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So I wet-sanded my headlights and installed my lamin-x today. It says not to wash the headlights for 48 hours, and tomorrow is a chance of rain [bash]. Just wondering if that will effect the curing process of the lamin-x.
 

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no it won't. The only reason they say that is to help the lamin-x set up. If you used water to help install, it will just help to get that water to evaporate out.

The best thing for lamin-x is to park your car in the sun as much as possible for the next week or so.

Enjoy it!
 

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Thanks for the reply! Just to clarify, I've got LOTS of little air bubbles and ripples etc.....It will all come out right with time?
 

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if you take a credit card and start from the middle outwards try to squeeze most of it out yourself its not hard
 

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if you take a credit card and start from the middle outwards try to squeeze most of it out yourself its not hard
Tried that already, and got as much as I could out. I may wait the 24 hours it says afterwards, then take a needle and pop all the bubbles.
 

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no dont take a needle and do that, the bubbles will go away, just like when you get your windows tinted at a shop, when you get your car back there will be small pockets of water inbetween the glass and tint, well after a week they went away.
 

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yes, your air bubbles will go away in time. However, we have ran into instances while installing them on peoples cars where they will simply not go away in the 1-2 weeks time period. If someone comes back and the bubbles are still there, you can take a very thin sewing needle and pierce the film. The film is self-annealing, so it will heal itself and close the hole back up within a matter of minutes on a warm day, but it will allow the film to breathe and get the airbubble out.
 

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Alright, thanks. I just wanted to make sure I didn't ruin $50.
 
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