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davebheam

having a really hard time using oracle 8300 on taillights

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hello.....I am having a really hard time lately trying to install oracle 8300 vinyl on taillights.....I have done several......lots of them actually....I have a love hate relationship with that stuff.....lots of people don't come back but recently I had 2 people come back and say the edges are starting to peel back up 1-2 days later on some of the lenses....
I cleaned the lense first and then sprayed a water only solution down and stuck the oracle on the largest flat part of the lense first.....then I pull gently and used the help of a steamer with a water only solution also......the vinyl laid down fine and smooth....the edge was fine and smooth....I added a heat gun afterwards.....very lightly added the heatgun and the excess vinyl gets all floppy as its heated that much....it looked fine....clear up to the edge of the vinyl where I trimmed it.....then 2 days go past and the customer sent me this pic

I had the film at the edge laying flat and fine......this was on a gmc acadia taillight 2016.  I don't work with this lense film often enough.....its extremely frustrating.  I used a soft thick felt card on the film and it was nice and flat when I was done.....no chance of it lifting for hours and up till they picked the car up.......previously when I had this problem a semi local installer told me I need to add more heat at the end....I tried that but this still happened. what the heck am I doing wrong......

the other lense that didn't stick for me was on a Hyundai veloster........on the huge curved bubble headlights....

I appreciate any feedback, tips, tool suggestions, or any kind of help.  I am a member of many groups related to window tint, paintless dent repair, and auto detailing. I always offer solutions in times that I see where I can help but I am really at my wits end with this stuff.....

thank you in advance everyone

(that raised area was laid down flat for hours when it left my shop)

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I don't have any experience with the 8300 so unfortunately I don't have much to offer specifically with that one. I've used and had great luck with the Luxe taillight tint, it's a dry application film with air release channels so it behaves much more like a regular vinyl. I hear the vivid is supposed to be virtually identical as well although I haven't tried it. 

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