Installing paint protection film on your vehicle can be a great way to protect it from scratches, dings, and other everyday wear-and-tear.
However, many people are afraid to attempt DIY paint protection film installation due to the difficulty or fear of making mistakes.
In this blog post, we will discuss how you can get the best results when installing paint protection film on your vehicle yourself. We will go over what tools and materials you need for a successful application, important preparation steps that should not be overlooked before starting any project, and some tips for ensuring an even finish with no bubbles in the film.
Before starting any project it is important to have all of the necessary tools and materials ready; these include a clean cloth or sponge to wipe away dirt, dust and debris; detergent; masking tape; razor blade (only if pre-cut kits are not being used); squeegee or soft plastic credit card; and lastly, the paint protection film itself.
The next step is cleaning the surface of your vehicle thoroughly with water and detergent using a clean cloth or sponge. This removes any dirt, dust, oils and waxes that could prevent proper adhesion. Once done with this step you should let the area dry completely before moving on any further - do not use any heat sources like hair dryers or towels.
Now finally we come to applying the actual paint protection film itself: depending on whether pre-cut kits are being used or not start by either peeling off small sections such as top corners (if using pre-cut kits) as these tend to be tricky due to shape limitations but with patience should still be manageable or laying out full pieces at one time (if not pre-cut) then trimming down any excess material afterwards with razor blade which may require more fine adjusting than done initially due to shape limitations again – just remember safety first!
After completion allow plenty of time for new PPF's safe curing process which typically takes anywhere from 24 - 48 hours before washing again in order for complete adhesion/curing effectiveness – after which point enjoy your hard work!
Following these tips should help ensure that you get good results when attempting DIY paint protection installation - however remember that practice makes perfect & always take caution when installing anything yourself - ultimately ensuring safety above all else & taking care of what’s important!