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The Tesla Cybertruck is renowned for its rugged design and unparalleled durability. However, even the toughest vehicles can benefit from additional protection. One effective way to shield your Cybertruck from scratches, chips, and other forms of wear and tear is by applying Paint Protection Film (PPF). Furthermore, the stainless steel is very hard to keep clean. You can clean it one day and the next it’s fingerprint city all over again. This blog will guide you through the steps of applying PPF to your Cybertruck yourself, ensuring it remains in pristine condition for years to come.

Why Choose PPF for Your Cybertruck?

Paint Protection Film, commonly known as PPF, is a transparent, self-healing urethane film designed to protect your vehicle’s paint from damage. Here’s why it’s a great investment for your Cybertruck:

  1. Scratch and Chip Protection: PPF acts as a barrier against minor scratches, stone chips, and other road debris. Off-roading? Not a problem with our high-quality Avery Dennison film that’s rated to last for up to 10 years.
  2. Self-Healing Properties: PPF films have self-healing properties, meaning minor scratches disappear with heat.
  3. UV Protection: In the Cybertruck’s case, you don’t need to protect your paint from discoloration, but matte PPF will absorb some of that heat and prevent glare from the sun’s harsh rays.
  4. Maintains Resale Value: By protecting the exterior, you maintain the aesthetic appeal and value of your vehicle.

What You’ll Need

Our Cybertruck kits not only come with pre-cut PPF for your entire truck, but all the tools you need to install successfully. Additionally, we provide a step-by-step video course to walk you through the entire process. From prepping and disassembly, to maintaining your film afterwards, we’ve got you covered. If you need more help, you’ll be a part of our Facebook group where you can share your issues and experiences with other DIYers as well as us at TESBROS so we all can support you.

TESBROS DIY Cybertruck PPF kit includes: 

  • High-quality Avery Dennison Supreme Defense PPF in either matte or gloss (whichever you choose)
    • Pre-cut, high-quality Avery Dennison Supreme Defense PPF: Frunk Hood, Frunk Bumper, Fenders, Doors, Rear Quarter Panels, Tailgate, and Pillars.
    • Practice Kit: Set yourself up for success by first learning squeegee techniques and application processes.
    • PPF Squeegee Set: Professional-grade tools for a smooth application.
    • Two Spray Bottles: For precise solution application.
    • Soap Solution: Essential for surface preparation.
    • Five Microfiber Cloths: For cleaning and application assistance.
    • Wash Mitt, Prep Wash & Clay Bar: Wash your truck with ease with these detailing items.
    • Waterless Wash: Clean your ride before and after install.
    • Mirror Removal Tool: Prep your truck effortlessly.
    • Detailed Video Installation Guide: Step-by-step instructions for a seamless application process.

Overview of Applying PPF

1. Preparation

Clean Your Cybertruck

Ensure your Cybertruck is thoroughly cleaned before applying the PPF. Any dirt or debris left on the surface can cause imperfections and reduce the effectiveness of the film.

  • Wash: Use a car wash soap to clean the entire exterior.
  • Clay Bar: Use a clay bar to remove any embedded contaminants.
  • Dry: Make sure the surface is completely dry before proceeding.

Work in a Controlled Environment

Apply PPF in a dust-free environment with minimal wind to avoid debris getting trapped under the film. A garage is ideal.

2. Application

Mix Solutions

Fill a spray bottle with water and dish soap. Spray this solution generously on the area where you will be applying the PPF. This allows the film to be repositioned easily during application. Use tack solution (water and alcohol mix) to flush out slip solution and adhere the PPF in place when needed.

Position the Film

Carefully peel the backing off the PPF and spray the adhesive side with the solution. Position the film on the desired area of the Cybertruck, ensuring it aligns correctly with edges and curves.

Squeegee Out Bubbles

Once the film is in place, use a squeegee to remove any air bubbles and excess solution. Start from the center and work your way outwards. Take your time to ensure a smooth application.

3. Final Touches

Inspect and Adjust

Inspect the applied film for any bubbles or imperfections.

Let it Settle

Allow the PPF to settle and cure for at least 24 hours. Avoid washing the vehicle or exposing it to harsh conditions during this time.

Maintenance Tips

  • Regular Cleaning: Clean the PPF regularly by hand with a mild car wash soap and water.
  • Avoid Harsh Chemicals: Do not use abrasive cleaners or harsh chemicals that could damage the film.
  • Inspect Periodically: Check for any areas where the film may be lifting and address them promptly.


Applying PPF to your Tesla Cybertruck is a worthwhile DIY project that can significantly enhance its durability and longevity. While the process requires patience and attention to detail, the result is a well-protected vehicle that can withstand the elements and everyday wear and tear. By following this guide, you can ensure your Cybertruck remains as tough, sleek, and clean as the day you drove it off the lot. Happy PPFing!

Want colored PPF instead? Or a vinyl wrap for your Cybertruck? We have both of these DIY kits available too at Learn more about vinyl and PPF for your Cybertruck here