Whether or not it’s safe to apply paint protection film at home depends on your definition of safe. As far as the actual risk of anything goes, it’s no more or less safe than any other DIY project. The problems start to sneak in when you factor in the possibility that you could install the protection film in a way that either looks terrible or starts to peel away.
When our crews install PPF, they use a series of professional commercial-grade computer cut templates. They pre-cut all of the films, eliminating the need to put any blade close to your automobile.
When you deliver a clean vehicle to us, we inspect it for any paint defects and then estimate the time and cost of installing PPF. You may want to consider requesting a free quote online if you’re considering having this done anytime soon. A computer program powered by an existing template will then cut the material to fit.
If you were to do this yourself, then there’s a good chance that you’d probably have to lay the film out over your vehicle and then cut it to match the size of the body. Classic car collectors are probably cringing at the mere thought of putting a pair of scissors or a knife anywhere near the body of their cars. You probably should too.
Any wrong move could cause a rather severe divot on the finish. At the same time, there’s a possibility that you could miss some of the work necessary for the edges.
When you bring us a car, we make sure to manicure all of the edges along the ends of the paint protection covering. The same would go for the film on a boat or RV. That way, you can be sure that you’re not running into any situation where there’s a degree of the extraneous film right at the end of a line on your bodywork.
You don’t want to risk any of these extraneous pieces of film catching something. That could pull the rest of it up, defeating the purpose of having it in the first place.
The chances are that you don’t want to try doing this yourself. It’s a lot of work, and any mistakes that you might make could potentially be quite costly. Protecting your vehicle is undoubtedly an admirable thing to do, but it’s something that’s often best left to the experts.
When you come to Team Acme for car paint protection film, you won’t have to worry about scratches. The potential damage is significant because you probably want this film applied to protect the underlying paint scheme.
For more information, contact our team online today. We’ll do our best to get you everything you need to decide the best way to install PPF on your vehicle.