Cars probably the second most expensive purchase people make after buying a property. However, cars depreciate quickly in value after purchase. To prevent this from happening, it is imperative to maintain vehicles properly. This includes professionally protecting vehicle paintwork. ClearBra does this by adding a premium, high performance, 3mm – 8mm poly-urethane clear film to car bodywork.
As new cars roll off production lines, a transparent layer of paint protection (clear coat) is applied by vehicle manufacturers. However, over buffing by car dealerships can compromise clear coats. Clear coat thicknesses can also measure just 1.5 millimeters.
To improve car paint protection post purchase, ClearBra complements clear coats with superior strength, 3 to 8-millimeter poly-urethane protective films. After installation, ClearBra sheeting eliminates risks associated with premature vehicle rusting, and everyday paintwork wear and tear.
The preferred choice among car detailers, ClearBra protects, restores, and adds a finish to car paintwork which adds years to vehicle lifetimes.
A ClearBra paint protection film (PPF) is a transparent poly-urethane coat with superior strength and durability to other clear coat products.
Coats can be applied at home. However, for best results, a visit to a professional car detailer is recommended as Unproper installation can damage or kill the paintwork.
The adverse effects of environmental wear and tear on car paintwork can’t be underestimated. Thankfully, ClearBra transparent poly-urethane film provides above adequate protection from all common pollutants and paint abrasives.
Poly-urethane is a versatile material used to manufacture everything from rollercoaster track wheels to synthetic fabrics. When used in a ClearBra car clear coat, elastomers in ClearBra film provide resistance to paint abrasions, temperature extremes, and acidic environmental pollutants like bird droppings.
Bird droppings and bug splats don’t just look unsightly. Over time, acidic components in stains can dull and even destroy car paintwork. ClearBra, therefore, provides a protective poly-urethane shield which makes this impossible.
Winter road salt and loose asphalt can chip car paintwork and expedite corrosion of car bodywork. This is especially true when vehicles are driven off-road or on unsealed roads. Thankfully, the superior thickness of ClearBra protective film can adequately protect against all common chips and scratches.
Cold winter weather can cause car bodywork to expand and contract slightly. Air pollutants like car exhaust can also cause unprotected car paint to dull, stain, and blister. Thankfully, ClearBra guards against all pollutants and weather extremes, by sealing paint under a flexible, protective layer of transparent film.
Our detailing clients frequently ask us whether we can apply ceramic coating over clear bra. The answer is “Yes”. Our Vancouver paint protection film specialists have extensive experience working with clear bra PPF and ceramic coating applications.
While we can’t tell you that all ceramic coatings can be applied over clear bra, the makers of Opti Coat have stated that it is safe to do so when using their coating product. By combining coating and PPF, you up the paint protection and “Wow!” factors quite dramatically. You may be wondering why the application isn’t done the other way around (clear bra over ceramic coating). If clear bra is placed on top of ceramic coating, you won’t get the hydrophobic properties of the coating and drastically diminish its reflective properties. There is also a concern that the clear bra adhesive won’t properly adhere to the super slick surface of the ceramic coating. By applying ceramic coating on top of clear bra, the effectiveness of both products remains fully intact.
While there is some crossover in the paint protection you get from clear bra and ceramic coating, they do have different qualities.
Both ceramic coating and clear bra products prevent chemical staining, acid etching, hard water spots, swirl marks and spider webbing (fine radial scratches from washing, hand drying or buffing), oxidation and fading.
Clear bra also prevents paint chips, resists scratches, and is self-healing.
Ceramic coating has superior hydrophobic properties and leaves a mirror-like ultra-gloss finish that cannot be achieved with clear bra alone. Ceramic coating does not prevent rock chips as some sellers claim.
The following are the main reasons you may want to apply ceramic coating over paint protection film:
For vehicles that have no PPF film or coating:
For vehicles that already have full or partial PPF:
GleamWorks in Vancouver are fully authorized vendors and installers of all ClearBra PPF products. We offer same-day professional installation of protective ClearBra film to vehicle owners in Vancouver, Richmond, and anywhere in Lower Mainland. We can also safely remove existing films, and offer customers a choice between glossy, matte, or satin finishes. A clean, glean, visibly scratch-free car, retains its value for longer and helps Vancouver drivers save on future vehicle detailing and paint correction. To inquire about ClearBra for your car, call or contact our team today.