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*Please allow 48 Hours before washing your vehicle, the film will continue to settle during this time*

Paint Protection Film After Care 

Due to its self-healing abilities, light scratches on STEK top-coated paint protection films (PPFs) may be removed by applying hot water or a heat gun over the affected area(s). Note that if a scratch has penetrated the topcoat, it will not self-heal. This is typical of any top-coated PPF.

  • We recommend hand-washing cars protected with PPF.
  • While the topcoat may have self-healing abilities, using automatic car washes increases the likelihood of surface scratching. Though minor scratches may self-heal, deeper scratches may remain if they have penetrated the topcoat.
  • Do not wash the vehicle for 48 hours following installation.
  • Avoid directly spraying the edges of the PPF with a pressure washer or nozzle. Doing so may lift the edge of the film. If using a high-pressure washer, keep the nozzle at least 36 inches above the film’s surface.
  • Do not use pigmented waxes, abrasive waxes, or waxes containing naphtha or kerosene.
  • Do not use abrasive pads or harsh chemicals on the film.
  • If desired, you can apply MAINTAIN over the car and film at least once every 6 months after installation.(Can purchase MAINTAIN on our virtual shop.)
  • Remove stains as soon as possible. Use isopropyl alcohol to remove stubborn stains. Avoid cleaning the film in direct sunlight or in high temperatures.

Caution: Dirt, debris, and stains left on the film may discolor the film if not removed immediately. Take care to prevent discoloration, which may be more noticeable on lighter-colored cars.

With white vehicles, debris tends to build up on edges, we recommend using some isopropyl alcohol on a microfiber and gently wipe the edge clean. If washing with a pressure washer avoid directing nozzles into the edges. When applying a detail spray/wax/coating or when wiping film in general avoid wiping into or towards edges. If you can see an issue, notify a certified installer sooner than later as to increase the possibility of fixing it rather than replacing it. And above all else, please do not try and fix yourself. Whether applying or removing, always have certified installers perform the task as to reduce risk of damage to vehicle paint.