Answers to your SunTek®
Paint Protection Film Questions
Can I take my vehicle with SunTek PPF through a car wash?
To help ensure maximum performance of SunTek PPF, periodic care and attention are recommended. Avoid the use of automatic car washers and power washes as they could cause film lifting1. It is best practice to wait 3 days after installation of SunTek paint protection film before washing your car. Hand wash with soap, water, and a soft cloth when needed.
Can I wax SunTek PPF?
Waxing is recommended to help maintain the appearance and surface protection. For gloss finishes, wax with a non-abrasive car wax once or twice a year. However, some waxes will add a level of gloss to matte paint protection film. There are car waxes on the market formulated specifically for matte finishes.
Can SunTek PPF be removed after installation?
We recommend that only a professional SunTek dealer should remove SunTek paint protection film. But if it is necessary to remove the film yourself, we suggest following these guidelines:
The film should be lifted at a 45-degree angle and pulled towards yourself, this will cause the adhesive to release
Do not fold the film over on itself and rip it off—this can leave adhesive behind
In cold weather environments, we recommend a steamer to aid in softening the film and adhesive for removal
SunTek highly encourages you to see a SunTek dealer for PPF removal from the original paint.
Does SunTek PPF need maintenance?
To help maintain the maximum performance of SunTek paint protection film, periodic care and attention are recommended. Hand wash with soap and water when needed. For gloss finishes, wax with a non-abrasive car wax once or twice a year to help maintain the appearance and surface protection.
How is SunTek PPF installed?
SunTek PPF is a film applied directly to the original paint in select areas or on your entire car by professional SunTek installers. It is a “wet installation” similar to window film using a soap and water mixture to align the PPF before squeegeeing it into place.
How long will SunTek PPF last?
SunTek PPF is manufactured to maintain its performance and integrity, year after year. Our paint protection film is covered by a manufacturer’s limited warranty to last at least your choice of product. Ask your SunTek dealer for the specific warranty details about the film you’re purchasing.
How does SunTek PPF’s self-healing protection work?
Each SunTek PPF product features a scientifically formulated top coat. This top coat protects the urethane against surface damage, while the self-healing surface repairs the majority of scratches utilizing the heat of the sun, a warm body panel, engine heat, or warm water.
How does SunTek PPF compare to ceramic coatings?
Ceramic coatings do not offer the same level of rock chip and surface protection as SunTek paint protection film. Reaction PPF features the 2-in-1 advantage of PPF protection and the benefits of ceramic coating—backed by a manufacturer’s 12-year limited warranty2. The life expectancy of ceramic coating can be approximately 1-4 years, requiring regular reapplication depending on the product.
How do I care for SunTek PPF?
It’s best to wait three days after SunTek paint protection film installation before attempting any sort of washing. Hand wash with soap, water, and a soft cloth when needed. Avoid the use of automatic car washes and power washers as they could cause film lifting1.
Prompt removal of staining hazards, such as bird droppings is recommended. For gloss finishes, wax with a non-abrasive car wax once or twice a year. We suggest consulting your nearest SunTek dealer who can provide expert guidance for proper PPF surface care.