There are few things as disheartening when you’re the proud owner of a new vehicle as driving it off the lot and immediately noticing scratches, scuffs, and imperfections. It looked brand new for all of five minutes, and it’s already being hammered by the elements.
While many manufacturers apply paint protection film (PPF), many don’t, and it can be up to you to put in the effort to keep your paintwork looking new for as long as possible. Fortunately, the same clear paint film that some manufacturers use to protect their vehicles can be exactly what you use to look after your pride and joy.
But before applying anything to your new vehicle, it’s only natural to want to know more about it. What is PPF for cars? Well, you’re about to find out.
What Is Paint Protection Film (PPF)?
Paint protection film is a transparent, self-healing thermoplastic urethane film that you can apply to painted surfaces, such as your vehicles, to prevent the paint from being damaged by stone chips, bug splatter, and light abrasions.
Most often, PPF is applied to high-impact areas exposed to the most dirt and debris, such as the hood, front fenders, front bumper, side view mirrors, rear guards, rocker panels, and even the lower parts of all doors.
When you schedule an appointment for PPF, you can typically choose which areas of the car you’d like to have protected. Most coating specialists recommend as much of the vehicle as possible for complete protection.
Benefits of PPF For Cars
Deciding to make any car modification can be a hard call to make, and paint protection film is no exception to the rule. While this is a cost-effective modification compared to others, it’s still worthwhile to weigh up the pros and cons so that you can make an informed decision.
Although, it’ll undoubtedly be hard to look past some of the following associated benefits of this protective coating.
There’s something quite exhilarating about purchasing a brand-new car. Aside from the fact that they can cost tens of thousands of dollars, you also get to enjoy a sparkling new paint job that hasn’t yet been exposed to the elements.
If you thought the shine of a new car was already impressive, then wait until you book your appointment for paint protective film. In many cases, this film can offer your car a polished look, which means it enhances the paint job it already has and provides it with shine and gloss that’s nearly impossible to achieve with a traditional painted finish.
Protects Your Paint
Of course, one of the most common reasons for requesting PPF for your car is to benefit from the surprising amount of protection this product provides.
The average car paint product can easily be affected by bugs, UV rays, road debris, dirt, and even chemicals. However, once you apply PPF, you gain a layer of protection. You can then drive your car with far more confidence, knowing that maintenance has been made a lot easier.
Increased Resale Value
Most vehicle owners know that their car can be worth significantly less than they paid for it as soon as they drive it off the lot. It’s the sad reality of turning a ‘new’ vehicle into a ‘used’ one within a few miles of driving it.
However, there’s no reason why you have to lose as much as other vehicle owners when the time comes to sell and upgrade. By investing in PPF and having paperwork to show that you’ve utilized this service option, you might help retain some of its value.
What’s more, when people see just how immaculate the paintwork is, they might be more willing to pay more for your vehicle than another.
Cost-Effective Maintenance Measure
Maintaining a vehicle can be hard work, especially when you want to keep the exterior as tidy as the interior and what’s under the hood. Cutting and polishing can take hours, not to mention cost a fortune over your vehicle’s lifetime.
When your vehicle’s paint is protected under a transparent film, you can keep exterior maintenance to a minimum.
Is it Time to Book Your Car in For Paint Protection Film?
Knowing how many benefits can be associated with PPF, not to mention the ease of the process, it’s hard not to consider it as a valid form of protection for your pride and joy. Why not make your booking with Masterpiece Auto Appearance today and see what all the fuss is about?