PAINT PROTECTION FILM (PPF)

Your car’s exterior needs protection from tree sap, scratches, bird droppings, and limescale. Otherwise, it will end up looking old and cause depreciated value. There is exposure to test drives, harmful UV rays, acid rain, road hazards, rock chips, and debris. Even brand-new vehicles from the dealership require protection. Therefore, it is vital to do the necessary once you take it home. The proper protection will ensure that it continues to shine for up to 20 years.

 

So, what is the best way to protect the paint on your new car? It may seem obvious, but it is not.

WHAT IS PFF
FOR CARS

Paint protection film or clear bra is a thin wrap or layer of material with self-healing properties. The liquid polymer or thermoplastic urethane substance protects your car exterior. It keeps it from getting scratches, dents, and rock chips.

 

The top PPF layer comprises an elastomeric polymer substance. The substance helps it maintain a natural shape as it stretches over your car’s paint or clear coat. That way, it provides PPF with self-healing properties that eliminate the risk of light scratches and swirl marks.

TYPES OF PAINT
PROTECTION FILMS

CLEAR
BRA

CLEAR
WRAP

CLEAR
MASK

INVISIBLE
SHILD

As you shop around, you may encounter other nicknames that people use due to the different manufacturers of the product. These include; a clear bra, clear wrap, a clear mask, an invisible shield, or car protection film. All these refer to paint protection films.

 

It is also vital to note the difference between a vinyl wrap and PPF. Vinyl wrap is a thick substance that gives additional coverage to your car’s exterior. However, it is not transparent and has less self-healing properties than PPF. PPF offers superior protection, although it is more lightweight than vinyl wraps. It also allows your glossy paint to shine safely.

VINIL WRAP

Vinyl wrap is a thick substance that gives additional coverage to your car’s exterior. However, it is not transparent and has less self-healing properties than PPF.

VS

PPF

PPF offers superior protection, although it is more lightweight than vinyl wraps. It also allows your glossy paint to shine safely.

IS PPF
WORTH IT?

The paint protection film is safe to use on old and new cars. Many car owners wonder about this. For those who do not know, PPF has the unique property of bonding solidly to the substrate. It does this through a multi-stage process of installing PPF.

Some inferior-quality protective films and vinyl wraps may have cheap adhesives. These become stocky when water penetrates the top coat. Therefore, you need to choose quality car paint protection coating that will keep your vehicle’s paint job safe.

PAINT PROTECTION FILM
INSTALLATION

PPF installation is possible on cars with different paint finishes. It is even possible on those with a matte finish and does not alter the color. However, it enhances the beauty of the bodywork. Make sure you do your homework before any installation. Get to know which are the best paint protection film qualities. These will give you value for your money.

 

It is also highly recommended that you get a paint correction and deal with paint damage before you install PPF. Find a PPF installer who has the skills to do this. Otherwise, others may tell you that there is no need.

 

However, PPF installations do not hide all defects, especially not those needing paint correction. Applying PPF over a car with scratches or swirls will not have a glossy finish. Therefore, always ensure you apply paint protection film after paint correction.

WHAT DOES PAINT CORRECTION INVOLVE?

Step 1

Removing debris and decontamination of the surface.

Step 2

Leveling or wet sanding.

Step 3

Waxing and polishing.

Step 4

Resealing.

PAINT PROTECTION FILM
INSTALLATION

Once you install PPF, ensure you keep it clean by washing and occasionally applying car wax. Apply the wax after the final rinse and use a microfiber towel to avoid scratches and PPF damage. Another method you can use to enhance your PPF is using a ceramic coating.

PAINT PROTECTION FILM
INSTALLATION

Although there are similarities between PPF and ceramic coating, the latter offers a different level of protection. Ceramic coatings can be typically installed as a protective coating on your old or new vehicle. It protects your entire car from UV exposure, minor scratches, and bug splatter. However, a ceramic coat can also act as additional protection to your paint protection film. It will also make it easy to clean vehicle surfaces.

PPF application involves using a thin layer of film over the entire vehicle. Ceramic coating is the application of a liquid product or nano-ceramic coating. However, after you apply the PPF, you can add a ceramic coating to the painted surface. Ceramic coating also adds gloss, unlike PPF, which can look fuzzy or blurry to the naked eye.

ADVANTAGES OF CAR PAINT
PROTECTION COATING (PPF)

Preventing damage from acid rain, water spots, mineral deposits, and scratches.
Most have self-healing properties. Therefore, when minor scratches occur, they will heal over time.
It prevents fading by acting as a barrier between UV rays and your car’s original paint.
It is hydrophobic. Mud and water will slide right off. Therefore, you have fewer visits to the car wash.

LOOKING TO APPLY
PPF ON YOUR CAR?

The Detail Doc is ready to take care of your vehicle. We apply film with great skill and expertise, improving the look and value of your car. We provide quality services for your brand-new car. Therefore, you have nothing to worry about. We help you preserve your original paint through the best paint protection services.

We offer paint correction, paint protection, and ceramic coating. We also have window tinting and vehicle detailing. More than anything, we aim to touch the lives of our clients through our services, giving them pride in their rides. For more information on paint protection film, contact Tinted Solution Oakville, Ontario. You can also call (416) 887-4120 to book an appointment today.

BASIC

Partial hood, and partial fenders.

PARTIAL FRONT PACKAGE

Covers the leading 24” of the hood and fenders, the entire painted front bumper, and backs of the painted mirrors.

ROCKER FULL FRONT PACKAGE PANELS

Covers the entire hood and fenders, backs of the painted mirrors, and the entire painted front bumper.

ULTIMATE

Covers the entire car including headlights.
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