DIY (Doing It Yourself)

If you are considering a DIY project, then you must read this section. It might be boring, but we need you to make an informed decision before purchasing our product. Because we cut everything to order, we do not offer refunds or exchanges, so choose wisely.

What are you trying to protect?

Paint Protection Film (PPF) is a thin polyurethane film designed to protect painted surfaces (mainly automotive) against minor damage from the sorts of things that happen to your paint when the vehicle is being used. The film is cut into various shapes and laid on the painted surface. This forms a very strong, durable and clear barrier that helps to protect your painted surface as you ride around.

It is designed to go on non-porous, perfectly smooth hard surfaces, such as you find on new cars, new motorbikes, bicycles, etc. We do not recommend trying to make it stick to textured plastics as found on lots of cars and motorbikes.

We also do not recommend that you put this film on damaged, aged, or resprayed paint. These films are designed to be removeable from modern factory-finish automotive painted surfaces. OziShield will not be held responsible for any damage to the substrate caused by the removal of the film. You should ensure that the paint is of factory-finish (Class A) quality before you decide to install these films. 

Suggested applications

  • Car bonnets, bumpers, mirror backs, top of rear bumper, side sills, door cups, door edges, door steps, etc.
  • Headlights
  • Motorcycle tanks, fairings, ducktails, headlights, windscreens
  • Fibreglass and carbon-fibre (not open-weave carbon-fibre)
  • Bicycle frames, forks, cranks
  • Electronic microswitch pads, such as microwave controls, washing machine controls, gym equipment controls
  • Protecting whitegoods surfaces, including stainless steel panels on fridges, washing machines

Applications to avoid

  • Wooden surfaces, whether painted or natural (could damage the wood when removed)
  • Textured plastics (it may not stick)
  • Textiles (it may not stick and could damage the textile)
  • Car windscreens (the film may not be perfectly clear)
  • Damaged, aged, cracked painted surfaces (removal could cause damage to the paint
  • Resprays that are sub-standard (not equivalent to a factory finish)
  • Areas where the film could melt or bubble up (near hot exhaust pipes, cooking tops, etc)

Installation Tools

The tools needed to install the film are really cheap and you probably have some of them already. You can order them from our website here if you wish.

  • Baby Shampoo (about $5 a small bottle)
  • A couple of microfibre cloths (about $6 for two)
  • A couple of spray bottles, holding preferably between 300ml and 750ml (about $6 for two)
  • A suitable squeegee (don't even think about using an old credit card as a squeegee) (about $3)
  • You will also need a cleaning agent to remove any oil, grease and fingerprints from the painted surface (we use ISOCOL - denatured alcohol, available from supermarkets and chemists, about $10)
  • If you are installing a sheet of film, you will need a suitable knife to trim the film (available from Officeworks for about $3)

Installation Method

Clich here to read about How To Install The Films.