What Your New 3M PPF Will do to Protect Your Car

Do you often worry about the appearance of your car? We don’t blame you, it’s a big investment and at the end of the day everyone wants to have the nicest looking car on the block. It seems like there are a million miracle products out there that promise permanent and complete protection for your car, but they can’t all be that great, can they? Since you’re here reading this you’re clearly the type to do your homework and in … Read More

3M Paint Protection Film

Paint protection films are a great way to protect the finish on your new car. They offer durability and toughness without altering the appearance of your vehicle at all, and they can even protect your car in ways that a ceramic coating can’t. There have been many advancements in the PPF world in recent years from manufacturers like SunTek, XPEL and more recently – 3M, who just introduced their latest Pro Series 4.0 Paint Protection Film. Enter 3M Paint Protection … Read More

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

When 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 … Read More

PPF vs. Ceramic Coating Part 3: Hydrophobicity

Welcome to the final installment of our 3 part series comparing paint protection films (PPF) and ceramic coatings. This time we’re going to discuss hydrophobicity. Essentially, you can think of hydrophobicity as how well something repels water. A coating with high levels of hydrophobicity will cause beading and sheeting of water on the vehicle’s surface. You’ve probably seen cars covered in lots of unusual but cool looking little water droplets. This is known as beading and results from a slick, … Read More

PPF vs. Ceramic Coating Part 2: Durability

Welcome to part 2 of our 3 part series comparing paint protection film (PPF) to ceramic coating. Last time we discussed the subject of chemical resistance, but this time we’re going to talk about durability. When we say durability, we’re talking about how well it stands up to the elements, how easy it is to repair damage, and how long it will last. Paint Protection Film When it comes to durability, paint protection films are definitely a strong contender. Paint … Read More

PPF vs. Ceramic Coatings Part 1: Chemical Resistance

This is just the first in a 3 part series where we’ll compare ceramic coatings to paint protection films. Our first metric is chemical resistance. The chemical resistance of a coating determines how well it stands up to chemical components like windshield washer fluid, gasoline, coolant, battery acid or most anything with an acidic component. Your car is exposed to many of these things on a daily basis, so it’s important that whatever you choose to protect your paint is … Read More

What is a Paint Protection Coating?

For the longest time, the best type of car paint protection was thought to be carnauba wax. While professional grade car waxes are good products if used properly, wax does have some limitations. A revolutionary new category of paint protection has begun to replace wax. Let’s take a closer look at exactly what this new process entails. Latest in Paint Protection When car owners hear the term ‘car paint coating’ or ‘paint protection coating’ they sometimes assume the term refers … Read More

Protect Car Paint From Sun Damage With These Tips

Buying a new car is a happy occasion, but it can also come with some anxiety. You value your investment and want to keep that new car look but it seems like everything is out to damage your paint, even the sun. The sun’s powerful UV rays can oxidize and fade car paint, as well as degrade the rubberized trim. This is especially true in Florida where the sun beats down on our cars almost every day. Fortunately, it doesn’t need … Read More

Automotive Paint Protection Has Come a Long Way

As long as there have been cars, there have been car enthusiasts worried about ruining their car’s paint job. The wear and tear a car endures on a daily basis creates the perfect opportunity for damage to the car’s exterior finishes. Let’s take a look at the history of automotive paint protection up to present times.* As you can see, automotive paint protection has come a long way. Some of the highlights include: Car Wax In the 1940s, a Chicago company … Read More

5 Benefits of Ceramic Paint Coating for Cars

You just drove your new sports car off the lot, it looks amazing – and you want to keep it that way! The auto detailing industry has known great advances over the years, and the newest innovation in the field is the adoption of Nano-Coating to provide the best protection for car exteriors and interiors. Ceramic paint coatings for cars are helping vehicles maintain their showroom shine! As one of the best ceramic coating installers in the industry, Details Matter offers … Read More