Must Have Tools When Managing Rental Properties

Today we’re looking at some of the tools that every homeowner and rental property manager should have and know how to use, which include an outlet tester, a non contact voltage tester and a multi-meter. An outlet tester is excellent because it does a couple of things. One is that it tells you if the outlet is properly wired and especially if you have electronic equipment, you want it go in through the hot side and coming out through the neutral. And if it's wired backwards, you can actually shorten the life of your electronics. For those of you planning on using your investment property as a short term rental, you definitely want to know that your many corporate housing and extended stay tenants coming through for an aren’t going to be frying their laptops while staying with you!

Another safety feature, if you have floor lamps plugged into an outlet that's wired improperly, it can actually be live, the socket can be live, even if the switch is off. So just an excellent tool and most of these have a guide on it to tell you exactly what the lights mean.

So just a nice thing to have in your toolbox. A non contact voltage tester, I like much more than some of those small testers with the two probes. I like this style that you have to actually, physically turn it on and hold it on because it lets you know that it's working. When you depress this and hold it on, it's going to chirp and it's going to give you a light.

By continually depressing this bottom, you can tell whether a circuit is live. And you don't have to touch it. Especially in an area like this where you have metal boxes and if you didn't know whether was live and here is a very little space, if you took this out and touch the box, it could be a shock hazard. So just an excellent tool.

The third thing is every homeowner should really have a multi-meter and this does a variety of different tests and you can turn it to AC-Alternative Current, and you can test your outlets and switches and it tells you whether is live or not, it also tells you whether there is a grounding problem and then it does a couple other things that I want to show you.

I like the multi-meter because it's very flexible, you can do a lot of different tests with this one tester. So you can check AC 120 or 240 Volts, you can check DC. So if you have a car battery that you want to check, you can check that with this also. And it has settings like this: it has a 9 Volt and a 1.5 Volt.

So when you plug in your tester in, you are going to have one side that has the red lead and one side that has the black lead. When you are testing regular AC current, it doesn't matter which probe you use, when you are testing batteries, you want the positive side to be on your red probe and the negative on your black probe.

So I set this to 9 Volt and we'll just test this and you can see nothing is going on. So this is a bad battery. So now we'll test this other battery and you can see how it goes to 9 Volts. So just a nice handy tool to have in the house. We can switch this to 1.5 Volts and whether you have a D battery or double A or triple A, all of these are 1.5 Volts.

It's just bigger storage or smaller storage and by touching it on the ends you can see 1.5 Volts. So just a great tool to test batteries. Now I can switch this to the continuity test and if you have a switch that you are wondering, a light or something that's not working and you wanted to test your switch, you would put it in the ON position and you are testing to see if there's a flow of current through this.

And by touching the two screw terminals, you can see that it's showing a current passing through this. And the same thing if you have fuses or car fuses, you can touch it on the context and you can see it's showing that a current is passing through this. So just an excellent tool to do a variety of thing around the house. So if you had these three tools in your home and at your disposal when dealing with your investment properties/rental properties, you would be able to do pretty much any electrical test that you need to do.

Small Appliance Repair – Dallas Appliance Masters

Even though I typically don't do work on smaller kitchen appliance repairs like this countertop stand mixer anymore, I realize it's the sort of thing a lot of people have, so there's a good chance a lot of you may need to know about it.  So today I'm looking at my and we're going to kind of troubleshoot it together. It'll be kind of a throw-back to the days before I started working exclusively on the bigger items with my new company, Dallas Appliance Repair Masters

This is the worm gear and you can tell that it's intact, there's no teeth ground off of that, but on this, this little wheel has some teeth that are worn off. So I am going to guess that that's what the problem is. That one also is fine. So it's this one here, it looks like it's kind of rounded in and you can see metal shavings down in there.

So this lower wheel here on the planetary. These are retaining ring pliers and we'll take the retaining ring right off. It fits right into those two little holes. So that just comes right off. Okay. So right in between there, I just lift up, you have that pin. That pin needs to come out. Okay. So this is the bad part, as you might be able to tell, those teeth on the gear are rounded actually.

So we get the new part and then we'll get going. Okay. So it's been a few days, the new part came and I will put a link in the description below, this fits a lot of different kitchen aids. It's a standard part. But I also ordered some grease. So I am going to clean all this, because there's metal shavings and parts, little bits of metal in there.

So I am going to clean this whole thing out, all the gears, wiping them down and put new grease on it. It's a special kind of grease. Some of them are pretty toxic, if you just go to HomeDepot and get gear grease or something that would put on, maybe a semi truck, where this stuff, is still not good for you, but it's Whirlpool recommended grease.

In fact, it's an actual genuine product from Whirlpool. So I'll put the link to that in the description below, but you want to wipe it all clean. I am going to do a complete overhaul of all the parts. You can order a little bit of this grease if you are doing just one part, you don't need to do a whole overhaul.

So I cleaned up the machine, getting it ready to grease back up and then we will go to the next step. So the degreasing is something you don't have to degrease the whole machine. I chose to do it, but you can just degrease the new part. We have the whole machine taken down, degreased, so put that one gear in and then we'll grease all the parts as we go and I'll put a link in the description to where you get this grease.

It is a special grease, is not just any kind of any HomeDepot grease. And you want to be very generous with this. Sometimes people's planetary link the grease, you don't want that to happen either, especially if don't use the right kind of grease. And you can't use Vaseline, that will not work well.

So we are going to put all back together with grease and we'll go to the next step. So once you degrease, start packing on the grease, you need a lot of it if you're going to do an overhaul of the whole thing or if you are just replacing a part, I'll put a link where you can just get enough grease for one part.

Make sure you throw some in the actual cover, up by the top of the gear. So the other thing. If you take both retaining rings off, the smaller ring – at least on my machine – goes on the underside; it's exposed. The slightly larger ring goes on the shaft in the gear box. If you don't do that, you might have problems.

So while you are putting it all back together, make sure you take your time, you don't want to make any mistakes, you want to make sure you are assembling it properly, so you don't have to take it apart again or you could do more damage to your machine. Put the screws back on and then mount the control board and if it's working fine, go ahead and turn it off, unplug it and finish assembling it.

This next part is worth doing, so I will slow it down, right here is where it mounts to the stand, so just check those screws since you have it open. Sometimes those come loose over time and your machine will wobble, so just check those while you are at it and then get back to work cleaning it up a little as you go.

And there are four screws, two on each side. Those are the longer screws, then there is one shorter screw for the metal band and that just secures right in back, screw that on and you are in business.

Scottsdale Appliance Repair Masters on Installing a Waterline to a Refrigerator

Today we are going to show really easy and quick DIY appliance repair project – acutally more of an appliance upgrade project – that most people are having to do now, with the new refrigerators with the water and ice makers. We are going to add the water line, the ice maker line to your water in the house and connect it to the fridge. You can pick this up at any hardware store. They come completely as a kit, everything is there that you need, for under twenty dollars. That's really simply to do, and the experts at Scottsdale Appliance Repair Masters are going to help us out.

Okay. First thing you're going to need, really simple tools, you need a small present wrench and the multi-end screwdriver. We've got the kit opened up. The nice thing about this is that you can clamp this little valve here, the first part of the piece you need to any copper pipe in your home that is the cold line. You don't want to put it on hot line because you are putting  hot water in the fridge and have it cool down. So we want a cold line, copper line, we've got our valve here and what's going to actually happen is we are going to put this around the pipe, tighten it up with these bolts and then we're going to simply turn the valve that's comes right on the tap, it's going to put this little pointer right though your pipe.

They say you don't even have to turn the water off, that's precaution, I always turn the water off, there's no point having an accident. So I turned the water off, setting up my valve here. First of all, you just screw that point all the way in so it's not actually protruding. There is a little rubber gasket that then fits inside there and again, this all comes in this kit, there is nothing else to buy. Okay. So I've sealed a braid[?] on there, I've started one bolt here, just to make things a little simpler and simply go around the copper pipe, insert my other bolt, position it where you want.

We've chosen a line that's easy to open. It could be anywhere though. I've got that started there, adjust my wrench, tighten this on to the copper. Don't complete tighten one side fully, kind of a back and forth, get both sides even. And you're just basically trying to compress the rubber gasket that's on there. As long as you've got good contact there, that's kind of your seal. Like I said, I am just going back and forth, get things even so we're not over stressing one side or another. Okay. So we got that on there. As I said before, all we need to do is turn this little valve here and it actually pierces into the copper pipe, creating the hole from your water will come from.

You can feel as it goes through, it gets easier to turn, I'm all the way in there, don't over twist it, you may strip the thread that's all brass. We got that pierced in there. Next we need out plastic tubing that comes in the kit, there's approximately twenty-five or thirty feet here. One thing to keep in mind is that you don't place this valve too far away from your refrigerator, you've got so much pipe to work with only, so just keep that in mind while you are choosing your location for the valve.

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This isn’t as high as your holidays who gets 40 precent more free throw attempts versus bad defence it gets 40 precent less free throws hits against the good, Carmelo Anthony show surprisingly Street in this category getting to the line 10 precent. Less against bad defence 5 precent less against good defence it is clear that Carmelo does the most damage, against a mediocre teams in the league this category has the biggest gap between boosted decline too in Empower Network, butwww.bapeten.org won’t work as well.

Says good defence is continue to rotate well after stopping the focal point of the offense bad defence is do just the opposite pay closer, attention to the section verses good defence is says this is what separates the men from the boys. Who can make their teammates better versus the best defence it makes sense that a low-post more like LA Marcus Aldridge.

Gets the biggest goes from assists, against bad defence is as he draws offenders down low he can take advantage for the Carlos Boozer’s and Jamal Crawford’s the league to get open shots his teammates cannot now it is a note that book too.

Lopez the only other traditional low-post threat does not exceed the league average boost the Nets should benefit more from his presence down low, then he is providing Durant. Ligand Melrose in Hardin also higher assist rates verses bad defence, is as well indicating that their aggressiveness helps get their teammates open shots since the majority of their games. Originate on the perimeter it’s clear that bad defence is bad defence no matter where it comes from.

The attack from against a good defence is the broad in LA barely exceed the expected decline in assists but Paul Pierce, drops out significantly as he is relied upon to score more in difficult situations naturally bad defence is forced less turnovers, but don’t be surprised if that good defence is forced less turnovers as well it makes sense. Considering good defence is don’t gamble for steals and give up position so easily plus teams will play much more conservatively, against good defences not attend as many riskier plays an unexpected result. Was almost every player exceeded the average for turnovers per minute one reason Lopez Aldridge.

Leave this list is that bad defence’s allow them good position more of it this in turn causes them to be more aggressive in setting up teammates. Tense more passes to get it installed mellowed Iran Parker are all high usage rate players that attack the rim, no doubt getting deep penetration even more against bad teams leading them to throw away more passes. Trying to set up open teammates higher turnover rates from the primary scorers the kids too.

Great defence is perfectly understandable, as they have to do more for their teams to score and that includes forcing the way at times however James Harden and Paul Pierce.

Threw the ball over way too much, versus good defence limiting their team’s ability to play up to the competition Kevin Durant. Also needs to lower his percentage if you want to take OKC back to the finals this is where the top defence is make their money. It’s not in forcing turnovers or blocking shots it’s forcing missus thanks to our friends elven at Hickory High. We understand that lowering the true shooting percentage five points is like shaving, off either half points per 100 possessions in other words the difference between winning and losing in predictable fashion just about every player improved their shooting.

Intellectual Property Valuation Strategies

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Intellectual property valuation is considered one of the most important strategic management issues. It plays a key role in areas of finance such as selling, solvency, acquisitions and it is described as a variety of property created by an individual or a company.

There are laws of intellectual property on different areas, called copyright laws, patents and trademark laws. They are intended to protect artists, creators or companies from copyright infringement or unauthorized use and misuse of their creation. Trademarks and service marks protect rights that are associated with products or services of commercial nature.

Organizations have several strategies to choose from when it comes to intellectual property valuation, divided into two main categories: qualitative and quantitative valuation. While the qualitative valuation focuses on the analysis of the legal strength of the patent and on the use of the intellectual property, the quantitative approach focuses on the measurable and numerical data, in order to calculate the economic value.

Having an accurate economic value of the intellectual property someone creates, helps with the strategic decisions to be taken on the assets and also facilitates the commercialization of the intellectual property rights. Defining the context and objectives of the valuation is crucial, as it determines the type of valuation method and the strategy that should be used.

The business situations when a validation is required are multiple and can include:

Valuation of a company for an acquisition, merger, bankruptcy or joint venture;
A negotiation to license or sell intellectual property rights;
Support in alternative dispute resolution or court proceedings;
Fund raisings through capital venture or bank loans;
Internal decision making, taxation and accounting purposes.

What are the intellectual property valuation methods?

The cost based method

By using reproduction and replacement cost strategies, estimations are performed in order to gather and analyze the costs associated with the development and purchase of a replica or an IP asset equivalent to the intellectual property that is valuated.

The market based method

This method is based on a value estimation of an identical market transaction of comparable intellectual property rights, based on its technological specificity, utility and property.

The income based method

This method is used to estimate the income generated by an asset and determine the actual value of the intellectual property. Several strategies are used to achieve this, such as discounted cash flow and relief-from-royalty methods.

The option based method

The method takes into consideration the opportunities and options of the investment, relying on pricing models for stock options in order to obtain the valuation of a certain intellectual property asset.

It is not easy to choose the best intellectual property valuation method, and certain factors must be taken into consideration during this process. The purpose of the valuation, the technology level or the development and the type of intellectual property are only some of these factors. Each method has its advantages and disadvantages, and that is why a thorough analysis is needed before choosing any of them. Ultimately, you likely want to work with and intellectual propery valuation expert like Nevium to determine the value of your IP.

Natural Treatment for High Blood Pressure

“Meditation, not medication,” is the advice Robert Schneider, MD, gives when it comes to high blood pressure treatment. It’s not his only advice, but it’s right up there at the top of his list.

Schneider, dean of the College of Maharishi Vedic Medicine at the Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa, is also director of the university’s government-sponsored Center for Natural Medicine and Prevention, one of 16 such centers in the country. Schneider has been researching the positive effects of the ancient medical science of maharishi vedic medicine — of which transcendental meditation (TM) is key –for the past 15 years.

Citing statistics from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), Schneider says that about 50 million adults in the United States suffer from high blood pressure. If left untreated, high blood pressure can damage the kidneys and lead to stroke, heart attack, and heart failure. Heart disease and stroke are the first and third leading causes of death, respectively, in the U.S. (Cancer is second.)

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High blood pressure (hypertension) is defined as systolic blood pressure — the top number — averaging 140 mmHg or greater, and/or diastolic blood pressure — the bottom number — averaging 90 mmHg or greater. The systolic pressure is the pressure of blood in the vessels when the heart contracts. Diastolic pressure is the pressure of the blood between heartbeats when the heart is at rest.

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1. Lemons

Lemons help keep blood vessels soft and pliable and by removing any rigidity, high blood pressure will be reduced. In addition, you can help lower your chance of heart failure by consuming lemon juice regularly, due to its vitamin C content. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps neutralize the harmful effects of free radicals.

Simply drink a cup of warm water with the juice from half a lemon added to it each morning on an empty stomach. For best results, do not add salt or sugar.

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2. Watermelon Seeds

Watermelon seeds contain a compound called cucurbocitrin, which helps widen the blood capillaries. At the same time, it also helps improve kidney functioning. This in turn reduces blood pressure levels and also helps a lot with arthritis.

Also, a 2010 Florida State pilot study found that watermelon can help lower blood pressure due to its vasodilatory effect.

•    Grind equal quantities of dried watermelon seeds and poppy seeds (khus khus). Take one teaspoon of this mixture in the morning on an empty stomach and again in the evening.

•    Alternatively, add two teaspoons of gently crushed, dried watermelon seeds to one cup of boiled water. Steep it for about an hour, then strain it. Take four tablespoons of this water at regular intervals throughout the day.

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3. Garlic

Several studies have demonstrated blood pressure lowering effects of garlic. Both raw and cooked garlic help control high blood pressure and at the same time reduce cholesterol levels. Garlic helps relax blood vessels by stimulating the production of nitric oxide and hydrogen sulfide.

•    Eat one or two crushed garlic cloves daily. You can simply crush them with your hands. Crushing garlic cloves creates hydrogen sulfide, a compound that promotes good blood flow, removes gas and reduces the pressure on the heart. If you do not like eating raw garlic or if it causes a burning sensation, then take it along with a cup of milk.
•    You can also mix five or six drops of garlic juice in four teaspoons of water and take it twice a day.

4. Banana

Bananas are one fruit that people with high blood pressure can eat regularly to control it. Bananas are a rich source of potassium, which lessens the effect of sodium.

So, try to eat one or two bananas daily. Along with bananas, you can try dried apricots, raisins, currants, orange juice, spinach, zucchini, baked sweet potatoes, cantaloupe, and winter squash.

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Most Effective Fat Burner Supplements for Women for Quick Weight Loss

Fat burner supplements are actually beneficial in reducing weight and slimming down.  There are different types of fat burner supplements, from products that increase your metabolism, to fats that actually help burn body fat, to topical solutions. Below are fat burner supplements that have a high rate of efficacy, and how they can be used.

Thermogenics

Cytodyne Xenadrine – A lot of weight loss supplement today have thermogenic nutrients ephedra and caffeine.  When these two are combined, they make for effective fat burners.  Xenadrine has a third ingredient that enhances the potency even further, a thermogenic nutrient called synephrine.  Because of the addition of synephrine, fat burning becomes much better.  Aside from caffeine, ephedra and synephrine, there are also other proprietary nutrients added to Xenadrine that help reduce the fat-burning properties of the thermogenic nutrients.

A study published in the journal Obesity Research shows that Xenadrine not only abets in losing weight, but it also retains muscles even while dieting.  This entails that your body will be more effective at burning blubber and keeping it off since the more the muscle you have, the more fat you can burn.

EAS Betalean – Betalean is EAS’ first thermogenic supplement, using the ephedra and caffeine combination for its groundwork.  Herbs have been added to the groundwork to improve ephedra and caffeine’s fat burning qualities, herbs such as forskholi.  These herbs decrease the chances of unwanted side effects from the product.  Betalean’s advantage is that you don’t have to worry about “crashing” once its effects begin to diminish.  Time-release technology is used enabling each dose to last for 8 hours.  Betalean is recommended for people who want a potent fat burner supplement but only wants to take a single dosage per day.

Non-Thermogenic Products

Twinlab 7 Keto DHEA – This supplement may be one of the most potent fat loss products on the market today. Studies have shown that supplementing with 200mg of 7 Keto DHEA for 8 weeks caused dieters to lose as much as 3 times more body fat than a placebo group.  7 Keto DHEA works by increasing the activity of the thyroid gland, which regulates the amount of calories a dieter’s body burns.  Clinical studies have shown that, unlike its sister DHEA, 7 Keto does not alter hormone levels.  

Fatty Acids

Twinlab CLA Fuel – Conjugated Linoleic Acid is essentially a fat that actually helps one in losing fat. Clinical studies have shown that supplementing your diet with 3 to 6 grams of CLA per day helps increase fat loss while counteracting muscle loss at the same time.  Found in meat and dairy products, CLA also helps improve immune system function and can probably prevent certain kinds of cancer.  Adding CLA to one’s current supplement stack will help in shedding extra fat and improve general well-being.

Topical Solutions

Nutrasport Cutting Gel – this is an outstanding product to add the finishing touches on your body once you have come close to your target weight level.  Apply on specific areas such as arms, legs and abs to reduce surface fat from the location.  The active ingredient is Theophylline, which was shown in studies to decrease surface body fat.

Though the above mentioned fat burners for women are effective, they are not meant to replace proper exercise and diet.  These are merely supplements to aid a person in achieving weight loss quickly and more conveniently.  So it is best to use fat burner supplements in moderation.

Introduction to Binary Options

The Binary Option, also called a ‘digital option’, is a structured over the counter (OTC) fixed return option. It is utilized to speculate on the outcome of price movements in financial assets.

It is differentiated from financial choices that are other products is that it provides an ‘all or nothing’ payout scenario in the set expiry.

Options are an established monetary trading product which have been used by banks as well as investment associations because the turn of the 20th Century. The simplified contracts related to this specific form of trading are pitched in the retail market.

The use of binary options was supported by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as a’ cash or nothing’ binary option in 2008. It was later approved and dealt on both the Chicago Board of Exchange along with the American Stock Exchange. To the retail marketplace, the binary option was later launched following this first acceptance as a valid investment merchandise. Since this time they have grown quickly in popularity and are now viewed as an established way of fiscal trading.

At the expiry time that is preset the contract will expire to get a gain (in-the-cash) or for a loss (out-of the-money). This really is the fixed nature of binary options. A third result has been introduced by some agents. That is referred to as ending ‘at-the-cash.’

Binary Options have grown enormously in popularity since the brokers were first found. There are an ever increasing amount of contracts and monetary assets which can be traded from a growing network of committed online brokers. Read More Here…

How Binary Options Function

Binary options are generally traded through a committed on-line brokerage that was digital. Binary are an ‘over the counter’ (OTC) product whereby the deal is created directly between the trader and also the agent. Binary offer a simple and understandable wager on a selected underlying asset’s anticipated cost movement. As a result of this exceptional manner in which they run, binary options provide several unique trading advantages. The first is that they offer understood hazard that is small. The ‘threat’ could be interpreted as the price paid for the contract in the outset. This implies your account is never exposed to any loss that is additional compared to initial cost which you cover the contract. Compare this with other forms of fiscal trading such as spread betting or spot Forex. Here you may face liabilities on your account right up until the point your place is closed. It is of course true you can use stop loss amounts to limit any losses, yet even bonded stop amounts from your own broker may be subject to slippages in fast paced markets.

This indicates that you do not have so that you can make high profits to call large price moves. All that’s necessary is for the market to finish above (or below) the strike/ purchase price.

Commerce Example

To illustrate this let us look in a quick example of a trade. We’ll use a Call/Put (High/Low) binary option to reveal how this works.

Anticipating the cost to continue rising through the day, you place a Call Option (marketplace to be greater in relation to the current cost) to expire on at the next hour at 09:00. You buy contract.

You look at the marketplaces at 08:00 in the morning and note that Oil is showing a strong upward trend which seems set to continue.

Let us suppose the payout on this option is 75%.

If at the time of expiry (09:00) the Petroleum price is above the option is supposed to end ‘in-the-money’. You produce return.

This return is increased no matter whether the oil price had risen to $99 or $105. In reality it could have concluded only 1 cent upward from the amount that you put at.

Provided that the strike price is not more than the price that you purchase the option for you will still earn the high yield for the market call. So you see, you do not have to call large moves in order to make high gains. You’re still able to make extraordinary yields over brief time periods and in slow moving markets.

Placing A Contract

Digital binary contracts are set using a Binary Options brokerage. These companies deal entirely with offer contracts and digital binaries on a range of the most important financial asset types. Trading is conducted online through a dedicated internet based trading platform. From here a growing quantity of different kinds of contracts could be put which allow for cost outcomes that are distinct to be benefited from. Included in these are the Call Touch, Boundary and /Put digital contracts.

Contracts can be placed to run for distinct time periods with common expiry times being weekly, daily or hourly. In the event of some brokerages you can also trade with considerably shorter contracts which last for over 60 seconds.

It doesn’t matter what contract on which asset or you place. The same basic principles of fixed gains and managed danger will still apply.

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Snowmobile Graphics – Give Your Snowmobile A Brand New Persona

It is quite easy to do it whether you have bought yourself new sled wraps  or want to update your favorite old snowmobile.

Factory Installed Graphics Packages

Sled makers have several different looks on offer for the brand new snowmobile customers. Simply order from the different packages being sold according to your tastes when purchasing your mobile and get it installed by the factory at their workshop. The manufacturer-installed snowmobile graphics are of course of top-notch quality and finish. The look will last for years has they have the required expertise and experience to do a good job.

Updating Your Snowmobile’s Looks

Changing or installing new graphics on your old sled is not all that difficult. There are several options open to customize your sled. Many companies sensing the opportunity of a market of snowmobile enthusiasts interested in updating their sleds offer snowmobile graphics packages that will make you drool. So if you are interested in giving your sled a brand new styling get started now.

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Research

There are literally thousands of graphics packages available both online and offline for your snowmobile so it will be easier if you keep track of what you like in a notepad so you can come back to it if you feel overwhelmed or confused by all the packages out there.

Factory or Customized Designs

Most companies selling snowmobile wraps have thousands of designs on offer. Just choose a design and order it. But if you would like to customize your design there are options to do that too. Several websites and stores offer complete customization packages where you can design your own snowmobile wraps or graphics offering the artiste in you complete freedom to do what you want. If you are not an artiste but still want to make design as personalized as possible you can make small changes like add your name or change colors or replace a part of the design your don’t like and so on. The level of customization is left to you.

Graphics Roll And Application Kit

To make the process of applying the kit easy the graphics companies supply the product as rolls. You just have to unroll it as you begin applying it to your snowmobile. If you are planning on applying the graphics by yourself buy the application kit that comes with it as it makes your job easy.

Removal of Old Wrap

Removal of the old wrap from your sled takes a little bit of time and effort. So be patient and use the right tools like a heat gun or hair dryer to slightly heat the old wrap and remove it. Don’t overheat the graphics as this can potentially damage your snowmobile sled which is made of plastic. With a little practice you will become a pro at this. Use the glue removal spray to remove any old glue on your sled. Don’t use any unrecommended solvents as this can damage your sled’s body. The process of glue removal is slow as you wait for the glue to soften and dissolve in the solvent and remove it by wiping it away using a wet cloth and wiping it down with a dry newspaper. You need to do this while the glue is still wet. Once all the glue and old graphics wrap is removed give it a good wash with detergent as you want to start applying the new graphics on a clean and smooth surface.

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Application of new graphics

The new graphics design has to be applied at room temperature for best results. Keep the following items ready – sharp razor or blade for trimming, a good pair of scissors, application kit, masking tape and old newspapers. For the graphics design to stick the sled surface properly it should be really clean and smooth.

Wet or Dry application

Follow the application instructions provided with the package your ordered to give your sled the new sleek look. For instance there are two methods of application of the graphics. Wet and dry methods. The type you use will depend on the type of vinyl and adhesive supplied. The company selling the graphics will usually let you know the best method to use for their product. So whether you use water or not to apply the graphics on your sled depends on that. The bubble free adhesive will squeeze the air out when you press the graphics with a squeegee. It is easy to lift and readjust this type of graphics. You cannot use water on this type of wrap. There are other types which have super sticky adhesive which sticks the moment it touches the surface of the panel and will easily trap air underneath. You need to use water for such graphics.

Ask a friend for help if you are not sure about doing this yourself or get help from professional who will do it for a small fee. But applying and updating your snowmobile looks is not all that difficult. You should be able to manage it in one weekend working by yourself.