CAR CLEAR BRA/PAINT PROTECTION FILM FAQ
DO I NEED TO PREP THE CAR BEFORE INSTALLATION?
We would greatly appreciate it if your vehicle is not covered in excessive dirt/debris. Our prep step is the most crucial in order to deliver the best and long lasting installation. Preparation can take up to several hours for a perfectly clean vehicle so it is very important for our work environment to be dust /dirt free to begin with. Please give a simple wash (no wax) either on the day or the day before dropping off your vehicle. Dirty vehicles will be charged an additional cleanning fee
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO INSTALL PAINT PROTECTION?
Once the cleaning prep job is done, with computer pre-cut kit, installations are typically completed in one day. All vehicles are different and some require more details and time into the installation process than others.
At First Class Autosports, we will keep all vehicles with full front/custom installation overnight so we can guarantee a good curing of the film for at least 24 hours. Some custom installations may require the vehicle to stay in our facility for up to 72 hours
By doing so, we know that the vehicle wont be exposed to speed and dirt right away after the install, preventing debris to stick under the edges of the kits in lowers parts like bumpers and allowing us to trim any areas if needed the day after the install.
DOES THE QUALITY OF THE FILM MATTERS IN REGARDS TO THE LOOK AND INSTALLATION PROCESS? WILL THE INSTALL BE 100%
Our team chooses the best quality films available on the market to offer the closest to invisible and perfect installation. We strive to make each installation as good as possible. Due to the film's high clarity, it does not hide any type of installation flaw that would normally be hidden by a film with excessive orange peel texture pushing our team to deliver the best work possible. Reasonable flaws like small specks of dust and light strech defects may be visible if inspecting the car from very close . We believe that 100% perfection doesnt exist but rest assure that we try our best to be close to perfection!
Remember that paint protection NUMBER ONE PURPOSE is TO AVOID POTENTIAL PAINT DAMAGE from small scratches and rock chips. It is an after market installation. PAINT PROTECTION CANNOT BE COMPARED TO A CLEAR COAT SPRAYED IN A PAINT BOOTH. It s a flat piece of urethen added on top of a complex 3D shape. Compare it to a phone screen protector.
HOW LONG DOES THE FILM TAKES TO CURE?
Paint protection is a wet install, meaning that some humidity will always be under the film at the end of the installation. It is quite similar to a window tint installations. On the other hand it will take longer since the film is thicker than regular window films.
Depending on the weather, full curing could take up to several weeks but it doesnt mean that the film is in danger during this period of time.
We recommend to keep the vehicle exposed to the sun as much as possible after the first week. The engine temperature will help this process on the hood tremendously.
WILL THE FILM YELLOW OVER TIME?
Our answer is unfortunately YES... BUT not as much as films that you could find on the market 5 to 10 years ago. We select the best film in the industry with newer technologies but it is natural for all urethane to discolor at some degree over time.
Yellowing is mostly due to a lack of maintenance. So it all depends on the car owner and how well the film is maintained. Think of paint protection like a second skin, if you dont take care of it, it will age. Just a normal process and keep in mind that paint protection is to protect your paint before all. Utimately clear bra is not for the look but a tool to protect your investment
WHY ARE YOUR PRICES HIGHER THAN OTHER INSTALLERS I HAVE CALLED?
We truely believe that you get what you pay for. Our company does not price match nor are we affected by companies that charge less. We work in a low volume environment and are not aiming to quantity but quality.
We focus on providing the highest degree of installation excellence; thus, our pricing structure reflects this.
On the other hand, we are not mobile and have shop expenses including insurance that most mobile installer don't carry. Our shop is monitored 24/7 by cameras and we are able to work in the best environement possible adapted to paint protection installation.
CAN THE PAINT PROTECTION BE WASHED AND WAXED?
The film is meant to be washed and waxed if you wish. It is important to maintain your vehicle and film on a regular basis. If wax is used, make sure to test it on a lower part to test the film with the wax you will be using before waxing the entire film. We recommend the whitest wax possible and to make sure not to accumulate wax residue on the eges. A good trick, is to use a Q-tip with alcohol to clean the edges of the clear bra.
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