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How To Install Arcade Side Graphics

We get a lot of questions on how to best apply arcade graphics. Should I apply them wet? Should I lay the machine down on it's side? What's the best vinyl? What tools do I need? So, we made a simple "How To Tutorial" complete with simple words in small sentences and lots of easy-to-follow-pics.
1. CLEAN: Wipe clean the arcade surface you are applying the decal to with rubbing alcohol. Allow to dry.
   
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2. ALIGN:   Set the graphic in place where you want it. hold in place with small pieces of masking tape.Make sure it’s centered perfectly. Use a tape measure.
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3. HINGE: We recommend a friend to assist you.
With the backing paper still on, affix your decal into your desired position by putting masking tape along the length of an edge of your decal. This becomes a hinge. Flip the decal over along this hinge.
HINT: Cut a straight line on the hinge paper
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4. APPLY: Carefully peel off the backing paper entirely. Now lift the end of the transfer layer (opposite the hinge) with one hand, while using a card or squeegee with your other hand to rub the graphic firmly onto your surface.
HINT: Use a cloth or cover on the squeegee as
          to not scratch the graphic
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5. SMOOTH: Start in the middle and work your way out forcing all the air out.
                     
6 HELP: Have your friend keep the adhesive back off the floor.
HINT: If the back hits the floor it will collect dust and dirt and grime and you’ll see those under the graphic.
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7. LOOK IT OVER: Check for any bubble or folds in the vinyl.
HINT: You’re almost done, now is a good time to pop  a couple cold ones.
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8. HEAT GUN: Pop any bubbles with an Exacto or safety pin apply a little heat to get rid of any wrinkles.
HINT: If you don’t have a heat gun, use a hair dryer.
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9 TRIM: Cut off extra vinyl with a box cutter or Exacto knife. Leave about 1/2” to fold into T Molding groove.
HINT: Take your time here, Don't rush and get a big slice on your new graphic.
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10. T MOLDING: Install new T Molding
HINT: Use a Rubber Hammer so you don’t crack it.
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12. ENJOY: Play your graphically awesome arcade game.
HINT: Push 2 Player Button and let your helpful
friend go first or at least let him win one match.
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