How the WiperWagger® works

A WiperWagger® uses your rear windscreen wiper to bring the image to life. A WiperWagger® comprises high quality car sticker images of the body of the subject, usually the head and shoulders, and a wagging/waving appendage, either a left and right waving arm, sometimes a leg, or even a tail!

The body piece is stuck to the rear windscreen and surrounding bodywork of your vehicle and positioned next to the rear windscreen wiper pivot point. The wagging/waving part is fixed to the rear wiper arm using a special piece of plastic and cable ties to secure it or stuck directly onto the wiper arm itself. In the case of a head and shoulders image you can select either a left or right waving arm depending on which is the most suitable for your vehicle.

The fitting process is simple and straightforward and deciding how you want your image to wag or wave all adds to the fun! Your WiperWagger® comes with a number of pre-printed messages for the speech bubble incorporated in the image or you can use in your own unique message in the speech bubble.

The sticker and the wagging/waving appendage are easily removed from the vehicle when you have finished with them without causing any damage or markings to your vehicle.

Detailed Fitting Instructions - People

  1. Names of the parts on the decal
    Large car decal comprising: Head and Shoulders piece; Waving Arm pieces and pre-printed Messages. Head and Shoulders piece and Waving Arms may have pre-cut edges. Head and Shoulders piece includes 'extended shoulders' to visually connect shoulder to the Waving Arm when that is fitted. (see diagram below).
  2. Clean the windscreen beforehand
    Ensure the rear windscreen and bodywork of the vehicle is oil free, clean and completely dry. The wiper arm normally has a hinge which allows you to lift it away from the rear windscreen when you are cleaning the glass.
  3. Fitting the head and shoulders piece
    Cut out all the pieces from the decal. If they are pre-cut then still cut them out leaving a small amount of extra decal material outside the pre-cut edges of each image. Cut round the pre-printed messages, staying close to the lettering making sure you don't leave sharp corners to catch the wiper blade. (see image below)
  4. Decide whether to fit the Head and Shoulders piece to the left or right of the rear wiper, with the 'extended shoulder adjacent to the wiper pivot point. The position may be determined by the wiper blade position or to suit your own personal preference. (see image below)
  5. Preperation, positioning and correct alignment on the rear windscreen
    Trim the extended shoulder of the decal to fit around the wiper pivot point. Trim the other extended shoulder to reduce the shape to a normal shoulder profile unless you are going to stick a second waving arm onto the image (fixed to the glass). Peel back a corner of protective backing paper from the shoulder to be stuck next to the wiper pivot. Fold the corner of backing paper neatly backwards so that it doesn't get in the way. Hold the head and shoulders piece against the rear windscreen to make sure that it's horizontal across the rear of your vehicle and stick down the corner of the decal adjacent to the wiper pivot. (see diagram and image below – diagram has left shoulder next to wiper pivot point and image has right shoulder next to wiper pivot point).
  6. Sticking down - do the shoulders first
    Always work away from the corner of the decal which has been stuck down next to the wiper pivot. Peel back an inch at a time of the protective backing paper keeping the exposed sticky surface of the decal clear of the vehicle. Using a thumb or fingers rub the area of the decal being stuck down, steadily moving away from the wiper pivot, using an up and down rubbing motion across the width of the shoulder being stuck down. This prevents air bubbles and creases forming. Move steadily along the shoulder. (Note: if you feel an air bubble or a crease you can just lift off that bit of the decal you have just stuck down and re-do that area, rubbing across the decal with thumb or fingers to ensure that air bubbles or creases don't develop again). (see diagrams below)
  7. Gradually move across the shoulders peeling back the protective backing paper and vigorously rubbing the decal as you go to remove any air bubbles and/or creases. At some point you will remove the protective backing paper from the opposite shoulder area and this allows you to finish off the shoulder area of the decal without the head area of the decal impeding your progress.
  8. When you remove the protective backing paper from the opposite shoulder it allows the head and neck part of the decal, still with the protective backing paper in place, to hang away from the windscreen whilst you concentrate on sticking down the opposite shoulder. With the protective backing paper removed, hold the end of the opposite shoulder and, whilst keeping it clear of the glass, vigorously rub your thumb of finger up and down over the area of the decal being applied to the glass until you have worked along the full length of the opposite shoulder and stuck it all to the glass. (see diagram below).
  9. Sticking down - now do the neck and head
    You should now have the shoulders neatly stuck down with the head and neck area of the decal (with protective backing paper still attached) hanging down away from the glass. With your thumb or finger vigorously rub horizontally across the neck area slowly move upwards towards the top of the head peeling back protective backing paper as you go. Once again the movement of your thumb across the area of the neck and head being stuck down removes air bubbles and creases as you work upwards to the top of the head. (see diagram below)
  10. Fitting the waving arm(s)
    Next, you'll work on the Waving Arm so make sure you use the correct arm for your Head and Shoulders piece (Thumb on the inside!).
  11. Sticking the waving arm image to the plastic sheet
    Like item 5 above, peel back an inch of protective backing paper from the elbow end of the Waving Arm image and fold the backing paper neatly backwards so that it doesn't get in the way. Hold the Waving Arm against the plastic sheet to making sure it fits neatly within the area of the plastic sheet and stick down the elbow to fix the positioning. You can steadily pull back the protective backing paper an inch at a time whilst rubbing across the width of the arm being stuck down to ensure there are no air bubbles or creases developing. Continue until the arm, hand and fingers are properly stuck down on the plastic sheet ready to be cut out. (see image below).
  12. Cutting out the waving arm
    Neatly cut out the shape of the Waving Arm stuck to the plastic sheet with a pair of scissors or a Stanley knife. Hold the cut-out Waving Arm against the wiper arm with the elbow end positioned over the wiper pivot point. Cable ties are used to secure the Waving Arm to the wiper arm. (see image below)
  13. Locating positions for the cable ties to hold the waving arm to the wiper
    Whilst holding the Waving Arm in position inspect the wiper arm to identify places on the wiper arm where the Waving Arm may be attached with cable ties. Two fixing points are required a reasonable distance apart to properly secure the Waving Arm to the wiper arm. Make sure that the positions you select do not interfere with any of the mechanisms on the wiper unit as this may impede the operation of the wiper. Use a felt tip or biro to mark the two attachment positions you have selected on the Waving Arm image on its plastic sheet.
  14. To fix the arm on to the wiper arm, cable ties will have to be slotted through the Waving Arm at the previously marked attachment positions then looped around or through the wiper blade arm/mechanism and then fed back through the Waving Arm before being tightened. So you'll need adjacent holes for each attachment point with the space between adjacent holes roughly corresponding to the width of the wiper arm at that point.
  15. Using the pointy end of your scissors carefully make puncture holes in the Waving Arm for the cable ties to be threaded through.
  16. Fixing the waving arm to the wiper arm.
    The cable ties run through from the front of the Waving Arm, loop around the wiper arm and then return via the adjacent hole. Once threaded through and back, the tape end of the cable tie is inserted into the locking head of the cable tie and pulled tight until the Waving Arm is properly secured to the wiper arm. (see image below).
  17. Surplus cable tie can be cut off with the scissors. Once both cable ties have been fitted perform one final check to ensure the Waving Arm is secure. (see image below)
  18. Making use of the other waving arm
    You can use the other Waving Arm decal to give your WiperWagger® even more character. Just decide where you want to stick the Waving Arm on the image on the rear windscreen. Peel off the sticky backing paper inch by inch from the elbow end and stick it to down whilst vigorously rubbing the decal as you go to remove any air bubbles and creases.
  19. Fitting a pre-printed message
    Choose a message to apply to your WiperWagger® image. Alternatively, you can write your own personal message into the empty speech bubble using an indelible felt tip pen!
  20. Subsequent removal
    Cut through the cable ties on the Waving Arm/Wagging Appendage with scissors. Pick and lift up a corner of the Head and Shoulders piece before peeling the remainder of the sticker from the rear windscreen/bodywork. It will not leave any marks.

When attaching or removing your WiperWagger® please pick/tidy up any unwanted material and dispose of it responsibly. Thank you.


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