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

Ceramic Coating Over Paint Protection Film & Vinyl

When you buy an expensive car, you want as much protection as possible. There are many ways to protect your car’s paint from the wear and tear of driving, like paint protection films (also known as polyurethane films). Unfortunately, you may find that you’re not completely satisfied with the product you’re currently using. For starters, many PPF products have a texture to them – commonly referred to as “orange peel”. The degree of this texture varies from brand to brand, but overall … Read More

A Comparison of Paint Protection Film and Ceramic Coatings

With the different options available in automobile paint protection, it may be difficult to determine which type of protection is best for your car. You may be considering paint protection film or a ceramic coating. Both have their advantages and disadvantages. Perhaps the best way to decide is to carefully compare the two and think about your typical driving conditions and the potential damage that you want to prevent. As you’ll see, you may even want to combine the two … Read More