Do in understand correctly that the film can be removed in the future without damage to the original part?
Getting ready to do this same job when my car comes in a few days - I ordered the 3M 1080 Carbon film today off Amazon. I have a few questions (ok lots of questions):I tried clear PPF and was unhappy that it still showed up a lot of finger prints. Bought some Carbon 3M film off Amazon and installed myself. Super happy with the finish.
re aboveGetting ready to do this same job when my car comes in a few days - I ordered the 3M 1080 Carbon film today off Amazon. I have a few questions (ok lots of questions):
1) Looks like you peel the backing and just lay the film down on the top of the plate. Do you do any stretching as you lay it down? I'm worried about making the grain of the "carbon" look wiggly.
2) Do you need to trim the outside edges before you lay down the film, or can you trim it after you have it on the surface? How much do you leave to wrap around the back? Any tips an wrapping around the edges? Do you pull it to stretch as you go around? Do you use any heat?
3) Looks like you did the inner holes after you did the main skin. Again, how much extra do you leave to wrap around to the back? Does it matter? I don't really understand how the film can make all those tight corners. Do you have to make any slits to get it to conform to the tight corners? Or is the film just crazy stretchy?
Sorry for all the questions, but I've never used this film before and it looks tricky.