Application Instructions: How to Apply Your Marble MacBook Decal August 01 2015

Chances are, you can't wait to glam up your MacBook, so we'll dive right into How to Apply Your Marble MacBook Decal.

Please note: There is a slight difference in application between MacBook Pro (non-Retina) and MacBook Air / 'MacBook Pro with Retina Display' decals. Please read these instructions completely before beginning the application process.

Step 1: Clean and dry the surface of your laptop.

Step 2: Choose a burnishing tool. A credit card, gift card, or dull plastic loyalty card will work well.

Step 3: Place your MacBook on a flat surface in front of you -- with the opening facing you and the laptop completely closed. 

Step 4: Very slowly peel the backing away from two corners along one of the longer edges of the decal.

Step 5: While holding the decal taut, line up the edge of the decal with the edge of your laptop; adhere lightly. (For MacBook Pro: Press the corner pieces in place (there are 2 pieces per corner that wrap around the rounded laptop corners), holding each corner / corner piece down for a few seconds.

If the decal corners are not in alignment with your laptop corners, carefully peel back up and reposition. When in alignment -- press down on both corners with your thumbs.

Step 6: Push a credit card across the top of the decal to smooth out air bubbles -- pushing outward. (Notice how the majority of the backing is still connected to the vinyl decal at this point?)

Step 7: Continue pulling the backing away in small increments (1-2 inches), smoothing with a credit card as you go.

Step 8: When you get to the end, ensure the corners are in alignment. Starting with one corner, apply pressure with your finger to the corner / corner pieces, and carefully peel the backing completely off the decal on that side -- then continue pulling until it is completely removed. Apply pressure to the opposite corner to secure the decal completely.

Step 9: If one or more corners/edges is not completely secure, apply low heat from a hair dryer held at least 5 inches away for no more than 3 seconds per corner.

Step 10: Open your MacBook and watch it GLOW!

Additional Tips:

  • If you accidentally applied + burnished the decal with a credit card and it is sitting slightly crooked, do not peel it back -- it may stretch or tear if already securely fastened to your laptop. Instead, use nail clippers or a small scissors to trim the material hanging off the edge.

  • When you’re ready to remove your decal permanently, there may be a small bit of adhesive left behind if it’s been secured for several months. Just wipe with a damp cloth in a circular motion (or rub it with your finger) and the adhesive will come right off.

 Application Steps in Slideshow Format
[Default slideshow is for MacBook Pro. Select 'Other Presentation' at right for MacBook Pro Retina / MacBook Air decals]

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