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How should I clean and maintain paint protection film?

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    • After film installation, wait at least 72 hours before washing or waxing your vehicle to help ensure proper adhesion build of the film has been achieved.
    • Only manual cleaning should be carried out using a soft sponge or cloth. A clean leather or microfibre cloth is recommended for drying. Hard sponges or cloths should not be used.
    • Use only clean water for cleaning. Sand and other abrasive particles will scratch the film.
    • Commercial cleaning agents may be used for cleaning, as long as they do not contain abrasive components.
    • Use waxes that do not contain dyes, abrasive polishes and/or rubbing compounds.
    • Never use dry cleaning methods or products on the film.
    • Never use any chemicals, bleaches or other compounds to clean the film.

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