I have a set of decals that I want to copy. I opened the package and actually looked at them. The general consensus is to put them on a copy/scanner machine with a grid background for size. My question is, do you have to peel the top cover off of the decal first? Would make sense since you can not see the decals too clearly otherwise. The backing comes off quite easily (sticky part). The front paper cover does not seem to. Has anyone ever applied the decals before? I am a bit apprehensive about doing this since I do not want to rip the stripes in the process. Do you then have to use them immediatly then, or was this just a protective cover?