Ok so I've been asked my multiple people on more info about my rim decals so I thought I'd do a quick run through of how I did the application and what I recommend to others after my experience.
Tools I used:
Vice to hold wheel at shoulder level. This made it much easier to work on
Rubbing alcohol to clean area
Phone screen protector squeegee
Recommend heating surface for better adherence (I did not do this and haven't had any problems with them sticking. Just think the adhesive would work even better if I would have heated the rim)
I ordered my decals through Eddie at rrdecals.com. Great guy to work with and communication was great. We were unsure on color so he sent me two sets of decals for about the same price of 1. I also got other decals for my bike and the price was very reasonable. I ordered from him when I did my mid decals and I made my own image as well. He put in computer time and created a design for me so he is very capable of doing decals if you are looking at other options as well. Just a little background info there.
So packaging was alright. Here are the decals when I got them and what they looked like all laid out on a table.
Fyi I went with the bright orange after receiving them. The color is off when my bike is inside with the fluorescent decals but when it's outside in the sun the color match is perfect to my 08 pearl orange.
I started with the rear rim because the rim is larger and the decals are larger as well. I started by doing half of the rim and spaced them out so the total HONDA RACING took up less than half of the rim. I cut the letters out individually so they were easier to manipulate and I could move them around for spacing with ease. I lined the decals up on the inside rib of the rim. I actually left a little gap between the top of each letter and the rib. NOTE: This is one thing I would do differently. I would rub the letter right up next to the rib for 1 reason. After install and the wheel goes around, the letters have a wave effect to them because my spacing varied slightly between the letters and rib which caused the letters to not all be in the same line. Hope that makes sense. Ask questions if I need to make that clearer.
As you can see I did half of the rim. When I did half of the rim I measured across from one end to the other to see the total length it took to place the decals. I then used this same measurement to do a reflection on the other side. That is when the two masking tape marks are for on each end. Since I could see the total area I had to play with I put the decals on to get my spacing down. I finished applying the decals on that side and this is what I got:
With one side done I did the exact same thing on the following side. I also did the same length so the large gaps were in the same location on the opposite side.
Here is a better pic of the spacing issue I had. As you can see the R or C are bumped right next to the rib and the G has a little gap. Nothing huge but it will result in a wavy look when the decals go around at low speeds when moving.