Paint Protection Film (PPF)
The final Paint protection film (PPF) finish will only be as good as the paint work on your vehicle.
For the best result application is recommend at new or after any paint work has been fully remedied.
Before any application of PPF we will take your vehicle through our 6 Stage cleaning process as described on paint protection film page.
Depending on how much of your vehicle you are protecting, about between 3 and 4 days.
Day 1 for the cleaning and preparation process and cutting of the kit.
Day 2/3 for installation and 24 hours for the installation to cure and for the vehicle to be inspected.
Please follow these after care instructions.
As the Paint Protection Film has just been installed; it is our duty to inform you how to keep the film maintained and what not to do in the first seven day after picking the car up and how to care for
your car on an ongoing basis.
- Please, do not wash your car in the first 7 days after installation, the moisture in between the film and the paint surface is still evaporating, edges are also drying so that the adhesive can stick to the paint correctly. The use of shampoos will hinder the edges to set correctly.
- Within the first couple of weeks after installation the film is still curing, you may notice some bubbles or a slight haze in the film but that is nothing to worry about as the moisture will evaporate through the pores of the film over a period of 2-3 weeks. Bubbles can appear and disappear due to the wet method of installation.
- Once the film has cured, you are able to wash your car as normal (if possible, use the twin bucket method and a lambswool wash mitt).
- CARE – If using a Pressure Washer insure you keep the spray lance at least 3 feet away from the surface of the film and avoid the edges of the tap as the pressure may lift the edges.
- In the event you have bug splatter or bird lime, you should remove immediately as if left on, the acid in the droppings will etch through the self-healing layer, coupled with the ambient heat from the car this may accelerate the process. The best way to remove the bug splatter is by using pressurised water from 3 feet away, the best way to remove bird droppings is by pouring warm (not boiling) water on the areas; leave to soften for a minute then gently use a microfibre cloth to wipe off.
- If you usually polish or wax your car on a regular basis then there are some restrictions on what you can use on PPF. Polishes that have abrasives should NOT be used, nor products that contain Petroleum or Solvents as these will damage the self-healing layer of the film. Solvent based products may compromise the adhesiveness of the film. Only use natural waxes.
- Do not use abrasive or resin-based products as these can cause a haze to the surface of the film.
- Surface scratches and swirl marks in the film will heal over a period of time. If you need to accelerate the process, then pour warm water (not boiling) over the desired area, that will help the upper most layer of the film to start to self-heal.
- If you have any issues, please contact us immediately for advice.