Badlands Stealth Hood Overlay
Long before the Bronco came out it has been customary for off roaders to put matte material on their hood to cut out glare. This glare can come from the sun or lights mounted above the vehicle's hood.
Not only does it serve a function (potentially depending on the color you choose), but it can add some contrast and style at the same time.
This version is aimed directly at Badlands owners. It integrates the design of the fender badges directly into a hood overlay. The way this hood overlay works is that you have the main background color (matte black or gloss black) with another graphic overlay. The overlay is the opposite of the background. Choose a matte black background and the graphic is in gloss. Choose a gloss black background and the graphic is in matte.
Installing the main portion is the same as our original hood overlay. Once you have done that, clean the surface of the additional graphic. Additional graphic comes with transfer paper. We the back of the graphic and install it on top of the "main portion".
NOTE: 2 sets are sold at a reduced price. Keep it as a backup or in case your first install proves to be difficult.
PLEASE NOTE the "Badlands" text IS NOT a copy of the Ford OEM logo. The image displayed represents exactly the font face you will receive.
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Matte black is one of the easiest colors to install in general. It stretches and responds to heat very well.
The gloss black we chose has air egress channels and that is why it is a little more expensive than standard colors. Air egress channels assist in providing a path for air to escape during installation (less bubbles). Some cost is also due to the fact that it is cast versus calendared.
All options have high outdoor durability ratings.
Clean the application area to prepare it for installation. Just use a wax free detailing spray if your vehicle is not too dirty.
NOTES: We recommend that the installation area be free of wax and not under direct sunlight.
- Detailing Spray
- Soapy Water (we recommend our StickerFab Installation Fluid)
- Heat Gun or Hair Dryer (optional)
- Supplied Felt Tip Squeegee
Wet installs require one drop of dish or hand soap in a cup of water. Apply to the vinyl so that the first attempt doesn't make the vinyl permanently stick to the surface. Then you can slide it around and push out the extra water once it is in place with your squeegee.
Try doing the install in the shade so it doesn't heat up the vinyl rapidly.
Watch our video for more details. We purposely did a long installation and did not skip any parts. You may fast forward and rewind at your own leisure.
NOTE: This is the video for the basic hood overlay which will serve as the background of the Badlands graphic. Once you have installed it, clean it off and begin the additional graphic install. Complete video coming soon.
Love it. Wish there were instructions for added nag the Badlands decal on top the hood decal. I was lucky, the end result came out near perfect.
Product looks great! Install can be tricky if you’re not familiar with putting down vinyl. Luckily I bought two because the first one got stuck to each other and when I pulled it apart the black color came off. Placing of the gloss “Badlands” sticker was easy but, when pulling off the backing some of the letters stuck to the paper as opposed to the matte overlay. I had to slowly and carefully pull it away and had to use the point of a knife to hold some of the letters down.
Easy installation, soapy water, line it up, then squeegee it out. Perfect spot on the hood to block the sun glare
I watched the vid, used a wet install, and had very little trouble lining up the vinyl where it needed to be. I even was able to wrap the vinyl around the rear edge of the hood. The Orange overlay was installed wet too, and was relatively easy to get positioned right. Overall extremely happy with the new look, it's the cherry on top!
Very easy to install, great quality.
Original came in damaged. Contacted customer support, and they immediately shipped a replacement. Excellent product and service!!!
Of all the Bronco hood decals, I liked this one the best. The matte black with the gloss black 'Badlands' text really adds some pizzazz. I've done quite a few vinyl decals installs on a number of my vehicles and unfortunately I found the matte black decal here to be the most difficult - the StickerFab matte decal does not come with a backing transfer paper, which made it challenging, even via a wet install. The decal still managed to stick to itself in one place even using the 'hinge method'. Once getting the sticker to unstick to itself, it caused some crinkling that can be seen from the top. Overall, the decal looks great from 3 feet away, but up close you can see the imperfections. The gloss "Badlands" decal did come with transfer paper, so it was much easier to install. I bought the set of two decals and didn't feel like the imperfections warranted removing the first matte black decal in order to install the second one. I'll save the second set in case the first fades in a year or two.
All in all, this decal looks great from a couple feet away. It was a somewhat challenging install given there was no backing transfer paper for the large matte decal. I'm still happy with my purchase.