Paint Protection Film Maintenance
Caring for your paint protection films: just like regular paint, only easier.
The best thing about having a paint protection wrap added to your vehicle is that it makes the care and maintenance for the protected panels even easier than paint from the factory. Even though it should be regularly washed like any other vehicle, it does not require regular waxing, buffing, or harsh chemicals to keep the paint surface free of oxidation and industrial fallout. Even better, if you are the type that loves to wash, wax, and polish their vehicle, you still can, and it will give you the same great shine it always has before.
Things to DO
- Use microfibre cloths to wash and dry your vehicle.
- Use car washing soap and clean cold water.
- Use liquid spray wax to bring out extra depth and shine.
Things to NOT do
- Avoid a high-speed power buffer or polishing equipment.
- Avoid powder-based detergents or degreasers. You won’t need anything that abrasive.
- Do not use any clay products, you can skip that step and save some time & money.
- Avoid abrasive or hard-compound waxes. They collect on the edges of the films.
The Best Part
Do you know what the best part about all of this is? The stuff on the second list actually takes a lot of time, a lot of money, and a TON of elbow grease. You can easily care for your paint protected vehicle with just basic washing and drying and get the same effect as someone putting in triple the time and expense on their unprotected vehicle.
If you opted for a self-healing paint protection film, life is even easier for you. Any scratches or swirl marks and you can repair it in seconds with some hot water. Read all about it right here.