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All of our decals are prepared using a system that was developed by the 3M Company. It is called ScotchCal™ and is generally considered the highest quality, most technically advanced system available.
The film used to make these decals is white vinyl and is 0.003" (0.076mm) thick. The backing paper is stiff enough to prevent warping so that the decal will maintain its shape during handling and shipping. The pressure sensitive adhesive is permanent and vandal resistant.
The vinyl inks are resistant to deterioration by sunlight. To provide maximum durability, a clear coating is also applied after the printing process.
When applying these decals, care should be taken to ensure that air bubbles are not trapped. To prevent this from happening, we suggest that the decal be laid on progressively from one end to the other. For best results, apply when the temperature is above 60°F (15°C). At temperatures between 40-60°F (4-16°C), wipe A-3 activator on the adhesive to ensure satisfactory application. A-3 activator may be obtained from Gammon Technical Products. Never attempt to apply the entire decal directly; start at one end. If air bubbles are trapped, a stiff plastic object such as a spatula can be used to work the bubbles toward an edge.
The surface on which the decal is to be applied must be clean and dry as well as free of wax, oil, and fuel.
DURABILITY: 6 years from application
SHELF LIFE: 2 years at 100°F (38°C) - not in sunlight
HUMIDITY RESISTANCE: No effect from 95% relative humidity at 100°F (38°C) for 500 hours
SALT SPRAY TEST: No effect from 20% concentration at 95°F (35°C) for 200 hours
JET FUEL RESISTANCE: No effect after 24 hours at 73°F (23°C)
WATER RESISTANCE: No effect after 24 hours at 73°F (23°C)