Why Paint Protection Film?

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Why PPF?

Buying a new vehicle isn’t just an excuse to spend some more money and get that heated steering wheel you wish your last car had. So why paint protection film? Investing money into a new vehicle is far more than just getting those new features or getting from Point A to Point B. Purchasing a new vehicle is a years-long investment that will hold tons of memories over the many miles driven. But part of the allure of a new vehicle is that shiny, glossy, fresh-off-the-lot look that only lasts until the first rainstorm or getting that first rock kicked up at your front bumper

applying PPF to front bumper of 2019 Mercedes Benz CLA 45 AMG

With the addition of Paint Protection Film to your vehicle, you can keep it looking like the way it rolled out of the showroom and into your driveway. Plus, with the increased cost of vehicles these days, it’s even more crucial to keep the vehicle’s resale value as high as possible. Keeping the exterior of your vehicle protected means it’ll retain that “just off the production line” look without needing a repaint, extensive paint correction, or bottles of touchup paint  

What even is PPF?

Made of a thin sheet of urethane, XPEL Paint Protection Film is an adhesive-backed film that is applied to the painted surfaces of vehicles. Functioning similarly to a phone screen protector, this film prevents and defends against intentional or accidental damage to your vehicle. Made to prevent yellowing, this film won’t discolor over time and leave parts of your white vehicle looking dull or dingy and will also prevent against staining from things like iron, bugs, or other contaminants.

Sammy and Tyler preparing PPF for installers

The cut edges of the film are also guaranteed to stay stuck down on the vehicle with XPEL’s Edge Seal Technology and are backed by a 10-year warranty which is the longest in the industry. The film is also self-healing, meaning things like light scratches, swirls, or scuffs will go away with the application of a little heat or simply from the warmth of the sun.

How does PPF go on my vehicle?

Using the Design Access Program software through XPEL, precisely cut pieces of PPF are able to be plotted and installed without needing to trim excess while the piece is on the vehicle. This ensures a virtually seamless application and that pieces are going to fit your vehicle’s precise make and model. Each piece is then applied by a skilled installer.

Matt applying PPF to headlight of 2023 Kia Sportage

The installer will use a slip solution of soap and water and a water and isopropyl alcohol solution to help the adhesive on the film to tack onto the vehicle. Once the piece of film has been peeled from the backing paper, the installer will lay it onto the car and squeegee the slip solution from under the film to get the adhesive to stick to the surface of the vehicle.

The Final Verdict

While it may be an additional cost along with buying a new vehicle, getting PPF applied to your new vehicle is a great way to protect your investment while also retaining the fresh-off-the-lot look. With the numerous features to keep your film looking like the day it was applied, XPEL PPF will keep your vehicle protected for the long roads and many memories ahead.

Interested in Paint Protection for your vehicle? Visit our website www.automotiveelegancellc.com or call us at 781-281-7344 to speak with our sales team.

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