Expert Installation of Paint Protection Film: A Step-by-Step Guide with Classic Details Auto Spa


Protecting your vehicle’s paint is crucial for maintaining its appearance and value. At Classic Details Auto Spa in Sanford, Florida, our team of skilled professionals specializes in car detailing and the installation of paint protection film (PPF). This article will guide you through the PPF installation process, including surface preparation, film application, and trimming and adjusting, to ensure a flawless and long-lasting finish.

Surface Preparation

A clean and well-prepared surface is essential for successful PPF installation. At Classic Details Auto Spa, we follow a meticulous surface preparation process:

  1. Thorough washing: We start by thoroughly washing the vehicle to remove dirt, dust, and debris.
  2. Clay bar treatment: Next, we use a clay bar to remove any remaining contaminants and ensure a smooth surface for PPF adhesion.
  3. Paint correction (if needed): If the vehicle’s paint has any imperfections, such as swirl marks or scratches, we perform paint correction to achieve a flawless finish before PPF installation.
  4. Final cleaning: Lastly, we clean the surface with a specialized solution to remove any remaining residue, ensuring optimal adhesion of the PPF.

Film Application

Once the surface is prepared, our team carefully applies the paint protection film using the following steps:

  1. Precut patterns: We utilize computer-generated, pre-cut patterns designed specifically for your vehicle’s make and model to ensure precise coverage and seamless integration.
  2. Film preparation: We carefully remove the protective liner and apply a slip solution to the adhesive side of the film, preventing it from sticking to itself and allowing for easy adjustments during application.
  3. Positioning: The PPF is positioned onto the vehicle’s surface and aligned with the pre-cut patterns.
  4. Squeegee technique: Using a squeegee, we carefully remove any air bubbles and excess slip solution from underneath the film, ensuring a smooth and even application.

Trimming and Adjusting

After the film is applied, our team of experts trims and adjusts the PPF for a perfect fit:

  1. Edge trimming: We carefully trim any excess film around the edges of the panels, maintaining a uniform and seamless appearance.
  2. Tucking: We tuck the film under edges and seams to ensure complete coverage and protection.
  3. Final inspection: Our team conducts a thorough final inspection to ensure proper adhesion, alignment, and overall quality of the installation.


At Classic Details Auto Spa, we pride ourselves on our expertise in paint protection film installation. From surface preparation to trimming and adjusting, our team ensures a flawless finish and long-lasting protection for your vehicle. Trust our skilled professionals to safeguard your vehicle’s paint and maintain its pristine appearance. Serving Sanford, Orlando, and the surrounding areas in Florida, Classic Details Auto Spa is the premier choice for exceptional car detailing and paint protection film installation.

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