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Advantages and Disadvantages of Paint Protection Film

Paint Protection Film Clear Bra, PPF as well as other names are used for a remarkable product that transformed the world of automobiles over the past 15 years. In the last 10-12 years, these films have become very attractive both in texture application and overall performance and longevity. A majority of the films produced by reliable brands have been able to provide excellent anti-UV and self-healing qualities in the past 10 years and over the past few years, we’ve seen improvement on stain-resistant properties, a simpler installation (which will result in less marks on the installation) and hydrophobic qualities. What are the advantages and disadvantages of the film? Here are some ideas I’ve had after working on the film for around 8-9 years…

I’ll begin with the negatives as I think they’re more of a debateable and subjective issue than”con “con” However, I’ll include them nonetheless. And let me tell you why. These two aspects are maintenance and aesthetics.

As far as aesthetics go, paint protection film Lincoln will never look like the clear, rich and smooth like paint. It’s typically 6-8+ millimeters thick and is essentially an object of plastic, which is why it’s bound have some texture. But, some films available (such as the old “regular” Suntek C) are more appealing with regard to texture than others, therefore the difference between painted and unpainted paint is negligible.

Additionally, there are times when film cannot be wrapped around certain crevices in the paint, which means that parts of it 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 that runs along the edges) to make it disappear.

Returning to these being controversial cons… It’s part of the material. If you’re looking to protect yourself, you need to take care of it. But a well-thought-out installation using a quality film can make you forget you’ve got film in your vehicle within a few days. It’s like glass that is on cars. For instance even however clear windshield glass is, it’s not as clear through it like you would without it, however you require glass to shield against wind and elements. In other words, there isn’t an issue with the film; rather, you are using it in your car to perform a particular task and does it effectively.

Another issue is the maintenance. If you experience staining, scratch or other similar defects within the paint, these might be present for the rest of time. If you find such flaws in the paint, they could often be polished and repaired, and the paint will be restored to the condition it was prior to the flaws. This could be considered an omen, however the film acts as a sacrifice layer to guard against scratches and scratches, rock chips and so on.

Additionally, you must be aware of the edge of your film when performing almost any type of maintenance. One of the biggest problems I’ve encountered is the use of an air pressure washer close to the edge since it can cause it to lift, particularly when it’s angled to the edge. Common sense will quickly resolve this problem. The edges are likely to accumulate polish, wax, and polish. So you might have to seal them off or use certain products.

I’m not able to think of anything else that could be considered to be a drawback in the case of PPF. There are, however, benefits.

I’d like to say that there are many advantages, but there’s one… you’ve got the film, and it does what it’s supposed 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 scratches that can happen every day like children riding along the road on bikes, putting things into the trunk and then open the door too much and hitting the wall. There are other applications like applying it to sensitive interior trims that can scratch easily, the areas of the engine bay where wires and hoses could rub the paint and the headlight lenses to stop the lens from yellowing (along with chips, of course!). Another use for film can be found in various places around the vehicle where things like door sills can rub against the paint, window trims will rub against on the outside of the car, the roof racks can be used to avoid scratches when things are moving up there.

Finally, there are plenty of possibilities for PPF beyond the automotive industry. I’ve personally wrapped my personal as well as my clients bikes, motorcycles as well as helmets. It is possible to do the important areas on each of the above , or all of it and it does an outstanding job in keeping the surface in good condition. On bicycles , it aids enormously when cables rub and popping up from below, chains slamming the frame, etc. My motorcycle has it 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 tables using costly materials that require protection with carbon fiber, random pieces, as well as expensive home appliances to shield the paint from scratches from the use of.

In the end I’m a huge supporter of PPF and would highly recommend to anyone looking for anything. There’s a price to be considered and this is usually the one that determines coverage for a car of a customer however, any film is better than nothing.