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    Has anyone worked with camo vinyl kits like this before www.camo4u.com - for a truck. Did you put it on yourself?

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    I worked in auto body shops for over 28 years. Installed wood grain on the old station wagons plenty of times.
    You can screw up big time if you dont know what you are doing..............

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    yes, i used to do some vichele vinyl and striping. you can screw up in a hurry.

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    I did get a kit - trying to install it this week...

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    I'd spray water or window cleaner without ammonia on the vehicle and then place the decals on so you can move it around and take out bubbles/wrinkles easily with your license or the like using it like a squeegie...

    that's how I used to put decals on the large tractor trailers, works like a charm

    I used turtle waxes window cleaner because it doesn't have ammonia, ammonia will create bubbles under the decals all on it's own

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    ,,,,the lanolin is what you have to worry about in your soap.
    Some have it,,some dont. A couple drops of dawn in a quart of water is plenty.

    Another trick you should do is to use "Clay Magic" on all your panels before you apply your decal.

    http://www.claymagic.net/using-claymagic.htm



    I would stay away from glass cleaners.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Capt Rick Hiott View Post

    I would stay away from glass cleaners.
    curious why you'd stay away from glass cleaners, I've used them for nearly 30 years putting those giant decals on the side of tractors and trailers... from the chrome chemical tankers to the box trailers, to car door size decals and have never had an issue

    I was taught that from people doing it long before me, and know many that do it today as well

    it gives you a chance to move the decals around in case you didn't put it exactly straight on... then you just carefully squeegie it from the middle out to push out the water, works like a charm brother!

    I can show you fleets of thousands of trucks that are done like this...

    or you can call a sign shop and ask them how they do it, they may have another trick too... one of our members owns a sign shop and does the camo wraps, I'll have to ask him how he does it...

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    Thats cool,,,I feel the same way about dish washing soap. They both work,,I just prefer the dish washing soap..........................

    (I have also worked at a large sign shop in Charlotte for five years, and also Anchor sign shop here in Charleston for another two) Its all good,,,


    Have you ever used the "clay magic" on your panels before you apply your decal? Its pretty cool!
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    No but I have heard it works well...

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    Always used Rapid-Tac aka Panther Piss when installing vinyl lettering/signs. I have also used dawn with water..just gotta get the mixture right or it will take forever to adhere.
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    If you ever use the clay,,,,make dam sure that you dont drop it on the ground. If you do, you might as well throw it away........................

    Its good to use before you wax you car also.
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    Well, plus, if truth be known, Capt. Rick prefers the dawn 'cuz it's kinder to his hands.....

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    I put some advantage camo tape stripes on my F150, used the rocker panel kit from camoextreme.com. Turned out pretty good for a rookie like me!





    Had the FX4 decals custom made by a guy on ebay.


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    those are some sharp pics....

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    Check with one of our Sponsors and when you talk to him let him know that you are from the SCOutdoor News site. He's good and some of the members will tell you that.



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    Looks good.....
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    just did a full camo wrap from Camo4u...
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    shows up great on that green truck.

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    Looks good yelstate. It only took you 6 yrs...

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    yeah - but it was worth it. Highly recommended

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    Then only thing I ask is...........WHY????????????????

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    HK, they might be like me..................camo is my favorite color and I wish I had one with at the least the camo rocker panels and interior.
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    I am a fan of camo...

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    Is is permanent or can it be removed after hunting season?

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    it's a one time deal

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