One way to enhance your vehicle’s appearance is by putting a paint protection film (PPF) on it. In case you don’t know, a PPF is a thin, durable urethane film applied to a vehicle’s surface, providing a protective layer from the elements. PPF protects against scratches, chips, and other damage caused by everyday wear and tear. It also helps preserve your vehicle’s paint job, keeping it looking great for years.
However, like any other protection film, you must maintain your vehicle’s PPF. With proper care and attention, it can last for years, providing effective protection and a beautiful finish. Here are some easy tips for maintaining your PPF:
1. Don’t Press Any Bubbles Formed Under the Film
When you install a paint protection film on your car, you may notice bubbles forming beneath the film. This is normal and results from air being trapped between the film and the car’s surface. Fortunately, these bubbles can be easily removed and won’t affect the performance of the PPF.
However, this doesn’t mean you’ll instantly press these bubbles after installation. Remember, your PPF is a protective layer, and pressing it may cause damage. Therefore, it’s best to wait a few days before you press any bubbles that may have formed.
2. Don’t Drive Your Car the 1st Week After Installation
If you’ve just had a brand-new protection film installed on your car, you may be tempted to show it off. After all, a protection film is an excellent way to protect your car’s paint from scratches, chips, and other damage. But before you go ahead and show off your new protection film, it’s important to give your PPF some time to settle before you hit the roads.
Your PPF comprises several layers and needs time to settle and bond to your car’s paint. Driving your car too soon can cause the film to stretch, warp, or even peel off. So, if you’ve just had a PPF installed, wait at least a week before you take your car for a spin. This will give your protection film enough time to settle and bond with your car’s paint.
3. Become a Smart Cleaner
Once the paint protection film has been installed, you must take careful measures to ensure it stays in good condition. This means you should use only gentle cleaning products on your PPF, such as those specifically designed for car detailing or pH neutral.
Avoid harsh chemicals or abrasive products, as these can damage your PPF. You should also avoid using high-pressure water or steam cleaners, as these can cause the edges of your PPF to lift or peel off. Finally, never use a razor blade or other sharp object to scrape off dirt or debris, as this can damage the film.
Maintaining a paint protection film is important in keeping your vehicle looking its best. Taking the time to regularly clean the film with a mild soap and water solution, avoiding harsh chemicals, and using a wax or sealant every six months or so will help maintain the film’s protective qualities and keep it looking fresh. Following these easy tips can help ensure that the PPF on your vehicle stays in great condition for years to come.
Executive ENM can help install paint protection film on your vehicles to ensure they look great for years. Our experienced team of professionals uses the highest quality materials and the latest installation techniques to ensure your PPF is installed correctly and looks amazing. Get in touch with us today!