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.
STEK XPEL ULTIMATE PAINT PROTECTION FILM
Protection doesn’t need to sacrifice the vehicle's aesthetics. Paint Safety Film, commonly known as a transparent bra, is an important aid in keeping painted surfaces of your vehicles looking their best. We approach our Paint Safety Film installations in an artisan-style fashion by supplying you with a seamless finish that is customized to your car and how you drive it.
Film about paint safety is almost invisible. Essentially it's an 8 mil thick film which protects the paint of your vehicle from hard dings, marring and scratching. Think of it as a strong barrier in the car park between your paint and every shopping cart.
The benefits of paint safety film for your car vary from helping to keep the appearance shiny and easy to clean to protecting from a minor fender bender. Many stains or marring can be buffed or even washed completely, saving time and money for cosmetic issues.
HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?
It is easy to paint a protective film that needs replacement and can be made by the panel or field. Our product and service offer a 10-year warranty for our customers to take advantage.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT COVERAGE OPTIONS?
Apollo Auto Spa provides paint safety film in any or many areas to cater for all customer requirements. For ultimate protection, we can fully cover all paint or focus on the particularly vulnerable areas such as the front bumper, hood, and fenders that bear the biggest brunt of all daily damages.
DOES IT PROTECT AGAINST BIRD POOP?
Yes. Chemical etchings from bird bombs or poop will not eat through a paint protection film.
WILL PPF CHANGE THE COLOR OF MY CAR?
There will be no change in the color of the paint on your car. If anything the color of the car will appear brighter.
HOW DOES PPF SELF-HEAL?
Apollo Auto Spa can remove all or only one piece of your paint safety film safely and easily. Allowing for quick replacement in case of accidents or edge problems.