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Installing Headlight Shields

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Before you begin installing Husky headlight shields to your vehicle's headlamps, it is a good idea to first become acquainted with the materials included in the installation kit as well as retrieve any additional items you may need. In the kit for your Husky headlight shields should be your instructions as well as small bars of clay. If you can, secure a clean, dry washcloth or a lint-free paper towel, a squeegee, automotive installation solution, and two 24-32 oz spray bottles. Fill one of the bottles up with three parts water, one part soap. In the other bottle, fill it almost all the way with just water before adding one ounce of the installation solution. When finished, fill the rest up with water.

The first step is using the soap and water bottle to spray your headlights. Use enough soapy water to ensure they are completely wet. The clay that came with your Husky headlight shields is going to be used to remove any small particles or debris (sediment, dust, etc.). As you are smooth the clay over the surface of the headlamp, flatten and then fold it when you notice that side is no longer clean. Continue to use the clay to remove debris. The headlights should be damp enough so the clay runs over them smoothly.

Take the paper towel or clean washcloth and dry the headlight(s). Should you notice you have not removed all of the dirt and dust completely, take a clean piece of clay and go over it one more time. Husky headlight shields will not adhere properly if there is any substance on the lamp. With the spray bottle that contains auto installation solution, spray the headlights as well as your hands with it. The headlights need to be wet so you can move the clear headlight guards over them and adjust. Your hands need to be wet so the sticky side of the Husky headlight shields doesn't get ruined.

When you are removing Husky shield headlight guards from the kit to install, be very careful with how you peel from the corners. Try to keep a good amount of space between the film and the vehicle so that you will have ample room to line it up to the headlight. The Husky headlight shields should be wet, as well. Slide the protective headlight film onto the headlights and begin adjusting to line it up correctly. If you need to wet your hands again, now is the time to do it. Spray the headlights again, also.

Here is where you will shift your Husky shield headlight guards around until you are satisfied with how it is lined up. Take out your squeegee and repeatedly slide it over the headlight until you have released any and all water from underneath the surface of the film. This is a very important step, because if there is even a tiny amount of moisture trapped between the adhesive side of the protective headlight film and the headlamp itself, the film will not conform all the way and will start to bubble.

If you have a blow dryer, use it to heat areas of Husky headlight shields that are showing bubbles or edging off of the corner. The heat will activate the adhesive and make it pliable and easy to smooth out. It is important, however, to keep proper distance between the blow dryer (or heat gun) and the headlamps. If you get too close to the headlight lens covers with heated air (at a very high temperature), it can compromise the adhesive and ruin its sticky property.

Once Husky headlight shields are no longer displaying any bubbling and look to be fully conformed, you are finished. The adhesive will usually take a couple of days to fully set in, so during that time do not wash your car or take it to a car wash. It is crucial to avoid contact with the headlamps while the headlight lens protectors are setting in. Within a couple of days the Husky headlight shield guards will be completely settled and your headlights will be sporting a high level of protection you can look forward to for years to come.

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