No. Unfortunately, if you have ceramic coated your frame or forks to prevent things sticking to them, this also applies to decals.
FAQ Section: Decals
Matte or Gloss finish?
We always recommend matching the finish to the surface that the decals are being applied to. For example, choose a matte finish for a matte fork, and gloss finish for a glossy rear shock or frame.
Real stealth decals are a combination of matte & gloss. Select matte base for a matte surface, and vice versa.
For Premium Foil chrome prints we always keep the chrome parts glossy. If you select a matte finish for a chrome kit – the decal background will be matte only, and the chrome parts stays glossy.
Which rear shock decal size do I need?
If you take a look under the Specs tab you will find guidance on which size to choose.
Scroll down the product page to find the tab.
Do I need to order one or two sets of rim decals?
We always supply enough decals for two wheels, according to the original decal design.
If you take a look under the Specs tab you can see exactly what’s included for each kit. Scroll down the product page to find the tab.
How many decals are in a kit?
If you take a look under the Specs tab you can see exactly what’s included for each kit.
Scroll down the product page to find the tab.
What are real stealth decals?
Are bright colours so last season? Then real stealth decals are for you!
Real stealth decals are printed with a combination of matte black and gloss black finishes ONLY. You have the option of a matte black background with glossy graphics, or a gloss black background with matte graphics. We recommend matching the background finish to your fork finish so the decals blend in for an OEM look.
Real stealth decals are printed onto transparent vinyl to avoid any white edges on your murdered out steed!
What is a premium foil decal?
Premium Foils are thermally printed decals that use coloured resin ‘foils’ instead of ink. The coloured foil is transferred to the vinyl using heat and pressure. Foil colours are super bright, solid, and we can even print special colours such as mirror chromes, neon and metallics. Foil decals are printed onto white or transparent base vinyl then finished with a glossy or matte protective laminate.
The Premium Foil option is more expensive as there is more setup work involved, as well as longer printing time and more expensive materials. The colours and combinations available with foils are unique and will really set your bike apart from the rest.
What is a full colour decal?
Full colour decals are digitally printed using inks. The majority of our decals are printed in this way, and the colour options are almost endless. Full colour decals are printed onto a white base vinyl and finished with a gloss or matte protective laminate.
We can match most colours with full colour printing, but for print special colours such as chrome or neon, you will need to go with our premium foil option.
I have a mullet, do I have to order two sets?
We can produce the rim decals in a mix of two sizes, so mullet owners only need to order one decal set.
Most rim decals now have a mullet size option, but if not – just select one of the sizes on the product page, then write us a note to us during the checkout process!
How much do your decals cost?
Check out our shop to see what your decals will cost.
Most decals have a few different pricing levels that reflect the manufacturing efforts that go into them.
Any tricks to nail the install perfectly?
Install is a breeze. Before we mention a couple of install techniques, please remember this.
When you first start lining up the decal, only lightly touch it down. If you are not happy with its position, gently peel it back up. These things are durable and so long as the environment is clean you can re-stick them.
Install technique 1
Your decal comes with a centerline. Partially peel the decal off the backing until just past this center line. Bend the backing on the center line.
Now you have a clear defined centerline to align.
Install technique 2
Your decal comes with a centerline. Peel the area around your decal off the backing… stick the outline according to the centerline on your bike.
Now you have a clear stencil to align your decal to
Install technique 3
Take a piece of masking tape and stick it so that one edge aligns with the centerline and the tape overlaps the edge of the decal. Do this top and bottom of the decal and the centerline.
Now you have a centerline, the side of the masking tape, to align your decals.
Install technique 4
If replacing old decals, when you peel them off your bike or fork, you will likely see a slight outline.
Align your decals with the outline.
Install technique 5
Free ball! These are decals, get styley!
Do you provide a proof?
No, we do not send out proofs. We developed the Slik Decal Customiser so that you could see your decals before you bought. While screen colour varies, we have positioned the colours to be as correct as possible. If you’ve chosen a colour match swatch, we’ve done our due dilligence.
Not happy when you received your decals? Get in touch and let’s sort it out!
Can you colour match my frame/pedals/grips/helmet/shoes…?
Yes we can! Colour matching is our speciality.
Step one: check out our library of decals and choose your favourite.
Step two: Customise your decal, included in the customiser are a ton of pre-matched brand colours.
Step three: Still don’t see the colour you are looking for? There is a colour request function in the customiser below the swatches. Write in the details. Pantones & RAL reference colours are ideal (be sure to be checking against a swatch book, not an internet image as screens are different), but if you put your bike model we can work with these as well.
Step four: Put your order in, if we require any follow up to your instructions, we will reach out.
Do you do custom decal projects?
Occasionally, we take on custom decal projects that are more involved. With limited time, we can only do so many of these projects and select them based on availability and relevancy. Custom decal projects cannot be returned.
If you are interested in discussing a custom project, please complete a Custom Project Request form.
Do you do decals for this Model/Year/Size?
Our site is the most up to date catalog of our decal designs. If you don’t see it, we don’t have it on file.
Please complete a Decal Request form, and we will do our best to add the model!
How do I order custom decals?
Through our Online Decal Customiser!
All of our decal designs are available to be used with the Slik Graphics customiser. Choose a base design, then choose your colours and custom text (if applicable). Add to cart and sit impatiently while the shipping gods do their thing.
If you want a colour that is not available in our swatch groups, be sure to use the colour request function of the customiser.
If you are looking for a custom project that is more involved, please see the FAQ on custom projects.