When I wear Polarized Sunglasses, my Paint Protection Film appears to have blemishes and distortions, why is that?

This is a very common occurrence with Paint Protection Film of all brands.  It has to do with the difference in refractive index between the layer of film and the paint on the car.  It is most noticeable on compound-curved surfaces because the film must be stretched over these areas to allow it to be installed without wrinkles.  When the film is stretched, it becomes slightly thinner in those areas which causes the phenomenon seen through polarized glasses.   It can also occur on flat surfaces when the installer needs to use a drying solution (as opposed to a slip solution) such as alcohol and water to get the needed bond to the paint.  This is due to the difference in viscosity of the fluids and their effect on the adhesive’s properties. Polarized glasses have this effect on a number of different multi-layer surfaces (not just paint protection film) made of glass or plastic.  

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What happens if you put Acry-solvent on the film?

Acry-solvent, or any other Xylene based solvent, will not harm the film unless left sitting saturated in it for an extended period of time.  To use this type of solvent on the film (for removing stains, etc.) wet a microfiber towel with the product and wipe the film for one or two minutes.  If the stain remains, allow the solvent to evaporate and then repeat the process.

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What if my installation was done incorrectly?

It is always best to contact your XPEL installer first and explain your concerns.  We do our best to maintain a network of installers that stand behind their work.  If after doing so, your installer cannot or will not address your concerns to your satisfaction, please contact our customer service team for assistance.  They will get you in touch with the XPEL Representative for your area who will work to find a solution to the issue.

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How can I remove the excess adhesive after I removed the film myself?

If there is left over adhesive upon removal, you can use a general purpose adhesive remover, often found at your local auto parts or home improvement store.

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How do I maintain XPEL ULTIMATE?

No special maintenance is required for XPEL ULTIMATE.  However, the film will last longer and will be easier to clean if treated twice a year with XPEL Flawless Finish Paint Protection Film Sealant.  For more information, please visit http://www.xpel.com/care

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Will XPEL ULTIMATE yellow over time?

XPEL ULTIMATE is warrantied for 10 years against a range of issues including yellowing.  More information about the warranty can be found here at http://www.xpel.com/xpel-protection-film-warranty/

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Can XPEL be installed on signs?

Yes.  Paint protection film can be applied to any smooth painted surface.

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Can XPEL be installed on my airplane or aircraft?

Paint protection film can be applied on any smooth painted surface.  However, given the tight tolerances on weight, balance and other factors on some aircraft, it is highly recommended to consult with the manufacturer of the airplane for strict guidance.

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Can XPEL be installed on boats and other watercraft?

Yes. XPEL can be installed on marine boats and water craft

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