Q: How is UltraShield applied?
A: The urethane film comes to us in bulk form and we computer cut designs to exactly fit various surfaces. The film is then applied using the same method as window film.
Q: How long will UltraShield last?
A: Our product is warranted for 7 years against cracking or yellowing and the film has been known to last as long as 8 years. Of course, whether the vehicle is garaged and/or washed and waxed on a regular basis will make a big difference.
Q: Will it stop bug acid from etching a painted or clear coat surface?
A: Acidic reaction from bugs does not take place on the surface of the film and residue can be washed off with soap and water.
Q: Will paint fade differently under the UltraShield than it does on the rest of the vehicle?
A: As long as you maintain the vehicle's paint on a regular basis, washing and waxing, there will be no discernable difference.
Q: Will it really help prevent stones from chipping the paint?
A: Yes. The urethane film is energy absorbent and was originally designed to prevent damage on the leading edge of helicopter rotor blades.
Q: Can I see the film after it has been applied?
A: The film is 99.5% optically clear and is virtually invisible.
Q: Why should I use UltraShield instead of a cloth bra?
A: Cloth bras are not permanently affixed to a vehicle and causes chaffing on the paint, and continuous moisture under the cloth will cause clouding on the clear coat. UltraShield protects the painted surfaces without damaging the paint and does not change the appearance of the vehicle.
Q: Can it be removed?
A: UltraShield is removable (but why would you want to?), but is not reusable.
Q: Does the application of these kits adversely affect the illumination of my lights?
A: Any difference in the illumination quality of protected lights is undetectable to the human eye. You will not notice any difference in the performance of your headlights.
Q: How long will the kits last? When will I need to replace the kit?
A: The material these kits are made from is designed to last 8 years or longer. Since most people don't keep their cars for more than 4 years, in most cases there will be no need to ever replace the kit on your vehicle.
Q: If I replace my stock headlamp/fog lamp bulbs with higher wattage bulbs, will the extra heat melt the light protection kit?
A: The film is recommended for stock lights from the factory. Some aftermarket light wattage may cause to much heat build-up and a hazying effect in the film.
Q: When I had the kit installed on my headlights they looked fine, but now they look foggy?
A: When using the wet application technique, this is normal. The fog is the result of the alcohol/water solution evaporating under the film. The water vapor that is produced results in a hazy appearance for several days. The haze will clear as the water vapor dissipates.