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Can I take my car through a pressure wash with SunTek Paint Protection Film?
It is best practice to wait one week before washing your car. While hand washing is preferred, you can use a pressure wash, but be careful near edges as the pressure water can lift the edge of the film off of your vehicle.
Can “coatings” be applied to SunTek Paint Protection Film?
Ceramic coatings are approved for use with our Paint Protection Films when applied over the surface of the product. Ceramic coatings create an additional barrier for solvent and water penetration while not negatively impacting the performance or self-healing of our Paint Protection Film. This application will not void your warranty.
Can SunTek Paint Protection Film be applied over repaired/fresh paint?
SunTek Paint Protection Film is designed and warrantied when applied to original paint. Issues with aftermarket/repaired paint are not warranted by SunTek. If you choose to still have SunTek Paint Protection Film installed over fresh paint, the common waiting period is 30 days for the paint to outgas.
Should I wax my car prior to SunTek Paint Protection Film installation?
It is not recommended to apply wax or any coatings to your vehicle prior to having SunTek Paint Protection Film installed. Any waxes or coatings can interfere with proper adhesion of the film to the vehicle.
How soon after installation can I drive my vehicle?
In an ideal situation, an installer will have the vehicle 24 hours to monitor the film for any lifting edges before releasing the vehicle to the owner. In situations where this is not possible, we strongly recommend at least a 2-3 hour waiting period indoors followed by an inspection to ensure all edges are sealed before the vehicle is released.
How does the self-healing work?
SunTek Paint Protection Film contains a proprietary top-coat. This top coat protects the urethane against surface scratches. The majority of surface scratches will self-heal when exposed to heat – sun, warm panel (motor running), warm water, etc. We demonstrate this with a copper wire brush to simulate surface scratches, such as surface dirt, sand, salt, etc., that will self-heal.
Will SunTek Paint Protection Film turn yellow?
The SunTek Paint Protection Film C, Matte and Ultra series are protected against yellowing. Our top coat protects the Paint Protection Film against harmful solvents that are in gases, oils, bird droppings, car exhausts, etc. that can absorb into the film and cause yellowing. SunTek Altered Black PPF is warrantied against discoloration.
Will paint with and without SunTek Paint Protection Film fade differently?
No. The area protected with SunTek Paint Protection Film will fade at the same rate as the unprotected area.
What Is a Ceramic Coating?
Ceramic coatings are extremely durable vehicle protection systems. Depending on the coating used, they are suitable for use on paintwork, wheels, glass and plastic trim. The basic chemical composition of a ceramic coating is Silicon Dioxide (SiO2). Ceramic coatings may also be referred to as quartz or glass coatings.
What Do Ceramic Coatings Do?
Ceramic Pro will give superior protection against light surface scratching caused by poor washing, harmful UV rays, graffiti, dirt build up, premature aging and oxidation, weathering, bird droppings, brake dust, and even help prevent acid rain stain. Your treated car will not only be easier to clean, but it will also stay clean longer due to its super hydrophobic properties. Ceramic coatings are second to none when it comes to giving your paint that deep rich reflective gloss and shine.
What Is Your Recommended Maintenance Regime?
We advise that every 12 months you thoroughly decontaminate your vehicle by removing any road tar, iron, tree sap and industrial fallout deposits that may have accumulated. Following that we will typically apply an SiO2 sealant to rejuvenate the ceramic coating and enhance its hydrophobic properties.
How Long Do Ceramic Coatings Last?
It depends on the type of coating and where the car is driven and stored. It also depends on how well the coating is maintained. Our Ceramic Pro coatings can last a number of years on a well-maintained car. They form a highly durable bond with the paintwork and are resistant to chemicals, so they won’t be washed away by strong car wash shampoos or cleaning chemicals. However, aggressive car washing with brushes or automatic car washes will reduce the lifespan of the product. As such, we recommend only washing your car with microfiber cloths. With any paintwork treatment, quality regular maintenance is required for the best results and longevity of your ceramic coating. Ceramic Coatings can be removed by abrasion such as machine polishing, cutting compounds or cut and polish. Failure to wash the vehicle regularly (weekly or fortnightly) can also reduce the performance and durability of the product.
How Do I Keep My Car Clean In The Meantime?
A careful and regular washing routine using a PH neutral shampoo and/or hydrophobic spray will keep your car looking pristine. Avoid letting your vehicle air dry; always use a quality microfiber cloth to dry your car.
Are Ceramic Coatings a Miracle ‘Fire and Forget’ Product?
Absolutely not, despite being very durable they still need maintaining. Beware of the hype that comes with many car treatment systems (ceramic and dealership applied treatments) that promise ‘no polishing’ and ‘lifetime protection with no maintenance’ as part of the deal. We have worked on countless vehicles with various coating systems applied and have yet to find any that meet the often extravagant claims made by the industry. It is simply not possible to coat a car, then treat it to the occasional wash, and for it to remain glossy and contaminant free several years down the road.
How Do Ceramic Coatings Work?
Waxes and many paint sealants sit on the applied surface of your car. Ceramic Coatings work by bonding a thin layer of product directly to your car’s paintwork, creating a new substrate. Once bonded, the product is much harder to remove than traditional products, and is therefore more durable.
I’ve Had My Car Treated; Is There Anything to Avoid?
Avoid roller brush car washes and wiping your car clean when it’s dry. Always have a lubricant and clean microfiber cloth or wash mitt.
Can I Take My Car in Rain After Applying Ceramic Coatings?
Ceramic Coatings need to cure for around 24 hours before being exposed to rain. Your car will need to be garaged overnight unless the weather forecast does not include rain.
We Leave Our PPF Customers Satisfied
Here at Performance Clear Bra, quality Paint Protection Film installations is what we do. We pay attention to the smallest of details, and work in a space that guarantees the absolute best for your vehicle. You can see just how passionate we are about keeping your car looking brand new by taking a look at all of the customers we’ve helped. Don’t just take our word for it – hear it from them!
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General PurposeJuly 17, 2023.
Had a great experience at Performance Clear Bra. Communication was great, as was the attention to detail. The car came out looking great and I'm confident it it will look great for years to come.
L TexasJuly 15, 2023.
Great experience with Performance Clear Bra. Excellent communication via email and text. They have a first class shop. Your car is never outside getting cleaned or worked on. I was treated like I had brought them a brand new Corvette to work on vs my 2023 Subaru Outback. Excellent workmanship. I highly recommend Performance Clear Bra.
matthew whitfieldJuly 14, 2023.
I have had multiple vehicles through Performance’s shop and they have done excellent work every single time. High quality products and service. They make sure you are aware of all products available and the pros and cons of each. I have never felt any pressure of an attempted upsell on anything. All products perform as described and installation is of the highest quality. Very knowledgeable and very high quality work. I would not trust my vehicles to any one else. Punctual and clear on every aspect of service and install. Highly recommend!
C DJuly 10, 2023.
Love they work did great job on my tint! I have schedule my PPF Reaction installment for my 2022 corvette, can’t wait Update: Got my Paint protection done on my vehicle and it’s beautiful and makes the car look even more immaculate, they do great work and highly recommend for tint and PPF
Gerard ThompsonJuly 5, 2023.
5 star all the way. They were great to work with. Car was done when promised and the wrap was installed perfectly...I am going to go back and have the sides of my car wrapped..I highly recommend Performance Clear Bra
Tyler SegelstromJune 30, 2023.
They did an amazing job and were always available to answer questions. They went above and beyond my expectations and I would definitely recommend them for getting film protection on your car.
Clayton CookeJune 17, 2023.
Referred by a friend and definitely a great choice! They pay such close attention to detail and the end product; absolulutely GORGEOUS! Thank you, PCB, for putting up with my requests. Fantastic work!
Kristopher Sedghi-MasoudJune 10, 2023.
Very quick to respond with price quotes and immediate follow up with scheduling what we needed done; we are definitely satisfied with the work that was done on our vehicle!
Aleks ZamoshnikovJune 7, 2023.