Paint Protection Film - What We Use & Why Your Car Should Be Wearing It.
Updated: Jul 17, 2020
Not all car vinyl wrapping products we use are about changing the look of your car.
Paint protection film is all about making sure your car’s original style looks better for longer.
What is Paint Protection Film?
We’ve found our 'by far' the best car paint protection product to be a film from XPEL called Ultimate Plus.
Its made from clear polyurethane that's ultra resistant to stone chips and road debris.
Paint protection film can be applied anywhere on a car but usually we are asked to use it on the areas that are most susceptible to damage.
The bonnet, wings and front bumper can be peppered by stones especially from our UK roads. Paint protection film will stop any street missiles getting through.
As an official accredited installer of XPEL, we have exclusive access to the DAP. This market leading software has over 80,000 patterns that cover an array of makes and models. We find your car (or motorcycle), open up the file and plot the parts needed. This method ensures that the patterns are produced perfectly to fit the panels and negate the risky use of cutting on the car.
Why Use it?
Simply put, it does what it says on the box. It’ll add a layer of paint protection to wherever on your car it’s applied.
Aerial stone chips and flying gravel just got neutralised. Protect your vehicle’s roof and no more bird lime or tree sap stains.
Cover your front bumper and you’ll still catch flies but cleaning them off will be so much easier.
It will also maintain the value of your motor when you come to sell. Not having any paint blemishes, scratches or marks is a real plus point.
Car paint protection film is thin enough to hardly be noticeable but is durable enough to stop any debris going through and damaging the paintwork. Available in gloss or STEALTH / matt finishes, protection film can either match your car’s original finish or create a different look.
Self-healing paint protection
All of our XPEL films are self healing. What it means is that the paint protection film will regenerate with either help from the sun or hot water.
Any swirls or scratches from the likes of car wash brushes actually disappear.
Its down to the makeup of polyurethane and how it reacts to heat. Not only does it prevent scratches on the actual paintwork but any that you do get on the film aren’t there for long either! Clever stuff eh?
The XPEL paint protection film we use has a special coating that repels muck and road dust. Cleaning becomes easier as dirt can’t stick to it. You can see why we’ve wrapped full cars in this stuff. We can even apply a layer of XPEL Fusion Plus Ceramic Coating on top for the ultimate result in long lasting protection and easy maintenance. Your application of XPEL FUSION PLUS Ceramic Coating is guaranteed for 4 years from initial installation.
Protection film after-care
Don't use anything containing petroleum distillates as this can affect the adhesive bond. Keep to a ph neutral car wash shampoo and detailing spray and use good quality microfibres to keep clean. We highly recommend XPEL Ceramic boost to regularly top up the finish on the FUSION coating. If you need any advice, talk to us.
Cost of print protection film
It depends on whether you need just the bumper or bonnet covering or the full front end. It also depends on the size of the panels as larger cars obviously need more film. From a few hundred quid upwards so think about which panels need it the most and go for those first. We can always add to more panels at a later date.
As the approved installer for Liverpool and North West area, we’ll work you out a competitive cost for keeping your motor looking great for longer. You'll also receive an XPEL 10 year warranty as standard. You can rest assured that your vehicle will be looked after by fellow enthusiasts. Application is carried out in our purpose built PPF bay situated within our 10,000 sq ft unit, with Full comprehensive Insurance, CCTV and secure compound.
For more info on what we do, have a read of these posts on car wrapping and why we use knifeless tape when looking after your vehicle.