Common questions about PPF
Paint Protection Film Frequently Asked Questions
What is Paint Protection Film?
PPF is polyurethane film that is applied to a vehicle to protect it from stone chips, bird/bug droppings, swirl marks, light scuffs, key mark vandalism and other road debris that can damage the paint of your vehicle.
What are the benefits of having PPF on my vehicle?
The primary objective is to protect your vehicle from the elements. Whilst it will not stop a large stone from high speed damaging your vehicle, it will keep it protected from general stone chips and everyday life. This is good news for aesthetic reasons and aids the value of your vehicle by keeping it original and as new as possible. If the PPF remains undamaged, the paint beneath will look good as new if you ever decide to remove the film.
Can I remove the PPF and should I worry about the paint being damaged?
The answer to this should be a simple No. Most factory paint jobs are properly cured and prepped in most cases and extremely rare to have any issues with paint damage and it is extremely rare that paint work is damaged when removing the PPF. Our PPF can be safely removed if need be without leaving any residue.
Is the paint protection film guaranteed?
Yes, our manufactures offer 5 years warranty against staining, unusual yellowing, cracking, blistering and delaminating. However, our warranty does not cover; installation bubble, mis-installation, normal wear and tears, road debris impact, accidents, collisions or intentional damages of any kind.
Are there any special precautions or maintenance when washing the film?
No, you can wash and wax the vehicle just like you would any other car. In-fact we recommend waxing the paint protection film to help bring out the shine. However, take extra care not to build up wax against the edges of the film. Do not polish or use any chemicals which are abrasive. We would only recommend using a natural Carnauba wax or a PPF friendly coating.
What happens if I scratch the film?
Our self-healing paint protection film uses a special polymer in its clear coat that flows even though it is cured. This clear coat is designed to heal surface scratches and common swirl marks that occur during routine washing of the car. If the scratch penetrates through the film's clear coat, it will not heal.
How many times will the clear coat heal itself?
With this technology, there is no limit to the number of times the clear coat can heal itself. As long as the clear coat is not penetrated it will heal over and over again.
How long will the clear coat last?
Depending on how the film is cared for, the clear coat can last indefinitely. Regular washing and waxing will keep the clear coat in top condition for years to come.
How long should I wait to apply paint protection film if my car has been repainted?
Please check with your body shop who are carrying out the re-spray and see what they recommend. The time will vary depending on the paint system the body shop has used. In any case, the time that they recommend you should wait to wax the paint, is the same time you will need to wait to install PPF.
Can Paint Protection Film be used on headlights?
Yes it can but some car manufacturers apply a coating over the headlights which can be damaged if the PPF is removed from the headlights.