Instructions for DIY Surface Repair Single Color Kit
1. Clean the defect and surrounding area with rubbing alcohol so it is free from dust and dirt. Make sure the area is completely dry before proceeding to step 2.
2. Place an applicator tip on the LCA Light Cure Acrylic syringe and apply a small amount of material to the defect. For best results, DO NOT OVERFILL. A perfectly filled and cured repair will not require sanding or polishing. We suggest that you make repairs in small sections, no larger than 5mm x 5mm. Deeper damages will require curing in layers. Here I suggest us to mention that layers of 1mm is recommended for better curing results for colors and 3mm for the Clear.
3. Apply a curing strip on top of the uncured LCA material, and smooth out the material under the strip using the included wooden tool (plastic spatulas?). The curing strip will help push the repair material into the damage, leaving the cured area flat and shiny. (Tip: If your damage is wider than the curing strip, you can use clear packing tape, folded sticky side to sticky side.)
4. Use the included LED light and LED light stand to expose the repair material to the light for approx. 4-5 minutes. Before removing the curing strip, use the wooden tool to test for hardness – additional exposure time is typically required for deeper defects and for darker colors.. (Tip: You may also use your smartphone in flashlight mode in the event that the LED light does not turn on. The bright white light contains a wide spectrum of light wavelengths and can cure our repair material. Exposure time will vary depending on the size of the damage.)I would also recommed to place the LED very close to the curing strip to enhance curing.
5. Remove the curing strip and test again for a complete cure. If the repair remains tacky after additional LED exposure, use rubbing alcohol on a clean cloth to gently wipe the repaired surface. Rubbing in gentle circles, use the yellow 220 grit sand paper to remove any lover-filled material. For best results, sand the repaired area as level as possible (Caution: Be extremely careful sanding softer surfaces like marble or cultured marble. Hazing or scratching may occur if you are too aggressive.)For the clear kit we also supply the 1200 and 2000 water sandpapers. Don’t you?
6. Finish the repair by applying a few drops of polishing paste to the repaired area, then rub with the included cloth in a circular motion to wipe away dust while polishing the repaired area to create a shiny surface to the repair.
FOR BEST RESULTS:
* It is important to follow each step completely to ensure an efficient repair and optimal results.
* If tackiness remains after full curing duration, wipe with rubbing alcohol or acetone then sand and polish as directed.