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It would depend on the extent and the type of damage. In the event of minor scratches, the film will self-heal when heat is applied, either through exposure to the sun or hot water. Severely damaged PPF, extensive scratches or deep cuts might require the replacement of the affected section.

A professional installation can take anywhere from a few hours to a full day depending on the size and complexity of the vehicle and the areas to be covered.

Allow a minimum of 48 hours following installation for the film to cure before washing or waxing. Avoid pressure washing for 30 days following installation. PPF requires time to properly adhere to the surface of the vehicle. Waiting for a few days allows the adhesive to fully bond, ensuring that the film stays securely in place.

Here are some tips to help you maintain your PPF to keep it looking and performing at its best:

  • Regular Washing: Wash your vehicle regularly to remove dirt, road debris, insects and other contaminants that accumulate as you drive. Avoid harsh detergents or abrasive cleaners that could damage the film.
  • Avoid High Pressure: Avoid high-pressure car washes, as they can potentially lift the edges of the PPF or damage the adhesive. Where possible, hand wash the vehicle.
  • Drying: After washing, use a clean, soft microfiber towel to gently dry the PPF. Avoid using abrasive towels or wiping too vigorously.
  • Protect Against Stains: Material such as bird droppings or tree sap can be acidic ad could damage the film if left on for an extended period of time. Remove such contaminants as soon as possible.
  • Avoid Extreme Temperatures: Although PPF is designed to withstand a range of temperatures, extreme conditions could potentially affect its performance. Avoid leaving your vehicle in the hot South African sun for long periods where possible.
  • Waxing and Polishing: PPF can be waxed or polished to maintain its shine and enhance its appearance. Use a non-abrasive wax or polish that is PPF-safe.

If you notice any damage to the PPF, consult a LLumar Authorised Fitment Centre for advice.

PPF on a new vehicle can be a valuable investment as it provides a barrier against scratches, chips and other forms of damage that can occur during everyday driving. If you want to maintain your vehicle’s pristine appearance and protect its resale value, PPF is a valuable solution.

It depends on the PPF option you prefer. Our options include Platinum Gloss PPF, Platinum Matte PPF, Valor and Select Black. Platinum Gloss and Valor have an ultra-glossy finish. Platinum Matte will offer a flat matte finish, no matter the existing finish of your vehicles paint. Select Black is the only colour option in the LLumar PPF range and as the names suggests, it is rich black in colour.

Yes, applying PPF to headlights can help protect them from road debris and UV degradation.

Yes, PPF can be removed. We suggest contacting your nearest LLumar Authorised Fitment Centre to assist.

When choosing to apply PPF to your vehicle, you can chose which areas require the most protection or you can opt for full vehicle protection. The cost will depend on your coverage preference. Our nationwide fitment partners are happy to assist with a cost estimate, based on your individual preferences.

You can locate your nearest fitment partner by selecting ‘Paint Protection’ as your category and entering your area on our Fitment Partners page here.

PPF can be used on various surfaces beyond just vehicles. For example:

  • Motorbikes: PPF can be applied to various parts, including fairings, tanks and fenders to protect them from abrasions and road debris.
  • Bicycles: PPF can used on bicycle frames to prevent scratches and chips from rocks, branches and other hazards.
  • Electronic Devices: PPF can be used to protect the screens of smartphones, tablets and laptops from scratches and minor impacts.

In short, yes PPF can be applied on top of branding, decals or graphics that are already applied to the vehicle’s surface. However, it is important to consider the quality of the graphics. PPF will conform to the shape and texture of the underlying surface. If the graphics have raised edges, rough textures or uneven edges the PPF might not adhere properly. PPF can be removed without damage to a vehicle’s paintwork but it may life or damage a decal/graphic if removed.

PPF can be applied to surfaces beyond paint. It is important to select the right type of film that is designed to suit the material you would like to have it applied to, as different materials have different levels of porosity, texture and adhesion requirements. Consult with a LLumar professional to discuss the film best suited for the application you require.

The Manufacturer warrants professionally sold and applied LLumar Paint Protection Film against cracking, bubbling or discolouring caused solely by defects in manufacture or materials. This warranty is only valid if the product application was performed by a LLumar Authorised Fitment Centre. There is a warranty available with all LLumar PPF options, although the period of warranty differs.

  • Platinum Gloss / Matte – 10 Years
  • Select Black – 7 Years
  • Valor – 12 Years

LLumar PPF is available in a variety of types and finishes, which include:

  • Clear PPF – Platinum Gloss / Valor
  • Matte PPF – Platinum Matte
  • Colour PPF – Select Black

PPF can be applied to a re-sprayed car but it is important to consider the following:

  • Curing time: Allow the re-sprayed vehicle sufficient time to cure. A few weeks to a month is recommended to ensure the paint is fully cured and stable.
  • Quality of the re-spray: PPF requires a smooth and even foundation to adhere effectively. Imperfections or inconsistencies in the paint job could impact the effectiveness of the PPF application.

PPF has the ability to repair or ‘heal’ minor scratches and swirl marks on it’s surface when exposed to heat, such as sunlight or warm water. The self-healing properties of PPF do have limitations as deeper scratches or gouges, caused by an accident, may not fully heal.

Simply put, hydrophobic is the ‘fear of water’. A hydrophobic surface is one that has a natural tendency to resist and repel water, causing water droplets to bead up and roll off the surface. Hydrophobic PPF makes cleaning easier as dirt, dust and grime have a harder time adhering to the surface. Water and the contaminants it picks up during beading can help flush away debris, leaving the PPF cleaner.


Smash and Grab Film is a type of security window film designed to reinforce glass windows, making them more resistant to breakage. It helps deter smash and grab attempts by making it more difficult for intruders to quickly break through the glass.

Smash & Grab Film is composed of multiple layers, including strong adhesive and polyester layers. When applied to glass, it holds the glass fragments together upon impact, making it harder for thieves to gain quick access to the protected area.

Installation times will vary based on the size and numbers of windows being protected. Our fitment partners can usually apply Smash and Grab Film to a car’s side windows in a few hours.

In the event of an accident or Smash & Grab attack, LLumar Automotive Window Film will not stop the window from breaking, as it is engineered to hold shattered glass together on impact. This makes it more difficult for intruders to break through the window and buys you time to look for an escape route. A window without Smash & Grab Film can be easily broken by throwing porcelain fragments, from a spark plug, at a window with force. If these fragments are thrown at a window protected by Smash & Grab Film, the glass will shatter but the film will keep the glass intact. For an intruder to gain access, they would still need to break through the film.

Normal window tint varies in thickness from 25 microns to 50 microns. LLumar Smash & Grab Film is much thicker at 100 microns to 200 microns. As the film is thicker, it is more resistant to impact and will therefore keep glass intact when broken.

LLumar Automotive Window Film can be installed on all the windows of your vehicle. There are specific films available for your windscreen and back window, due to the legalities around the level of darkness permitted and the varying thickness of the films.

Smash & Grab film is applied to the interior glass surfaces of a vehicle.

LLumar window tint blocks up to 99% of UV rays, keeps vehicle interiors considerably cooler and reduces vision-impairing glare. Darker VLT (visual light transmission) shades can add privacy and protection for belongings left in the vehicle—not to mention, a distinct stylish look.

LLumar Automotive Window film is scratch-resistant and requires no special products or complex process. Simply wash your windows as you normally would.

You can locate your nearest fitment partner by selecting ‘Automotive’ as your category and entering your area on our Fitment Partners page here.

The legal limit is 35% VLT (visual light transmission). The means that the film must allow for 35% of visible light through the window. Your insurance company may refuse a claim if your vehicle is deemed unroadworthy due to an illegal tint so it is advisable to stick with a reputable company, such as LLumar, to install the correct film on your vehicle.

LLumar offers clear, 50% VLT and 35% VLT automotive window film.


Unfortunately not as this film is installed on the inner side of your windscreen. It is designed to reduce heat and glare, offer protection from harmful UV rays and protect your interiors from fading.

You can locate your nearest fitment partner by selecting ‘Air Blue’ as your category and entering your area on our Fitment Partners page here.

Air Blue is applied to the interior glass surfaces of a vehicle.