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Old 03-20-2017, 11:05 PM   #1
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Polishing paint protection film

Anyone have any suggestions or experience with this? Recently had a rock hit my hood, so I had pdr done on it. Pdr guy used suction cups for his light and it left a circular imprint. Didn't think much of it as I hoped with due time it'd go away on its own (I was told suntek ppf was self healing with heat). Now i just saw under warm light that it also left circular swirl marks on the film..

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Anyone have any suggestions or experience with this? Recently had a rock hit my hood, so I had pdr done on it. Pdr guy used suction cups for his light and it left a circular imprint. Didn't think much of it as I hoped with due time it'd go away on its own (I was told suntek ppf was self healing with heat). Now i just saw under warm light that it also left circular swirl marks on the film..

Fml. Please any help is appreciated. My OCD is killing me!

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If it works like the Xpel PPF, you can pour warm to hot water on it and it should heal. I have done it a few times on my RS1 and it worked for scratches.
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I have the suntek ppf. I hope so! I haven't heard of any ppf that self heals swirls ??

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I have the suntek ppf. I hope so! I haven't heard of any ppf that self heals swirls ??

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Well give it a try, its not going to hurt it.

You might try some simple green too, it just my be some dirt that's causing the swirls. idk with out looking at it.
I use it to get any dirt out from under the film when I'm applying it.
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Well give it a try, its not going to hurt it.

You might try some simple green too, it just my be some dirt that's causing the swirls. idk with out looking at it.
I use it to get any dirt out from under the film when I'm applying it.
Thing is I don't see any dirt debris. Its still clear. I just see the circle imprint and the swirls in it.

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Thing is I don't see any dirt debris. Its still clear. I just see the circle imprint and the swirls in it.

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Could just put a sticker over it. lol j/k

Give the water a try and go from there
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I think imma take a heat gun to it. As soon as I can get my hands on one.

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NO!!! its to hot, it will destroy the film!

we use that to remove the film from the vehicle

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NO!!! its to hot, it will destroy the film!

we use that to remove the film from the vehicle

Water!
I thought a low watt heat gun would activate its self healing properties

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Poured hot water on the film and the swirls remain... Heat gun it is..

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Poured hot water on the film and the swirls remain... Heat gun it is..

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The sun seems to take care of the issues for me, just takes time to heal.
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Its just so unsightly... Gah

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Have you tried lightly polishing it? (Polish not compound).

Although I wonder if the suction cups created enough heat from friction to allow the adhesive to move, or the film to wrinkle slightly - or even the paint itself (this should be highly unlikely). Suntek claims it should heal with ambient engine heat or from the sun, so might just need to wait until it warms up more. If you wanted to risk it I spose you could try a hair dryer on the spot, probably safer than a heat gun. I definitely wouldn't get it too hot though...
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