The nature of owning a car is that it is going to be exposed to the elements, both in nature and in neighbor. We often have to park our cars on the street or drive on roads that send pebbles flying at our paint job. A great paint job really carries a car but it can get nicked quite easily. As they say the offense is the best defense, so take the steps you have available to you to protect the beauty of your vehicle.
You may not know that you can use a paint protection film to protect the paint on your car. The film can keep those rocks on the freeway or that next snow storm from damaging your paint. The urethane film will not be visible when it is on your car, as it is nearly transparent.
Applying the film is a job best left to a technician. These installers are specifically trained to work with the protect to ensure the best result. It is possible to done at home, but the warranty is invalid if you do it yourself so it is best to leave it to the professionals.
You might choose to put the film on your whole car or just part, and these will have different pricing options. Your specific quote can be obtained right from the installing company.
When the 3M paint protection film is applied correctly, it should be able to be removed in one piece without damaging any of the paint below. It is best to apply it over a perfect professional paint job, because if you remove the film it might disrupt any paint touch ups that were not done professionally.
To keep your paint protection film looking good, you can get you car waxed and washed like you normally would. Just make sure to wait at least 24 hours after the application to make sure not to disrupt the new film as it is settling. The film is made to resist any yellowing in the sun, and it can stand up to any heat it would normally come in contact with. Similar products can be used on boats to keep them looking great as well.
If you are interested in the idea of having a clear bra on the front end of your car, the paint protection film can be used in this manner as well. That way you can get the same protection level against minor road debris without having to have a visible cover on your car. Plus, the paint protection film is easier to keep clean.
A 3m clear film might be the best way that you can protect your car’s beautiful paint. No one will even be tipped off that there is a protective film cover on your car.