Paint Protection Film (PPF)
What is Paint Protection Film?
A paint protection film is a lightweight urethane protective layer of film applied on painted surfaces. The invisible urethane film sticks to the vehicle's paint, acting as a shield against the elements and preventing damage from bird droppings, chemical stains, road rash and stone chips. Our paint protection film features heat-activating self-healing properties, allowing it to heal scratches and swirl marks on heat application.
Is Paint Protection Film Worth It?
Yes. PPF is worth every cent. It's a transparent protective film that covers any painted surface of your vehicle's exterior, reducing the risk of paint damage.
If you recently purchased a car, you'll most likely come across paint protection films or ceramic coatings as options to protect your car's paint. Though the price tag is the primary reason most people question its durability, PPF offers exceptional value for money. However, it's essential to note that the durability and effectiveness of paint protection film depend partly on maintenance. Adhering to the product manufacturer's care tips is one of the best ways to enjoy your investment for longer.
Why You Should Consider Installing Paint Protection Film on Your Vehicle?
In contrast, paint protection film repels dust, grime, and dirt your vehicle picks up as you use it. The best part is that you can easily wipe stuck dirt away without washing, reducing your car maintenance time.
It Maintains Vehicle Resale Value
Minding your vehicle's external condition is essential, especially if you plan to sell it later. Aside from mileage and excellent mechanical conditions, your vehicle's paint job and appearance impact its resale value.
With paint protection film, maintaining your car's external condition is a piece of cake. Since most buyers seek vehicles in immaculate condition, an excellent paint job would make a good first impression and probably fetch you more money for the car.
Protection Against Paint Fading
Aside from snow and rain, sunlight exposure is another factor that primarily causes paint fading in vehicles, dulling your paint job.
Perhaps the car receives uneven sunlight; you'd likely notice different colour shades on your car, warranting a new paint job. However, PPF has unique chemical properties, allowing it to block the effect of UV rays on your car's paint.
It Saves Money
Repainting your car or doing constant paint correction can eat into your savings, in addition to the logistics of not having your vehicle for some time. However, paint protection film installation is an excellent paint protection and maintenance option. After installing it, you're unlikely to repaint your vehicle. Despite being a significant upfront investment, it's cheaper considering the cost of repainting, regular waxing, or periodic paint correction.
Superior Protection Against Corrosion and Chemicals
A typical paint protection film comprises three layers, each with a different function, improving the product's strength against corrosive damage and chemical reactions. The protective layer features innovative technology that prevents acidic corrosion from bug splatters, bird droppings, and other contaminants.
WHAT ARE CERAMIC COATINGS?
Unlike waxes (organic) and sealants (synthetic) that only provide exterior protection for your vehicle for a couple of months, ceramic coating, also known as nano-ceramic coating, is a silica-based polymer that provides matchless protection to your car for years. The beauty of your car's surface is threatened daily when you drive through your usual routes and even when you take it to a local car wash. Ceramic car coating removes all the worries about what might ruin your car's paint as you drive or wash your car.
BENEFITS OF CERAMIC COATING
Ceramic coatings offer a strong layer of protection to your car and create a deep, glossy shine that sets your car apart on the road. Below are some of the most obvious benefits of coating:
- A protective layer against UV rays
- Protection from acidic contaminants resulting in chemical stains
- Easy cleaning as the ceramic coat self-cleans from dirt and grime, bird droppings, mud, and other stains
- Hydrophobic properties ensure that your vehicle repels water to prevent watermarks and water-beading
- A shiny, glossy look that is mirror-like in appearance
The ceramic coating may protect your vehicle's paint from the natural defects listed above but may not offer the same results against scratches, swirl marks, and water spotting. Also, tiny dirt may accumulate over a long period, so you still need to clean it.
PPF vs. Ceramic Coating vs. Vinyl Wrap
These three products are the most popular options regarding vehicle exterior care. All have different features and will protect your car's exterior, but no product is a bulletproof way of keeping your vehicle's appearance pristine.
Hence, weighing your options and the properties of each paint protection product is essential. While a ceramic coating or vinyl wrap will protect your paint well, PPF will do better due to its numerous features.