What is Standard Paint Protection Film?
Paint protects a vehicle’s body from outside forces and enhances its appearance. It is a specially designed compound that can withstand some level of heat, cold, moisture, abrasion, etc, but it can become scratched easily. Standard paint protection film will ensure this doesn’t happen.
This film protects a car’s paint from chips or scratches caused by bits of rock, debris, vandalism, bug splatters, etc. It forms an even layer on your vehicle’s surface without disrupting its looks so your car’s color doesn’t change.
Standard paint protection is the most basic level of wrapping offered. It can be applied to areas most prone to being chipped or scratched. This usually involves lower and front bumpers, the front of the bonnet, and wing mirrors. This is also the most affordable paint protection film option available.
What are the benefits of Standard Paint Protection Film?
Standard paint protection covers the hood, front bumper, fenders, and mirrors. Aside from the standard protection it offers, PPF has several other benefits. Some of these benefits are mentioned below:
· This film has a clear, high-gloss finish so your vehicle looks shiny and new.
· Standard paint protection film covers critical areas which are more likely to sustain damage over time. This means you don’t have to replace or repair them as often.
· There are no side-effects of installing PPF. It doesn’t damage the paint and is easy to remove.
· It isn’t just affordable, but it also helps save money on future repairs.
These are just some benefits of standard PPF. As it’s not applied to the entire surface of your car, there’s no reason why you can’t try it first.
What is used to make Standard Paint Protection Film?
PPF is made from a flexible, specially designed thermoplastic urethane material. It was originally manufactured for military use, to protect helicopter blades from flying debris. Eventually, this material made its way into regular automobile industry. Many car manufacturers apply the film before selling their vehicles to offer superior protection.
Thermoplastic responds to heat, becoming soft and pliable when warm. This allows us to mold the film over your vehicle’s contours, ensuring there are no sharp edges or bubbles underneath. The polyurethane material is self-healing because of this thermal property. Any tears or chips will heal automatically in about 24 hours after being exposed to some heat.
Are there any issues or problems with Standard paint Protection Film?
PPF will eventually succumb to wear and tear, especially if you drive your vehicle in rough conditions often. Older films are more difficult to remove, the scratches and dents making them less flexible. It’s important to replace older films before they reach this stage because that can damage your vehicle.
The standard covering doesn’t really provide much protection. While areas it covers are safe from scratches and chips, exposed surfaces on your vehicle will face problems. This means areas that aren’t covered by this film will have scratches and start to look old. Your car’s appearance will be inconsistent, with some sections looking better than others.
How has it improved over the years?
Earlier versions of this material weren’t clear or flexible. PPF would cast a distinct yellowish tone of your vehicle’s finish, changing the color slightly. This became worse with age so a clean white car would look dull and yellow after a few years. Older films were also difficult to apply and remove, and their adhesive caused damage to a car’s surface.
Modern films are colorless so they don’t alter the appearance of your vehicle in any way. They’re also easier to apply evenly, without any bubbles or edges appearing after application. Modern films are more flexible, easily adapting to the contours of different vehicles.