Paint Protection Film (PPF) is the newest trend when it comes to protecting your vehicle
Paint Protection Film Services in Richmond are the newest trend when it comes to protecting your vehicle. PPF is a clear film that covers your car’s front end and side mirrors, along with door handles and rear bumper. It can be installed on all vehicle types and shapes. Upon installation, it offers optimal protection against weather elements such as extreme heat or cold; it also protects the paint from damages, minor scratches and rock chips.
Paint Protection Film (PPF) is a thin polymer-based clear or coloured film that protects the paint of your car from not only everyday life but also extreme conditions such as those imposed by UV rays from sunlight, chemical etching from road salt, abrasive debris kicked up by the other vehicles around you while driving on highways or even rocks sticking to the wet pavement after a rainfall.
GleamWorks Detailing is a leader in surface protection services in Burnaby. We are committed to giving you the best service for PPF in Burnaby. Our company offers top-notch choices because we are committed to your satisfaction regarding painting protection film in Burnaby.
Clear Bra is a protective film covering your vehicle’s front end while allowing for optimal visibility. The film protects against stone chips, bugs, road tar, paint scratches and chemical etching from elements such as salt spray or other environmental factors. As the Clear Bra is an optically clear film, its only appearance will be at night when light reflects off it; during the day, you won’t even notice it is there!
There are several benefits of paint protection film installation services in Richmond. At GleamWorks Detailing our paint protection film experts will assist you and recommend the best service for your needs and budget.
PPF is a very thin and optically clear film, only 0.015mm to be exact. This makes it 100% transparent when viewed up close and only reflective at night when headlights or street lights bounce off of it.
Since the protective film is made out of soft urethane, any paint damage that may occur will not penetrate through to the vehicle’s actual paint job. Even with rock chips or other more aggravated forms of paint damage, your car’s original paint remains safe underneath this thin layer of urethane.
Because PPF comes in such a lightweight fibreglass version (not to be confused with Fiberglass), it protects your paint job from chemical etching or road salt. PPF prevents the possibility of permanent paint damage due to acidic elements, therefore allowing for less extensive repairs in the future.
Another fantastic quality of PPF is its high level of wettability. A measure of how easily water will roll off of a surface; some surfaces are more hydrophobic than others, and tiny microscopic peaks on that surface can cause this.
As previously mentioned, PPF is a durable and long-lasting film. Since the paint job underneath the protective film remains in pristine shape, maintaining it becomes exponentially easier for you! Therefore your regular car wash and waxing should only be necessary every other month to once a month.
A unique quality that adds to the benefits of a clear bra is that because your factory paint job is protected from any damage whatsoever!
10 years warranty yellowing, peeling, bubbling.
Having a clear bra applied to your vehicle gives you the chance to enjoy an extreme gloss protective layer on top of your paint job, which is certainly worth something for those who long for long-lasting beauty!
In the car graphics below, the areas in red indicate coverage area, not colour. Paint protection film comes is transparent and can have either a gloss or matte finish.
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.
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.