Covers Most Outboard Motors up to 90 HP - some 4 stroke motors make require more material.
Mild Soap & Water Mixture or Alcohol - to clean the surface.
Lint Free Paper Towel or Cloth – to dry the surface.
Low-Tack Masking Tape – to tack in place or create a hinge.
Squeegee or Credit Card – for applying vinyl
Air Release Tool – to remove any trapped air bubbles that may form.
Hobby Knife (OFLA or XACTO knife) – for trimming away excess vinyl.
Heat Gun – for heating vinyl on complicated installations.
BEFORE GRAPHIC INSTALLATION:
The first step in any successful application is cleaning your Camowraps® Project before Installation.
Wash Motor with a mild soap & water mixture then dry with a lint free cloth.
A final cleaning should be done with Isopropyl Alcohol to clean away any impurities that could hinder the adhesive.
The next step is to remove any parts that may hamper the installation such a bolts and cords.
RECOMMENDED INSTALLATION CONDITIONS:
Whenever possible, try to apply graphics indoors in a controlled environment, such as a covered car bay or garage. Doing so will not only help you control the temperature (ideally between 70°F and 80°F), but also reduce the amount of wind, dust and other contaminates that may hinder the install process. Make sure your bay or garage is as clean as possible from dust or debris that may happen to circulate during your install (mop floor and dust with a damp cloth) before bringing in the surface for the vinyl application.
If you must do your install outside, grab a friend and choose a non-windy day that is between 60°F and 90°F, with a surface temperature over 45°F (use water to cool surface) to insure the adhesive bond forms correctly.
HOW TO INSTALL
YOUR BOAT MOTOR GRAPHICS:
Always start your wrap from the back forward to keep the wind, caused by driving the boat, from picking up the graphic and removing your Camowraps® Boat Graphics, this will also help ensure the water does not get between the seams.
For best results use pieces that are more suitable and comfortable for you to handle.
In some cases you can trace out a template using tracing paper and a pencil, but this is not required.
Cut pieces to fit the area you are covering and allow for extra material around the edges so you can trim off any excess.
Cut sheets to desired Dimensions in small easy to work with pieces.
Remove Liner to expose adhesive and apply light finger pressure to tack into place. Carefully remove & reposition if necessary.
When overlapping graphic make sure it is at least 1/2” to help with shrinking and keeping out the elements.
Once satisfied with the placement of the graphic apply steady pressure with the enclosed squeegee on a 45° angle working from the center outwards.
Smooth any bubbles by using an air release tool then applying pressure with a squeegee to release the trapped air.
Once applied re-heat and smooth all edges to help maintain the waterproof seal and to ensure that the adhesive bonds to the Motor Cover.
Use soap and water to clean graphics. Do Not use a pressure washer on graphics as this can cause them to rip and peel away. Do Not use petroleum based cleaners or spill gas on graphics as this can cause them to fade or change color completely. Do Not wax the graphics; it will only cause damage to them.
HOW TO REMOVE:
After allowing the Boat & Motor to rest in the hot sun for a few hours it is time to get started. Heat the Camo with Heat Gun or Hair Dryer for several seconds and continue to heat as you peel the material from the surface on a 120° angle. Any residue can be removed with a Citrus Based remover.
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