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Pros and Cons of Paint Protection Film

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Paint Protection Film

Your vehicle is a significant investment and an important part of your everyday life, so it’s only right to want to protect it. Paint Protection Film (PPF) also known as a clear bra, is a layer of flexible material placed over the exterior of the car, which acts as a shield from any potential damage to the paintwork (like road debris and light scratches).

Before moving forward with a PPF installation, you’ll want to consider a few factors to ensure it’s a good fit for you and your vehicle. In this article, we will discuss the advantages and the disadvantages of PPF.

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The Advantages of PPF

Self Healing: The technology behind PPF has evolved immensely over the years, allowing newer types of PPF to self heal over time from surface level damage (like a stone chip or minor scratch). The self healing technology in PPF is incredibly beneficial for vehicle owners, as it will not only maintain the car paint over the years, but also its value if you ever choose to sell.

Ultraviolet (UV) Ray Protection: It’s inevitable for your vehicle to be exposed to the sunlight, but the excessive exposure to harmful UV rays will cause fading and discoloration. Luckily, PPF can prevent that! PPF acts as a barrier between your vehicle and the sun, ensuring the preservation of your vehicle’s exterior.

Chemical and Stain Resistant: The strong PPF coating offers superior protection from harmful chemicals and pollutants, as well as a shield from potential stains. The layers within PPF absorb serves as a barrier against chemicals, pollutants, and stains.

Enhanced Finish: Not only does the protective film preserve the automotive paint, but it also provides a polished and sleek finish. Whether you want a matte or glossy finish, the PPF clear coat will surely elevate the exterior, while also maintaining the appearance.

Easy Removal: If you ever need to have your PPF removed, you won’t have to worry about paint damage. Professionals can easily and efficiently remove PPF, unveiling the preserved paint job underneath.

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The Drawbacks of PPF

Possible Poor Installation: In order to ensure a successful PPF installation, It’s important to do the due diligence and research reputable PPF installers in your area, as well as verifying they use high quality materials. The correct professionals will guarantee a smooth PPF installation, avoiding rookie mistakes along the way.

PPF is NOT Indestructible: While PPF is incredibly durable, it is NOT indestructible. Serious damage (or years of wear and tear) can cause the PPF to fade away. The good news is that it can be replaced.

Can be Costly: Like any other vehicle customizations, PPF can be costly, depending on the type of film, the amount of coverage, the type of car, and so forth. With that being said, PPF is an investment and will likely save you money in the long run.

Conclusion - Pros and Cons of Paint Protection Film

PPF will protect the exterior of your vehicle from potential damage, preserving your vehicle’s appearance and maintaining its value. Whether you have an old or new car, PPF will protect your vehicle paint with its anti-contamination and self healing technologies.

If you’re in Minnesota, we would be happy to answer any questions you may have about the installation of paint protection on your vehicle. If you’re interested in working with us, contact us at 763-312-6137.

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