What is Automobile Paint Protection Film and Why Do I Need It?

March 12, 2018 12:17 pm By: Elisa Ware

Paint Protection Film (PPF) is a thermoplastic urethane film applied to painted surfaces of a new or used car to protect the paint from stone chips, bug splatters, and minor abrasions. (source: Wikipedia)

The paint on your car serves as a protective layer from everyday wear and tear. Quality paint protection can help protect your car from:

  • UV rays from the sun
  • Corrosion from road salt
  • Acidic bird droppings
  • Tree fruits and sap
  • Road oil and tar

According to 3M™, “Protecting your automobile with Paint Protection Film (PPF) is one of the best ways to preserve the showroom quality finish of a vehicle. It keeps vehicles looking newer longer, without changing the design features or color, by creating a barrier and protecting vulnerable areas such as front bumpers, hoods, side mirrors, door handle cavities, door edges, rocker panels, and rear fender panels. It holds up under high heat, UV exposure and salt spray. Preserving the finish of a vehicle with Paint Protection Film (PPF) keeps it looking newer longer and can enhance the resale value of the vehicle in the future. Scotchgard™ Paint Protection Film contains a high strength backing that features excellent abrasion, puncture, and tear resistance, along with high heat and moisture resistance.”

Pain Protection Film (PPF) reduces exposure to the elements, repels dust build-up, and seals the paint to keep scratches and paint from allowing moisture in, which slows the spread of rust and corrosion.


  • Almost invisible over factory paint
  • Protects paint surface from environmental pollution, harmful UV radiation, and acid rain
  • Maintains excellent clarity with great resistance to yellowing
  • Perfect for front bumpers, hoods, side mirrors, door handle cavities, door edges, rocker panels, and rear fender panels

Your vehicle is more than just a means of getting from point A to point B. It can also reflect your self-image. Whether you’re a soccer mom driving a mini-van full of kids to and from games or a man out on the town in your dream sports car, keeping a nice shine on your paint job keeps it looking like new, and shows you have pride in your ride.

For business owners… using your company vehicle(s) as marketing tools, can help you reach thousands of potential new customers every day. It is important to keep your fleet looking its best if you want to make a good (and lasting) impression. Paint Protection Film (PPF) can help extend the lifespan of your paint up to 10 years.

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