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PPF & IR Curing Lamps

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Anyone tried curing PPF using IR lamps? Please share experiences and if it is recommended or not, will it do any good?

 

I prefer handheld devices, if there are certain products that you do recommend please let me know.

 

Thanks.

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I once tried curing the ppf in direct sunlight, won't be doing it again, any fluid bubbles can boil and leave a mark. My advice would be to let it cure naturally in a warm environment.

 

Steve

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We use IR lamps all the time after the installation is complete. With complete I mean all edges down as the should be, and the car completely clean.

No water drops / marks or gel residu should be on any part of the car or film.

 

set the IR on a save distance @ 60degrees celcious 20 minutes is just fine. You will see the film respond in a really positive way. Also possible squeggee marks will dissapear. 

 

GL trying!

 

Cheers,

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That's good question. 

I Wanna know the same, maybe some experience from Jeff from Xpel. 

can it make small bubbles of moisture / water disappear after installation?

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Using IR lamps to help cure the film is one that is risky depending on how you look at it. Speeding up the cure process does help with delivery time and handing it off to the customer but if you try to speed up the natural cure process, especially when there are excess moisture spots that will disappear but haven't yet, you'll get dry spots or air bubbles in the film. It's best practice to let it naturally cure. It's like losing weight. If you lose too much weight fast, you'll have stretch marks and excess skin and it won't look good. Best practice is to gradually lose the weight. PPF is like skin when it comes to how pours the surface is. Best to treat it that way in my opinion.

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