Care Instructions

NOTE: Installed film must be left to cure for a period no less than 48 hours prior to being subjected to washing or other similar treatment. This will allow the pressure-sensitive adhesive to cure completely and for any application moisture to evaporate completely.

After 48 hour period has elapsed, simply follow the care instructions below:

Using a clean microfiber towel or chamois; we recommend that ONLY PremimShield Spray & Shine, PremiumSeal, synthetic waxes be used to clean your PremiumShield film. Naturally occurring waxes (i.e. Carnauba) are not recommended. Do NOT use any colored wax resins (white or clear only).


Immediately wash away any foreign material (i.e. bug splatter, bird droppings, etc.) using PremiumShield Insect Remover. If left on the film for an extended period, staining may occur, just as these acids would eat into your precious paint if left unattended for an extended period.


Wash your vehicle as per normal (PremiumShield Shampoo recommended). If using a high pressure washer, nozzle must be at least 36” away from the edges of the film to avoid peeling. Do not point nozzle at the edges of film as it can push underneath and lift the film.


To dry the film, use a microfiber cloth as per normal or blow the excess water off the surface with a wet/dry vacuum.

Cleaning the edges of the film

Wax and dust can build around the edges of the film. To remove, simply use a cotton swab dipped in 70% isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol and wipe AWAY from the edge NOT into it.

Do Not Use

Solvent based cleaners; Bug removers or de-greasers; Rubbing compound or any abrasive materials; High speed buffing or polishing equipment can be used, but on slow speed and with minimal force. We recommend testing on a small bumper section prior to using on hood or fenders.


For step by step directions of our recommended cleaning methods, please watch the film below. We subjected our Elite film to one of the worst New England winters in the past 30 years. The film was subjected to salt, sand, magnesium chloride, ice and snow over a period of four weeks. These were perfect conditions to have damage and staining inflicted onto the film. With a simple wash, the film (and paint underneath) looks brand new.