How to Maintain Car Paint Protection Film

Car paint is the most important part of a car’s exterior. The appearance of a car highly depends on car paint and scratches and marks on it are unsightly. The best way to keep the car exterior bright and gleaming all the year around is maintaining it. Thus, you can also save re-paint cost.

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Taking Care of Paint Protection Film

The car regularly goes outside and obviously you would find dust and debris on it. You should regularly clean different areas of the car including wheel-arches, under the bumpers, molding etc. Do not use high pressure wash because it can tear the protector film. Maintain enough distance in between the water source and car paint otherwise it can destroy the transparent film.

Problematic Filth

Bird dropping, chewing gum, tree gum or sap is considered as rigid and problematic dirt on the car surface. These can leave permanent mark on the car paint. So, whenever you find it, take an immediate action to clean up the paint protection film. Some of the dirt are corrosive too and can dry up quickly leaving tough marks on the car paint.

These things make the car paint dull and can cause cracks. You should ask professionals to clean it rather than using bleach available in the market. You can even find sunburn marks on the car as extreme exposure on the sun can make it weak.

Damage to Paintwork

Make regular inspection to the car surface. If there is even a nominal scratch, take it seriously and take necessary steps to fix it. A nominal scratch can be fixed professionally but an ignored one can make you pay more later.

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Preserve

Ask the professionals about daily or weekly care of your car paint. If you are not able to take your car to the service center, ask the professionals.

A Few Tips

  • Wash your car with mild soap and water after 48 hours of protection film installation.

  • You can opt for wax or polymer coating as they do not contain abrasive components.

  • Do not use automatic brushes with rotating tools.

  • After waxing, remove all remnants of wax using a microfiber cloth.

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