Stickman Vinyls Tank Pad Installation Guide

Tools Needed:

  • Scissors
  • Masking tape
  • Tape measure
  • Cleaning cloth
  • Soap or isopropyl alcohol

Step 1 : Prep surface
Wipe surface using cloth and isopropyl alcohol (or soap with lukewarm water) to get rid of any dust or residues.

Step 2 : Cut tank pad into shape
Prepare your tank pad by cutting as closely along the shape of your tank pad.

Step 3 : Measure and Position
Pick the desired spot to place your tank pad. Use a tape measure to keep it centred for a balanced look.

Step 4 : Hinge method
Apply long strip of masking tape vertically and horizontally (creating a cross) down the middle of your tank pad to hold it in place.

Step 5 : Preparing for application
Starting from the top, cut the masking tape to release the top half. Fold down and begin to carefully peel the backing paper from your tank pad. Keep peeling until you reach the centre point of your tank pad.

Using a scissor, cut the backing paper as close to the centre point as possible.

Step 6 : Application
Carefully press your tank pad firmly on the surface starting from the centre point outwards. Wait for a few minutes to let the adhesive attach to the tank, then remove the long horizontal strip of masking tape from the centre point.

Step 7 : Repeat
Do the same for the bottom half by cutting the masking tape to release the bottom half and remove the backing paper completely. Again, press the tank pad firmly on the surface starting from the centre point outwards.

Step 8 : Finishing touch
Go over your tank pad once more by applying gentle pressure with your hands to ensure no corners are lifted.