What is Paint Protection Film?
Paint Protection Film (PPF) is a clear urethane adhesive film that is used to protect the paint finish on a vehicle's impact zones, such as the leading edge of the hood and the bumper. This invisible film is strong and durable, providing protection from nicks, stone chips, abrasions and bumper scuffs. PPF can also be used to protect headlights from cracks, scratches, chips, yellowing and hazy buildup.
PPF is the most effective way of protecting vehicles from road damages. This thin invisible bra is designed to protect against day to day paint damage. The film forms an invisible shield that can be waxed and maintained just like your paint to maintain the original high gloss shine of modern vehicles. This durable material has been used successfully for years by the military, various auto manufacturers, and NASCAR race teams in rock chip prone areas with incredible results.
PPF offers abrasion resistance for virtually all painted surfaces, including:
- Cars, Trucks & SUVs
- Big Rigs & More
More and more consumers are opting to protect their vehicle investments with Paint Protection Film, and many drivers are even choosing to cover the entire hood of their vehicle for the ultimate level of paint protection.
PPF solved all the negatives of the vinyl bras and improved the benefits of having one. Utilizing the black vinyl bra is just a hassle to put on and take off. Worse, the bras would damage the paint where it was rubbing, and frankly, now they are not very fashionable. PPF is nearly undetectable on the paint, the film does not damage the paint, and it does not require removal for washes. Perhaps the most unique benefit of the film, aside fr
om its durability against rock chips and road damage, is that you cannot see the protection on the car. It is on the vehicle all the time, rain or shine; ready to repel rocks and pitting.
Overall, PPF is more effective at preventing rock chips and road debris than anything else. Over a 3 to 4 year period, the film maintains its clarity, gets damaged and worn out, and is completely removable. It also still allows the paint to fade at the same rate as the rest of the car.
When shopping around for an installer, look for a company with experience. Good work is never cheap and cheap work is never good. Anyone can buy film. The quality of the job can vary widely. It takes years to become competent with installations.