Methyl ethyl ketone and technical xylene are hazardous substances and must be
disposed of in accordance with AR 420-47, Solid and Hazardous Waste
Alternate but less effective methods of removing the markers involve the use of common paint removers or
a sharp bladed instrument. Avoid materiel surface damage and self-inflicted personal injury.
The vinyl marker cannot satisfactorily be removed by power sanding or abrasion.
These methods will damage the materiel surface, necessitating refinishing.
Temperature. Application of the vinyl marker should be made at moderate temperatures above 40°F (4.44°C),
but may be made at lower temperatures if the surface is prewiped with technical isopropyl alcohol. If the surface
temperature is warm or hot, insure that application is exact at first contact since the decal will stick quickly.
Sealing. Sealing of the marker or its edges with varnish or other sealant is neither required nor recommended.
Legend Marker Application.
Each legend marker is prespaced and precentered on the application tape and backed with a protective
liner over the pressure sensitive adhesive.
Mark a straight horizontal guideline on the materiel surface in the appropriate location. This guideline will
be used for properly positioning the legend.
Place the legend on a flat surface with the translucent application tape side down and carefully remove the
protective liner. Avoid handling the adhesive on the legend marker.
Position the legend to the guideline on the materiel. Press one edge down while holding the rest of the
legend taut and slightly away from the surface (see figure 6-6A).
Roll the legend down firmly with a roller or applicator to remove any trapped air bubbles or wrinkles (see
Starting at one corner of the marker, remove the application tape by carefully peeling it back flat against
itself (see figure 6-6C).
Roll the legend again to insure complete and firm adhesion.
Character (Letter or Numeral) Marker Application.
Each character (letter or numeral) is precentered on the application tape and backed with a protective liner
over the pressure sensitive adhesive.
Mark a straight horizontal guideline on the materiel surface in the designated location. This guideline will be
used for proper alignment of the characters.