Clean the application surface with a warm wash cloth. If the area is exposed to oil or lubrication (like your chainstay - the tube that connects your bottom bracket to the hub of your back wheel), use rubbing alcohol. Let dry, then simply peel the decals off the sheet and apply them in whatever pattern suits your fancy.
Match themes - this is my road bike. Dark blue decals match the color of the bike’s accents when not lit up, and the silver is subtle in the day and super bright at night - here you can only two chain links, but there are quite a few on the back of the seat stay (the tube that runs from near the seat post to the hub of your back wheel) for cars to see from behind.
Blending Colors - Graham is our most dedicated bike commuter and loves his black on black bike and wanted to add Vélosight decals without compromising the color scheme. As you can see, you can’t see them...
...until they light up at night. I personally think black on black screams Batman, but as you can see from the "Up, Up, and Away" on the seat stay, Graham’s into orphaned aliens of the flying variety. He’s also rocking a complete rim set in black, as well as a couple other well-placed accents.
Our rim kits are always a great option for getting full, eye-catching coverage of your wheels, but you can use other decal sets to create unique effects. Remember to never apply Vélosight decals to the braking surface of your wheels.
On this project we used a set of black and pink pros and cons to create an eye-catching pattern, and you can see a number of black elements that add extra visbility at night while remaining invisible during the day.
Please note: We made this pink reflective vinyl custom in house, which is unfortunately very expensive to do. If you’re interested in pink (or another custom color), it’ll at least double the price of your project over our stock material. Sorry, we’re working on alternatives but so far have found none.