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TOPS Film Care

TOPS currently makes more than one grade of paint protection film. Please be sure to use the care instructions for the type of film you purchased. If you are not sure which film you have, check with your installer or retailer for verification. Using the incorrect care procedures can permanently damage the film.


To keep your film looking great, follow a few simple guidelines:

  • • Wait 48 hours after installation to wash your car.
  • • Remove insect or other stains as soon as possible with TOPS Film Cleaner . TOPS Film Cleaner .
  • • Stubborn stains can be removed with 99% isopropyl alcohol. Take care to keep these chemicals off the vehicle’s paint.
  • • Light scratches in the film will self-heal in 20-30 minutes at room temperature. In colder conditions, or to accelerate the process, pour warm water (120°F) over the affected area. Sealant Instructions
  • • Avoid using a pressure washer or high-pressure water source near the edges of the film, it can cause the film to lift and/or become damaged.
  • • Detailing Clay can be used to remove contaminants that are on the film.

Removing Paint Protection Film

Professional removal of the film is recommended. However, when professional removal is not possible, the film may be removed as follows:

  • • Removal of paint protection film should be done with a steamer. It will keep the film pliable and wet so that it can be “stretched” off the vehicle.
  • • Peel one corner of the film up with your fingernail.
  • • Pull the film towards you at a shallow angle less than 45 degrees (see figure 8a). This angle is important to ensure sure that the adhesive comes off with the film rather than staying on the paint. The film should “stretch” off the car.
  • • If any adhesive is left on the car, use a general adhesive remover to help loosen it.