Paint-Protection Film
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Cars are expensive and they depreciate quickly. If you don’t take good care of them, the value can drop even faster. You may be able to get away with not caring much about your car when it comes to regular maintenance (or even safety), but if you want to protect your investment, consider adding a layer of protection with paint protection film.

Paint protection film helps to protect your car from rock chips

Paint protection film is a thin, clear layer of polyurethane that’s applied to the front end of your car. It protects the paint from rock chips, which can be expensive to repair and can also decrease the resale value of your vehicle.

Paint protection film is easy to apply yourself–you just have to peel off one side, line up its edges with those of the other side (which has been cut into shape), press it onto your car and then pull off both sides together. If you need help finding an installer or learning how much they charge for this service, check out our article on DIY vs professional installation.

Paint protection film will make your car last longer

Paint protection film is a thin layer of polyurethane that protects your car from rock chips, scratches and other damage. It’s basically like a shield, helping to keep your paint job looking good for years. The film will not make your car last forever, but it can help it last longer.

Paint protection film will also protect against fading caused by UV rays; this may be particularly important if you live in a sunny climate or drive frequently during daylight hours. When applied correctly and maintained regularly (every year), paint protection films should last at least three years before they need replacement–and even then they’ll still provide some level of protection against small scratches until they’re removed completely!

Paint protection film also blocks UV rays from fading your paint job

UV rays can cause cracks and chips in your paint job. They can also damage the interior of your car, including upholstery, dashboard panels and even electronics. UV rays can also damage the windshield on your vehicle–not only making it harder to see through but also increasing your risk for accidents if it becomes too cloudy or foggy from sun exposure.

Paint protection film is easy to apply

Paint protection film is easy to apply. You can do it yourself and get the same results as a professional, but at a fraction of the cost. This is because you’re not paying for labor costs or material prices that would make up those costs. The only thing that might be more expensive than applying paint protection film yourself is having someone else do it for you!

Paint protection film lasts forever–as long as your car does (and even longer). It’s a permanent solution for protecting against scratches, dings, and chips that would otherwise lead to expensive repairs or repainting your vehicle in some cases. No matter how many years go by between applications of this product–and there will be plenty!–you’ll always have peace of mind knowing that no matter what happens out on the roadways or on your driveway while washing your car, nothing will happen to ruin its pristine appearance. And because paint protection films are made from high quality materials like polyvinyl butyral (PVB), they won’t yellow over time like typical clear coats do either; so once installed correctly onto any surface area where UV rays may reach such as windshields/window sills etc., these films will remain crystal clear forever!

Paint protection films can be removed easily if the need arises

If you ever need to remove your film, that’s not a problem. Paint protection films can be removed easily with a heat gun and some patience. You’ll want to be careful not to damage the paint underneath the film while doing this, but if done correctly it shouldn’t be an issue.

You can also use a razor blade or sharp knife if you don’t have access to a heat gun at home (or don’t want to spend money on one). This method may require more time and effort than using a heat gun would, but will still work well–just make sure not to accidentally cut through any part of your car’s finish when removing paint protection film!

A lot of people suggest doing it yourself

If you choose to do it yourself, be sure to take your time and follow the instructions carefully. If you’re not experienced with this type of project, it’s best not to rush through the process. You may end up making mistakes that could cause damage to your vehicle’s paint job or leave bubbles under the film.

Professional installation is more expensive but worth it because professional PPF installers like ID Protection will assure a perfect fit and no bubbles under the film. They also know how to handle delicate surfaces such as glass so they won’t scratch them while applying protection film over them (which would happen if you tried this at home).

Consider using paint protection film

If you want to avoid expensive repairs or your car looking like a mess, consider using paint protection film. The film is easy to apply and can be removed if the need arises. It helps protect your car from rock chips and UV rays, which are two of the biggest causes of fading in paint jobs (and therefore scratches).


Paint protection film is a great way to protect your car from the elements. It can help prevent expensive repairs and keep your car looking good for years to come. If you’re looking for an easy way to keep your paint job protected, consider using paint protection film on your next trip to the auto shop!

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