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The Installation Process for vehicle Paint Protection Film: What to Expect

What is Paint Protection Film and how is it installed?

Car paint protection film (also known as clear bra or PPF) is a clear, thin film that is applied to the painted surface of a car to protect it from chips, scratches, and other types of damage. It is made of a urethane material and is applied by trained professional installers using specialized tools and techniques.

The Process of Installing Car Paint Protection Film

Installing car paint protection film is a complex process that requires a high level of skill and attention to detail. It is best to let trained professional installers who have the necessary equipment and expertise to do the job correctly. When it comes to installing PPF, it is crucial to choose a reputable and experienced company like Prestige Films, which has a proven track record of delivering high-quality installations.


The first step is to thoroughly clean and dry the area where the film will be applied. This ensures that the film will adhere properly and that any dirt or debris will not be trapped under the film.

Measurement & Cutting

The next step is to measure and cut the film to the correct size and shape for the specific area of the car that is being protected. This involves using a proprietary computer program to create a precise template for the plotter to cut the film.


Once the film is cut to the correct size and shape, it is ready to be applied to the car. This involves spraying a special gel solution onto the car's surface to make it more pliable, and then carefully positioning the film on top of the gel solution. The film is then pressed down firmly to ensure a secure bond, and any excess film is trimmed away.


After the film is applied, it is important to carefully smooth out any wrinkles or bubbles to ensure a smooth, seamless finish. This may involve using a heat gun or other tools to soften the film and help it conform to the contours of the car's surface.

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