Q.

How much does it cost to have Artisan Armor Coat installed on my vehicle?

A.

This is a question for your professional certified installer. 480 633 0500 There are many makes and models of cars, trucks, RVs and boats. On personal vehicles Artisan Paint Protection Film is most often used to cover the front portion of the hood. The film is also commonly applied to painted bumpers, mirror backs, truck bed rails, door handle inserts, door edges, rocker panels, mirror backs, wheel openings, etc. Any painted surface of a car, truck, van, SUV, RV, boat or motorcycle that is susceptible to bug damage and rock chips can be covered with paint protection film. Since the amount of film required and difficulty of application will vary by vehicle model, please call for recommendations and price quotes.

Maintenance and Removal

Q.

Will Artisan Armor Coat harm the painted surface if the film is removed?

A.

If the film is properly applied to a fully cured painted vehicle, it can be removed, usually in one piece, without damaging paint surfaces beneath the film.

 

Q.

Can Artisan Armor Coat be applied over a vehicle that has had the paint touched up?

A.

We recommend that any repainted surfaces on your vehicle be professionally/properly painted and fully cured before applying paint protection film. If you have touched up scratches or chips with a tube of "touch-up" paint and then apply paint protection film over it, the film will protect that area until it is removed. If the paint protection film is removed, it is possible that the area around the non-professional touch-up paint could peel off.

 

Q.

Will the paint smear if Artisan Armor Coat is applied over a newly painted vehicle?

A.

The paint on a newly painted vehicle must be cured according to manufacturer's recommendations. Thirty days should be enough

to fully cure before applying the film.

 

Q.

Can you paint or apply a clearcoat over the Paint Protection Film?

A.

No, this is not recommended and is at your own risk. The film is supplied with an OEM-approved clearcoat which is not formulated to be over-printed, painted or clearcoated.

 

Q.

Can I cover the whole vehicle with Artisan Armor Coat ?

A.

It is possible, but the application would be difficult and expensive. This product is really intended for the most vulnerable areas of the vehicle.

 

Q.

Can Artisan Armor Coat be applied over graphics?

A.

The clear film will not interfere with vinyl or painted graphics and is designed to match the gloss levels of today's automotive factory clearcoat paint systems, providing virtually invisible protection. However, if Artrisan Paint Protection Film is removed, damage may occur to the underlying graphic during the removal process.

Q.

Does Paint Protection Film stick to bumpers?

A.

Yes.

 

Q.

Does Artisan Armor Coat stick to plastic?

A.

Yes, if it is smooth plastic but not if it is a rough surface.

 

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Q.

Can Paint Protection Film to used for signs?

A.

The film would probably stick, but you would need to test any specific application. We has no specific testing data for signs, so no warranty can be offered.

 

Q.

Does Artisan Armor Coat resist yellowing?

A.

Yes, it resists yellowing because the film is constructed of thermoplastic urethane, a tough, conformable material that is covered by a self healing clear coat layer. The film and clear coat layers contain UV protectants to counteract harmful ultraviolet rays that can cause yellowing. Our films come with a five year warranty which includes yellowing.

 

Q.

Does Artisan Armor Coat come in colors?

A.

No it is available only as a clear film. This feature makes the film virtually invisible while protecting the beauty of your vehicle.

 

Q.

How is Paint Protection Film maintained?

A.

Once applied, refrain from washing the vehicle in an automated car wash for 24 hours. Washing after that time presents no problem

however hard water spots baked on by the sun may cause spots and is not covered by the warranty.

 

Q.

Can I use wax over Artisan Armor Coat?

A.

Yes. When waxing the vehicle, some wax may build up along the film edges. This can easily be removed when dry with a soft cloth. Do not use any waxes containing dyes or waxes that are not recommended for urethanes. Abrasive polishes and/or rubbing compounds are not to be used.

 

Q.

How is Artisan Armor Coat removed?

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If desired, film can be removed at any time by picking up a corner of the film and pulling the film off the vehicle surface at a 90-degree angle. If the film has been present a long time, or if the film and vehicle are cold, a heat gun or hair dryer may be used to soften the adhesive, allowing easier removal. If any adhesive remains on the vehicle after removal of the film, it can be removed by using 3M™ General Purpose Adhesive Cleaner (3M Part #08984), according to the package directions.

 

Q.

If Artisan Armor Coat is removed from the vehicle, can it be re-used?

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Once the film has been applied and set, the adhesive will not stick a second time.