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Old 01-21-2005, 11:12 PM   #1
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Default New Paint Curing Time?

A large percetage of my cars exterior surfaces have been repainted recently due to an accident. I am interested in installing a Rockblocker paint protection kit as soon as possible for obvious reasons. How long should I wait for the paint to cure enough to be able to install the film? I have been told 2 weeks, 30 days and 90 days. I am not willing to wait that long since it is unfortunately winter right now. What is the minimum amount of time I should wait for the paint to cure? Recently the weather has been wet and cold which i can imagine has not been helping the paint to cure properly. Will dry air and heat help expedite this process?
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Old 01-22-2005, 09:01 AM   #2
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usually paint takes 2-3 months to FULLY cure, however when u pick up your car the paint has been "baked" so it is fairly cured like 70%.....soft cloth car washes , and such are ok.....however I wouldnt take it through a high press wash for a while
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Old 01-22-2005, 05:11 PM   #3
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You should ask the shop that painted the car. I would suggest you wait at least 30 days or longer if the shop tells you. It normally takes at least 30 days for all the solvant to evaporate out of the paint. The rock blocker will
hinder the curing process and could damage the paint. I got the rock blocker also and just had some paint work done on the front of my car. I'm going to
wait 60 days to be safe.
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