Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour
February 13, 2017
Arrived in perfect condition and installation was a breeze. Quick tips for installation: I peeled back an inch of the backing paper at the top of the decal just before I got to the decal itself, and cut it off, all the way across the top. Then I was able to move the entire graphic onto my hood (after I cleaned and decreased it entirely) until I had it set just perfect with maybe a 2 mm edge of the graphic wrapping under the top of the edge of the hood (near the windshield). Once I had the graphic placed exactly where I wanted it I ran my fingers down to the edges of the grooves where the hood creases come up and out to make sure that the graphic was going to form correctly once I pulled the entire backing off. But before I did that I took some duct tape, three small pieces, put them up at the top of the hood, attached them to the the top of the graphic paper then attached it to the vehicle so that the paper would not move. Then I removed the backing starting at the top corners slowly and peeled back another five or six inches of the backing material and with a felt wrapped plastic edger I slowly worked out any potential bubbles. A heat gun is your friend as long as the temperatures outside are cool enough and you kee your distance with the gun. This makes installation much easier and I did not have to use a spray bottle and soap. I worked slowly peeling back more and more of the backing material using the felt lined edger slowly making sure I got into the grooves -- that was the most important part as you get to the edge of this graphic on the F150 hood. By the end as I peeled the top off, the heat gun assisted getting any remaining bubbles out -- again keep your distance, the vinyl will melt If you get too close but you can see the finished results in my pictures, it's perfect on my White Platinum Tricoat 2016 Lariat.