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What does it protect?
The paint protection film can protect virtually any painted surface. It can be applied to any painted area, such as the front end, mirrors, door edges, rocker panels and more.
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Hopefully this section will answer all of your questions regarding the Clear Bra Film Protection products. If you have any further questions, please contact us.
- Can I install Paint Protection Film myself?
- Will Paint Protection Film harm the painted surface if the film is removed?
- Can Paint Protection Film be applied over a vehicle that has had the paint touched up?
- Will the paint smear if Paint Protection Film is applied over a newly painted vehicle?
- Can you paint or apply a clearcoat over the Paint Protection Film?
- Can I cover the whole vehicle with Paint Protection Film?
- Can Paint Protection Film be applied over graphics?
- Does Paint Protection Film stick to bumpers?
- Does Paint Protection Film stick to plastic?
- Does Paint Protection Film resist yellowing?
- How is Paint Protection Film maintained?
- Can I use wax over Paint Protection Film?
- How is Paint Protection Film removed?
- If Paint Protection Film is removed from the vehicle, can it be re-used?
- What if Paint Protection Film is installed incorrectly?
Can I install Paint Protection Film myself?
We strongly recommend that Paint Protection Film be installed by a fully trained, professional applicator. Much skill is required to apply the clear bra film around compound curves, challenging grillwork, wheel openings, bumpers and all other areas on today's vehicles.
Will Paint Protection Film harm the painted surface if the film is removed?
If the film is properly applied to a fully cured painted vehicle, it can be removed without damaging paint surfaces beneath the film.
Warning: If the paint protection film is applied to a repainted, older or not properly cured paint there is a slight risk of the paint being peeled off.
Can Paint Protection Film be applied over a vehicle that has had the paint touched up?
We recommend that any repainted surfaces on your vehicle be professionally painted and fully cured before applying paint protection film. If the paint protection film is removed, it is possible that any incorrectly touched-up or painted areas could peel off. The film will protect the area until the film is removed.
Will the paint smear if Paint Protection Film is applied over a newly painted vehicle?
The paint on a newly painted vehicle must be cured according to manufacturer's recommendations. Your body shop should be able to provide you with this information.
Can you paint or apply a clearcoat over the Paint Protection Film?
No, this is not recommended and is at your own risk. Film is supplied with an OEM-approved clearcoat which is not formulated to be over-printed, painted or clearcoated.
Can I cover the whole vehicle with Paint Protection Film?
It is possible, but the application may be difficult and expensive. This product is really intended for the most vulnerable areas of the vehicle. If you really are considering having most of your vehicle covered, please take a look at the Porsche GT3 example on this page. The entire car was covered with the 3M clear bra material. It is possible, your entire car is protected!
Can Paint Protection Film be applied over graphics?
The clear film will not interfere with vinyl or painted graphics and is designed to match the gloss levels of today's automotive factory clearcoat paint systems, providing virtually invisible protection. However, if the Paint Protection Film is removed, damage may occur to the underlying graphic during the removal process.
Does Paint Protection Film stick to bumpers and hoods?
Yes.
Does Paint Protection Film stick to plastic?
Yes - but only smooth surfaces.
Does Paint Protection Film resist yellowing?
Yes, it resists yellowing because the film is constructed of thermoplastic urethane, a tough, conformable material that is covered by a clear coat layer. The film and clear coat layers contain UV protectants to counteract harmful ultraviolet rays that can cause yellowing.
How is Paint Protection Film maintained?
Once applied, refrain from washing the vehicle in an automated car wash for 24 hours. Washing after that time presents no problem, and no special care need be taken for the film.
Isopropyl (70%) alcohol works well in concealing fine scratches. Simply pour on the film surface and wipe off. Always spray (blast) your car with water to remove any loose dirt before using soap.
Can I use wax over Paint Protection Film?
Yes. When waxing the vehicle, some wax may build up along the film edges. The wax can be removed with a soft brush such as a toothbrush or detailer brush. Another product that works very well is the 3M Adhesive and Wax Remover spray, available here.
• Do not use any waxes containing dyes or waxes that are not recommended for urethanes.
• Abrasive polishes and/or rubbing compounds are not to be used.
• One way to minimize the wax buildup is to use spray wax (detailer wax) around the film edges.
How is Paint Protection Film removed?
If desired, film can be removed at any time by picking up a corner of the film and pulling the film off the vehicle surface at a 90-degree angle. If the film has been present a long time, or if the film and vehicle are cold, a heat gun or hair dryer may be used to soften the adhesive, allowing easier removal. If any adhesive remains on the vehicle after removal of the film, it can be removed by using 3M™ General Purpose Adhesive Cleaner (3M Part #08984), according to the package directions.
Warning: If the paint protection film was applied to a repainted or older paint, there is a slight risk of the paint being lifted.
If Paint Protection Film is removed from the vehicle, can it be re-used?
No. Once the film has been applied and set, the adhesive will not stick a second time.
What if Paint Protection Film is installed incorrectly?
Contact us immediately.
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