The Why, Where, When and How of PPF

paint protection film

Paint protection film (often called PPF or clear bra) is a clear, self-adhesive film that is applied to the paint surface of a vehicle. The film acts as a barrier between the paint and the elements, protecting the paint from chips, scratches, and other damage. PPF is available in a variety of thicknesses and finishes, and can be applied to any painted surface. 

While it’s most commonly used on the front of a vehicle, it can also be applied to the sides, rear, and many other places. Paint protection film is an effective way to keep your car’s paint looking new, and can help to maintain its value over time. Here are some common questions we get about paint protection film.

Why Should I Do It?

If you are passionate about keeping your car looking its best, PPF is for you. Here’s a short list of the benefits.

  • Protection from paint chips and scratches: PPF acts as a barrier between your paint and potential sources of paint damage. This means that your paint will be less likely to chip or scratch if something hits it.
  • Protection from UV rays: PPF helps to protect your paint from fading due to exposure to UV rays. This is especially important if you live in an area with a lot of sun exposure.
  • Easy to clean: PPF is easy to clean and maintain. You can simply wash it off with soap and water when it gets dirty.
  • Durable: PPF is very durable and can last for several years with proper care.

Where Should I Do It?

You don’t have to apply paint protection film to every area of your vehicle. You can choose which areas to protect. In a nutshell, you’ll want to start with protecting the most exposed areas of your vehicle. This would include things like the front bumper, the hood, and headlights. From there, you can move backward and around your vehicle to assess other areas. Our packages at Automotive Elegance are designed specifically with this in mind.


When Should I Do It?

Many car owners have paint protection film applied when they purchase their vehicle. Most detailers offer paint protection film as an add-on service. PPF can technically be installed on a vehicle at any time. There’s no mileage cutoff. But keep in mind that it’s designed to preserve your vehicle’s paint finish in its current condition. PPF will not hide, mask, or fix any paint defects, but rather preserve them. The question you need to ask yourself is…do you want to preserve your vehicle’s current paint finish as it currently sits?

How Do I Get Started With PPF?

Paint protection film is not something you should try to do yourself. We’re trained professionals. We provide warranties against things like yellowing, bubbling, peeling, and delaminating. Depending on the level of service you choose, it can take between two days to one week. When applied correctly, paint protection film can provide an invisible barrier against the elements, keeping it looking new for longer. You’ll want to make sure to do your research so you know your car is in good hands. It’s easy to get started by contacting a professional.

Schedule Your PPF Appointment 

At Automotive Elegance, we’ll help you achieve the results you’re looking for with a variety of packages and services. That will allow you to protect your car for years to come. Schedule an appointment today at (781) 574-8707.