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Paint Protection Film. Your Car's Best Friend.

What is paint protection film? How does it work? What benefits does it provide? If you have any questions about paint protection film, or just want to learn more about it, you’ve come to the right place. Paint protection film, also commonly referred to as ppf, is a transparent protective film that can be applied to a car. It comes in several different finishes, the most common t

wo being gloss or satin. Gloss paint protection film provides a clear finish, which if installed correctly, you will not be able to tell it’s there with the exception of any seams or possibly the edges. Satin paint protection film, referred to as “stealth” in the industry, provides the covered surface with a clean looking satin finish. There are a few other different kinds of paint protection film, such as STek Dyno Black ppf. The Dyno Black ppf makes the applied surface black, and gives it that deep glossy finish, a great alternative to using black vinyl.

No matter what kind of film or finish you use, the main job of paint protection film stays the same. It is applied to a car in order to protect it, hence the name paint protection film. Typically ppf is 6mils to 8mils thick, and it will protect your car from rock chips, road debris, and other environmental contaminants that would normally cause permanent damage to your vehicle. Not only does it protect your cars paint, it can also be applied to headlights, carbon fiber, plastic trims, and anything else on the exterior of your car to give it that same protection. Applying it on headlights and carbon fiber will help prevent oxidation on the piece, preventing it from getting that hazy look.

How do you know if paint protection film is right for you? Paint protection film is an ideal solution to anyone out there that is concerned with the aesthetics of your car. If you pride yourself in how great your car looks and you always find yourself inspecting your car after leaving it alone in a busy parking lot, ppf is perfect for you. It will protect your car from things that will normally damage it, saving you a trip to the body shop. It will definitely keep your car looking better for longer, and will keep the swirls away. Which brings us to our next topic.

Applying paint protection film on a car will not make a car look better, it will only maintain its current condition. Any swirls or imperfections that are on the paint will still be visible once ppf is applied, and you will not be able to fix it unless you remove the film. That’s why we recommend you take your car to a professional installer to correct the paint of any flaws before having it applied.

So you decided that paint protection film is the right choice for you, now what brand do you go with? Just like any product, there are brands that produce better ppf than others. There are thicker ones, ones with different finishes, there are some that are self healing, the list goes on. Typically the clearer and thicker the film is, the better it will be. Doing research online can help narrow down your choice to the right brand for you. Although online research can definitely help, nothing beats seeing the products in person and feeling the differences between different films. Which brings me back to how helpful it can be to visit a well known and reputable shop. Hopefully there is a shop located near you that can show you different kinds of films and finishes, and show you which one to go with.

All in all paint protection film is a great option for just about anyone. Paint protection film will protect your car and keep it looking great! With many different finishes, you have a wide variety of options to get the look you want. Be sure to check out our youtube video for more detailed information, link below. If you’re located in the chicagoland area and would like to see different ppf in person, and how it all works feel free to reach out to us!

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