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How to Spot a Paint Protection Film Scam

Updated: Sep 20, 2022

Immaculate Paint Protection helps new car owners protect their future classic cars, so they look awesome and stay looking new for years to come.

Looking for a paint protection film installer? I wish I could tell you that all of my competitors were above board, but like any industry, there are some bad apples.

Trucks need paint protection too. Paint Protection Film installed by Immaculate Paint Protection is the best way to stop rocks and stones from chipping your truck's paint.
Paint Protection Film Being Installed on F150 Pickup Truck

Here’s how to spot a scam and avoid costly mistakes, poor work, even expensive damage to your vehicle. Avoid these types of shops:

· Mobile installers without physical shops (Instead choose a shop that works on and stores vehicles in a safe, climate-controlled location.)

Paint protection film also called clear vinyl wrap or clear bra is best installed by professionals in a clean shop.
A clean well lit climate controlled shop is necessary for a quality paint protection film installation.

· Custom-cut installers (Instead look for a shop that computer cuts its film.)

· New shops, who are “experimenting” with offering paint protection film (Instead work with a shop with experience and a proven track record.)

· Low-cost offers—who don’t offer quality work (Instead, select a high-quality shop that understands the time and cost of quality materials to do a job correctly.)

· Off-brand materials (Instead, elect for name-brand, high quality materials.)

High tech equipment used to cut paint protection film at Immaculate Paint Protection.
High Quality SunTek Paint Protection Film and Graphtec Plotters

· Sub-contract labor (instead, support a shop that employees an in-house team.)

· Over promises (Instead, understand that paint protection film is not paint perfection. Ask the shop how they handle warranty issues.)

SunTek Reaction being installed on Dodge Challenger Hellcat at Immaculate Paint Protection
Computer Cut Paint Protection Film Pattern being Installed on Dodge Challenger Hellcat

· Instant availability (Instead, be comfortable with a bit of a wait. A good shop is booking a few weeks to a few months out.)

· Upsells (Instead, achieve a comfortable trust with the shop, knowing ceramic coating is not mandatory to protect the paint protection film.)

2021 Jaguar F-type with SunTek Paint Protection Film and Gyeon Type II ceramic coating.
2021 Jaguar and Happy Client at Immaculate Paint Protection

Follow these tips, and you’ll greatly increase your chances of finding a paint protection film installer who cares about you and your vehicle and will do a top quality job to keep your vehicle looking newer—longer.

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About the author: Bill Fetter’s passion for cars started at an early age, as he loved anything with wheels. Through his childhood, Bill observed his dad’s work as a mechanical engineer turned marketing manager and proud lifelong employee of General Motors. During high school, Bill honed his passion for cars by hand-washing and detailing his neighbors’ vehicles. Knowing he wanted to be in the automotive industry, Bill earned a degree in Industrial Engineering from Kettering University in Flint, Michigan. He’s worked as an engineer in the automotive manufacturing, medical device, steel industry, and pharmaceutical manufacturing fields.


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