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Car Paint Protective Film—Do You Need It?

If you just had your car paint, you certainly need to protect it for the paint to last. The best way to protect it is to put a car paint protective film. This protective film helps in safeguarding the surface of the car from any elements that might cause it to fade.

In case you have decided to avail this film, you can ask a professional to do it for you. While you can do it on your main, it is better to ask someone else as the process could be too tedious. Protective films can be purchased in kits or rolls. In case you have handled a window tenting film before, you might already have an idea on how the car paint protective film works. In deciding whether you need it or now, understand the entire process of installing it might help. Here are the steps you need to go through in installing the car paint protective film:

1. Make sure to have a dust-free environment. You cannot just proceed to cover a surface with this film is it is not spotless.

2. Gather the necessary supplies in one place. These supplies include knife, film or kit, application solution and squeegee. Keeping them all together in one place helps you save time and effort as you install the film.

3. Measure, and cut out the film for it to fit your custom paint. This step could be a bit difficult since it should be very precise. In case you are not sure if you are cutting the film based on accurate measurements, you have the option to purchase custom designed kits. These are already pre-cut based on certain car models.

4. Now that you have the things you need, prepare the car itself. It should be spotless. It should be free from dust and dirt; otherwise, these will be trapped in the film.

5. Apply the application solution to wet the surface. Gently place the film on the surface without applying pressure. Once the film is in place, you can use the squeegee to smoothen it out. Remove the water and air bubbles for it to be smooth enough. For best results, start at the center and work your way outward the surface.

6. Use the knife to take off the excess auto paint protective film.

If you find the process too tiring, it is better to hire a professional to do it for you.


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