Training Catagories
We are using an old Havoline can I had on the shelf. This is a cardboard style can but this will work
on both metal and cardboard.
The main thing you want to worry about is that you get all the oil and contaminates cleaned off or the
decal will not made a good adhesion to the can. I use lacquer thinner for this. Rubbing alcohol will
also work but I like the strength of the thinner better. Do not use paint thinner, it is a oil based
chemical and the film left behind will not allow the decal to stick.
Using a straight edge,
cut all the extra paper
and white area off the
edge of the image right
next to the ink.
Fit the decal by
wrapping it around the
can making sure it fits
correctly. Some cans
are different sizes and
you want to make sure
the decal sits down flat
and not on the edge.
Some additional
trimming may be
After fitting it, its time to
put it on. Wrap the
decal around squaring it
up. Once it is wrapped
tight put a piece of take
along one edge of the
decal. This will hold it
square to the can.
Lay the decal out and it
should look like this.
Peel the backing paper
off the decal starting at
the can. Pull it back a
few inches and slowly
work the decal down
sticking it to the can.
Work from the center
pushing your thumbs
out to the edges.
As you work your way
around the can peel a
little more of the backing
paper back. If you take
it all off at once it may
get stuck and ruin the
Once you get to the end, do not stick the last inch down until you peel about one inch
of the top transfer tape covering back. The can wrap will overlap about 1/2" and you
do not want to stick it to the top transfer covering
After your finished
sticking it down on the
overlap it is time to
remove the top
covering. Peeling it off
in narrow strips is easier
and wont pull the decal
off the can.
Peeling the edge can be
hard to start. If you
gently rub the edge with
your finger it will roll up
making it easier to start.
And your finished!
You just made a hard
to find can for your