A bigger challenge is to have a large piece of PE protective film perfectly aligned with the target surface and then lay it down without ugly wrinkles or bubbles on the surface, especially on the surface of irregular products. In order to better attach the protective film to the surface of the product and make it as perfect as possible, we need at least two people. One person holds the protective film reel while the other pulls the ripped end to the other end where the product needs to be protected, attaches the end to the target surface, and then manually presses the protective film into place, facing the reel people. This method is labor intensive and inefficient, but the work is quite good.
Another method of manually applying a large piece of PE protective film to a large piece of material is to apply the material to the film. A relatively simple method of applying a large (4.5 x 8.5 ft) surface armor to a 4 x 8 foot material is described below. You will need a roll of double-sided tape and a utility knife. (Note: The problematic material should be able to tolerate a certain amount of processing in order for it to run successfully.)