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Old 04-22-2014, 11:06 PM   #15
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Hash stripes look simple enough but are definitely a little tricky. The wet method allows for adjusting the positions. One thing I learned after the fact was to separate the two stripes when starting to go down the side of the fender. This youtube has a good demo.

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Old 04-23-2014, 02:08 AM   #16
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After ruining two full sets of "store bought" hash marks, I ended up buying the 3M vinyl off ebay for $12 and it was enough to make 8 sets! It really helps to have a template to copy the curves over the wheel wells. All you have to do at this point is trace over the current hash marks and then cut your own with a sharp razor/box knife. The key is lots of soapy water and use quality 3M vinyl.

Not to nit-pick, because your color combo looks awesome, but I think you should start the front hash mark 5" back from the front of the fender and have them only 1" apart. Good luck - it's gonna look cool!

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Old 04-23-2014, 04:56 AM   #17
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Late in the process implies post squeegee.

Glad to see somebody bothered to read what I actually wrote, instead of just "poke holes in your vinyl" lol

Anybody whose done enough vinyl will tell you this is a legit fix for after you've set your vinyl to dry and an air bubble develops. A pin prick won't even be noticeable in the final product.
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Old 04-23-2014, 05:48 AM   #18
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Thanks guys, a lot of great advice here. Next attempt is this weekend
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Old 04-23-2014, 06:01 AM   #19
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For vinyl decals you are always best served using soapy water to lay them & work all of the air bubbles out with a squeegee and most of all you have to be patient with the install, take your time and make double sure they are positioned properly.
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Old 04-24-2014, 12:34 PM   #20
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For vinyl decals you are always best served using soapy water to lay them & work all of the air bubbles out with a squeegee and most of all you have to be patient with the install, take your time and make double sure they are positioned properly.
Yep.... You won't have air bubbles if you know what you're doing
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Old 04-24-2014, 01:04 PM   #21
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Yep.... You won't have air bubbles if you know what you're doing
I worked in a tint shop that had the vinyl cutter soft wear and did quite a bit of the small stuff like hash marks. I am sorry but I do have to agree^ in this particular case. Something small like a hash mark should not have any bubbles in it. If you have properly cleaned, clayed, stripped the area you are applying to. You should have to try in order to get a bubble to not come out. Now something huge like a hood or a very wide racing stripe is a different story but not for hash marks. Atleast not in my mind.
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Old 02-17-2017, 09:41 AM   #22
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A lot of good information in this thread. Hate to resurrect an old one, but...Any thoughts on ideal outdoor temperature for installation? I was thinking temps below 60F would be less than ideal. Asking because I have a set of hashes to install, and cant wait, but its February!
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