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Had my mirror repainted, just wanted to know how long before the paint cures. i am putting on the 3m protective plastic on the mirror but dont want the paint to come off like it did a few weeks ago.
 

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Did you paint it yourself of have it done at a body shop? Some shops have a cure booth and the paint should be fine in about 48-72 hrs from painting to apply a protective film. If you did it yourself, you may want to wait a week and make sure it's in some sunshine for some time each day before applying.
 

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It was done by the dealer i waited about a week before i tried to apply the clear film, but when adjusting the film in the right position the film ripped the paint right off. I had it repainted about 3-4 weeks ago, and i'm itching to try again but a little worried about the paint coming off again
 

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If it ripped right off with the film, they didn't use proper adheasion process, meaning they probally didn't sand off enough of the original finish so the paint would have a good surface to bite into or they didn't use an adheasion promotor in the mix, either way, it sounds like you may be better off not using the applique.
 
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