Ultimate Auto

faqs / motorcycles

why use paint protection film?

Paint protection film is the most effective way to protect your paint from stone chips, abrasions and environmental damage. As such, it provides a great looking glossy and durable protective barrier that won’t alter your bike’s appearance, to keep it looking as good as new


what does it protect from?

Protection is provided from scratches, scuffs and minor damage, as well as environmental damage, bugs and bird droppings


why is it an ‘investment’?

When you come to resell the bike, the paintwork underneath the film will be as good as the day it was installed, so should command a higher resale price than a bike that has no paint protection


when is the best time to get paint protection?

Ideally within 6 months of purchasing the bike. Prevention is better than cure, so the sooner the better!


does it matter if it’s fitted in summer or winter?

No, different times of year have different paintwork damage risks (loose chippings, bugs etc) and the material is fitted in a clean room environment, so installation is suitable year-round


what do I need to do prior to installation?

As long as the bike is clean, nothing! The approved installer will fully clean and prep the surface ready for installation for you


is the film cut to shape on the vehicle?

No, we have a dedicated template technician who makes pattern designs for most models of motorbike from 2000 onwards. These are then plotter-cut on-site ready to fit your particular make and model


how long does installation take?

Generally speaking, for bikes you should allow a few hours, depending on complexity. In most cases we can offer while-you-wait services


how do I look after the film? Is anything special needed?

Essentially, treat it like you would treat your paintwork (hopefully that’s by regular washing and the occasional wax!). We recommend using 3M Performance Finish wax on the bike to make subsequent cleaning easier


how long does the film last?

If it doesn’t get too damaged (if you scrape the bike the film may get damaged but your paint should be fine underneath), and is cared for it should easily last for years. If need be, the film can be removed and a new part fitted without having to buy a full kit


can I remove it? Does it leave a residue or remove the paint?

Yes you can remove it and it won’t leave a residue. If the paintwork was original when fitted, it won’t remove it either (poorly cured resprays are more vulnerable, so always consult the dealer if this is the case)

areas covered

  • Cambridgeshire
  • Bedfordshire
  • Norfolk
  • Suffolk
  • Essex
  • London

"Ultimate Auto were recommended to me by Open Road Rentals, who use their paint protection on all their bikes. I gave them a call to have my new BMW HP4 carbon fully protected. The guys came out to the house, and within two hours the job was complete and the bike was ready for the road. The installation was perfect and the film is practically invisible. I would strongly recommend this to any serious bike owner, Ultimate Auto give you peace of mind that no matter how hard you ride, your paintwork won't suffer."

Troy Corser, Double World Superbike Champion