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How does paint protection film work? Everything you need to know

That’s why cheaper films are often thinner, have poor clear coat layers, and even use cheap adhesive that isn’t as efficient and yellows prematurely. Read more about Auto Lackschutzfolierung here. Choose only certified films – they will cost more initially, but save money in the long run. First and foremost, it’s important to remember that paint protection film is not magic. However, it will provide a barrier between your paint and the elements, which can help to prevent scratches, chips, and other types of damage.

Car paint protection film how

Yes, any of the PPF clear bra film can be easily applied on chrome. Although, you will find a little difference than what it would have looked if left unprotected. Therefore before installing the film, we recommend applying a small swatch on the desired surface to see what the end result would look like.

Coloured PPF

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Why do you need Paint Protection Film?

PPF, also known as a
paint protection film, is a polyurethane-based material. It is clear, and some premium varieties can recover immediately if the car’s surface is scratched. Once the PPF has been properly applied, and any lingering bubbles and/or creases have been removed, it’s time to bring the heat. Here, the use of an industrial heat gun and a touchless instant temp reader are used to activate the adhesive, and thus cause the PPF to stick to the surface.

Overall, PPF is an investment that can save you costly repairs in the long run. If you plan on waxing the car, do so after this step; double-check to make sure the product you’re using is safe for use on Clear Bra. PPF installation can take anywhere from a few hours to a full day, depending on the size and complexity of the vehicle. Custom installations may take longer, as each piece is measured and cut to fit the vehicle’s specific dimensions.