First time user. Used AlumahydeII to redo an **** Troy Landry gator skin overlayed .22 synthetic stock. I prep'd the stencils and worked fast on a 4 color desert camo scheme. I was worried the stencils would pull off the layers given the fast turn around time between each coat. At 8 minutes I was applying stencils lightly. I didnt see the need to really press them down given the unknowns of the adhesive. Coats 2-4 were cosmetic. It turned out great! I wasnt as successful with the new vortex scope. That had more to do with AlumH2 and my prep failures. I have no need to shop around for stencils in the future. Super fast delivery.