Whether it’s a partial front end, full front end, or the entire vehicle, headlights or taillights, adding an XPEL paint protection film allows you to protect the integrity of your vehicle.
Paint Proetction Film Bay Area
Paint Protection Film also referred to as Clear Bra or PPF is a thin adhesive film that acts as a topcoat and is made out of urethane. It can be applied to your vehicle to help protect it against scratches, dings, rock chips and UV rays to name a few. Its self-healing properties help to erase scratches, chemical etchings, and spots left from bird droppings while also making cleaning your vehicle and keeping it clean that much easier. The great thing about a PPF film is it can be applied to your full vehicle or partially focusing on the spots on your car, truck or SUV that need it the most. The cost of paint protection film varies and depends on a few different factors such as, the vehicle size, area in which the PPF is installed and the prior condition of the vehicle before installation. Here at SS Customs we offer quotes on commercial and personal vehicles and would love to answer any questions about Paint Protection Film for your vehicle you may have.
How Long Does Paint Protection Film (PPF) Last?
Paint Protection Film that is professionally installed by a reputable company, like SS Customs, and of quality material will generally last between 5-10 years with a few factors coming into play. These factors include the surface prep before PPF installation, the application of the PPF film itself, environmental factors, and care & maintenance. Always keep in mind you get what you pay for. While it might seem great to cut corners to lower costs you will find the longest lasting results with the use of top quality PPF products and experienced, knowledgeable, and professional PPF installers.
Benefits of Paint Protection Film
- Self Healing
- Stain Resistance
- Ease of Maintenance
- Ultimate Protection
- Superior Optical Clarity
Combine a Ceramic Coating & a PPF For Ultimate Protection
For the ultimate shine and protection combining a paint protection film and a ceramic coating is the way to go! The PPF film will encourage long-lasting protection, while the ceramic coating will help to enhance your vehicle’s daily appearance. Not only will your car have the ultimate protective shield it will also have more of a shine & gloss to its appearance than when you drove it off the dealerships lot.
Have more questions about the benefits of combining paint protection film and a ceramic coating for your car, truck, SUV, or company fleet? Give us a call today and speak with one of our experienced PPF & Ceramic Coating professionals!
Xpel Paint Protection Film
We stand behind the fact that you get what you pay for. That is why we’ve coupled our expert PPF installation skills with the industries leading paint protection films – XPEL. Not only is XPEL one of the industry’s leading manufacturers they are also the first to integrate a self-healing clear coat into their PPF films! Their films offer many benefits including ease of installation, a minimal texture top coat, incredible clarity, hydrophobic properties & they stand behind their industry-leading 10 year warranty. As the Bay Area’s best paint protection film installers we know the importance of utilizing only the best PPF materials available on the market for all of our clients. XPEL is definitely a product we can stand behind. The self-healing clear coat offers extreme UV resistance which doesn’t allow yellowing of the film and is extremely chemical resistant giving it an incredible lifespan.
Clear Bra/PPF FAQ:
What is paint protection film?
Paint protection film is a thermoplastic urethane film applied to painted surfaces of a new or used car in order to protect the paint from stone chips, bug splatters, and minor abrasions. This film is also used on airplanes, RVs, cell phones, electronics, screens, motorcycles and many other areas.
How much does paint protection film cost?
That could range depending on the condition of your vehicle. If you want to see an example of a car straight from the dealership that required extensive paint correction before we could apply protection, see our Instagram Project Portfolio @SSCustoms
Do paint protection films work
Today’s paint protection films can help preserve your vehicle’s paint from the perils of flying gravel, debris, stones, road salt and insects without the drawbacks of earlier paint-saving measures. The relatively thin film can be applied to a new or used vehicle, and while the visual difference is subtle, the buffer provided by the added layer of protective qualities is substantial. Originally developed by 3M to lengthen the life of helicopter rotor blades, the thermoplastic urethane film proved to be invaluable in this application and earned the nickname “helicopter tape” in the process. Soon, the film’s reach extended to the automotive sector, where it provided useful protection, first for race cars and eventually for street machines. The original films worked extremely well, but their thickness made them difficult to work with in civilian applications, especially in instances where aesthetics were an issue. The product’s manufacturers tackled the problem by developing thinner, more pliable films.