyl will cover the brake light where you want to block the light. You should try to cut out a larger size than you think you will need, as you can always trim the vinyl later.
Before applying the decal, you must clean the vehicle surface and dry with a soft lint free cloth. All road tar, wax, oils, rain-x, contaminants, etc. must be thoroughly removed. The surface you are applying the decals to MUST be in a 60 to 85 degree Fahrenheit environment. Do not apply vinyl decals in direct sunlight. The decal is sandwiched between a backing paper and a transfer tape (clear top layer). The backing paper has a non-stick surface which allows the transfer tape to be separated from it with the decal still attached. The transfer tape will separate from the decal when the decal is installed in its permanent place. Before beginning the installation, place the decal on a flat surface and rub the decal firmly to affix the decal to its transfer tape. This has already been done, but over time it’s possible the decal may become detached.
DO NOT rush the application.
Temporarily place the decal in the desired location (transfer tape side out) with two small pieces of masking tape (one on each upper corner of the decal’s transfer tape) holding the decal to the vehicle surface. Take a step back and check the location of the decal. If the decal is located properly, apply a long piece of masking tape along the top of the decal. Approximately half of the tape should be on the decal’s transfer tape and half on the vehicle surface. This will make a large hinged 'flap'.
Starting at the top, remove the decal’s backing paper gradually while smoothing the decal down with the squeegee. Once the backing has been completely removed and the decal has been seated, apply even strokes with a squeegee working from the center out.
Once all air has been forced out from under the decal, slowly remove the transfer tape.
If the graphic does not stick to the surface (it stays stuck to the transfer tape) carefully place the decal back onto the surface and squeegee again. After removing the transfer tape, if you have any big bubbles, you can pierce the decal with a pin and squeegee to remove the air. Small bubbles will disappear over time. Excess vinyl can be trimmed with a hobby knife.