The self-healing abilities of Paint Protection Film ​​

Delve into PPF's self-healing abilities, with some examples.

Imagine a scenario where the latest addition to your collection of vehicles possesses the remarkable ability to mend itself. Imagine if that bothersome rock chip or the unsightly door ding were to miraculously vanish within mere minutes of occurring. This isn't an automotive fantasy, but a conceivable reality, thanks to the innovation of self-healing paint protection film.

The vexation of witnessing a solitary scratch or blemish on your brand-new car's pristine exterior is universally understood. Such imperfections tarnish your aspirations of maintaining the vehicle's impeccable condition over the years. Yet, this experience is an inevitable rite of passage for every car owner. The silver lining here is the advent of self-healing paint protection films, which hold the promise of mitigating such damages.

Central to the concept of self-healing paint protection films is the phenomenon of autonomous repair for sections of the vehicle's paint that have suffered damage. This means that inconsequential dents and marks no longer require a trip to the auto body shop. The foundation of a self-healing protection film consists of multiple layers, combining elements like polyester, adhesive agents, a transparent coating, and polyurethane. These components coalesce through a process known as micro-replication, yielding a remarkable self-healing paint protection film.

The protective prowess of these films extends beyond safeguarding against fading and stains; they even exhibit responsiveness to heat during the reparative process. But what precisely characterises a "self-healing" paint protection film? This innovation comprises a multilayer composition involving polyurethane, adhesives, polyester, and a transparent coating. These components undergo intricate micro-replication to create the final product. When the film sustains a scratch, the resulting damage becomes perceptible. The application of heat, achieved through means like a heat gun, prompts the layers beneath to reconfigure themselves, causing the scratches to gradually vanish. Notably, the film's structural integrity remains uncompromised, even after enduring multiple scratches. Upon scratching the film's surface, visible damage manifests. Yet, with the application of heat, the underlying layers undergo intricate reconfiguration at a particle level, effectively dissipating the scratch. This process imparts the illusion that the scratches are mending themselves, a captivating visual experience.

Significantly, this process doesn't compromise the film's integrity; the same area can undergo numerous scratches before any permanent damage sets in. Unless one systematically and relentlessly subjects the same area to abrasions, the likelihood of permanent scratches remains minimal. In everyday driving, maintenance, and storage scenarios, the applied paint protection film offers an invincible defence.

In terms of application, we would never advise anyone to do a DIY job. There are many reasons for this, but namely inexperience in a skilled job. We have a team of experts with decades worth of experience who can prep your car so it’s ready for paint protection film, as well as fit the film and help you to look after it and maintain it for many years to come. We also offer a 10-year warranty, for extra peace of mind.

If you’re interested in PPF or want to find out a little more about what we do here at RMA Car Care, you can get in touch for more details at RMA CAR CARE - 04 597 3077

Featured News
Five vehicles we get through our doors regularly
Five vehicles we get through our doors regularly Most popular vehicles to get PPF at RMA. A list of the top five vehicles you've applied PPF to in the past 12 months Read More