7 reasons why PPF is a good investment
We are aware of the multiple feelings of empathy and joy you have for your inestimable vehicle. But no matter how much effort you put in protecting your pride and joy, the bitter truth is that its paint is still prone to many damages – mainly caused by external factors. When it comes to protecting the outer surface of your car, we have the best solution: Paint Protection Film.
This offers a variety of benefits, while acting as a shield by protecting the car from various destructive agents. Below are some of its major benefits.
Is PPF worth the investment?
1. PPF offers Protection
The Paint Protection Film (PPF) protects the surface of the vehicle, which is vulnerable to the bug’s damage, withering from climatic change and abrasion. Many items in the environment that your car will naturally come in contact with, such as tree sap or bird droppings, are corrosive to paint. Over time, these environmental hazards will wear down the quality of your paint.
Some items (such as berries falling from branches overhead) can even permanently change the paint’s colour. Investing in protection film will add a layer of protection between these hazards and your car’s paint, helping it avoid damage and destructive wear and tear.More than that, it will even reduce the likelihood of having your paint chipped or dinged with a flying rock – because it acts like a shield, protecting the vehicle’s paint. And let’s face it, road debris and rock chips may be one of the smallest concerns, if we take into account the careless drivers, the public car parks and other hazards. We’ve got you covered, no need to worry about the condition of your paint! With PPF applied on, your pride and joy will remain in pristine condition.
Many people spend a lot of money having their car repainted, touched up, or detailed to get rid of unsightly marks caused by accidents or time. Investing in a preventive solution can help anyone reduce and even avoid these costs.
2. Self-healing properties
Once installed, the film ensures the elimination of minor scuffing damage and improves shine; the shine provided to our customer’s vehicles rises to a higher degree than expected, ensuring total satisfaction – this is mainly because of the properties of the film we use. PPF has self-healing properties, ensuring enrichment and enhancement to your vehicle’s paint. Every time you take your car out of the garage, it is exposed to UV radiation. Just like your skin, your car is damaged by this radiation. You put sunscreen on your skin when heading outside, but what about your car? Car paint protection film is specifically designed to block UV radiation, so your car’s paint job won’t fade due to UV exposure. This means your car will stay looking its best longer, with bright, vibrant colour.Xpel’s special clear coat not only prevents the film from discolouring due to contamination and ultra-violet radiation, but also heals itself from swirl marks and light scratches that can occur through ordinary washing and drying or daily driving. The mirror smooth finish of the film ensures that no unwanted texture, commonly referred to as “orange-peel,” is added to the appearance of your car, leaving the protected surface indistinguishable from the factory paint.
3. Amazing price/quality ratio: PPF is not only cost effective, but also increases the resale value of your vehicle
Considering that the panels are customized and designed for fitting each particular part of the vehicle, each of them can be easily replaced (when needed – in case of light collisions, for example) within a short time, with affordable expenses and no extra worries regarding the colour match or the quality of painting. There are some who may argue that it is cheaper to re-spray damaged panels. This is not necessarily true, as a proper re-spray (especially on high value cars) can cost several times more than a PPF coverage even without including the car’s depreciation caused by the re-spray. A proper re-spray will cost more even on a moderately priced car as with every high quality service.
After removing the old film, a freshly installed piece of PPF was applied on the panel and the vehicle was back on the road. There’s often little to be done to increase a used car’s resale value, but car paint protection can help. Not only will it keep the paint looking good and prevent damage that could detract from value, but savvy buyers also understand the value of this investment and will pay more for a car that has it.Have a look, for instance, at these marks left on a Lamborghini’s rear roof rail. The customer had his PPF installed by another shop and came to us for changing the damaged film on the spoiler. When we explained him that the above mentioned damage could have been avoided, he decided to go for an in-depth detailing and asked us to re-apply the film.Is already known that the harmful rays of the sun whither the paint. Paint Protection Film allows paint to age naturally by helping to prevent discoloration before the time, while also reduces the impact of UV radiation. The use of PPF ensures to lessen the damage on the exterior of the car and is a positive start towards protection of your car.
4. Convenience: spend less time on car care
Keeping your car looking great requires a time investment, but with car paint protection, you will find this job is easier. Not only does the film prevent dust build-up on your car, but it also makes washing the car faster and easier.
As for the ware and tare, the PPF can be kept looking good with regular maintenance, for many years. While it may pick up some marks, it will keep more than 99% of marks off the paint, not to mention that one of the stronger selling points is the fact that the self-healing property (which characterizes the world-wide appreciated film that we use here, at Dragon AutoShield) makes the film perfect countless times – so the car is very easily kept nice and shiny without the use of abrasive polishing compounds.
More than that, when you don’t have time to wash, or if you live in an area with water restrictions due to drought, just rub the film with a soft cloth for it to look clean and bright again.
5. Available in gloss or matte finishes, allowing you to change the appearance of your vehicle from satin to shinny look and vice versa
We strive to offer virtually perfect alignment (or seam edges), no matter if the film is glossy or matte. The film we use retains the original finish of the panel, regardless of it being gloss or matte.What is also important, is the fact that if you want to convert the gloss finish of your vehicle to a matte finish (or vice versa), this is possible. Both the glossy and matte films are self-healing and provide the same advantages, offering protection and convenience, at an amazing price/quality ratio. For the conversion, there are no additional costs.
6. Conformity to any curvature, being virtually invisible
All our kits are designed to be as sympathetic as possible to the shape and design of the vehicle, so any visible edges do not look out of place. When designing the personalized patterns, we aim to meet each of our individual clients’ needs. No matter if we are talking about a bonnet, A-pillars, vents, a carbon fibre splitter or an interior protection pack, we can produce a fully custom pattern to match.More than that, we always strive for perfection, applying one piece of paint protection film to each panel (when possible); in addition, we will wrap the edges out of sight, so that once fitted the clear self-healing film will be virtually invisible.
7. Enrichment and enhancement
Paint Protection Film is a high–gloss product which enhances the paint on the car by giving it shiny and polished looks. The film used in protecting a car’s paint is invisible and acts like an armour against road debris and minor accidents.
At Dragon AutoShield, we always go the extra mile to ensure that every car we install film on leaves not only well protected, but with a virtually invisible install that will stand the test of time.