Polarized sunglasses make Paint Protection Film look iridescent. Is this normal?
This is a common occurrence with Paint Protection Film of all brands. The light will reflect from a car surface and travel through the film where it will slightly polarize in areas which are stretched. Thus, when viewed through polarized glasses these areas may appear to have some iridescence. Polarized glasses have the same effect on a variety of multi-layer surfaces made of glass or plastic such as ATM machine screens.
Will the edge of the film be noticeable on a partial front installation?
Over time, as dust and dirt accumulate along the edge of the film, the edge will be more noticeable. Once the car is cleaned, it will be difficult to detect unless looking for it. To remove dirt and excess wax that may be collected at the edge of the film use isopropyl alcohol and microfiber wipes and gently clean along the edges.
Can LEGEND Paint Protection Film be applied over non-original paint (aftermarket or repaired paint)?
LEGEND Paint Protection Film is designed to be applied to original paint. There are potential issues of paint removal associated with aftermarket/repaired paint. Such issues are not covered by LEGEND’s warranty.
Can LEGEND Paint Protection Film be installed on other painted surfaces such as signs?
Theoretically, LEGEND Paint Protection Film can be applied to any smooth painted surface.
However, the paint is designed for automotive applications. Non-automotive use is not
Will car paint with and without LEGEND Paint Protection Film fade differently?
The car surface protected with LEGEND Paint Protection Film will fade at the same rate as the
unprotected area of your vehicle.
Can my entire vehicle be wrapped in LEGEND Paint Protection Film?
Yes. Any smooth original painted surface can be covered with LEGEND Paint Protection Film.
Can LEGEND Paint Protection Film be applied to metal surfaces such as chrome?
Yes, LEGEND Paint Protection Film can be applied over chrome surfaces. However, this may alter the appearance of the chrome finish. We recommend applying a small trial swatch of film over the surface to evaluate the appearance before installing.
Can LEGEND Paint Protection Film be installed on a car windshield?
No. Placing Paint Protection Film on a windshield will increase distortion, especially when looking through angled windshields. Such distortion will not allow for safe operation of the vehicle.
Can LEGEND Paint Protection Film be installed over vinyl wraps, straps or designs previously applied to the car?
LEGEND Paint Protection Film can be applied over a vinyl wrap or graphics. However, trapped air at the edges may cause air bubbles over time so such installation is not covered by our warranty.
Can additional coatings be applied to LEGEND Paint Protection Film?
You can use non-abrasive waxes to add additional protection to the film surface. Avoid colored waxes or waxes that contain more than 5% VOC content such as petroleum naphtha. In addition, ceramic coatings can be used with LEGEND Paint Protection Films. Such coatings will increase the resistance of film from chemicals and water while not impairing film performance.
What is the expected lifetime of LEGEND Paint Protection Film?
LEGEND brand Paint Protection Film is warrantied against cracking, bubbling or yellowing caused solely by defects in manufacture or materials for a period of:
* PPF Prime – 12 years from the date of purchase of the product
* PPF Prime Matte – 10 years from the date of purchase of the product
Contact an authorized distributor/dealer for manufacturer’s limited warranty details.
Will the warranty of LEGEND Paint Protection Film transfer to another owner if the car is sold?
No, LEGEND brand Paint Protection Film warranty is non-transferrable.
How do I maintain LEGEND Paint Protection Film?
No special maintenance is required for LEGEND Paint Protection Film. However, regular car washing is recommended after waiting a minimum of 3 days to allow film to fully cure to the car. Regular hand washing (if so desired) with soap and water is absolutely fine. Waxing the glossy LEGEND PPF Prime with non-abrasive car wax is recommender at least 2 times a year. This will allow your film to serve longer and retain its pristine glossy look. Waxing PPF Prime Matte with many waxes will add shine to the surface. Use only the waxes recommended for matte surfaces.
Can I use detailing clay on LEGEND Paint Protection Film?
Yes. Detailing clay can be used to remove stubborn contamination from the surface of LEGEND Paint Protection Film. Use soapy water to wet the surface and then gently rub the with the clay bar. For spots, bug and tar removing shampoos can be used.
How do I remove LEGEND Paint Protection Film?
Remove the film by pulling at 45° towards yourself. Do not pull the film at over a 90° angle and do not try to rip the film off the car surface as it may transfer some of the adhesive to the car paint. Consider using a steamer in cold weather environments – this will soften the film and adhesive and aid in removal.
Will removing LEGEND Paint Protection Film harm the paint?
LEGEND Paint Protection Film is designed to be applied to original factory paint, so it is unlikely for paint protection film to harm paint upon removal. However, to avoid adhesive transfer to the paint, remove the film in accordance with our guidelines by pulling at 45° towards yourself.
How does the self-leveling (self-healing) work?
LEGEND Paint Protection Film topcoat is formulated for long-lasting gloss retention. The minor scratches and mars caused by normal wear, such as car washes are eliminated over time. When exposed to heat; sun, or warmth from motor running, minor scratches will disappear, and the surface will be restored to its original high gloss appearance. If the topcoat is penetrated by a deeper scratch the surface will not self-heal.
If film is damaged by a piece of road debris will it self-heal?
The self-healing topcoat of LEGEND Paint Protection Film is designed to repair itself from light scratches induced by normal use such as car washes, etc. The purpose of Paint Protection Film is to act as a sacrificial layer between a piece of debris and car paint. If a piece of debris was large enough to penetrate the topcoat, the film will not self-heal. At that point the damaged film piece will need to be replaced.
If there is a tough stain, what do I do?
Clean the bird droppings, bugs, and visible contaminates on the car regularly. If a stain will not wash off with a regular car wash, apply isopropyl alcohol to a microfiber towel and clean the stain. If ineffective, a small amount of paint thinner added to a microfiber towel can be used to clean the stain. In severe cases, use mild abrasive wax/polishing compound to polish the surface until the stain is not visible. We do not recommend repeating the use of abrasive wax/polishing more often than once every two years as it will eventually remove the topcoat from the film. Only polish the vehicle with abrasive compounds when absolutely necessary.
Will LEGEND Paint Protection Film turn yellow?
Our topcoat is formulated to repel a wide variety of road related contaminants: such as tar, oil, and transmission, radiator and windshield fluids. LEGEND Paint Protection Film is highly resistant to solvents, acids, bases, bug splatter and bird droppings. To avoid staining, clean visible contaminates on the car regularly. If cleaning and care instructions are ignored or if the film is exposed to extreme staining chemicals, slight discoloration may occur.
How soon after installation of LEGEND Paint Protection Film can I drive my vehicle?
If the temperature is above 60°F (15°C) we strongly recommend keeping the car indoors for at least 3 hours so that installer can observe and correct any installation imperfections. Ideally, this waiting period should be 24 hours.
During the colder months the car should not be moved outside for at least 12-24 hours after installation to ensure that water dries properly and the film anchors. If the outside temperature is below freezing keep the car under the infrared heaters overnight to ensure proper film drying/curing.
Can I take my car through a non-contact car wash with LEGEND Paint Protection Film?
Using a regular car wash is recommended after waiting a minimum of 3 days to allow film to fully cure. During the winter months the waiting period may need to be longer. We do not recommend using pressure washer or car washes that use handheld pressure washers. If such a car wash is used, inform wash employees that the car has paint protection film. To avoid lifting the paint protection film the distance from the pressure washer nozzle to the film surface should be at least 45cm (1.5ft)
Can I wax LEGEND Paint Protection Film?
You can use non-abrasive waxes to add additional protection to the film surface. Make sure to avoid colored waxes or waxes that contain more than 5% VOC content such as petroleum naphtha.
Can I wax LEGEND Prime Matte Paint Protection Film?
You can use non-abrasive waxes to add additional protection to the Matte film surface. However, waxes will generally add gloss to Matte Paint Protection Film and will alter the appearance of your vehicle. Pick the wax that is formulated for Matte Finishes.
Should I wax my car prior to LEGEND Paint Protection Film installation?
We do not recommend adding any coatings that may interfere with film adhesion prior to having LEGEND Paint Protection Film installed. This includes any waxes, ceramic or other coatings.