Applying A Paint Protection Film To Your Vehicle

Paint damage is one of the more common issues that car owners will need to get repaired for their vehicles. Luckily, there are options to reduce the likelihood of a vehicle's paint being damaged, but individuals will often fail to utilize these options for their vehicles.

Myth: The Paint Protection Film Will Only Protect Against Scratches

Scratches and scuff marks are among the more common types of damage for a vehicle's exterior paint to suffer. A protective film can reduce the likelihood of these issues occurring as it will be able to absorb the impacts from dust particles and even small pebbles. However, it can also provide you with protection in the form of acting as a barrier for the paint against graffiti, bird droppings, and other sources of discoloration. As a result, these films are able to provide versatile protection that can keep your paint looking its best for many years to come.

Myth: A Paint Protection Film Will Need To Be Replaced Frequently

A paint protection film is an upgrade to your vehicle that should be able to last for years before it will need to be replaced. Unfortunately, there are people that will assume these films are only suitable for a year or less of protection before needing to be replaced. This assumption can be enough to cause many individuals to shy away from this solution for protecting their vehicles. Luckily, a paint protection film that is applied to the vehicle should be durable enough to withstand years of use and regular car washes before it will need to be replaced. Those living near bodies of saltwater may need to have this done slightly more often, but the film should still be able to last for at least a couple of years.

Myth: Removing A Protection Film Will Damage The Paint

While car owners may appreciate the protection that these films can offer their vehicles once they have been installed, these individuals may assume that the strong adhesive that bonds the film to the paint will result in damage occurring when it is removed. However, these adhesives can be safely dissolved by a professional auto body service, which can make removing or replacing this film a process that will have no lasting impacts on the condition of the exterior paint. To completely avoid this damage, the protective film should only be removed by trained professionals as they will be familiar with the amount of solvent that is needed to weaken the adhesive as well as the amount of time it will need to dissolve the adhesive.

For more information about paint protection film, contact a local detailing company.