PPF Richmond, BC

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. 

    What is PPF?

    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.

    What PPF Options Do We Have?

    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.

    What PPF Options Do We Have

    Clear Bra

    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!

    Benefits of PPF

    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. 

    Durable and long-lasting

    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.

    Scratch and stain-resistant 

    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.

    Protects from chemical etching 

    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.

    Super-hydrophobic (water repellent) for a dramatic reduction in water stains

    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.

    Reduction in ongoing finish maintenance

    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.

    Protects and extends the life of your factory topcoat and paint

    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!

    PPF has a manufacturer’s warranty

    10 years warranty yellowing, peeling, bubbling. 

    Ultra-high gloss finish for that “just waxed” look

    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.

    Paint Protection Film Standard Package

    PPF Light Package

    • Covers half hood.
    • Covers half fenders.
    • Covers mirrors.
    • Front bumper.


    From $1299

    Paint Protection Film Ultimate Package

    PPF Gold Package

    • Covers full hood.
    • Covers full fenders.
    • Covers mirrors.
    • Front bumper.
    • Headlights


    From $1799

    Paint protection film platinum package

    PPF Platinum Package

    • Covers full vehicle.


    From $4699

    Additional Options

    Baggage Rest

    PPF on baggage rest

    Rocker Covers

    Paint protection film on rocker covers

    Door sills (Pair)


    Can you apply ceramic coating over paint protection 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.

    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.

    How ceramic coating and clear bra are similar, but different?

    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.

    Why you would want to apply ceramic coating and clear bra

    The following are the main reasons you may want to apply ceramic coating over paint protection film:

    • You want to double the protection from everyday contaminants, swirl marks and oxidation, rock chip protection from clear bra, and, the hydrophobic properties and gleaming finish of ceramic coating.
    • You already have clear bra installed on your car but want to increase the hydrophobic properties and glossiness.
    • You have partial clear bra (front only for instance) and don’t want to PPF your entire vehicle. You can add ceramic coating over top, which will increase the protection of the front end, while providing excellent protection for the rest of the car. The entire vehicle will be hydrophobic and extremely glossy.

    How we install ceramic coating over clear bra

    For vehicles that have no PPF film or coating:

    • Decontaminate all painted surfaces.
    • Hand wash and allow to dry.
    • 1 or 2 cuts of compound depending on the extent and depth of surface damage and the thickness of the existing factory coating.
    • Clean and dry the surface ensuring it is free of debris and dust.
    • Apply clear bra and allow to set for 48 hours.
    • Wipe down the clear bra of any dust.
    • Apply ceramic coating and allow to cure for 2 weeks before washing.

    For vehicles that already have full or partial PPF:

    • Hand wash and dry the vehicle finish.
    • Decontaminate the unprotected surfaces.
    • 1 or 2 cuts of compound for the unprotected surface as required.
    • Reclean and dry the surface ensuring it is free of debris and dust.
    • Apply ceramic coating over the entire vehicle, including the clear bra.
    • Allow the ceramic coating to cure for 2 weeks before washing.

    GleamWorks Vancouver ClearBra

    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.