Frequently Asked Questions - Paint Protection Film
- Can I install Paint Protection Film myself?
We strongly recommend that Paint Protection Film be installed by a fully trained and certified, professional certified installer. Attention To Detail has skilled certified installers in applying the film around compound curves, challenging grillwork, wheel openings, bumpers and all other areas on today's vehicles.
- Will Paint Protection Film harm the painted surface if the film is removed?
If the film is properly applied to a fully cured painted vehicle, it can be removed, usually in one piece, without damaging paint surfaces beneath the film.
- Can Paint Protection Film be applied over a vehicle that has had the paint touched up?
We recommend that any repainted surfaces on your vehicle be professionally painted and fully cured before applying paint protection film. If you have touched up scratches or chips with a tube of "touch-up" paint and then apply paint protection film over it, the film will protect that area until it is removed. If the paint protection film is removed, it is possible that the area around the non-professional touch-up paint could peel off.
- Will the paint smear if Paint Protection Film is applied over a newly painted vehicle?
The paint on a newly painted vehicle must be cured according to manufacturer's recommendations. Your body shop should be able to provide you with this information.
- Can I use wax over Paint Protection Film?
Yes. When waxing the vehicle, some wax may build up along the film edges. This can easily be removed with a dry soft cloth, such as a high quality micro-fiber cloth. Do not use any waxes containing dyes or waxes that are not recommended for urethanes. Abrasive polishes and/or rubbing compounds are not to be used.
- How is Paint Protection Film removed?
If desired, film can be removed at any time by picking up a corner of the film and pulling the film off the vehicle surface at a 90-degree angle. If the film has been present a long time, or if the film and vehicle are cold, a heat gun or hair dryer may be used to soften the adhesive, allowing easier removal. If any adhesive remains on the vehicle after removal of the film, it can be removed by using General Purpose Adhesive Cleaner, according to the package directions.
- If Paint Protection Film is removed from the vehicle, can it be re-used?
Once the film has been applied and set, the adhesive will not stick a second time.
- What is the Scotchguard Paint Protection Film warranty?
3M warrants that Scotchgard(TM) Paint Protection Film, installed after November 1, 2003, will be free of defects in materials and manufacture, including yellowing, bubbling, or cracking for five (5) years from date of purchase. This warranty does not apply to damage caused by misuse, accident, misapplication, or ordinary wear, nor does it apply to dents caused by physical impact of rocks or road debris.
To make a claim under this warranty, simply contact 3M at 1-888-663-1394. 3M will direct you to an certified installer selected by 3M to have your Scotchgard Paint Protection Film inspected and, if your claim is covered by this Warranty, 3M will have the certified installer remove the old and reapply new Scotchgard Paint Protection Film.
Remedies and Limitations: The 3M warranty and limited remedies stated in this document are exclusive and is made in place of all other express or implied warranties, including any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. 3M shall not be liable for any other damages or costs, including incidental or consequential damages, arising out of the use of inability to use Scotchgard paint Protection Film or any vehicle to which it has been applied.
- What is the VentureShield Paint Protection Film Warranty?
The VentureShield(TM) Paint Protection Film Vehicle Owner Warranty, Limited Warranty and Limited Remedy:
3M warrants VentureShield Automotive Paint Protection
Film 7510 CC/CS will be free of defects in materials and
manufacture - including cracking and bubbling - for five (5) years from the date of original purchase.
This warranty does not apply to damage caused by misuse, accident, misapplication, or general wear and tear, nor does it apply to damage caused by physical impact of other vehicles, road debris or where organic/environmental damage or contamination has occurred. The warranty is valid as long as the installation is performed by an authorized VentureShield installer in accordance with manufacturers recommended installation procedures.
The warranty is provided only to the original purchaser and is not transferable. If there is a breach of this warranty, 3M will provide replacement material only. 3M is not responsible for removal of original film and/or reapplication of the film. This warranty does not apply to headlight applications. Under no circumstances does this warranty imply any liability by 3M for any loss, indirect
or consequential, or costs associated with reapplication of the film. Some installers may choose to offer, on their own behalf, different or additional warranties or remedies beyond the limited warranty and limited remedy offered by 3M.
Making A Warranty Claim: To make a claim under this warranty in the United States, first contact your installer. If the installer is not available, contact 3M at 1-800-643-0955. If your claim is approved, 3M will arrange replacement film to be provided to you.
- What is the Xpel Paint Protection Film Warranty?
Xpel's ULTIMATE and STEALTH films are warrantied for 10 years. This warranty covers: yellowing, staining, delaminating, cracking, peeling, bubbling, and more.
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