Paint Protection FAQs

Why use paint protection film?

Modern automotive paints are actually thinner than they used to be, making it even more imperative that you protect vulnerable areas of your car. Front bumpers, hoods, side mirrors, door handle cavities, door edges, rocker panels, and rear fender panels are particularly good spots for applying clear bra, but of course, it can be applied virtually anywhere on your vehicle upon request.

What do I need to do after application?

One of the benefits of using paint protection film is that it’s maintenance free; once our technicians apply it, there’s nothing more that needs to be done. You can wash and wax your
car normally and as frequently as you’d like without fear of washing marks or swirl marks affecting its appearance.

Will paint protection film change the color of my car?

A good clear bra is a virtually invisible urethane film that is both stain and fade resistant. It won’t impact the color of your car. That being said, note that inferior quality products may turn yellow over time.

Can paint protection film be removed?

Yes. Our trained professionals can remove paint protection film without damaging your car.

Are there different varieties of paint protection film?

Yes – and believe it or not, different brands require different training and application techniques. At Exclusive Detail, we are factory trained and certified in the premium brands we use (including XPEL ULTIMATE™, 3M™ Scotchgard, and SunTek®).

How does paint protection film “heal itself?”

The self-healing technology describes clear bra’s ability to heal itself when washing marks, swirl marks, or other light scratches are introduced into the surface of the film. Keep in mind that the topcoat does have a self-healing limit and can’t mend itself after sustaining serious damage, such as from rock chips or chemical etching. Still, paint protection film does offer a significant layer of protection against more benign, everyday threats.