Are there any alternatives to PPF (such as vinyl) and why PPF is best. Touch on why people get it and why it meets those needs more than anything else being offered. Delve into the properties of PPF.
Once you’ve decided you want some form of paint protection, it’s time to research the options and which one is best for you.
There are a number of different paint protection products on the market; there are creams, there are ceramic coatings, there are waxes, and there are physical layers like PPF film, vinyl and sprayable protection coatings – unless you’re well versed, it can be a bit of a minefield.
Nothing offers protection from the elements like physical layers, though. Under this umbrella comes PPF film, vinyl and sprayable protection coatings. Of course, this is assuming you go to a quality team to apply it who use a quality product. At least 6mm depth is recommended for protection purposes.
PPF is the most effective from an all-round perspective. It is the ultimate protective barrier against imperfections to paintwork. You can’t prevent loose stones and debris on the road, but you can use PPF to prevent damage from them. Essentially, it was designed as an all-encompassing protection from everyday damage such as UV rays, pebbles, sand rash, stone chips and other debris that may come into contact with it.
Conventional vehicle vinyl wrap is, more often than not, used to change the colour of a vehicle. Although a physical layer, vinyl does not protect against scratches or stone chips, but is effective against UV damage and fading.
While offering good protection from the elements, sprayable paint protection requires a lot of work. Labour is increased due to the need for panels to be removed – thus increasing the overall cost. Not only that, sprayable paint protection comes from one main company but doesn’t have massive amounts of product reviews and testing, especially in climates such as the Middle East.
The reduced amount of time required in preparation and installation of PPF, with no requirement to remove parts, trims and emblems thanks to the pre-cut cutting software available to ensure the film is cut to perfection, it’s a firm favourite with car enthusiasts all around the world.
Not only that, adding PPF to your paintwork can help to increase future residual values of your vehicle. In most cases dealerships and individuals are paying slightly more for cars protected with PPF because they know most of the time it’s done from new which means all original, perfect paint underneath.
Who is PPF for?
PPF is for anybody who wants to protect the paint of their car. Whether you have a high-end luxury vehicle that is your pride and joy and you want to keep it looking top notch, or you’re a daily commuter that has to do a lot of miles but doesn’t want to devalue their vehicle in doing so.
Picking up unwanted damage is every car owners
worst nightmare, not only does it look unsightly but its the inconvenience of
having to arrange repairs at a bodyshop and running the risk of it being done
poorly – or even the wrong shade of colour being applied! This can all be
avoided by taking action at the start of ownership. On average, PPF has a
longevity of 5-10 years but with us you get a guarantee of 10 years! Get in
touch for more details at RMA Car Care – 04 597 3077