Paint Protection Film (PPF)

DIY Paint Protection Film : Insider Tips For a Professional Finish

Are you a car owner who takes pride in keeping your car spotless and shining? If yes, you might be interested in a product known as Paint Protection Film (PPF). It is a thin transparent polythene. It protects your car’s paint from scratches, spots and damages. In this blog we discussed DIY Paint Protection Film installation and tips for a professional finish. DIY means Do It yourself. You can install PPF yourself after following these instructions properly and can get a professional finish.

Start with a cleaning: Before PPF installation, we should clean our car properly. Use Ph- natural shampoo or experts prescribed soap. After washing is completed, dry the surface with the help of a microfiber towel. Use a clay bar to decontaminate the surface. A clean and decontaminated surface ensures better protection.

Choose the Right working space: Working area should be dust-free to work on your car. Avoid outdoor space that can enter dirt and dust, which ruin the finish of your PPF.

Mind the Temperature: Measure temperature level before starting PPF installation. Preferred temperatures should be moderate between 70-90°F (21-32°C) with low humidity. Odd conditions can make installation difficult to work and affect its protection quality.

Take enough time during installation:

PPF installation is a time taken process, it may take several hours. Don't hurry while working. It may affect proper finish. So take enough time while installing PPF.

Practice and Patience: Practice before installation or take complete knowledge about installation. You have to have patience for getting good results. Due to lack of practice it is slightly less likely to get results as per expectation at once.

Choose Pre-Cut kits: There are pre-cut kits available in the market. These kit save time and effort. Choose a pre-cut PPF kit designed for your specific car model. These kits eliminate the need for complex cutting.

Use high quality squeegee: Squeegee is the primary instrument for achieving a bubble free smooth finish. Use a high quality squeegee with felt edge. Use a squeegee with gentle pressure, not force to push out any trapped air.

Use the Power of heat: For those areas where you make a curve or minimum spaces use a heat gun, if not available heat gun then you can use hair dryer. Gently heating makes the PPF more malleable and easy to confirm the corners of the car.

Cut PPF with the Precision: Use a sharp cutter or knife to cut any excess using PPF. Leave a small margin around the ages to ensure proper adhesion and prevent lifting over time.

Maintain Regularity: Keep your PPF best looking and shining by washing it regularly with a gentle Ph neutral soap or Ph neutral shampoo. Don’t use brushes or rough clothes; they could scratch the Paint Protection Film.

Use Correct Equipment: Use car maintenance friendly equipment while installation. Avoid heavy tools and don’t use excessive force to open any screw or net bolt. Use of heavy tools or excessive force may damage PPF or parts of the car.

With the following tips and a little bit of patience, you can achieve a professional shiny finish with use of your DIY Paint Protection Film Installation. Protect your car’s paint and enjoy your drive.
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