How does DIY PPF work?

We've worked tirelessly to make DIY PPF as intuitive as possible. Fitting your kit and protecting your car has never been easier with our simple 8 step fitting process.

  • Step 1 - Clean Thoroughly

    Ensure to remove all grime and dirt from the edges of the vehicle panels.

    After drying, if possible, move the car inside. Pick a dry, non-windy day to fit your kit. 

  • Step 2 - Clay Bar

    Use the slip solution to wet the panel. Rub the clay bar over the panel, removing contaminents from the paint. Regularly turn the clay bar tot he other side to ensure it has a clean surface. Once the whole panel is clear of contamination, squeegee off the dirty water.

  • Step 3 - Apply the PPF film

    Spray the panel with slip solution. Once wet spray the outside of the PPF film with slip solution. When all is fully coated, peel the PPF film off the backing sheet, spraying slip solution on the back of the PPF as you go. Place the PPF onto the panel. 

  • Step 4 - Line up and tack

    Pick out key features to line up the film panel, such as a badge or corners. Line up the film perfectly in one of these places.

    When you are satisfied with the fit, lift and spray tack solution generously onto the area. Realign the film and squeegee the moisture out. Once an area is tacked down, don't squeegee slip solution into the tacked area. 

  • Step 5 - Stretch and tack

    To ensure a good fit, the film must be stretched.

    Stretching allows the film to go from a 2D shape to fitting a 3D panel. 

    Select another corner to tack and stretch the film so it lines up perfectly with the edge of the panel. Tack it down and repeat this step for all corners.

  • Step 6 - Squeegee down

    Squeegee the slip solution out from under the film isomg overlapping squeegee strokes. Be firm to ensure all the moisture is removed. Avoid squeegee-ing slip solution into tacked areas, it could cause marks called silvering.

  • Step 7 - Wrap the edges

    Once all of the slip solution is squeegeed out from under the film, you can move onto wrapping the edges. Use firm squeegee strokes to wrap the film around the edges. If it doesn't immediately stick, use tack solution to wash out the slip and get the glue to activate. If you're still struggling, use a heatgun or hairdryer on it's lowest setting to help get those edges down. 

  • Step 8 - Inspect the panel

    If you find contamination, bubbles or slip solution under the film, the best time to remove it is as soon as possible. Peel back the film and use the slip solution to help it release. Using your hand or squeegee, remove the contamination and re-squeegee the panel down. 


100% Money Back Guarantee

We know that fitting PPF can be a daunting task which is why we have created the DIY PPF academy in association with our 100% Money Back Guarantee.

After your order, you’ll be automatically enrolled into the DIY PPF academy. With over 30 step-by-step lessons teaching you the in’s and out’s of fitting DIY PPF to your car and the best bit, if you’re still unsuccessful after completing the course, we’ll give you your money back!

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