How do I apply vinyl to a car window?

I just bought a Chevy Silverado, and I want to make it stand out by adding some vinyl to the car windows. How can I apply the vinyl so it stays straight and looks like a professional did it?

Answer
Adding a bit of flair to your Silverado is a great way to make it stand out! If you’re worried about placing vinyl decals on a car window, try not to stress. All you’ll need is window cleaner, a microfiber cloth, a squeegee or credit card, window cleaner, masking tape, and patience.
After you’ve gathered all of these items, follow these step-by-step instructions for a professional-looking job:
  • Use the window cleaner to clean the window.
  • Wipe the area dry with a microfiber cloth.
  • Place the vinyl decal in the proper location—do not remove the backing.
  • Apply masking tape to the top of the decal to hold it in place against the window.
  • Use a level to make sure your vinyl is straight.
  • Remove the backing slowly.
  • Use either a squeegee or credit card to slowly push the sticker onto the window from top to bottom, taking care to eliminate bubbles.
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Eric Schad
Answered on Nov 19, 2021
Eric Schad has been a freelance writer for nearly a decade, as well as an SEO specialist and editor for the past five years. Before getting behind the keyboard, he worked in the finance and music industries (the perfect combo). With a wide array of professional and personal experiences, he’s developed a knack for tone and branding across many different verticals. Away from the computer, Schad is a blues guitar shredder, crazed sports fan, and always down for a spontaneous trip anywhere around the globe.
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