For some people, Paint Protection Film may seem like an alien concept, but what exactly is it? What does it do? Is it even worth it? If you’re a vehicle enthusiast or anyone who’s looking to keep their vehicle in the best possible state, Paint Protection Film could be exactly what you are looking for.
In this blog, we will show you the benefits of paint protection film for your vehicle, in addition to providing helpful supplementary facts and information.
The UK automotive after-market industry is thriving, ranking fourth in Europe and ninth in the world in terms of size, and turning over an annual £21.1 billion. The sector supports 345,600 jobs and contributes £12.2 billion each year to the economy.
The UK automotive after-market industry seems to be on track to grow further, with a projected value of 574.11 billion dollars by 2030, which is over twenty times growth. With innovations in technology growing ever more sophisticated by the day, the forecast doesn’t seem to be too far off.
That’s why we at Car Specialist Customs are here to provide you with all the information you require to get the best car customisation possible, whilst being as informed as possible.
Can scratches be removed from a vehicle?
Yes, scratches can be removed from a vehicle, though this is entirely dependent on how bad the scratch in question is. A light scuff can be removed with the correct applications. There are scratch removal products you can buy locally that can assist with this.
The problems arise with deeper scratches. There may be a chance these can be repaired, however, this may only be with the intervention of a service that repairs cars. This becomes slightly more complicated if the resulting scratch has also created a dent.
If a scratch is so severe that paint is also removed in and around the affected area, repairs including re-applying paint may be necessary.
What are the common causes of scratches on vehicles?
There are multiple causes as to why your vehicle could have a scratch on it. This can include…
- Coming into contact with debris on the road, especially in difficult weather conditions, and/or on the motorway.
- Another driver accidentally drove too close to your vehicle.
- Purposeful vandalisation
- Inadequate parking.
- Driving in extremely tight spaces
Paint Protection Film, otherwise known as PPF is a great way to help to prevent any of these instances from causing permanent damage to your vehicle, in most cases.
Paint Protection Film explained
Paint protection film is a thin layer of vinyl which is applied over the body of your vehicle, excluding the windows. It is applied with the help of a heat gun, stencilling, patience and precision. Below, we will discuss the many benefits PPF can provide for you.
Benefits of Paint Protection Film for your vehicle
There are multiple benefits for your vehicle through using Paint Protection Film. Below we will highlight each benefit, and why they are important.
Protection against scratches
PPF can protect against light scratches and scuffs. What this means is your vehicle is protected against superficial damage which would otherwise cost to repair. If it isn’t fixed, it can lead to a lower value of your vehicle if you sell it.
Protection against UV rays
Over time, UV rays will affect the paint job of a vehicle. Although this can be partially mitigated by storing the vehicle indoors, and/or placing a cover over the vehicle when not in use, it doesn’t prevent UV rays from reaching the vehicle when you are driving.
As time progresses, exposure to UV rays will result in the vehicle’s paint looking more washed and less vibrant. This can make the car appear older than it is, which again can bring the price of the vehicle down if you want to sell it afterwards.
Preserves your vehicle
As a result of the two previous points, your vehicle is preserved aesthetically, this can translate to your vehicle being well maintained. This provides a massive boost to anyone looking to sell their vehicle.
Protection from dirt and stains
Dirt and stains can last for a very long time on vehicles that aren’t cleaned often, sometimes, these stains can affect the paintwork. By using PPF you are mitigating any aestheic issues that would generally occur from dirt and stains.
Can last for a long time
Where to get PPF installed professionally
Paint protection film installation is available from established car customisation services such as Car Specialist Customs. There are many benefits gained from getting a professional installation from a service like ours. This includes…
- Pricing is relevant to the size and shape of the car.
- Professional installation ensures complete coverage, or to specification.
- Use of the right equipment and PPF, ensuring a lasting, top-quality paint protection film.
- Answers to any queries including maintenance/do’s and don’ts.
- A quick installation (depending on the vehicle size and customisations).
- Installation takes place in a clean indoor space, which is the optimum environment for PPF installation.
Can I get PPF on my windows?
No. PPF is not designed for the windows of your vehicle. If you want protection for your window, choosing a window tint is the smartest option.
Window tints reduce the amount of UV light that can enter the vehicle, this affects temperature and your exposure to the UV rays. Additionally, in the event of an accident, if the glass shatters, the glue that keeps the tint attached will likely prevent some glass from falling on you.
Window tints also provide a layer of privacy which is essential if your vehicle is used to chauffeur clients. Regarding the laws of window tinting, there are regulations on the front and front side windows, whereas rear passenger windows can be tinted to any degree, as they are not generally used to help a driver navigate.
Purchase PPF today
As a fully insured and approved installer, catering to the needs of vehicle owners of Greater Manchester and beyond, we are proud to let you know that we offer services for the following:
Featuring the brands, Pandora, ScorpionTrak, Meta Trak & SmarTrack, we’ve included affordable, and premium products to suit the needs of our customers. With finance options available, and the option of installation, head to our website to get your quote!
We will always go above expectations to make your car feel special to you. With even more services and options becoming available in the future, Car Specialist Customs is the home of making any car unique, secure and special.
See what we can do for you today, we hope the details we shared have helped you decide to take a step forward in personalising your vehicle with our unique service.
We aim to have provided the correct guidance and shown you the benefits of Paint Protection Film for your vehicle. Whilst also providing supplementary information that can help you make an informed choice when it comes to investing in customisation options for your vehicle.
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