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Vinyl Application Fluid

November 18, 2019

Our Vinyl Application Fluid has been part of our cleaners, thinners and polishes range for many years, but for those of you who want to know more about it’s uses please ‘stick’ to reading our recommendations below!

 

Before you start, ensure that the area where you are going to place the vinyl graphic is clean by using Anglo ‘Auto Clean’. This will remove any dust, grease, grime etc. Once the surface is clean and free from any contamination, check if the graphic can be dry applied or wet applied. For wet applications there are a choice of two techniques for applying the graphic.

 

Hinge method

Place the vinyl graphic where you need it and apply some masking tape along the top edge to hold it in place, thus forming a hinge. Lift the graphic and apply the Vinyl Application Fluid sparingly onto the application surface. Remove the backing liner from the vinyl to expose the adhesive surface on the graphic. Then slowly lower the graphic into the Vinyl Application Fluid. Using a suitable squeegee, so as not to scratch your vinyl, smooth out the graphic. Work from the centre outwards to remove any air bubbles and push the adhesive layer onto the application surface for a bond to form. Allow a few minutes for the bond to develop. Then wipe away the excess Application Fluid with a microfibre cloth, taking care not to move the graphic. Then remove the tape by pulling it in a diagonal direction, away from the graphic. Finally wipe again with a clean cloth to clean the vinyl and to finish.

 

Floating the Vinyl

Here you don’t need any tape but ensure that the area is clean as previously. Apply the Vinyl Application Fluid to the application area. Remove the lining from the vinyl and apply the Vinyl Application Fluid to the adhesive surface. Apply the adhesive surface of the vinyl onto the application area. This does not have to be precise as the Vinyl Application Fluid reduces any friction so that you can float the vinyl into position. Then carefully use a suitable squeegee to work from the centre to the edges, taking care not to press too hard as the vinyl can still float on the application fluid. This is to remove the excess Application Fluid from underneath the vinyl, any bubbles and allow the adhesive layer to form a bond with the application area. Leave for a few minutes for the adhesive layer to form a bond with the application surface. Then wipe the whole area with a clean microfibre cloth.

 

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