Frequently Asked Questions about Paint Protection Film

Below are some of the most common questions we are asked. If you have a question that is not addressed here, please call our office or contact us online.

  • Q: What is Paint Protection Film?
  • A: More than just an invisible bra for cars, Paint Protection Film can help protect many areas of your vehicle from scratches, dents, stains or swirls caused by road debris, rocks, bug droppings, and other environmental elements. Paint protection film is an 8 mil, clear polyurethane film. This virtually invisible film will not alter the color or design elements of your vehicle.
  • Q: Why have Paint Protection Film installed?
  • A: Your vehicle is one of the most expensive purchases you will make. Keeping your vehicle looking new and protecting it with a quality paint protection film from a company you can trust is important.
  • Q: What is the difference between XPEL Paint Protection Film and Other Traditional Paint Protection Films on the market?
  • A: XPEL is synonymous with quality in the paint protection industry. No other brand has such an extensive design and testing process. XPELs construction provides many features, advantages, and benefits over other films. XPELs entire line of films is tested manually. The self-healing technology and seamless fit in our XPEL ULTIMATE line changes automobile protection forever. XPEL ULTIMATE line uses special elastomeric polymer technology in its clear coat that allows the film to HEAL ITSELF from minor scratches or swirl marks in a matter of minutes. The clear coat has excellent stain and scratch resistance, making it easier to clean and more difficult to scratch, ensuring that your vehicle looks newer, longer. It has excellent durability and exceptional clarity with virtually no orange peel, making it the clearest film in the industry and virtually invisible on the vehicle. It is manufactured in the USA.
  • Q: How is Paint Protection Film installed?
  • A: The highest quality of automobile protection begins with a perfect installation. A plotter is used to cut patterns to the individual car, based on XPELs Design Access Program (DAP) Software. This software allows us to offer our customers the most customizable and precise coverage in the industry. The vehicle is prepped (detailed). The Paint Protection Film has an adhesive on the product and is then installed on the vehicle, using an alcohol based solution.
  • Q: What is the Warranty on Paint Protection Films?
  • A: XPEL offers a 10 Year Limited Warranty from the date of purchase, while most of the traditional Paint Protection Films offer a 5 – 7 year warranty. The manufacturers warranty includes coverage against defects, yellowing, bubbling and cracking. The warranty is valid only if the film is installed by a Certified Installer.
  • Q: Where can I put Paint Protection Film?
  • A: Paint Protection Film can be professionally installed on any areas of your vehicle that are most vulnerable to damage to protect your vehicles finish from scratches, chips, stains and other damaging elements. You can protect rocker panels from stones and debris kicked up by tires; hoods, bumpers and mirror backs from flying debris (gravel, bug acids and tar); door handle cups and door edges from rings, keys, belt buckles and purses; or full hoods, trunks and roofs from bird droppings and tree sap.
  • Q: Can I install Paint Protection Film myself?
  • A: We strongly recommend that Paint Protection Film be installed by a Certified Installer. They have the training and experience to make sure you receive an installation that is fit perfectly to your vehicle. In addition, the warranty is valid only if the film is installed by a Certified Installer.
  • Q: How do I care for my Paint Protection Film?
  • A: Care Instructions: • Caring for your Paint Protection Film is easy. • After film installation, wait one week before washing or waxing your vehicle to help ensure proper adhesion build of the film has been achieved. • Use waxes that do not contain dyes, abrasive polishes and/or rubbing compounds. • After waxing your car, you can remove any wax build-up along film edges with a lint-free cloth.