Here is a quick video showing how to properly align and apply our Peel 'n Stick Baseplates.
Prepping your surface.
Make sure your surface is clean and free of dust, oil and grease.
Most surfaces won’t be greasy but some metals have oils and if the surface feels oily you may want to clean it with a citrus degreaser before applying the plates.
It is recommended that all surfaces be cleaned with a solution of 50% water, 50% isopropyl alcohol before applying plates. This step may not be absolutely necessary but is recommended for the plates to last the longest.
Setting your first plate
One of the most important steps in the process is setting the first plate.
If you don’t get this plate square, the rest of your table could be off a bit and if you are making a big table, slightly off could turn into inches.
When you are done with your layout and have pencil marks to guide you (see instructions), peel the backing off your plate and line up the plate by setting one edge against one pencil line (similar to the photo on the left). Don’t set the plate down completely until you are certain that you are lined up well.
Be sure to match the corner of the plate with the corner of your pencil lines and when you are confident that you are lined up correctly, gently set the rest of the plate down. If your pencil lines still look good, press the plate firmly into place, starting at one end and working your way across.
Great job, your first plate is set!!! It’s all down hill from here.
Setting the rest of your plates
Once the first plate is set, lock 4 stud by 8 stud LEGO® style blocks along the edge of the next plate to span between the plate in your hands and the one already stuck down.
Without setting the plate down, line up the blocks over the studs of the plate already stuck down to the table and in one motion, lock the block over the studs and gently set the plate down.
When the plate is down , the blocks should be locked on both plates with a consistent small gap between the plates. If you are happy with how it is set, press the second plate firmly into place starting at the seam between the plates and working your way to the other edge.
Repeat this process with all of the plates, locking them together with blocks as you go.
Once the last plate is set, leave the plates connected with the blocks for a minimum of one hour. If possible, leave them connected for 24 hours to allow the adhesive to completely flow into the surface.
The plates however, can be used immediately for building.
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