Graphic Kit Preparation & Installation Guide
When installing graphic kits patience is a virtue...
It’s not difficult, but just as most things, if you take your time, you’ll have a great result! If you’re not patient, we suggest having them professionally installed at your favorite Power Sports Shop.
Prep The Plastics
- Remove any existing graphics or residue by removing and cleaning them with Methyl Ethyl Ketone. Note: If this solution is left too long on anything it’ll damage it, so once you start a plastic section, we suggest finishing it.
- Remove any burs of scuffed plastic with a razor blade smoothing them out as much as possible.
- Wash with soap and water. Just a little dish washing soap in a bucket of water.
- Dry thoroughly.
- Have a heat gun ready (a hair dryer is just fine.) This will make our pliable vinyl graphics even more flexible for installation.
- Start with a smaller section first to get comfortable with the process. Align graphic sections as if placing on the plastics BEFORE removing paper backing. This will help you see how you want to line them up.
- Prepare a soapy water solution in a plastic spray bottle. Choose the first section to start with and spray that plastic with this solution. Note: We recommend that you do one section at a time.
- Begin installing graphics starting from one end and squeegee it on removing the air bubbles as you go. Note: For your larger sections, we recommend beginning from the center of the graphic piece and working your way to the outside of graphic using a soft cloth and your hands. Also, REMINDER to align each section with the adjoining sections for the full graphic affects. Also, REMINDER, to use your hair dryer to make graphics more pliable in more contoured sections. This will also help you stretch the graphics a little if needed. These kits are engineered for each machine application and are very precise, so only a small amount of stretching may me required.
- Home stretch! Double check for air bubbles and any kinks while drying. These may re-appear until adhesive begins to cure. Note: The hair dryer will also help dry out the wet installation process. You can use a needle to poke any little bubbles if you can’t rub them out.
- Let your kit dry approximately 2 days. It can be less if it's not too hot or too cold during the drying process.
- AMR Racing Graphic Kits are the toughest kits on the market so don't think you have to baby it. Most importantly have fun on your next ride and make sure to send us your pictures of your new look!
AMR Racing Graphic Kits - The toughest kits on the planet!