PPF AfterCare Instructions

PPF AfterCare Instructions

PPF AfterCare Instructions

Congratulations, your pride and joy is now protected with Paint Protection Film!

It is important to look after your PPF properly for it to look after your vehicle to the best of its ability.

The general upkeep of the PPF is quite simple and straightforward but it is important to follow the procedure.

Warranty

Our certified installers offer you 1 year warranty on the installation of the film and 10 years manufacturer's warranty gegen Rissbildung, Blasenbildung oder Vergilbung durch UV-Einwirkung.

Please arrange a first inspection within 12 to 28 days after the application of the paint protection film. Failure to do so will void the warranty.

Don’t get burdened by bubbles

Immediately after installation, you may notice some bubbles or a slight haze or pattern in the film. This is nothing to worry about, it is residual moisture and it will evaporate through the pores of the film in the next 2-3 weeks, sometimes even longer depending on the outside temperature. Bubbles can appear and disappear due to the amount of liquid used during installation. If you have a concern, please get in touch with us.

Above all, don’t poke, prod or try to pierce the film to get rid of any bubbles as you will damage it.

Washing and Drying

From the initial installation date, it is important to wait seven days before washing the vehicle.

When the vehicle is ready for its wash, it is important to follow the two bucket method where possible and it's imperative to only use pH neutral shampoos/chemicals on the film.

We would recommend the use of lambswool or deep pile soft wash mitts when washing the vehicle.

A pressure washer can also be used whilst washing the vehicle but it is important to stand to have at least 100cm distance between the lance end and body panel.

When drying we recommend using soft microfibre drying towels. If using an air drying it is important to use one with a while hose end like the ``BigBoi BlowR`` Car Dryer rather than an overly powerful Air compressor with a sharp focussed tip.

If your vehicle receives the unwanted attention of bird excrement then it is important to remove this as a matter of urgency.

The strong pH levels of the excrement are harmful to the film so you should wash this off as soon as possible with warm water and cloth/mitt.

We DO NOT recommend going to a cheap local car wash whether it is mechanic or hand because most commonly these establishments use acidic/high alkaline chemicals which will damage the PPF.

These car washes frequently use overly powerful pressure washers too which will damage the PPF and cause lifting.

Polishing and Waxing

The polishing of the PPF is not recommended and neither is any other abrasive substance.

This will have an impact on the self-healing properties of the film and can also cause premature discoloring of the film.

Waxing the PPF is fine as long as it is free from petroleum and solvents.

We would recommend using a natural carnauba wax and it will aid the slicker feel of the film which in turn repels dirt.

Quick detailing sprays are also fine to use.

Self Healing Activation

If the vehicle picks up light scratches generally caused by improper washing practice don`t worry the film has self-healing characteristics.

These characteristics can be activated by pouring warm to hot (not boiling) water over the film. The heat will then aid the restoration of the film back to its original state.

Alternatively if the vehicle is left in the sun over a period of time, this too will achieve the same results.

If you still have questions about PPF aftercare, contact us, we’re always happy to answer any questions.