Car owners strive to keep their vehicles new and shiny for as long as possible. You can do this by having installed protection film, also known as a clear bra. This film is a clear, strong, and self-healing layer of polyurethane installed on top of the vehicle’s paint to protect it from rock chips, scratches, and other types of damage.
However, not all paint protection films are created equal. To get the most out of your purchase, ask these questions before getting a paint protection film installed:
1. What Brand of Paint Protection Film Do You Use?
Numerous brands of paint protection film are currently on the market, but not all of them can provide the same level of quality and protection. Some of the most popular brands include XPEL, 3M, SunTek, and LLumar. Make sure the installer you choose uses a reputable brand that has been proven to provide excellent protection and durability.
2. What Is the Warranty on the Paint Protection Film?
A high-quality paint protection film has a warranty covering defects in the film or installation. Read and understand the warranty’s terms and what is covered. A good warranty lasts a minimum of five years and covers discoloration, cracking, peeling, and bubbling.
3. How Is the Paint Protection Film Installed?
A paint protection film’s performance and durability depend on the installation process. The installer should have experience and training in installing the film properly. The process includes thoroughly cleaning the vehicle’s paint, applying the film with precision, and using a heat gun to activate the film’s adhesive.
4. How Long Does the Installation Take?
The installation time will depend on the vehicle’s size and complexity. A standard installation for a full front bumper, hood, and fenders can take anywhere from 4-8 hours. Make sure you know how long the installation will take so you can plan accordingly.
5. How Do I Care for the Paint Protection Film?
To maximize your paint protection film, learn how to care for it properly. The film should be washed regularly with water, mild soap, and water, as well as dried with a soft microfiber towel. Avoid using abrasive or acidic cleaners that can damage the film. Also, do not wax the film for at least 30 days after installation to allow it to fully cure.
6. How Much Does the Paint Protection Film Cost?
The cost of PPF varies depending on the size of the vehicle and the areas being covered. A full installation can cost several thousand dollars, while a partial one may start at several hundred dollars. While the cost may seem high, weighing it against the potential cost of repairing or repainting the car in the event of damage is important.
Paint protection films are designed to protect a vehicle’s paint from damage caused by everyday wear and tear and more severe impacts. The film is easy to install and provides a long-lasting solution to keeping your car looking like new. They may be costly at first, but these films are a worthwhile investment that can save you from expensive repairs.
Auto Mask proudly provides paint protection film services for all vehicles in Laval and Montreal. Our staff uses the latest technology and techniques to ensure flawless installation and maximum protection for your car’s paint.
Call (514) 887-4279 or email us at [email protected] for more information!