Most people would rank their car paint as the least of their worries in terms of what they fear going wrong with their vehicle. Despite this, a dent from a scratch or knick to the exterior part of your vehicle can easily exude the feelings of annoyance and anger. Fortunately, paint protection coating, done by an experienced professional can save you this stress.
Before we go into details of how a paint protection film will keep your car paint new and shiny, we’ll briefly shed light on what paint protection film actually is for those who are new to the idea of paint protection.
What exactly is a paint protection film for vehicles?
Let's start with where it began - 3M. Known for many innovative products, 3M is one of the largest tape manufacturers in the world. The company invented protection film for helicopter blades. These films were purposely made to enhance the lifespan of the rotor blades on a helicopter.
The film in question is a thermoplastic urethane film which proved very practical and successful on helicopters. Upon seeing this success, 3M thought it would also make sense to try this on cars. The protection film was first tried on racecars before they were eventually used on regular road cars.
3M’s paint protection film used to so thick that it would affect the way a car looks. However, technology over the years has helped a lot and the film today has gotten so very thin and even more flexible and effective compared to what we have before.
We’ll be detailing the workings of car paint protection on your vehicle so you can have a clear picture of the why and how a paint protection coating for your car done by a professional is the best choice.
It used to be that you could only apply the film on your vehicle through certified dealers. Today, the market has grown so much for this that there are now many aftermarket outlets who can handle this to protect both new and old cars.
But that is not to say you should get anyone to apply your paint protection. Only a skilled and experienced professional like those at Absolute Tinting will guarantee the efficacy of the paint protection film, which is also dependent on how well it is applied.
The thin layer of film is adhesive, malleable, and viscous. It is cut to fit on the area of your vehicle that you are protecting and applied in those places. It's essential that the surface for the vehicle be as clean as possible so the film is applied cleanly and smoothly. In some cases, there will be some small dimples under the film (a professional will limit this), but the film will ensure the paintwork will remain intact and untouched.
Trust a paint protection professional
You'll only want films from the best brands (like 3M) so you can get long-term best results, and the better ones are most costly, so you don’t want to waste them by misapplying the film. By using a professional, you'll protect the value of your investment and get the optimal outcome.
Here at Absolute Tinting, we have been doing paint protection on vehicles for 20 years. Check out our webpage - http://www.absolutetinting.ca/paint-protection.html Or call us or fill out our form for a free quote :)