Frequently Asked Questions?

Q .What areas are typically covered with Paint Protection Film?

A. The most common areas to cover with Paint Protection Film are the leading edges and high impact areas such as your hood, fenders, mirrors and front bumper. Other leading edges that can be covered are door edges, door cups, rocker panels, windshield pillars, roofs, rear bumpers, mouldings and even head lights and fog lights.

Q. Can the fim be removed?

A. Yes. It can be removed easily and without any damage to your underlying paint. Cured film is best to be removed with a little heat. Either by leaving your car sit in the sun for a few hours or by heating the film up will make the job easier.

Q. Will my paint fade underneath the film?

A. No. The film and clear coat layers contain UV protection which prevents the plastic from reacting to the suns ultraviolet rays. However this does not prevent the suns rays from reaching your paint so the paint will fade evenly just like the the unprotected areas of your car.

Q. Can I install a kit myself?

A. Yes. However we do recommend for best results that you use our fulled trained and certified professional installers. Please take a look at our How To Apply Paint Protection Film page for installation instructions.

Q. How long does a typical installation take to complete?

A. Most installations will take approximately three to five hours to complete.

Q. How long will the film last?

A. Our product has a five year warranty, although the film has a lifespan of 7-8 years.

Q. Can I see the film after it is installed?

A. The film is 99.5% clear. From six to eight feet back the film becomes invisible.

Q. Is there a curing process?

A. Yes, after the installation we recommend that you refrain from washing your vehicle for a minimum of 48 hours. Curing time all depends on the time of year. Generally speaking the curing time will take about a months time with an extended time frame during the colder winter months.

Q. Should I polish the film?

A. Yes, polishing and/or waxing is perfectly safe. However, care should be taken when selecting a polish or wax. For those of you that are on the run we recommend using a polish such as Plexus. Care should be taken to avoid any polish or wax that contains petroleum distillates. The key to longevity with urethane is to seal out the pores of the urethane. By an occasional polish you not only seal the pores but keep the plastic from drying and becoming brittle. You also maintain a slick finish from which bugs and road debris can easily be washed off.


BodySkins, Inc., Auto Bumpers, Guards & Grilles, South Elgin, IL

Phone: (847) 530-8443