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    How to remove Stain in PPF?

    Well a dirty bird got me, dark purple in color.
    The bird crap was on less that 10 minutes before I wiped it off with Wolfgang Si02 waterless wash solution.
    I have tried some Blackfire AIO with no success in removing the purple stain.
    Any suggestions appreciated. The PPF is 3M is about 14 years old & well taken care of.
    Thanks

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    Re: How to remove Stain in PPF?

    sometimes the sun can 'bleach' stains out, but ive had experience where the PPF had to be replaced...
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    Re: How to remove Stain in PPF?

    I just tried a alcohol prep pad 70%, it removed the stain!

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    Re: How to remove Stain in PPF?

    Wow, fantastic result! I don't think I would have thought of that.

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    Re: How to remove Stain in PPF?

    These acronyms are challenging. What is PPF? I guess it's too much trouble to spell the words out

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    Re: How to remove Stain in PPF?

    Quote Originally Posted by BLM View Post
    These acronyms are challenging. What is PPF? I guess it's too much trouble to spell the words out
    PPF = Paint Protection Film. It's a clear plastic-y film that's applied to the exterior of a vehicle to protect the paint.

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    Re: How to remove Stain in PPF?

    If you google PPF the first entry is Xpel Paint Protection Film.

    And yes it's too much trouble to spell the words out

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    Re: How to remove Stain in PPF?

    OP. How well do you keep it sealed....PPF is extremely porous. especially that old 3M stuff.
    If you have ever removed one, you would -clearly- see it is not optically clear in color...


    Be mindful if you ever remove it cause afaik, there is a 10 year threshold on new films from what I read. Dunno about the old stuff.
    From what I understand, after X time, to creates a -superbond- to the paint.

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    Re: How to remove Stain in PPF?

    I used Wolfgang SiO2 sealant a couple of weeks ago on the entire car. Didn't seem to help much in this case on the PPF.
    Always cautious about any "Petroleum Distillates" on PPF as may have adverse reaction on PPF.
    The 70% Isopropyl alcohol removed the stain with very little effort. I'm sure the stain was on top of the sealant which aided in the stain removal.
    Have reapplied the SiO2 sealant on the affected area.

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    Re: How to remove Stain in PPF?



    The key to any PPF, new or old....is you gotta keep ontop of the LSP IME.
    That saran wrap is very porous......

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