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Paint Protection Film Frequently Asked Questions


We have developed a list of frequently asked questions below. If you have any further questions regarding installation, maintenance, care, pricing or need assistance with anything else please do not hesitate to contact us on 01344 627277 or email info@auto-protek.com




What is paint protection film?


Our paint protection films are made from a tough, optically clear, flexible, self-healing, polyurethane film. It can be applied to any painted area requiring protection from stone chips, light scratches and other road debris.



How is it applied?


Before the paint protection film is applied to the vehicle, we design and pre-cut specific panel shapes using our precision cut Graphtec FC8600-160 plotter. This ensures that there is no need for cutting on the vehicle whatsoever and leaves a flawless & virtually invisible finish. Our pre-cut film designs are then applied using a specially formulated gel solution and squeegee method. We do not use heat to stretch or tack the film unlike vinyl or other paint protection films.



Is the paint protection film guaranteed?


Yes, our manufactures offer 5, 7 and 10 years warranty against cracking, peeling, yellowing, hazing and bubbling.



Can it be removed?


Yes, our paint protection films can be safely removed if need be without leaving any residue.



Will my paintwork fade under the sun?


Yes, our paint protection films are designed to allow the suns UV rays to pass through the film so paintwork will fade at the same rate as unprotected paintwork in a uniform fashion.



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.



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 allows the clear coat to find its natural level again after being disturbed on the surface.



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 paint protection film.



Can i use products such as Gtechniq or other ceramic coatings after I’ve had my paint protection film installed?


Sealants such as Gtechniq will not hurt the film or interfere with the paint protection film's self healing properties and is safe to use after installation. However we do not recommend applying these types of sealants before installation. The low surface energy of paint sealant products such as these will cause adhesion problems both during installation and over the life of the product.



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