Why PPF before vinyl wrap? If you plan to change the colour of your car, it’s highly worth considering applying PPF first. There are many stories of vinyl wraps damaging the paint beneath, getting PPF would save needing a costly respray.

Can you apply Paint Protection Film before vinyl wrap?​

Yes, it is possible to install paint protection film (PPF) underneath vinyl wraps. If you’re planning to change the colour of your car, it’s highly worth considering applying Paint Protection Film first so it’s sitting between your perfect paint surface and your new vinyl colour.

Paint Protection Film is a clear, self-healing film that is designed to protect the paint of a vehicle from incurring any scratches, stone chips, and other minor damages. It also works to protect the colour of the paint from UV rays. Vinyl wraps, on the other hand, are large adhesive sheets that are applied to the surface of a vehicle to change its colour and appearance.

That being said, if you do decide to install a vinyl wrap over Paint Protection Film then there are a few considerations to keep in mind. The first being surface preparation. It is important to ensure that the surface of the vehicle is not only clean and free from any contaminants before application but that the paint is in good condition so that the Paint Protection Film bonds correctly to the surface. Secondly, it is imperative that you remove any wax or sealant coatings that may interfere with the adhesive properties of the film. We will aways advise you to take your car to a professional for Paint Protective Film installation and those professionals should do all this for you during the prep stage. Both the PPF and the vinyl wrap require careful installation to ensure a smooth and seamless finish. And thirdly, it’s also important to check that the PPF you’re applying is compatible with the vinyl wrap colour you want to apply on top. Some vinyl wraps may have specific adhesive properties or require heat for proper installation, which could affect the performance or appearance of the PPF. Again, this is why we recommend you to go to the best professional in your area. In the Middle East, specifically, we are the best and our decades of knowledge speaks for itself.

By installing PPF underneath the vinyl wrap, you can provide an additional layer of protection to your paint. The Paint Protection Film acts as a barrier against small scratches and chips, while the vinyl wrap offers aesthetic customisation. However, it's important to note that the vinyl wrap will still be the outermost layer, so any damages or wear to the vinyl will not be protected by the PPF, unless you also apply Paint Protection Film on top of your vinyl wrap. BLOG 2

Regular maintenance and care of both the PPF and the vinyl wrap are necessary to preserve their appearance and performance. Of course, if you choose to have us apply your Paint Protection Film along with your vinyl wrap, we can also arrange to maintain your coatings correctly in order to preserve the life of both.

You won’t get a better service for PPF in Dubai, UAE, so why not contact RMA Car Care today?! Our team are looking forward to hearing from you. Get in touch at RMA Car Care – 04 597 3077

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