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How do I maintain a windscreen with protective film?

Maintaining a windscreen fitted with top-of-the-range protective film is essential to ensure its longevity and maintain optimum visibility. This guide will give you practical advice on how to maintain the condition of your protective film.

Advantages of High Quality Protective Film

Windscreen protection film offers exceptional benefits:

  • Increased resistance: Designed to resist chips, scratches and a wide range of road damage.
  • Elastic properties: The composition of highly elastic materials absorbs violent impacts, extending the life of the windscreen.
  • Weather protection: The film's hydrophobic properties repel water, providing excellent defence against adverse weather conditions.

Cleaning and maintenance

Follow these steps for proper maintenance:

  • Gentle cleaning: Use a mild soap solution and lukewarm water. Apply with a soft sponge or microfibre cloth.
  • Drying: Dry with a clean microfibre cloth to avoid leaving marks or scratches.
  • Frequency: Clean your protected windscreen regularly to maintain its clarity and protective properties.

Products to avoid

To preserve film quality :

  • Ammonia and solvents: avoid cleaners containing ammonia and strong solvents which can damage the film.
  • Abrasive tools: Do not use abrasive sponges or hard brushes which can scratch the film.

Replacing the film

  • Signs of replacement: If the film shows signs of significant discolouration, bubbling or peeling, it's time to consider replacing it.


Regular maintenance of your windscreen protection film ensures lasting protection against the elements and road damage. By following these tips, you'll maximise the clarity of your vision and the safety of your driving, while avoiding the costly repairs associated with windscreen replacement.