How do I apply a vinyl decal on a car window?

I’d like to add a few vinyl decals to my car window, but I’m worried about keeping them straight. What should I do to apply a vinyl decal on a car window so it looks great?

Answer
Applying vinyl decals to your car window can give your ride a unique look, but placement is integral. To put a vinyl decal on a car window, you’ll need painter’s or masking tape, a squeegee, window cleaner, and some patience.
Once you’ve gathered all of these items, follow these steps to apply your vinyl decal:
  • Clean the area with the window cleaner and dry it with a microfiber cloth.
  • Put the vinyl decal where you want it, and tape the top of the sticker to the window. Do not remove the liner yet.
  • Use a level to ensure it’s straight.
  • Slowly remove the backing.
  • Use the squeegee to slowly push the sticker onto the window from top to bottom, taking care to avoid leaving bubbles.
And that’s all there is to it!
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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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