Anyone have a small bubble in there carbon stripe?

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  1. slicks

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    Just noticed small bubble in back lower stripe on my cat :(

    Tried to press it out but it wont go?? Any suggestions...not sure on warranty because they may not get another on exactly !!

    Thoughts?
     
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    sliknik Senior Hellcat Member

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    you should return the car and buy another one! with no stripes. won't have that issue!
     
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    CubeMan Tri-State Overlord

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    Factory stripes have always sucked, Install wise they put literally the bare minimum glue for it to stick. Meaning you mess up a little and attempt to correct it, won't stick. The workers aren't given the time to put them on properly so you end up with bubbles.
     
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    The first time I had a clearbra put on a car (many years ago) the installer gave me a syringe out of a whole box of new syringes he had. He said to leave the car in the sun for a couple of days to help it cure (water under the wrap to evaporate) and to carefully push any bubbles towards the edge with the pad of my thumb so air/water trapped move out. He said to use the syringe, inserting at an angle, to draw air/water out of larger bubbles and follow previous instructions. It worked okay but...

    ...after having a bunch O' cars, trucks and bikes with clearbra the learning is, if applied correctly, the film lays right, there aren't impurities that cause bubbles, and you don't need a damn syringe laying around! as many have said, it's the skill of the installer as well as the quality of the film

    If it's a minor bubble you can try the above and hope it works. I'd guess a thicker material is better for success.

    Cubeman is spot on...and when there is an attempt to correct by lifting the film you can end up with a section that looks like a scab on a rhino's knee :eek::oops:o_O
     
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    Steven_sbs Browncoats Unite Gold Supporting Member

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    Three things you might try:

    1) leave the car in the sun for a few hours. The heat should relax the stripe. Press the bubble with a cloth wrapped over a piece of plastic (like a credit card).

    2) Take the car to a vinyl wrap auto body place. They have all kinds of tricks to remove trapped air bubbles.

    3) You could poke a very tiny pin hole in the bubble to let the trapped air escape. Then go back to step 1, then proceed to step 2.
     
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    CubeMan Tri-State Overlord

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    Yep, Just to repeat what Hayabusa said. If an installer gives you anything to fix or correct stripes after install. He didn't do a proper install OR he isn't confident in his work.
     
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    The pin hole worked just fine :) Thanks all !!!
     
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