I used a hair dryer on low and just got the material a little warm. I ended up with a small crease toward the front and the heat also smoothed that right out.
I mainly had to use the heat at the top of the hood to wrap the 2mm or so around the lip so there wasnt any white showing. That was a little tedious but I just pushed it down with my finger and then did it again every few minutes until the whole decal stuck. Be generous with the solution on both the decal and the hood and get it in position (it slides easily). Then just work your way from the inside out pushing th water out.
There is now a version that has a red border - We have successfully tested this with a few members and have been doing them as custom orders for a couple months. Similar to the side vent 2-color decals, these come as 2 pieces that you install in 2 steps. This allows for the best, cleanest install possible. As always, these are made from top quality 3M 1080 series wrap vinyl.
Just finished installing my dual layer with the red trim. Will upload a couple pictures as well as give an unbiased opinion on them.
Install was actually super easy, took a little time installing as taking your time is key. Took me about an hour and a half, and that includes taking everything off/on the hood. Removing everything from the hood was super easy, just use the tool mentioned earlier in the thread and an adjustable wrench.
The water solution is key when applying the decal as mentioned. Even though I had it almost aligned perfectly on the first go, it helps to be able to move for sure.
The black decal is a lot easier to work with than the red in my opinion. Even after pushing out the water the red decal was moving all over the place and coming up while the black was pretty stable. Not sure if it was coincidence or something else with the adhesive.
I did leave a little overhand on the top so I could wrap the edge so I didn’t have any gaps as also mentioned earlier in this thread, but for some reason I still have not been able to fully adhere, and when I play with it it seems to lift the whole decal off the hood, so I am going to let it rest for a little and adhere more permanently and then try again.
The red is definitely a little brighter than the Rubicon outline as an FYI. Once I put on the vent decals it will all blend in together. But if you don’t have a Rubicon or redid that decal than know worries.
Don’t foresee any issues with it, but if something comes up I will let everyone know.
Glad I did it. Think it looks good and with a very little mess up on my part, definitely a more cost effective way to make your Jeep stand out. If you have been debating on this, go and order them. Definitely worth it.