What You Need to Know Before You Invest in Paint Protection Film (PPF)

maserati paint protection film PPFWhen it comes to protecting your car from damage, paint protection films can be a solid choice depending on your needs. With a paint protection film, much like any other product, it’s important to know what you’re looking for and do your research before you commit. Here are a few things that are important to know before you invest in a PPF.

What does a paint protection film do?

A paint protection film is a clear film that goes on top of your car’s paint. PPFs are known for their ability to self-repair minor scratches and their resistance to rock chip damage. Paint protection films are not perfect, however. Major damage can result in the entire film needing to be replaced and sometimes the film can become discolored, giving your car an ugly yellow tint.

What is the best brand of PPF?

There is no easy answer to this. Certain brands will carry different products that are better suited to different needs. Some PPF brands will give you a better shine but less protection, while others will be the opposite. You also need to take into account things like pricing and warranties. You should consider what you want out of a PPF and how much you’re willing to spend, then do some research into the different plans to find the best fit.

What type of PPF should you get?

Choosing the type of PPF will depend on your objectives. You may want a highly chemically resistant PPF if you live in an area with a lot of birds and bugs. You may want more durability and protection from rock chip damage if you live in an area with a lot of messy backroads. Certain products will be better suited to different needs, so determine your objectives before you invest in a PPF.

Who will install the film?

Installing a PPF isn’t rocket science, but it needs to be done right or else it won’t be effective. Often the places that say they can install a paint protection film are not auto detailers. Before you install a PPF the paint needs to be in good condition and only trained, professional detailers should be trusted with this work. While PPFs can hide some defects it is always best to have a professional detailer correct your paint prior to installation of a film.

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