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.
High performance PVC, film built for the automotive industry using new technological standards. This product offers multiple colors, shades, transparencies and textures. These films are specifically designed for partial and complete car wraps.
Our adhesive technology is unique in the industry, with two new features added! Apart from the air-release feature that has become industry standard, Apollo Auto Spa has come out with air-channels that are self-seal. This feature allows air channels to disappear and keep the finish looking great over time! This also helps to keep the film from "breathing" in dust, chemicals, and other toxins that would normally cause a wrap to fail. The second feature is an adhesive that is stretchable and will not lose adhesive tack when overstretched. This allows a film that was stretched to keep its stability over the life of the vinyl as long as the film was post heated properly in high stretched areas.
Type of product : High Performance PVC
Durability : Long term
Adhesive : acrylic based solvent
Type of adhesive : Permanent/Removable
Adhesive color : Transparent or Grey Opaque
Finish : Matt
Liner : XPO Silicone Embossed Liner
Thickness : 3.9 - 4.5 mils
Pigmented polyvinyl chloride with possibility of clear polyvinyl chloride layer
Acrylic pressure sensitive adhesive layer
Silicone embossed paper release liner
Health Safety Data:
Proper use of this device will pose no health hazard, please contact Apollo Auto Spa or read the user guides and manuals for proper product installation. Whether the device is not properly mounted or is used on a surface not designed for this product, it can pose health hazards.
Physical form: Self adhesive film
General form: Solid
Eye contact: N/A
Skin contact: N/A
Product is not made to be ingested and may cause some health issues.
Under normal conditions, this substance releases no hazardous chemicals or hazardous chemicals in airborne form.