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What tools are needed to handle vinyl?

When working with vinyl you should have scissors or cutter knives, ruler or measuring tape, pencil and a squeegee.


What type of surface can vinyl sheets be applied to?

The surface should be even, free of dust and grease; untreated wood (chipboard, plywood) should be pre-treated with a base coat (sealing primer / acrylic base).


How do you correctly cut vinyl sheets?

Using a ruler and a pencil, any desired form can be pre-sketched on the back paper and can then be cut along those lines. The grid arrangement is a great help for this. If you want to achieve precise edge terminations, you should always cut an overlap of about 4 mm. The overlapping edges can later be cut off with a sharp knife (cutter).


How can I avoid creating bubbles when applying the sheets?

The best way to do it is to remove only a part of the back paper, to position the sheet and then, using a squeegee or smoother, pressing the sheet from the centre of the sheet to the sides. If the sheet has been positioned incorrectly, it can be pulled off again and corrected (except if it has been applied to paper or cardboard). You can achieve the best results if you use a square wooden block that has a piece of left-over carpet wrapped around it to smooth the sheet out.


My adhesive vinyl sheets are crooked, what can I do?

Not a problem, the sheet can be pulled off carefully and be re-applied (except if it was applied to paper or cardboard) - its full adhesive strength will only take effect after several hours).


Bubbles! How do I get rid of them?

Prick the surface with a needle and press the air out through the hole.


Can I apply vinyl to round edges?

 Yes, simply heat up the sheet with a blow dryer at its lowest setting,, pull it into the desired form and press it down. If the sheet is heated, the corners and edges can be pulled into place without any problems. Work carefully in this case so that the sheet is not overstretched.

How do I apply a sheet to a glass surface (without creating bubbles)?

It's easy: first, thoroughly clean the surface you want to apply the sheet to with a commercial cleaner. After that, spray the surface with water that has a few drops of washing-up liquid in it, remove the back paper from the sheet completely, and possibly also slightly spray the sheet. Lay the sheet on the watery film and move it to the desired position. Now slide out the water and the air inclusions toward the side (using a scraper or a rag). Should there be any haze in the transparent film, it will disappear at a 20 C room temperature after 10 - 13 hours.


Can Vinyl Sheets be used outdoors?

Yes. Depending on the weather conditions (sun, water, fog...) the film last for about one year, after that the colour will change and the film might become harder.


What temperatures can self-adhesive vinyl sheets withstand?

The sheets withstand temperatures between -10°C to 50°C without problems.


How heat-resistant are the d-c-fix sheets?

The vinyl sheets can withstand temperatures of up to 80°C for short periods of time.


Can d-c-fix vinyl sheets be used in damp locations?

d-c-fix sheets can be used in damp locations. However, if water will regularly be in contact with the sheeting edges (e.g. On the edge of a bath), it should be sealed with silicone or caulking.

How do I remove the old self-adhesive film?

Simply begin pulling the vinyl off at one corner. The sheet is especially easy to pull off when it has been heated (again, use a hair dryer in this case). Any left-over glue can be removed with an alcohol-based solvent.


How do you clean d-c-fix sheets?

d-c-fix sheets can be cleaned with commercial cleaners - the best way to clean them is with warm water and dish liquid. Once clean, dry the vinyl sheet by rubbing it with a soft rag.

Is there a d-c-fix glass film that protects from UV radiation?

 Yes, d-c-fix sun protection sheets absorb 99% of UV rays and only allow 20% of light through the glass pane. If the purpose is to only reduce the amount of light coming in, the tinged films offered by d-c-fix are ideal.


Are there any vinyl films that protect against broken glass?

Of course! The protective vinyl window film is made of tearproof, glass-clear polyester film. The side of the vinyl that’s applied to the inside of the window is coated, meaning it’s scratch-free. Should the glass break, the glass pieces are held extremely fast to the sheet, so that the glass itself won't fall apart. In addition, the sheet absorbs 99% of damaging UV rays.


How environmentally friendly are d-c-fix sheets?

d-c-fix vinyl sheets are free of heavy metals, lightfast in accordance with DIN EN ISO 105-B02, and abrasion and scouring resistant as per DIN EN ISO 105-X12. Solvent-free emulsion glues are used exclusively, meaning d-c-fix vinyl sheets are perfect for children's bedrooms and playrooms.