ABOUT PAINT PROTECTION FILM
Paint protection film (PPF) is a thermoplastic urethane self-healing film applied to painted surfaces of a new or used car to shield the paint from stone chips, bug splatters, and minor abrasions. Paint safety film is a licensed OEM by nearly all automakers. We carry two high-quality brands STEK and Xpel PPF at Stockyard Detailing. Both have proved to be 2 of the best companies in the industry, and continue to prove themselves.
All Paint Safety Packages have a full list on the outside. Then we bar the area being applied with PPF to ensure that the surface is clean and dirt-free. Unlike many shops that only add the film to the edges, usually leaving the acute edges bare and exposed, we wrap all possible edges to ensure that everybody panel angle is covered and secured against the elements. By washing the car and applying a 6-month spray-on sealant, we finish it off. We stand by our work and inspect every job you get to pick up to make sure you're satisfied with our work.
WHAT IS USED TO MAKE PAINT PROTECTION FILM? THE TECHNOLOGY BEHIND CLEAR BRA
If you're going to tie something around your fine new car, you're going to want to know not just where it came from but exactly what it is. Let's talk a bit more about what is inside a Paint Safety Film cover. The key ingredient is urethane, a potent and flexible polymer made of carbamate connections. It has unique attributes as a compound: It is lightweight and translucent, like rubber. But it is not fragile or vulnerable to tears and cracks as compared to plastic. It possesses a high impact, abrasion and corrosion resistance. It is also incredibly flexible, and after being stretched or disfigured, will return to its natural shape.
It has a wide variety of industrial and recreational uses due to the versatile and beneficial properties of the polymer. Urethane is used in the household caulk with which you line your bathroom tiles because it seals moisture gaps and prevents mildew or fungus from developing. Coating boats and underwater cables can also be found so as to prevent damage. It is used in different parts of the sports equipment, from football pads to surfboard fins. The strength and wear and tear resistance make it an ideal part of the fabrication and mining equipment. As previously mentioned, urethane is still used to cover different parts of military and aerospace equipment.
Urethane as a pigment is commonly used, but today we're talking about your car and urethane acts as a key component for your vehicle in a translucent film about 8 miles (0.008 inches) thick.
A standard Paint Protection Film has at least two other layers in addition to the main layer consisting of urethane (or polyurethane). Next, the top is filled with elastomeric polymers made of a clear coat. As we have already mentioned, this is the aspect that helps a good film to repair itself from small scratches. But they do a lot more. The clear coat on a good film will have low surface energy which prevents the bonding with the film of organic compounds, such as bugs or bird droppings.
Furthermore, the bottom is coated with an acrylic adhesive built to be versatile, so that it can be extended and wrapped around every contour or the vehicle; strong, so that the film doesn't break over time; and invisible, so that it doesn't impact the paint's look.
Protects fragile vehicle painted areas from marks, cracks and stains
Self-healing technology allows minor scratches to disappear
Has a 10-year warranty
Exceptional clarity with good resistance to yellowing
Low orange peel provides optimal clarity, maintaining the original surface appearance
Easy to install, the flexible film allows more efficient application by 3M Certified Installers
Tough, durable and maintenance-free
Better adhesive and transparent coat efficiency guarantee lasting protection
Paint Protection Film Pro Series provides superior protection against scratches, chips, and weathering on automotive surfaces. Our film Pro Series features a self-healing mechanism that makes it possible for small scratches to vanish by themselves. 3M clear coat technology provides outstanding resistance to rust, weather and abrasion as it helps maintain the car's premium appearance last for years.
THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF PROTECTION
Paint Protection Movie Pro Series offers the highest degree of scratch and stain protection, transparency and longevity of any of our Xpel Ultimate PPF films. The specially formulated, translucent coat offers excellent visibility in maintaining a vehicle's color and design features. It's a versatile, comfortable paint safety film that lasts long, even under the toughest conditions, and it's guaranteed high-quality performance for 10 years.
Paint Protection Film Pro Series (PDF, 2.79 Mb) provides special protections for the surfaces of exposed vehicles. This polyurethane film of 8 mil (203microns) is reinforced with a clear coat of hard-wearing urethane which provides additional protection against UV damage. It comes with a transparent, one-sided, acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) that easily and securely adheres to automotive paint systems and protects the paint underneath damage.
OUT OF SIGHT DEFENSE
Paint protection film — also known as a clear bra — is designed to protect the vehicle from the weather without altering the design or color characteristics. It keeps cars looking great for a longer period of time, by forming a protective barrier around vulnerable areas like front bumpers, hoods, side mirrors, cavities for the door handle and edges for the roof. It defends against rock chips, bumps, bug abuse, road debris and punishes weathering outdoors. Paint Safety Movie Pro Collection features a high strength backrest with outstanding resistance to abrasion, puncture and tears, as well as high resistance to heat and moisture.
Once added the translucent film from the original finish becomes virtually invisible. The robust, strong polyurethane film provides outstanding contour-conformity and is an excellent choice for maintaining the new car look that owners want.
LEAVE IT TO THE PROFESSIONALS
3M Certified Installers exploit a portfolio of thousands of high quality, fit-tested paint safety film patterns. At a local approved 3M distributor, we provide hands-on installation training, as well as ongoing training videos and details.
Door handle cavities
Full or partial hoods
3M SCIENCE DELIVERS RELIABLE SURFACE PROTECTION
3M automotive engineers have invented cutting-edge technologies to deliver the highest level of customer satisfaction to automotive technicians. We have leveraged our technical capabilities and scientific knowledge to build Paint Protection Film Pro Series— an automotive paint protection film that offers world-class vehicles finish safety. The film is a prime example of how 3M innovations help power the automotive industry, offering ease of use and excellent performance.