General Installation Guide and Tips
1. Required Mixtures:
- Soap Solution - Fill a clean 16oz spray bottle with water and add 3-4 drops of Johnson’s Baby Shampoo. (Just enough to make the film slippery.)
- Alcohol Solution – Use 70% Isopropyl rubbing alcohol (found in any drug store). Add 15-20% rubbing alcohol to a spray bottle and fill the rest of the bottle with regular tap water.
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- Remove any excess film from the paper backing, leaving only the pieces to be installed. This will make it easier when unrolling the kit onto the car.
- Paint Protection Film kits are designed to be a little shorter then the actual vehicle's dimensions. The film is intended to be stretched to 1/16th of an inch from the edge and tacked into place. Stretching the film allows the film to contour around curves and minimizes “fingers” from popping up.
- Be sure to overlap your strokes as you apply the film. By doing this, you avoid trapping air and solution under the film. Pay close attention to contours and curves, as these are bubble prone areas.
- If you need to re-position a section of film because of trapped air, solution or dirt, gently pull back on the material with wet fingers. Check often for these defects. Stretching and lift lines could occur if you try to pull up the material after it has set for longer then 10 minutes.
- To avoid stretch marks in the film: 1) re-wet film before stretching 2) squeegee out 1 inch past the last tack point 3) align and stretch to the next tack point 4) squeegee into place 5) repeat for next tack area
- Do not use the alcohol solution when installing film on a headlight lens. Soap solution only.
- Go over every edge with a dry paper towel or hair dryer to make sure the edges are sealed properly. This may need to be done two or three times after the install.
- If any bubbles appear after the installation, leave them. Allow the sun to evaporate the bubbles through the film. This could take up to a week. If an air bubble remains trapped underneath the film, use a thin needle or a syringe to remove the air.
- After the first week, use plenty of Plexus spray wax to make the film shiny and smooth.