What is Paint Protection Film Anyway?

Paint protection film is also known as clear bra, vinyl, or polyurethane and is used to protect your car’s paint from scratches, chipping, peeling and even dirt and dust coming off from under it. It’s a thick sticky substance that comes in sheets and comes in several colors. It is applied directly to the surface you want to protect by using rollers, scrapers, or brushes. Because of its thick consistency, paint protection film doesn’t “wet”. It will stick to itself and will not allow moisture to penetrate and damage the paint.

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The material will provide protection against dust, dirt, chips, and stone. Although most people don’t think about it while shopping for new vehicles, paint protection film can be an invaluable asset to your car.  There are plenty of options available.

Paint protection film is available in a wide range of applications from automobiles to boat covers. In fact, it is often used in tandem with clear paint film in order to provide added protection from the elements, such as salt spray and UV rays. If you’re looking for a simple and inexpensive way to protect your investment then Paint protection film is the right choice for you. However, it is important to understand that just because PPF is inexpensive does not mean it shaves any corners when it comes to quality.

As previously mentioned, one of the reasons PPF is so popular is because it can provide protection from the elements. Salt spray and mineral oil can cause immense damage to your paint if left untreated. When salt spray is applied to the surface of the vehicle, it causes the surface to blister and create deep scratches. Mineral oil can also leave mineral deposits behind after application which can create similar results, unless those deposits are quickly cleaned up. Both of these types of damage can dramatically reduce the lifespan of your vehicle’s paint job.

In addition to protecting your investment, PPF can prevent damage caused by rock chips and other types of impacts. Rock chips are very common on vehicles that are left unprotected for long periods of time. Over time, they can create tiny scratches in the paint job, which can make the vehicle look more old and worn out than it really is. If left untreated, these tiny scratches can become deeper and in some cases to crack the clear bra underneath. Not only does this damage the paint job but it also makes the vehicle much more difficult to clean. You’ll need to replace the clear bra before any progress can be made on the paint job.

In addition to preventing paint damage, PPF can help prevent cracking on painted surfaces. Cracking occurs when paint rubbing against metal or other parts of the vehicle creates tiny creases in the finish. When left untreated, these creases can grow and form into full cracks which are far more severe and damaging to the paint job. To avoid this type of cracking on painted surfaces, PPF is applied to the surface so you can ensure that it will completely cover the area you want it to. Even on areas where a crack is less likely to form, the PTF can be applied so that it forms the base for a fresh new finish.

Paint protection film is one of the most useful products available for today’s vehicle owners. Whether you want to protect your investment or prevent potential paint damage, PPF can do it all. These films are available in a variety of different strengths and types to meet your needs. You can even use it on painted glass. As long as you make sure the product you choose is of the highest quality, you’ll get years of service from it.

As you can see, using a paint protection film to protect your investment is an excellent idea. But there are many more options available to protect your car or truck. If you’re interested in purchasing a product for your new car, truck or SUV, be sure to speak with us. And don’t forget to consider the unique properties of these products so you can protect your investment for years to come.

9 Responses

  1. I find it amazing that a protection film could protect your vehicle from weather and other damage caused by the elements. I’ve been thinking about purchasing a car that I can use for driving around the countryside every quarter. Maybe I should consider looking for an auto spa that can install one of these for me in the future.

  2. I didn’t know that cracking on the paint can occur when a car’s paint isn’t done well. My dad’s car was just repainted and cause the paint was cracking just like how you mentioned. We wouldn’t want the same thing to happen all over again so we’ll take your advice and get some automotive paint protection film in order to make sure the paint lasts this time around.

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