Frequently Asked Questions

Window Tinting

Can the 2 front door windows be tinted?


The UK law states that the front side windows must let at least 70% of light through. Most vehicles come with a slightly tinted glass so any tinted film may bring your vehicle under the legal limit. Please contact us for more information.




Is there a film I can put on my front door windows?


Yes! We have a clear film with all the benefits of our dark window tint. The clear film offers UV protection, with the look of a clear window.




Will the film affect the rear screen elements?


No, the film does not affect the heating element and it can be used as normal. *PLEASE NOTE* We do recommend at least 1-2 weeks of not using the rear heated elements during the drying out period.




How long before I can use my windows?


We recommend that you allow 48 - 72 hours before opening windows. This is to allow the film to dry to the glass and gives the adhesive time to cure. Please note that window film will take a lot longer to dry out and cure in winter than opposed to the summer months.





Graphics

Will the graphics damage my paintwork?


Vinyl graphics should not damage your cars surface or paintwork in any way, if it is of a “factory standard”. However, if the graphics are subject to direct sunlight then you may see a difference in colour where the graphic was when you come to remove it. This usually takes several years but will vary from car to car and according to colour.




Can I go through a car wash/pressure wash?


Vinyl graphics should be cleaned carefully with a sponge and warm soapy water then rinsed with clean water. Use a silicone squeegee to remove excess water and finish with a microfibre cloth – taking particular care at the edges of graphics. Do not use chamois leathers or cloths as these may lift and catch the finer parts and edges of the decals. Avoid the use of abrasive cleaners, chemicals or solvents. Automated car washes should not be used. Pressure washers may be used but ensure the water pressure is kept below 2000 psi, use a spray nozzle with a 40 degree wide angle spray pattern and keep the nozzle at least 1 foot away from the graphic and at 90 degrees. PLEASE NOTE: Holding the nozzle at an angle and to the side may lift the graphic.




How do I remove my graphics?


If the graphic was recently installed it should peel away relatively easily. To remove any of the sticky surfaces left behind we recommend using soap and water or a glue remover available from motor part stores. If the graphics have been on the vehicle for some time, the graphics may peel off in small pieces, which can take some time. You may want to try using a hairdryer to soften the adhesive. We find using a wallpaper steam remover is very quick. Using a squeegee or plastic edge to lift the corners of the graphic will help the removal process. Some people recommend using heat gun to soften the adhesive, but this should be used with caution to avoid damaging the paintwork. Try to peel the graphic away at a 45 degree angle as this helps to remove the majority of the adhesive with the graphic.




I’ve just had my car spray painted, how long should I wait before I install my graphics?


You should check directly with the body shop that painted the vehicle to see what ‘curing’ time they recommend.




Do you charge for artwork or set-up charges?


This always depends on how complex your design is and how many changes we are required to make. If you are unsure please contact us equiries@jandkautoproducts.com





Wrapping

What is vehicle wrapping?


A vehicle wrap is the application of a high performance cast coloured vinyl or large-format, digitally printed vinyl that adheres to your vehicle’s painted surface. What this means is that you can change the colour or put virtually any photo or design that you would like on the out side of your vehicle.




How is a vehicle wrap different than paint?


Paint is permanent. Vehicle Wraps actually protect your cars painted surface, and can be removed when it comes time to trade-in, or sell your car.




Will a vehicle wrap harm my vehicles surface?


A vehicle wrap protects your paint from the harmful effects of mother nature. In addition to UV protection, the vehicle wrap will stop stone chips, scratches, harsh rain and more, and since the vehicle wrap is not permanent, your paint will look just as pristine as it did the day you dropped your car off to be wrapped. This benefits you as it will be adding resale value to your vehicle, all while standing out or promoting your business.




How much does wrapping cost?


Every vehicle is different. Cost depends on a number of factors including the amount of square footage to be wrapped, vehicle condition, whether or not wrap design is required, etc.




How long will a wrap last?


Anywhere from 3 to 5 years up to as many as 10 if installed by a professional vehicle wrap specialist. The lifespan of your vehicle wrap will depend on the quality of the vinyl and installation, the surface to which it is applied and the care given to maintenance.




Can I wash my vehicle after it’s been wrapped?


Yes, but please: Hand Wash Only. You must avoid high pressure hand held washers and car washes. They can cause peeling by driving water under the vinyl.





Paint Protection





How is PPF applied?


First our film is pre-cut to the specific panel shapes using our precision cut technology, this ensures that there is no need for cutting on the vehicle whatsoever and leaves a flawless & virtually invisible finish. The film is then applied using a specially formulated gel solution and squeegee method.




Can PPF be removed?


Yes, the paint protection films can be safely removed if need be without leaving any residue.




What happens if i scratch the film?


The film we use has self-healing technology where by heating the film slightly with a hair dryer or just parked out on a warm day it will remove most scratches.