A thin layer of wetting solution
is applied to the clean painted surface. This allows the bird decal to be
Once in place the gel is squeezed
out from under the application. The hood bird decal of the 1978 through 1981 T/A is second
in size only to the bird on the 10th Anniversary T/A model which extends the full width of
the hood. The size of these larger decals make them more difficult to apply than the 1973
through 1977 birds.
Proper positioning of the decals
is checked with documentation.
The 6.6 Liter engine identifier is
accurately positioned on the shaker scoop atop the Olds 403 c.i.d. engine.
The position of the sail panel
bird is measured.
After drying for over 2 hours, the
backing is removed from the hood bird.
The backing of the TRANS AM
identifier on the spoiler is removed carefully since each letter is a separate piece of
Once the backing is completely
removed and the decal is free of air pockets, the car is pulled out into the sun to dry.