Do you have questions about paint protection film, caring for your car, and more? We have the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions below.
Paint protection film, or PPF, is a clear coating applied to the exterior of a vehicle to protect it. Other names include invisible shield, rock-chip protection, and car scratch protective film.
PPF protects your car’s paint from scratches and chips. It also protects against weather-related fading and chemical agents that can damage paint.
PPF is usually a self-healing material, so it regenerates to help cars stay looking good as new.
PPF adds a protective layer above the paint. It then acts as a barrier against rocks, grit, salt, twigs, and other debris. It also acts as a barrier against chemical agents, such as acid rain, and damaging UV rays.
If taking good care of your paint protection it can last you over 10 years. To extend the PPF durability of the PPF avoid using car care products that contain Petroleum or Solvents. These substances will damage the top “self-healing” layer that serves to return PPF to its original shape after being affected by flying rocks from the road. It is highly recommended to use PH neutral products during car wash.
Once you have you paint protection film installed, please wait as least seven days for the first car wash. This would allow the film to stick correctly. Avoid using car care products that contain abrasives or resin as they would damage the top surface of the film. Use PH neutral products and only natural waxes for polishing.
PPF is usually made of urethane. This material is clear and incredibly lightweight. Urethane is a polymer with incredible elasticity, giving it that self-healing benefit. Most PPF is made up of a few different layers, including a clear topcoat and an acrylic adhesive layer.
There are a few different types of PPF out there. Not all films have the same properties. Only some PPF options are self-healing. Films also come in a few different finishes, including clear, matte, and satin.
A ceramic coating is a liquid polymer, which you can apply to the car’s exterior. It chemically bonds with the paint to provide a protective layer. They make it more difficult for other chemicals to bond with the car’s paint.
PPF protects against UV rays and debris. In short, PPF gives your car’s paint job better all-around protection.
There are plenty of brands of paint protection film Toronto residents can choose from. Always look for a warranty with your PPF. Look for options that won’t yellow or stain.
PPF is more affordable than repainting your vehicle every few years. It offers great protection against debris, UV rays, and chemical agents. PPF reduces the time it takes to wash the car, as well as increasing the vehicle’s resale value.
The best way to make sure you’re getting great PPF is to research providers in your area. Look for providers who have experience and who offer different types of PPF. Call us at 416-677-9878 or get a quote from one of our experts.
The costs of PPF start around $1,000 and can range to a few thousand dollars for a full-body wrap. The costs depend on a few factors, including:
- The make and model of the car
- The condition of the car
- The selection of a full wrap, half-wrap, or partial wrap
If you’re wondering how much PPF might cost for your car, get in touch with our team at 416-677-9878 or get an estimate online.
A vehicle wrap is a vinyl film that is installed directly to your vehicle. It’s an easy way to add accents to your vehicle, or change the colour completely.
Based on the complexity of the service, vinyl type and material footage used the average full wrap on a car varies from $2,500 to $5,000.
It is recommended to wash your wrapped car once it gets dirty as it is more difficult to remove contaminants that remain on the surface for a long time. Some items such as bird droppings or bugs should be removed as quickly as possible with hot, soapy water. Hand washing is a preferable method, however, you can visit car wash but make sure it is touchless washing as brush car washes might damage the vinyl. Pressure wash is also acceptable under several conditions. Please discuss your preferable wash method with your installer.
Depending on the vinyl type the wrap can last you up to seven years considering proper maintenance.
A great reason to get your car wrapped is to create your own design tailored to your personality. Most of the car brands have limited colors options and it is quite pricey to repaint the entire vehicle. Moreover, the vinyl can be easily removed by professional installer meaning you can change the design of your car as many times as you wish.
As well as PPF, the vinyl wrap acts as a protective layer against small chips and dings from stones and other road damage. I does not have as many benefits as PPF has but sill will preserve the vehicle paint condition.
We are open from Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 8 pm (Saturday 10 am to 4 pm).
While we are welcome walk-in clients we suggest to book an appointment to avoid any waiting time in our shop. Please call 416-677-9878 if you are interested in setting up the appointment.
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