Top 5 Paint Protection Film (PPF) Misconceptions Busted

Whether it’s a muscle car or a minivan, many drivers take great pride in their vehicle’s appearance. Overtime, however, your car’s paint can suffer from scratches, scrapes, and swirl marks. Paint protection film (PPF) is a thin layer of clear film that can protect your vehicle from these color-damaging culprits and keep it looking like new for years to come.

While PPF is a great way to retain a vehicle’s value, there are many misconceptions out there about this innovative product. Thankfully, the industry experts at American Wrap Co. are here to bust the top five myths about PPF.

1. UV Exposure Will Turn PPF Yellow

In the early days of protective films, this myth held water. Outdated PVC-based films can suffer from discoloration, peeling, and cracking. However, today’s thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) based clear coats can withstand constant UV exposure, never yellowing or peeling. In fact, our XPEL paint protection film is backed by a 10-year warranty.

2. PPF Can’t Be Waxed

A lot of car owners believe that once they install PPF, they can’t get their vehicle waxed, making the PPF tough to maintain, but the truth is: PPF doesn’t need to be waxed. Even though vehicles with PPF can be waxed, it is not recommended as to avoid a build up of wax on the edges. Instead, use spray wax or detail spray if you’re looking for alternatives.

3. PPF Damages the Paint

This myth couldn’t be further from the truth. The reason car owners apply PPF in the first place is to protect their paint job from abrasions, scratches, and other types of damage. PPF’s self-healing characteristics allows some scratches to “heal” right before your eyes. Even when properly removed, paint protection film will not damage your vehicle. It can easily be peeled off at the end of its effective lifespan.

It’s important to never remove PPF from your car yourself. If done incorrectly, the PPF can leave glue residue and damage your paint. Always have the paint protection film removed by professionals, such as the team at American Wrap Co.

4. All PPF is the Same

You may have heard that all paint protection film is the same, so you can just buy the cheapest one. There are actually a lot of low-quality films on the market that won’t effectively protect your vehicle.

High-quality PPF is like an invisible layer of armor that protects your car from road debris, bird droppings, UV rays, and more. It’s an investment worth making to protect the value and integrity of your vehicle.

5. PPF Reduces a Car’s Value

Like we just mentioned, PPF will actually protect your vehicle’s paint from damage and boost its resale value. Who wants to buy a car that has scratched paint?

Quality PPF from American Wrap Co.

At American Wrap Co., we offer amazing paint protection film application services at an unbeatable value. With an acute attention to detail, we’ll perfectly apply PPF to protect and maintain your car for years to come.

Contact us today for a quote!

Tyler O'Hara