Paint Protection Film
WHAT IS A PAINT PROTECTION FILM?
Paint Protection Film is a transparent, urethane material that can be applied to any exterior painted surface on your vehicle. In short, automotive Paint Protection Film preserves the quality of your car’s paint by reducing the risk of multiple kinds of damage, such as…
Chips and scratches caused by rocks and road debris
Swirl marks created during washing
Chemical stains caused by acidic contaminants
Chemical etch marks caused by acidic contaminants
Hard water spots from mineral deposits
Oxidation (fading) from UV exposure
HOW ARE PAINT PROTECTION FILMS AND CERAMIC COATINGS DIFFERENT?
Despite these similarities, Paint Protection Films and Ceramic Coatings do have significant differences and serve different purposes.
Paint Protection Film is thicker than Ceramic Coatings. Moreover, Paint Protection Film has a chemical composition that allows it to self-heal; that is, it returns to its original form after receiving an indentation or abrasion. These qualities make Paint Protection Film able to absorb rock chips, small scratches, swirl marks, and hard water spots without being permanently disfigured.
However, Ceramic Coatings do have their strength, particularly in terms of the hydrophobic surface they create. Some Paint Protection Films are equipped with a hydrophobic clear coat, but they often do not perform at the same level as a full Ceramic Coating. Moreover, when you apply a Ceramic Coating to your vehicle you get the benefits of its hydrophobic properties on every surface without having to apply film to the whole vehicle.
WHAT’S THE BEST SOLUTION? ULTIMATE PROTECTION FOR YOUR VEHICLE
Here’s the good news. You don’t have to choose one or the other. They can both be applied to the same vehicle. The dynamic duo of Paint Protection Film and a Ceramic Coating is the ultimate form of invisible protection you can purchase for your car. So if your aim is to protect and preserve your car’s paint so that it looks stunning every day your drive it, a combination of Paint Protection Film and Ceramic Coating may be the best fit for you.
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