Paint Protection Film (PPF) is designed to protect your vehicle against road elements such as rocks, bug spatter, and minor abrasions.
Scotchgard™ Paint Protection Film offers the highest level of scratch and stain resistance, clarity and durability. Its specially formulated clear coat provides outstanding clarity to preserve the color and design features of a vehicle. It’s a flexible, conformable paint protection film that lasts long, even under the harshest of conditions, and it is guaranteed for 10 years of high quality performance.
When applied, the transparent film is virtually invisible from the original finish. The tough, durable polyurethane film offers exceptional conformability around contours and is an excellent choice for retaining the new car look that owners desire. Scotchgard™ Pro Series films are maintenance free and do not require any special care, so owners may wash and wax as usual.
Get Clear Bra professionally installed to the high-impact, vulnerable areas including:
- leading hood edge
- fender panels
- side mirrors
- door handle cavities
- door edges
- rocker panels
- trunk ledge
What is the difference between Paint Protection Film and Ceramic Coating?
Ceramic coating is a liquid polymer product, while PPF is a thermoplastic urethane self healing material. Ceramic coatings are installed by applying liquid formula onto an application sponge, spreading it on the paint surface, waiting for it to dry, and then buffing it out. Clear Bra is installed by spraying liquid solution on film, placing it on an exterior body panel, then using squeegee techniques to ensure the film conforms in the right place. We recommended having Clear Bra installed by a certified installer to ensure the film is installed correctly and does not leave bubbles or creases behind.
After I ceramic coat my vehicle should I wrap it with 3M Paint Protection Film or is ceramic coating enough?
Generally, we recommend applying ceramic coatings after PPF installation. If the ceramic coating is applied first it will prevent the PPF from sticking to the paint, and therefore now requires the coating be removed before film can be applied. Ceramic coatings are generally used to prevent staining and light scratches. Paint protection film will do the same and also helps with paint chip prevention due to impact capabilities. Ceramic coating can be applied to the top of PPF, but the film itself may lose it’s self healing properties due to the ceramic coating hardening on the surface.
Can Paint Protection Film be washed, waxed, buffed as normal? Or is there a specific process to wash it?
PPF can be washed like normal, but it isn’t necessary to buff it. Surface scratches will self heal. You can keep it conditioned with a simple spray wax.