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I've not long finished fitting my yeti graduated side decals. These were purchased from Skodadop.com as they aren't currently available in UK.Part no: 5L0071733A (5L0071733C is the lighter decal for darker cars). I thought I'd post my experience incase anyone else is thinking of buying them.They come in separate parts for rear and front doors, there is no overlap and no room for error or waste.I think this turned out to be a good thing, as you have to leave a 2mm gap from door hinge/edge which acts as a guide and also lets air bubbles escape and helps adhesion.You have another guide also as the backing paper top edge has to be placed tight up against the bottom of the moulding strip.
I lined up the smallest section first for the rear door and taped it in the middle as instructed.

Then its a case of peeling half of the backing paper and cutting the backing with scissors (extra pair of hands would be handy here), apply liberal spray of soapy water to door and back of decal, use the spatula provided to spread the decal and remove bubbles. The soap allows movement if needed and makes the process much easier. Applying this small section was incredibly easy.

For the longer front door section you are instructed to do as above, i.e. one half and then the other. This proved tricky to do alone due to the length of decal and I ran into a couple of problems. The top edge got stretched slightly when I pulled it down to remove a small bit of dirt trapped in the middle (my fault for being stupid and not peeling it back from the vertical edge instead) but I got round this by cutting two teeny tiny nicks at the top with scissors to remove the stretch. I know they're there but you can't really see them unless you look closely.


Onto the passenger side and I had learned my lesson from the driver side. I peeled the backing slower and applied the decal a short length at a time (peel, soap, spread, repeat to the end), spraying with soap as I went. This side has no bubbles/blemishes and is applied perfectly.





All in all it was reasonably easy to do with care.I think they will act as protectors against chips, tar etc on this vulnerable area of the car and I like how they look.
Being a bit of a perfectionist I will keep an eye on the driver door small imperfections and if they annoy me or start to lift away then I will likely buy another set and redo this section. However I've just checked to see how its setting and I think they will be ok.
 

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That looks really good, well done


It reminds me of years ago when I bought a set of RS2000 decals and fitted them to my ordinary Ford Escort. I've not heard of Skodadop.com before, so I am off to see what else they do
 

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These decals look great, especially on the white background. Terrific job, well done!
A few years back decals of every conceivable colour, shape and size could be seen on most vehicles, which sporned a fleet of cars that would decorate your car in your driveway or workplace, but alas all have gone the way all fashion goes.
 

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Just found your post on decals. Very impressed. I have had a white SE plus for a year now and have been wanting to make it a little different. Wow !! What a change. Hope to follow soon.
 
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