How Do You Put a Decal on a Truck Bed?

Adding decals to a truck bed is an excellent way to customize your vehicle and make it stand out from the crowd. Decals come in many shapes and sizes, and can be found in a variety of colors. Decals are relatively easy to install, but there are several things you will need to do before you get started.

Gather the Necessary Materials: Before you start adding decals to your truck bed, you will need to make sure that you have all of the materials necessary for the job. This includes a clean cloth, rubbing alcohol, masking tape, a squeegee or credit card for smoothing out the decal, and of course the decal itself.

Clean the Surface: Once you have all of your materials together, it’s time to clean the surface of your truck bed. Use a clean cloth and some rubbing alcohol to remove any dirt or debris that may be on the surface. Make sure that it is completely dry before moving on to the next step.

Position Your Decal: Now that your surface is clean, you can begin positioning your decal. Place it exactly where you want it on the truck bed and use masking tape at each corner to keep it in place while you work. Make sure that everything is lined up properly before continuing on with installation.

Smooth Out Air Bubbles: Use a squeegee or credit card to smooth out any air bubbles or wrinkles in the decal. Start from one side and slowly move across until everything is even and flat against the bed of your truck.

Finish With Heat: Finally, run a heat gun over the top of your decal for about 30 seconds or so at medium heat setting (not too hot). This will help ensure that your decal sticks properly and won’t peel off easily over time due to weather conditions such as snow or rain.


Putting a decal on a truck bed can be done relatively easily with just a few simple steps such as gathering materials, cleaning the surface area, positioning the decal properly with masking tape, smoothing out any air bubbles or wrinkles with a squeegee or credit card and finally finishing with heat using a heat gun set at medium temperature setting for about 30 seconds. With these steps in mind anyone can add their own unique style to their vehicle in no time!

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Stephen Dunn