Do you know that the protective wrap was invented by 3M during the Vietnam war for protecting the rotor blades of a helicopter? Now, that protective wrap has become what we today know as the paint protection film or PPF.
The first scratch that you get on your new car is the one that hurts the most. But with today’s technology, there are ways to would protect your precious glossy paint from the scratches and the sun which makes your paint lose its shine.
How to protect?
Paint Protection Film(PPF) and Ceramic Coating are the two most popular options to protect your paint and shine. But which one suits you the most?
Ceramic coating is a liquid polymer that bonds with the exterior paint of the vehicle to form a permanent layer over it. The ceramic coating protects the paint from heat, resists minor scratches and chips, UV light and also chemicals. The coating also does not allow the water to stay on the tank and enhances the glossiness of the paint. Also, the ceramic coating protects the paint for the lifetime as it can be done only one time. If you consider yourself an enthusiast want your vehicle to always shine for a long period of its life then you should go for the ceramic coating as it will protect your paint in the long term.
Paint Protection Film
The paint protection film is a Polyurethane film that wraps around the body of the car. The best thing about it is that it can heal itself before the damage reaches your car. It is resistant to acid rain, corrosion, UV rays, chemical stains and mineral deposits. Moreover, it also protects the paint from the rock chips and bug splatters. People who are looking to keep the car for a long period of time should opt for the PPF as it will protect your vehicle from the external environment and even if something goes wrong, you can always remove the PPF and install a new one.
Not every person thinks of protecting their paint. For most of the people just wiping down the car in the morning is enough. But make sure you are using a microfiber cloth as they are 4 times more effective than ordinary cleaning cloths. Also, they are lint-free and reduces the chance of micro-scratches.
Both PPF and Ceramic coating have their advantages when it comes to protecting the paint. However, you can also pair them together to get benefits of the both products. You will get the shiny gloss of the ceramic coating and the self-healing protection of the PPF. together they provide the maximum protection to your paint and will ensure that it does not get damaged.