Why you shouldn’t remove PPF at home​?​

At home removal of PPF - why you shouldn’t do it?

Firstly, if you’re unskilled in the art of Paint Protection Film, please do not attempt to remove it at home! Secondly, please do not attempt to remove PPF at home! Thirdly, did we say do not attempt to remove it if you don’t have any experience in the art of removing PPF?!

We cannot stress enough how important it is to have your Paint Protection Film removed by a professional. No matter what your reasonings for removing the film, removing it yourself could cause damage to the surface beneath which will be an evermore costly fix.

Removing Paint Protection Film at home is not recommended due to several reasons:


PPF is designed to adhere securely to the vehicle's paint surface, which requires the use of a very strong adhesive. Over time, this adhesive can bond firmly with the paint, making the PPF removal process challenging. If the film is not properly removed, it can leave behind adhesive residue that is difficult to remove without specialist tools and techniques.

Risk of damaging the paint

Improper removal techniques or using sharp tools can damage the underlying paint. PPF is meant to protect the paint from scratches, chips, and other damage, so it is crucial to exercise caution when removing it to avoid inadvertently causing harm to the paint surface.

Film integrity

PPF can become brittle over time due to exposure to sunlight, heat, and other environmental factors. Attempting to remove old or degraded PPF can lead to the film tearing, leaving behind small fragments that are challenging to remove completely. These remnants can mar the paint and the appearance of the vehicle and will, ultimately, require a professional fix.

Specialised tools and expertise

PPF removal requires specialised tools and expertise to ensure the process is done effectively and safely. Professional installers have the necessary tools, such as heat guns and plastic scrapers, along with the knowledge and experience to remove PPF without causing damage to the vehicle's paint.


If the PPF was installed by a professional, it might come with a warranty that could be voided if the film is removed at-home or by someone other than an authorised technician. At RMA Car Care, we send you away with a 10-year warranty covering your PPF so it’s wise to consult us following any application, before trying to remove it yourself. It is essential to consult the manufacturer or installer regarding warranty terms and procedures for PPF removal.

If you feel the need to have your Paint Protection Film removed, whether it was previously installed by us or not, please do get in touch. We are more than happy to remove for you or come up with a solution. You are in safe hands at RMA Car Care when it comes to Paint Protection Film. We will ensure that the removal process is done correctly, minimising the risk of paint damage and leaving behind a clean surface.

If you’d like more details on how we can help, please get in touch at RMA Car Care – 04 597 3077

Why you shouldn’t remove PPF at home
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