Q: Can I install paint protection film myself?
A: Most paint protection manufacturers strongly recommend that film be installed by trained and certified installers. We have the training and experience to make sure you receive an installation that is fit perfectly to your vehicle. In addition, the warranties are only valid if the film is installed by a trained Certified Installer.
Q: Should I bring my vehicle washed on the day of my appointment?
A: Yes, it is best to bring your vehicle washed on the day of your appointment. This will allow us to fully inspect the paint of your vehicle and point out any areas of concern. A thorough wash and decontamination will be done prior to work performed on your vehicle.
Q: How long will the installation take?
A: It depends on the amount of coverage our client has decided on for their vehicle. So, the install can vary from 3 hours for just the standard area coverage, to all day for more extensive coverage, to overnight and into the next day for the entire vehicle. Once you have decided on the areas of protection for your vehicle we can then determine the installation time. So, we always recommend that you drop off your vehicle, regardless of the installation time. Doing so will allow us to take our time and be meticulous with your vehicle installation service.
Q: What is the warranty for paint protection film?
A: Warranty for PPF is 10 years from the purchase date. Warranty includes coverage against defects, yellowing, bubbling, and cracking. Please reference the warranty card provided to you upon your purchase for full warranty disclosure.
Q: Will paint protection diminish the appearance of my vehicle?
A: No, paint protection will help to protect your vehicle’s high impact area for years. The film will remain virtually invisible, as long as, it is properly maintained.
Q: Can I use an automatic or manual car wash?
A: Yes, although we recommend a “safe” hand wash. Or an automatic “touchless” car wash does the work for you; however, please remember to wipe your vehicle with a clean towel to prevent build-up on your vehicle surfaces. When using a manual car wash please remember to always stay back at least 3 ft. with the wand of the pressure sprayer to prevent damage to your film. Never use the car wash brush or a automatic car wash that slaps your vehicle. Both have the potential to damage your vehicle.
Q: Can I apply a sealant to the ppf?
A: Films are designed to be maintenance free; however, we always recommend using a spray sealant at the very least twice a year. Never use a product that contain dyes, abrasives, or rubbing compounds. Or for piece of mind, we recommend applying Gtechniq Halo on top of the film after installation, which will ease maintenance and enhance the stain resistance.
Q: Can PPF be installed on a repainted vehicle?
A: Yes. As long as the paint has been allowed to fully cure according to the manufacturer’s recommendations, your body shop should be able to provide you with this information. For example, if the body shop chosen does not “bake” the paint, it is recommended to wait at least 30 to 60 after repaint to allow the paint properly gas and cure. If the body shop chosen “bakes” the paint, then it is recommend for the paint to gas for at least 2 weeks prior to installing paint protection film. If the paint is not allowed to cure properly we risk installing the paint protection too soon, which may result in gas bubbles under the clear bra or the new paint fusing to the adhesive, which will result in the paint being removed when it is time for the paint protection film to be removed.