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Pros and Cons of Installing PPF on New Cars

Paint Protection Film clear bra, PPF and many more are names for a remarkable product that revolutionized the auto industry for the past 15 years. In the last 10-12 years, the films have become very attractive with regard to texture, application and overall performance and endurance. The majority of films made by well-known brands have provided excellent ultraviolet protection as well as self-healing characteristics in the past 10 years and the last couple of years, we have seen improvements with regard to stain resistance a simpler installation (which results in less marks when installing) and hydrophobic properties. What are the advantages and disadvantages of the film? Here are some thoughts I’ve come up with after having worked with the film for around 8-9 years…

I’ll begin with the negatives since I believe they’re more of a debateable and subjective matter rather than”con “con” however I’ll mention them nonetheless. Let me go over the pros and cons. The two things I am talking about are maintenance and aesthetics.

Regarding aesthetics, PPF will never look as clean, deep, and free of texture like paint. It’s typically 6-8 mil thick , and is basically the same as a piece of plastic therefore it’s bound have some form of texture. But, some films on the market (such as the older “regular” Suntek C) are more appealing when it comes to the texture, and the difference between the painted surface that is covered or not is negligible.

Additionally, there are times when film cannot be wrapped around certain crevices in the paint, which means that some edges be visible. This is evident on silver vehicles based on my personal experience. An experienced installer will create this edge as closely to edge of the panel as they can (sometimes just to the curvature on the edge) and then it will disappear.

Returning to these being controversial cons… It’s simply the nature of the material, so if you’re looking to protect yourself, you need to take care of it. But a well-thought-out installation with a high-quality film will leave you unable to remember you’ve got film on your vehicle within days. I’d like to compare this with actual glass that is on cars. For instance although the glass on windshields is as clear as it is, you can’t see through it the way you would without it, however glass is required to protect against wind and elements. It’s not an issue with the film, but rather you have it on your vehicle to perform a particular task and it does it effectively.

Another disadvantage is the need for maintenance. If you experience staining, scratch or other similar defects within your film could be present for the rest of time. If you find such flaws in the paint, they could frequently be rectified and polished, returning the paint to the condition it was prior to the defect. This can be interpreted as an omen, however the film serves as a sacrifice layer to guard against scratches and scratches, rock chips or other damage.

You must also be aware of the areas of film when performing almost any type of maintenance. One of the most common issues I’ve encountered is when using pressure washers near the edge, as it could cause it to lift, particularly when it is angled directly into the edge. Common sense will quickly resolve the problem. The edges are likely to accumulate polish, wax, etc. Therefore, you might need to seal them off or be near certain products.

I’m unable to think of any other thing that could be considered a negative to PPF. There are, however, benefits.

I’d like to say that there are numerous advantages, but there’s one… there’s the film and it can do what it’s designed to do very effectively. One obvious benefit is that there’s no rocks chips, and the “peppered” appearance on the front of the rocker panels. It also shields you from scratching that could happen on a regular basis like kids riding along the road on bikes, putting things in the trunk, or simply open the door too much and hitting the wall. Additionally, it has specific applications like applying it to sensitive interior trims that can scratch easily, the areas of the engine bay where wires or hoses can rub paint and also the headlight lenses to stop discoloration (along with chips, of course!). Other uses for film can be found in various locations around the car, in which things like door sills rub paint, window trims will be able to touch to the upper part of the doors, and roof racks to prevent scratches when things are moving up there.

There are a myriad of possibilities for paint protection film Lincoln outside of the automotive sector. I’ve wrapped my own and clients bikes, motorcycles or even helmets. It is possible to do the important areas on each of the above , or the entire thing and it does a fantastic job of keeping the surface in good condition. On bicycles , it aids enormously when cables rub and popping up from below, chains hitting the frame, etc. On my motorcycle , it’s fantastic everywhere but especially in the tank, in which your legs rub against the sides and the top when filling it up.

We’ve also done several installations on table tops using costly materials that require protection with carbon fiber, random pieces, as well as expensive household appliances to guard the paint from scratches because of the use of.

In the end I’m a huge supporter of PPF and would highly recommend it to anyone who needs help with anything. There’s a price to be considered and this is usually the one that determines the coverage of a vehicle owned by a client However, any film is certainly better than nothing.