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Paint Protection Film: Why PPF is a Must-Have for Every Car Owner

Do you love your car? Do you look back at it as you’re walking away? Do you cringe every time you hear a pebble hit it? Do you treat it like it’s your newborn child?

Of course you do.

It’s your pride and joy, your favorite way to get around, and the thing you spend hours detailing every weekend.

But what happens when something happens to your car’s paint? A rock chip from a highway drive, a door ding while in a chaotic parking lot, or maybe even something you did.

That’s right. You, the car owner, can sometimes be the biggest enemy of your car’s paint job. We’re not saying you’re a bad person, but sometimes, accidents happen. Maybe you accidentally brush against your car with your keys while trying to unlock the door, or you absentmindedly lean against your car while waiting for your friend.

That’s where paint protection film comes in.

Paint protection film, or PPF, also known as clear bra, is a thin, transparent film applied to your car’s paint to protect it from scratches, chips, and other damage. It’s like a shield for your car’s paint and can make a huge difference in the long run.

If you’re thinking about getting PPF for your car, here are a few reasons why you should:

  • It will protect your car’s paint from scratches and chips. A rock chip or door ding can ruin your paint. But if you have PPF on your car, the film will take the hit instead of your paint. This can save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars in body shop costs down the road.

  • It is self-healing. Effectively protecting the paint from getting damaged by providing a thick, scratch-resistant polyurethane coating. When heat is applied to dissipate a scratch, the underlying layers can “rearrange” their particles.

  • It will make your car’s paint look newer for longer. PPF helps to protect your car’s paint from the sun’s UV rays, which can cause fading, yellowing, and discoloration. It also helps to protect your car’s paint from dirt, dust, and other contaminants that can cause it to look dull.

PPF can also protect your car from a variety of other things, including:

  • Bird droppings. Bird droppings are acidic and can damage your car’s paint if not removed quickly. But if you have PPF on your car, the film will protect your paint from damage.

  • Bug guts. Bug guts are another acidic substance that can damage your car’s paint. But again, PPF will protect your paint from damage.

  • Road salt. Road salt is used to melt ice on the roads in the winter but can also damage your car’s paint. Unfortunately, we use rock salt heavily here in New Jersey and the Northeast. PPF is a great way to protect against it.

  • Swirl marks. Improper washing and waxing techniques cause swirl marks, making your car’s paint look dull and scratched. But PPF can help to prevent swirl marks from forming.

With PPF, your car will look like it just rolled off the showroom floor, no matter how many miles it’s clocked. Protect your investment with PPF today. Reach out to Automotive Specialty Wraps, a leading provider of automotive protection services in Fair Lawn, NJ, for all your needs. Your car will thank you for it.

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