Two (2) One Quart Spray Bottles (available for purchasing)
Johnson & Johnson Baby Shampoo, do not substitute other soaps (available
70% Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol (available for purchasing)
Controlled environment with temperature range from 60°F to 90°F is required
for all Paint Protection Film installation. Windy condition or under direct
sunlight should be avoided.
One of the spray bottles is filled with water, and 2-3 drops of Johnson & Johnson
Baby Shampoo is added to prepare the soap solution. The soap solution should
sheet off the hood and not producing much froth when properly mixed.
In the other spray bottle, the alcohol solution is prepared by using
one part of the 70% Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol with two parts of water.
The application surface should be cleaned with 3M Wax and Silicone Remover
to ensure all contaminations such as road tar, grease, wax, dirt, oil, and
bug residue are removed. CAUTION: DO NOT
ALLOW PLASTIC HEADLIGHT LENSES TO COME IN CONTACT WITH THE 3M WAX AND SILICONE
Any residual 3M Wax and Silicone Remover could be cleaned using the alcohol
Before removing the liner, the size and placement of all parts should
As dirt on your hand might be transferred to the adhesive, both hands
should be cleaned thoroughly. Only handle the adhesive side of the film when
necessary and fingers should always be kept wet. Any contact with the adhesive
should be minimal to prevent the causing of fingerprints on the film.
Cut between various parts of the kit using scissors to separate the pieces
as multi-piece kits are usually plotted on one piece of material. Smaller
parts such as the mirror pieces or fenders should be set aside until needed.
Clear Bra: Hood Installation
By using the soap solution, wet the hood and all fingers thoroughly.
Roll up the kit horizontally starting from one of the fender’s end, with
its backing being inside and the clear film facing outward. Peel up a small
amount of film to expose part of the adhesive.
In order to roll off the clear film from its backing onto the hood, tack
the exposed section of the kit onto the correct side of the hood with well
Hold the exposed end of material on the hood with one hand, and slowly
pull the liner with another hand towards the other end of the hood to expose
the entire kit.
The kit is now placed on the area to be covered with its adhesive side
facing down. More soap solution should be sprayed under the kit allowing
it to be easily positioned on the hood. Spray both the material and the hood
with plenty of soap solution by lifting the material one side at a time.
The kit is then centered between both fenders and placed 1/16 inch from
the front edge of the hood. It is normal if the kit does not line up with
every edge of the hood as the curvature of the hood might cause excess film
that requires stretching. Be sure that the kit is symmetrical from both ends
of hood, and realign the kit if it is not symmetrical on all edges.
Under the center of the kit, spray a small amount of alcohol solution.
Gently squeegee the hood piece vertically at the center starting from top
down with increasing pressure and overlapping strokes to create a 4 inch
wide area free of solution.
Now that the material is anchored at the center and will not slide out
of place, lift one end of the material up to the point at which the kit has
adhered. Spray the adhesive side of the material and the hood with the soap
Gently stretch the kit into position using one hand to line up along
both front and side edges of the hood, ensuring a 1/16 inch gap from the
Spray the end of the kit with alcohol solution and tack the side of the
film onto the hood end. Please note that the alcohol solution allows the
material to adhere quickly onto surface, it is important to work quickly
in order to hold the kit along the side of the hood.
Starting from the middle point of the anchored center of the hood, make
a horizontal stroke using the squeegee toward the side edge of the hood.
Starting back at the center, make upward and overlapping strokes from
the adhered horizontal middle to the top edge of the kit moving toward the
first contoured area of the hood. The same is done on the lower half with
downward strokes starting from the middle toward the bottom edge of the kit
until the contoured area of the hood is reached. Firm pressure is necessary
in order to avoid trapped bubbles underneath the material.
If there is a groove or valley on the hood, spray a large amount of alcohol
solution under the groove to wash away all soap solution underneath.
The trailing edge of the kit is then squeegee down into the ridge until
completely sealed. This can be done by pressing down the material into the
deepest part of the groove and squeegee the kit from side to side starting
from the top of the ridge. Slide fingertips down the groove to the front
edge of the hood with pressure to expose excess material, and squeegee the
Be sure not to allow the material to pop back up in the area above fingertips
as air will leak past the material if the film is not held down firmly. Squeegee
the area follow behind fingertips until the area will stay down by itself.
Squeegee the film from the ridge toward the headlamp using firm pressure
while stretching the kit around the grille.
If any area along the edges has lifted back up, wrap the squeegee with
a paper towel and squeegee the lifted edges again. The paper towel is used
to absorb any moisture around the edges that interferes the adhesion of the
Repeat steps 8 to 18 for the opposite side of the hood.
Clear Bra: Fenders Installation
The alcohol solution itself could be used to apply smaller fender pieces.
It is usually easier to begin the installation by lining up the front edge
of the piece with the front edge of the fender, ensuring a 1/16 inch of gap
The aligned area is then squeegee using increasingly firmer strokes until
the area is solution free in order to anchor the part in place.
The rest of the piece is then aligned and some gentle stretching might
be necessary to achieve a 1/16 inch of gap around all other edges.
For the remaining parts, squeegee using firm and overlapping strokes
to avoid leaving bubbles.
With heavily contoured fenders, wrap the squeegee with paper towel and
run over the edges again using firm strokes to push out any fingers or wrinkles
found along the edges.
Clear Bra: Mirrors Installation
Wet the mirror thoroughly using the alcohol solution, and lay the mirror
piece on the surface to be covered. Ensure that enough alcohol solution is
present in order for the kit to move freely. The kit is then aligned evenly
around all edges, and squeegee in place around the inside edge.
Now that the piece is anchored on the inner edge, spray a large amount
of soap solution under the rest of the kit.
By placing a wet hand on top of the outer edge of the film, stretch the
film outwardly until all wrinkles are pulled out from all edges around the
Squeegee outwardly using firm strokes starting from the inner edge of
the mirror. It is normal for the squeegee to bend indicating sufficient pressure
is applied to hold the piece down in place.
Any remaining soap solution on the edges is then washed out using the
alcohol solution. Using very firm strokes squeegee any wrinkles from the
center out. If necessary, push out any stubborn wrinkles with the squeegee
wrapped in paper towel.
Clear Bra: Headlights Installation
Mix 25% Alcohol and 75% water in a spray bottle. Use the mixed solution
to thoroughly clean the surface of the headlight being certain to remove
all grease, wax, tar and dirt. Dry the headlight with a lint free cloth.
DO NOT REMOVE THE BACKING PAPER AT THIS POINT!
For best results, both the headlight and the Headlight Protection Kit
should be above room temperature during installation. It is best to perform
installation in a controlled environment. In order to achieve a higher installation
temperature, turn on the headlight high beams and wait until the headlight
becomes warm to the touch, or use the heat gun or hair dryer to gently warm
the light surfaces.
It is best if the kit pieces are also slightly above room temperature. This
may be accomplished with the heat gun or hair dryer.
Before removing the protective backing paper, dry fit each piece to be
certain that you are applying the proper piece on the proper light. Wet your
fingers thoroughly with the alcohol solution. It is important that you not
touch the exposed adhesive surface of the kit with dry fingers. Handling
the adhesive side of the piece with dry fingers or hands will leave marks
that will not go away.
With hands and fingers wet, remove the backing paper and immediately spray
the now exposed adhesive side of the piece thoroughly with the alcohol solution.
Spray the warmed headlight thoroughly with the alcohol solution. Apply the
piece to the light and use your hand to smooth the piece onto the light from
the center out.
Then use the squeegee to force the solution out along the
edges of the piece by using firm, continuous strokes, from the center out.
On contoured surfaces, the adhesive will not stick to the lens immediately.
In this case, use the heat gun or hair dryer to gently heat between the lens
and the plastic. This will soften the plastic and evaporate some of the moisture
allowing for better contouring of the material. DO NOT OVERHEAT THE PLASTIC.
The material needs only to be warmed.
You may notice a hazy appearance between the lens and the plastic within
an hour of installation. This is caused by residual moisture that has become
trapped between the kit and the light. This is a normal occurrence and it
should last no longer than 1 week. Heat accelerates the dissipation of the
moisture. Driving with lights on at all times is helpful. The adhesive should
cure for at least 48 hours before washing your vehicle.
Clear Bra: Application Hints
To avoid leaving bubbles under the film, ensure that overlapping strokes
are used in application.
Pay close attention to curvy or contoured areas where bubbles tend to
form most often.
Gentle stretching may be necessary on contoured areas, avoid excessive
When dirt or air is found under the material or when repositioning is
necessary, the film may be pulled
back up gently. Be sure to spray plenty of soap solution underneath the
area while slowly pulling up the material.
Clear Bra: Care Instructions
Upon completion of applying all pieces, be sure to check on all edges
for lifted up areas or any wrinkles. For any wrinkles found, spray some alcohol
solution into the lifted up area and squeegee again. Hold down with a finger
for a minute on the spot after squeegeed and the area should stay in tack.
The product may be washed and waxed just like the rest of the vehicle
It is advisable to apply a layer of wax on the material soon after installation
in order to close the pores on the clear coat. Doing so will prevent staining the material with any form
Avoid directing nozzle against any edges to prevent lifting of the material.
Irreparable lifting of the material might result from picking at the edges or corners.
If any wax buildups are found along any edges, gently wipe the wax away
using cotton buds.
If any swirl marks or light scratches are noticed on the material, gently
wipe the area using undiluted Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol.
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