Why do I need Paint Protection Film?
Paint protection film is the most effective way to protect your paint from stone chips, abrasions and environmental damage. As such, PPF provides a durable protective barrier without altering the vehicle's appearance to keep your vehicle's appearance good as new. The protection film is OEM tested and motorsport approved in the harshest environments on 2 or 4 wheels.
Does it just protect from stone chips?
No, it's a durable film so will also protect your paint from scratches and scuffs as well as environmental damage (bird droppings etc).
Why is it an 'investment'?
When you come to resell the vehicle, the paintwork underneath the film will be as good as the day it was installed, so should command a higher resale price than a damaged car.
When is the best time to get Invisible Patterns Paint Protection Film installed?
Ideally within 6 months of purchasing the vehicle or at least before too much damage is incurred. Prevention is better than cure here so sooner the better!
Does it matter if it's fitted in summer or winter?
No, different times of year have different paintwork damage risks (loose chippings, bugs etc) and the material is fitted in a clean room environment so it doesn't matter.
What do I need to do prior to installation?
As long as the car or bike is fairly clean, nothing really. We will fully clean and prep the surface ready for installation so nothing else is needed.
Is the film cut to shape on the vehicle?
Definitely not. We have a dedicated designer who templates new patterns, these are then plotter-cut and then the pre-cut patterns are installed onto the vehicle.
How long does installation take?
Generally speaking, for cars you should allow a full working day depending on areas being covered on the vehicle. For motorcycle kits a good couple of hours, depending on complexity... We will ring you when it's good to go.
How is the film fitted?
Car kits are to be installed by trained authorised dealers only. For an idea of the process, watch our installation video. Motorbike kits are designed to be DIY installed and come with all the necessary tools and equipment. For more information on our DIY kits please see our on-line store.
How do I look after the film? Is anything special needed?
Essentially, treat it like you would treat your paintwork (hopefully that's by regular washing and the occasional wax!). We recommend using 3M Performance Finish wax on the film (and paint) to make subsequent cleaning and removal of stains and insects easier.
How long does the film last?
If it doesn't get scraped or too damaged and is cared for (it's a paint protection film, so if you scrape a wall the film may get damaged but your paint should be fine underneath) it should easily last for years. If needs be, you can remove the film and fit a new part without buying a new full kit.
Can I remove it? Does it leave a residue or remove the paint?
Yes you can remove it and it won't leave a residue on the surface. If the paintwork was original when fitted, it won't remove it either (poorly cured resprays are more vulnerable so always consult us if you have had a respray).