Prestige Auto Armor

Paint Protection Film Maintenance Guide

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Paint Protection Film

  • Wait 48 hours after installation to wash your car
  • Remove insects or other stains as soon as possible with XPEL Film Cleaner.
  • Stubborn stains can be removed with 99% isopropyl alcohol or lacquer thinner. Take care to keep these chemicals off the vehicle’s paint.
  • Light scratches in the film will self-heal in 20-30 minutes at room temperature. In colder conditions, or to accelerate the process, pour warm water (120°F) over the affected area.
  • Wipe down or dry with a clean and dust-free soft microfiber drying towel.
  • Use a soft detailing cloth to softly remove any wax build-up around the edges. ​
  • Waxing the film is safe and suggested. Be sure the product you are using doesn’t contain Naphtha or Kerosene concentration over 5%. Also avoid waxes that contain dyes or Petroleum Distillates
Mercedes undergoing Paint Protection Film Maintenance


  • Do not use any clay products to clean the surface of your film. The clay could catch a certain way and lift the film.
  • Do not use a high-speed power buffer or polishing equipment. You can burn the film from the machines friction by doing this.
  • Do not pick the film's edges. Once the material is lifted, it will not lay back down properly without damage.
  • Avoid using a pressure washer or high-pressure water source near the edges of the film. It can cause the film to lift and/or become damaged.
  • Stay away from automotive cleaning or waxing products that contain Petroleum Distillates, Naphtha, or Kerosene additives. These additives will break down polyurethane products over time, including the films top coat. This will expose the films pours causing them to fill up with contaminates or dirt which in turn will limit the longevity of the Clear Bra and could cause the film to have a discoloration or yellowing effect.
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