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Suggestions Bubbles in PET Film Installed 2nd Surface

Discussion in 'Installation Equipment & Techniques' started by VicRep, Jan 24, 2020.

  1. VicRep

    VicRep New Member

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    Hello.

    I just can't figure out how to avoid getting air bubbles with this media. I've tried water, water/soap.
    Using a more flexible squeegee seems to help but not entirely. I would rather not have to spend time popping the bubbles. I feel like a thinner film would lay down better but cannot find.

    Thank you!
     

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  2. Andy D

    Andy D Very Active Member

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    I'm not familiar with PET film, but just about every brand has clear printable vinyl.
    When I have to apply clear 2nd surface, I usually do it with 3M clear, wet it
    with a baby shampoo and water mixture & don't have many issues with bubbles.
     
  3. Andy D

    Andy D Very Active Member

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    After I lay the wet vinyl down, I wet the other side and use a window squeegee to spread the vinyl out,
    and then go back and do a hard squeegee.

    You're not applying transfer tape are you?
     
  4. Boudica

    Boudica Member

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    Not familiar with PET film, however I do know that when we wet apply clear vinyl or translucent to windows, sometimes it has little bubbles but they will dissipate over time.
     
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