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Old 07-24-2009, 08:35 AM   #1
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Default Difficulty of applying a body wrap?

I have a race tomoro and have had my body wap for about 2 weeks, currently i am trying to man up and apply it, but i keep thinking i am going to screw it up and i paid $50 for a terrible looking body, can anyone help with their stories, any tips?
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I use windex and a heat gun. spray a light coat of windex and the wrap should slide right into place then use the heat gun (on low) and work out the air bubbles.
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Spray body and backside of wrap with Windex, take your time, get it in position, and squeegee the Windex out..let dry..done
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Will a hair dryer work? hahah Thanks for the tip.
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Hairdryer should work... just dont blow it up or someone might get pissed..
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Will a hair dryer work? hahah Thanks for the tip.
yes a hair dryer is what i use,,, use very little windex.. I actually spray the windex up in the air and kinda let the mist fall on the wrap. other wise it'll take long for the windex to dry and the corners dont wanna stick.. thats where the heat comes in... take your time and good luck!
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The hair dryer is kinda like mine now because i messed it up a little while breaking in a engine. Alright i will let you guys know how it goes!
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Came out pretty well, has some air bubbles that u will only see up close, will post some pics soon even though u guys don't care
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Came out pretty well, has some air bubbles that u will only see up close, will post some pics soon even though u guys don't care
some bubbles may be some windex under the wrap.. when it drys it may not be that bad..
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poke the bubbles with an x-acto knife...
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they are more like wrinkles since they are all by the edge
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they are more like wrinkles since they are all by the edge
wrinkles work out with your thumb and a hair dryer..
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alright thanks.
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WINDEX AND A SPACHULA
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poke the bubbles with an x-acto knife...
be patience on applying it, if you have windex you should be able to work on the bubbles out before they dry out.
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