Although paint protection film is often encouraged for vehicle owners to install, some neglect this advice, seeing it as a waste of money, or a fad. However, that is far from the reality. Paint protection film has a whole host of benefits that can surprise you.
In this blog, we will show you why you should choose paint protection film
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. And it is growing: the sector’s value is set to rise to £28 billion by 2022.
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 expensive?
Considering the benefits you get with paint protection film, it is not an expensive option. That being said, installation prices of paint protection film will vary from vehicle to vehicle. The likely outcome is that a larger vehicle will be more costly to apply PPF on, as opposed to a smaller vehicle.
Is ceramic coating cheap?
Ceramic coating is an alternative paint protection solution. However, this can actually be used in conjunction with paint protection film, reinforcing its effectiveness. However, by itself, ceramic coating may be more expensive than paint protection film.
This is simply because the application process is delicate and timely. Whereas paint protection film can definitely be applied quicker by an expert, ceramic coating takes time to apply correctly, regardless if an expert applies it or not.
Why you should choose paint protection film
The benefits of paint protection film are critical and fairly far-reaching. You can experience the benefit of paint protection film, even if you are selling the vehicle it’s on! Below are a collection of the key benefits we have found with paint protection film.
Protection against scratches
General road use, and in some cases, unaware drivers or environmental factors can result in scratches on your vehicle. Although these scratches aren’t enough to see at first glance, they are still there. Paint protection film protects against these lighter scratches, preserving the look of your vehicle.
Protection against ultraviolet rays
It may surprise you to learn that the UV rays from the sun actually have an impact on your vehicle’s paint job. Over time, depending on how often your vehicle is in the sun for, it can slowly damage the paint job. As a result, your vehicle will begin to look faded and an inconsistent in its paint job.
The materials used to make our paint protection film results in protection against UV rays, meaning your paint job stays preserved on two fronts, not just from scratches!
Glossy and pristine
Adding paint protection film over your vehicle provides a glossy look, making your car shine and seem even cleaner and pristine. If your vehicle is already customised, this can definitely add some additional ‘wow factor’ to it.
Preserving the aesthetics of a vehicle is absolutely critical when it comes to selling the vehicle in the future. A well maintained vehicle is a sign of a vehicle that is less likely to have problems whilst you drive it. Additionally, a well maintained vehicle makes negotiation harder for the purchasing party.
We all know that vehicles lose their value the second they leave the showroom, so preserving that value in such a simple manner can prove to be the difference in selling your vehicle at a good price.
Does not require expensive maintenance
PPF requires maintenance to maintain its effectiveness and aesthetic. However, if you have access to running water, it can just as easily be done at home if you don’t want to visit a car wash that deals with PPF.
Can be removed
As long as you have maintained the paint protection film adequately, it can be removed with little to no hassle.
Is there a downside to PPF?
- PPF becoming hard and crackly.
- The film peeling off.
- Discolouration of the film
- Reaction to corrosive substances will damage the PPF.
- It will damage paintwork, only if it is applied to a newly painted vehicle, or a vehicle that has its paint damaged or already peeling/fading.
The best way to prevent these issues is simply by maintaining the paint protection film through regular cleaning. Parking the vehicle indoors wherever possible, and covering it too.
Where can I get paint protection film?
Paint protection film can be purchased in car modification shops, or online. Alternatively, visiting an established installer would be the quickest method of finding and applying PPF.
Using established vehicle modifiers is the best way to get your vehicle wrapped with paint protection film. Due to their experience, and the equipment they have on hand, there is less room for error. This goes for removal and application.
When we wrap your vehicle, we make sure to…
- Discuss what kind of wrap you want, and where you would like it.
- Measure the vehicle / relevant areas where the wrap will be applied.
- Clean the vehicle / relevant areas before applying
- Begin our process of application to your vehicle
- Inform you of any maintenance / dos and don’ts when it comes to the longevity of the wrap.
Is PPF easy to install yourself?
Even if you’re an expert, paint protection film is not easy to install, especially if you don’t have a second pair of hands to help you, or any equipment that is relevant to the installation of paint protection film.
If you are a beginner to installing PPF, we strongly recommend seeking professional installation.
Purchase PPF today
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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.
Our aim is to have provided the correct guidance and shown you why you should choose paint protection film. 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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