Difference between paint protection film and paint protection

A lot of people question about the difference between a paint protection film and a paint protection. People who want to protect their vehicle often get confused about both the products. Well, in reality, both of them are two different things and offer different purposes. Let us a take a look at the major difference between the two, the advantages and the disadvantages so that you can decide which one is suitable for you.

PPF (Paint Protection Film) comes with a clear polyurethane film which was initially used as a protection of military vehicles. But, then the top-notch performance car industry started using paint protection film Edmonton and today it is being used in the consumer market to secure cars from scratches, rock chips and debris. It has self-healing properties which makes it an appealing option as it makes the scratches dissipate with heat over time. Your paint has to be completely decontaminated to wipe out all the defects and polished before applying the PPF to get a top quality installation.

Paint protection is done ceramic coating these days. They stick to your vehicle’s paint surface and create a permanent protection layer. Ceramic coating provides higher scratch resistance, ultraviolet protection, chemical protection, heat resistance better than wax and sealants. Scratches and any kind of environmental damage don’t penetrate the coating and keeps your car paint in pristine condition.

Pros of PPF Film

  1. Highly resistant to rock chips.
  2. Highly protective against scratches. Some scratches may harm the film but not the paint.
  3. Premium films come with self-healing properties from small scratches and they will never turn yellow or fade.
  4. If the film gets damaged then it can easily be changed by a professional installed without affecting the actual paint.

Cons of PPF Film

  1. It is a little difficult to install, but surely not for the professionals.
  2. If not removed correctly, then it may damage your car’s paint.
  3. Inferior quality films can turn yellow with time or fade.
  4. Inferior quality film may get textured which lowers the shine.

Pros of paint protection

  1. It has higher repairability. You can use it to fix small damages.
  2. It is completely hydrophobic
  3. It has higher shine and luster
  4. It has sturdy hardness which prevents your car paint from getting scratched.
  5. It enhances chemical and ultraviolet protection.

Cons of paint protection

  1. It doesn’t stop rock chips.
  2. It doesn’t prohibit deep scrapes.
  3. It involves tricky installation and may look improper if not done in the right way

So, PPF and paint protection go hand in hand to yield optimal protection. If you install PPF on the places prone to rock chip damage and then go for paint protection over your PPF and on the rest of the car, then it will bring luster, slickness and safety to your PPF as well as car paint. Though it may seem tedious but if you daily drive through terrain which is rocky, then you will happy with this kind of protection for your vehicle. 


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