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XPEL Product Care

Please be sure to use the care instructions for the type of product you purchased. If you are not sure which product you have, check with your installer or retailer for verification. Using the incorrect care procedures can permanently damage your products.

XPEL ULTIMATE PLUS

To keep your film looking great, follow a few simple guidelines:

  • Wait 48 hours after installation to wash your car.
  • Remove insect or other stains as soon as possible with XPEL Film Cleaner.
  • Stubborn stains can be removed with 99% isopropyl alcohol. Take care to keep these chemicals off the vehicle’s paint.
  • Seal with XPEL Flawless Finish Paint Protection Film Sealant at least once every 3 months to preserve high gloss. Installation instructions here: Sealant Instructions
  • Light scratches in the film will self-heal in 20-30 minutes at room temperature. In colder conditions, or to accelerate the process, pour warm water (120°F) over the affected area.
  • Avoid using a pressure washer or high-pressure water source near the edges of the film, it can cause the film to lift and/or become damaged.
  • Detailing Clay can be used to remove contaminants that are on the film.

XPEL STEALTH

To keep your film looking great, follow a few simple guidelines:

  • Wait 48 hours after installation to wash your car.
  • Remove insect or other stains as soon as possible with XPEL Film Cleaner.
  • Stubborn stains can be removed with 99% isopropyl alcohol or lacquer thinner. Take care to keep these chemicals off the vehicle’s paint.
  • You may use XPEL Flawless Finish Paint Protection Film Sealant to help preserve the finish, although beware if you do not apply in a uniform pattern, it can cause the film to look uneven. It is advised to be professionally applied. Installation instructions here: Sealant Instructions
  • Light scratches in the film will self-heal in 20-30 minutes at room temperature. In colder conditions, or to accelerate the process, pour warm water (120°F) over the affected area.
  • Avoid using a pressure washer or high-pressure water source near the edges of the film, it can cause the film to lift and/or become damaged.

XPEL Automotive Window Tint Care

XPEL PRIME Automotive Window Films were designed to keep their flawless appearance and clarity for many years. Follow these tips to properly care for your windows and keep them looking their best:

  • Keep in mind that your window tint may have a hazy appearance or moisture bubbles for up to ten days after installation. These conditions will disappear once the moisture used to apply your tint dries up completely.
  • Wait approximately 1-5 days after installation before rolling down or cleaning your windows based on the climate in which it was installed.
  • Use a microfiber towel slightly dampened with water to clean your windows. If necessary, mild, non-ammonia glass cleaners may also be used.
  • Avoid the use of abrasive materials such as scouring pads, to clean your tinted windows.

See our Automotive Window Film Frequently Asked Questions page for more info: Click here

Removing Paint Protection Film

Professional removal of the film is recommended. However, when professional removal is not possible, the film may be removed as follows:

  • Removal of paint protection film should be done with a steamer. It will keep the film pliable and wet so that it can be “stretched” off the vehicle.
  • Peel one corner of the film up with your fingernail.
  • Pull the film towards you at a shallow angle less than 45 degrees (see figure 8a). This angle is important to ensure sure that the adhesive comes off with the film rather than staying on the paint. The film should “stretch” off the car.
  • If any adhesive is left on the car, use a general adhesive remover to help loosen it.

See our Paint Protection Film Frequently Asked Questions page for more info: Click here

XPEL FUSION PLUS

    Aftercare

  • Using XPEL aftercare products when washing your vehicle will significantly extend the life of FUSION PLUS. Our products have been designed to complement our coatings and will help keep your car looking newer for longer.
  • Washing

  • For best results, wash with XPEL Rinse Free Car Wash on a weekly basis to avoid excessive contamination buildup. Avoid washing in direct sunlight to minimize streaking and water spotting. Wash from the roof downwards, leaving the dirtiest sections last avoiding possible cross contamination.
  • For best results the car should be washed on a bi-weekly basis to avoid excessive contamination build-up. Use only recommended mild soaps. Avoid high volume brush style car washes, and high PH detergent style cleaners.

    Drying

  • Always dry the vehicle completely using a clean, soft, lint free microfiber towel or air blower. Never allow water to evaporate on its own. Tap water can contain minerals which leave deposits on your coating, creating unwanted water spots. For best results use XPEL Microfiber Towels which have been designed to absorb water. Always avoid aggressive wiping.
  • Detailing

  • For best results, follow washing and drying steps above. Follow up with XPEL Detail Spray for any leftover fingerprints or smudges on your paint protection film or paint. You can apply the XPEL Ceramic Boost for added shine and slickness (as needed). Avoid applying XPEL Detail Spray or XPEL Ceramic Boost in direct sunlight to minimize streaking and water spotting
  • Spot Removal of Surface Contamination

  • Never use aggressive products to polish the coating or to removing surface contamination.
  • Vehicle Inspection Schedule

  • To uphold the FUSION PLUS warranty, you must visit the FUSION PLUS certified installer who applied your original coating every 12 months during the duration of warranty – unless you have had a change of address, if this is the case please email warranty@xpel.com.