It’s no secret that paint protection film can be difficult to apply if you don’t have the resources, experience or manpower available. But are there services available that install them for you? Or do you have to install it yourself?
In this blog, we will provide answers to the question ‘Where can I find paint protection film installation?’ In addition to 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.
Is paint protection film permanent?
No, paint protection film can be removed after application. Removal can occur for multiple reasons including…
- Forceful intentional peeling and removal.
- Accidental peeling due to high-pressure hoses for example.
- Removal as a result of a crash.
- Inadequate PPF installation.
- Low-quality PPF.
Instances of forceful PPF removal, or applying PPF on a vehicle that already has peeling paint will affect the paintwork of the vehicle. If you are replacing PPF, it is best to let the installer remove the old paint protection film first, this ensures your paintwork will not be affected, as they can safely remove it.
Paint protection film has the potential to last for years on a vehicle, however, this is only in instances of proper maintenance. Methods you can use to make your PPF last longer are as follows…
- Storing the vehicle indoors
- Cleaning the vehicle regularly, especially if it gets dirty daily.
- Applying a cover over the vehicle when not in use.
- Keeping the vehicle free from scratches or accidents.
- Using ceramic coating in conjunction with PPF.
Can any vehicle get PPF?
Yes. PPF is generally not limited by the size or type of vehicle, Whether you have a small 2-door hatchback, or a spacious 7-seater, PPF can be installed although some vehicles such as lorries may not be applicable when it comes to PPF.
However, vehicles that already have significant damage on the body of the vehicle, including dents, or a peeling paint job, should not have PPF installed until those issues are addressed. Furthermore, PPF should not be applied to a vehicle that has just had paint applied, it should be fully dry first.
Should I get PPF even if I don’t drive often?
Yes. Paint protection film is especially significant even for vehicle owners who may not use their vehicle frequently, but have it parked outside. UV rays affect the paint job of your vehicle over time, and paint protection film protects against it.
So even if you don’t drive much, but your vehicle is always outside, PPF can be a lifesaver. Especially if you want to retain some value to the vehicle.
Where can I get paint protection film installation?
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 it the optimum environment for PPF installation.
PPF installation: What to look out for
When it comes to the application of paint protection film, there may be instances of individuals or businesses that don’t have your best interests at heart. The last thing you want is having PPF installed only for it to come off immediately, or wear away in a short amount of time.
Here are some signs to look out for for PPF installers who may be worth avoiding…
- They do not provide a quote before installation.
- They do not have the basic equipment necessary to smoothly and efficiently install PPF.
- They struggle or refuse to provide answers to any of your questions.
- The PPF they plan to install is dry and cracked.
- They can not install the PPF in one session.
- They don’t show you the PPF they plan to install.
Can I install PPF myself?
Yes, there is a possibility you can install PPF on your own. However, if you don’t have equipment such as a heat gun, stencilling equipment, and access to water, you will struggle. PPF installation is also difficult for a first-timer if you have nobody to help you, especially if you have a larger vehicle.
Additionally, a spacious indoor space is required that will not have the interference of weather, as a clean, dry environment is essential to get the best level of installation for the PPF.
Can I get PPF over my headlights?
In theory, you can. However, this is a separate service we offer known as a headlight tint. A headlight tint retains some of the benefits of PPF but also allows you to adjust the intensity of your headlights.
This can be a benefit to many vehicle owners who are often flashed at by other road users because their regular headlights are too bright for the other road users.
Applying PPF over the headlight would not provide any benefits outside a layer of protection. Additionally, the heat from the headlights, especially over long journeys, can affect PPF if it is directly over it.
Because headlights aren’t painted, they do not require the same level of protection that PPF offers.
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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 answer the question ‘Where can I get paint protection film installation?’ 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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