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Discussion in 'Ford Raptor How-To's and FAQs' started by Devildog1775, Mar 21, 2020.

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    I bought Rappy Graphics door pillar stickers, but there is no installation instructions. WTF. What's the process?
     
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    Not much too it. Just clean the application surface and then do a final clean with isopropyl alcohol. Then, you can do a wet application where you spray water with a few drops of dish soap mixed in. Spray it on the application surface and the adhesive surface. That should allow you to move the sticker around as you get it into final position. Squeegee the water out with a rubber wedge or a credit card wrapped in a thin microfiber cloth. You can promote drying with a heat gun or blow dryer. Just don’t get the material too hot or it will melt/shrink.

    If needed, go to a vinyl wrap or paint protection film shop and they should be able to apply the material for you for a minimal fee.
     
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    Thanks. I think i am capable of doing it. Appreciate the info.
     
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    Easy to do. They fit real well. Heat gun would help if necessary.
     
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    For the b pillars RappyGraphics recommends a dry application! Clean the area first, peal the backing off, align as you are putting the decal on. If it isn't going on straight pull it back and re-align. I used a felt covered squeegee on the first two but found it better (less chance of scratches) to work out any air with my hand/fingers. I followed up with a blow dryer working out any other air. I just did mine yesterday!

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    Did mine. Easy. Thanks all.

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    That would’ve been good to know....I did a buddy’s using the “wet” technique without issues.
     
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    Why the recommendations to dry install?
    Wet install is way easier. Been doing that for MX graphics installs for decades
     

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