The two most common forms of paint protection for the exterior of your vehicle is a Ceramic Coating or Paint Protection Film (PPF), having an understanding of the benefits of these is crucial in making a decision on which one suits your needs and budget the best. Do you want something that will make your car easier to clean, stay cleaner for longer and protect it from chemicals and environmental damage? Or do you need something that will protect your paint work from the forces and physical damage such as stone chips and scratches? The new Ceramic Pro Kavaca Paint Protection Film offers the best of both worlds, also featuring hydrophobic properties just like a Ceramic Coating and a unique “Instant Healing” property.
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What is Paint Protection Film?
Paint Protection film is commonly referred to as “PPF”, “Stone Guard”, or “Clear Bra”. It is a transparent polyurethane film that is applied to the painted surface. This film is resistant to impacts such as stone chips and scratches, which would otherwise damage the paintwork. One of the amazing features of Ceramic Pro Kavaca is an “Instant Healing” property, this is possible due to an elastomeric polymer that helps the film maintain its natural shape, this property allows the film to “Self Heal” when light scratches occur. The features of Ceramic Pro Kavaca don’t stop at its protective properties, it also has outstanding gloss and clarity!
How much does PPF cost?
The cost of Paint Protection Film will depend on what areas of the vehicle you would like protected, the most common areas are the high impact areas of the vehicle such as the front end (front bumper bar, bonnet, front guards and wing mirrors). However, it is possible to fully wrap the car in Paint Protection Film for the ultimate protection.
How long does PPF last?
The duration of Paint Protection Film generally ranges from 5 to 10 years, many factors play a part in the lifespan of the PPF such as regular maintenance (washing), exposure to UV, industrial fallout and other environmental factors. However one of the many benefits of Ceramic Pro Kavaca is its ability to hold up against UV damage.
What is the application process?
Installing Paint Protection Film can be very difficult and time-consuming, the most common and precise method are precut templates to suit the panels of the vehicle, this ensures maximum coverage and no need of trimming the film with a blade on the paintwork. Making sure your installation is done by an Approved Applicator is a great way to ensure you will get a quality finish.