When it comes to protecting your cars’ paintwork, there are a range of different options available to you. In recent years the demand for Paint Protection Film (PPF) has seen something of a dramatic increase due to its unique properties. But what it exactly is PPF and how does it protect your vehicles paintwork?
What is Paint Protection Film (PPF)?
PPF is an ultra-thin polymer, or polyurethane, that can be applied to the bodywork of a car to help protect it. When applied over the paintwork of a vehicle it creates a transparent surface layer that protects it. This “disposable skin” helps to protect the clear coat of a car, as well as the paint underneath. PPF shields the outer appearance of a vehicle from UV exposure, surface scratches, acid rain, hard water deposits and any number of environmental impacts.
How does Paint Protection Film work?
Essentially, PPF provides a protective barrier between the paintwork of the car and any external elements that can harm it, including loose stones that can cause chips. It is recommended to wash a vehicle in the normal way to help protect the PPF, but caution should be exercised when using polish and wax products as polish can be abrasive and wax build up, particularly at the edges of the film can cause issues.
XPEL Ultimate Plus
In 2011, XPEL created Ultimate Plus™, the first self-healing paint protection film. This is a product which revolutionised the industry. The product, just one of the range that XPEL have on offer, offers a high gloss finish that is unparalleled, and offers a greater degree of impact protection over paintwork that does not have a protective film.
Over time, most PPF films should not yellow, but in fact XPEL suggest that their PPF film will last for 10 years before drivers will notice any such issue – longer than many people keep the same car. The film can be removed if needed and it should not affect the paintwork underneath due to the quality of the cure and prep work carried out during the car detailing process carried out before application.
Expert PPF Application
Due to the intricate nature of the application process, it should be applied by a professional, preferably one who is an specialist in car detailing or vinyl installation expert. Badly applied PPF will not offer the same level of protection as it should.
Because RR Purity are XPEL factory trained and approved Paint Protection Film (PPF) installers, we can professionally install Paint Protection Film to the highest possible standard.