Once your surface is prepped it is time to start marking your surface so you can apply your lettering. There are multiple ways of measuring, for advanced users you could judge the graphic against the surface using your eyes and best judgement. However, for most users we do encourage the use of a wax pen and tape measure. The first step is to understand the height and width of your decal/lettering. Next you will measure your surface and find the center of your intended application. Using your tape measure, measure out from the center of your intended position and mark the center and outer bounds of your graphic using the wax pencil. Using your space as reference, find the orientation you plan on leveling your graphic to. Keep in mind your boat may not sit level in the water, so leveling your graphic to the ground may not be ideal. Next mark your lettering, by marking the top of the application tape with your wax pencil. Do not press down too hard, as you do not want to damage your graphic. Now you will align the mark on your surface with the mark on your graphic.