For many car owners, rock chips, scratches, and dings seem about as inevitable as time itself. Spotting a scratch for the first time can be demoralizing, especially after countless hours spent washing, waxing, and detailing your vehicle. Fixing these flaws can also prove expensive—having an auto body shop remove a scratch or fill in a rock chip can cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars.

A little protection can go a long way toward preserving your car’s paint finish. This is where paint protection films come into play. A durable protective film can keep road debris, tree sap, and bird droppings from taking a toll on your paint.

How Protection Films Work

Paint protection films work similarly to vinyl wraps, but with one major difference. Instead of using opaque vinyl as a material, these films consist of a transparent urethane polymer sandwiched between a top layer made from elastomeric polymers and a bottom adhesive layer. The central urethane layer is exceptionally flexible and able to resist cracks, abrasion, and tearing while protecting your car’s paint finish.

The elastomeric polymer top layer provides a highly durable clearcoat finish that also resists bird droppings and bug splatter. The bottom adhesive layer consists of an acrylic adhesive that helps the film stretch and conform to every curve on your vehicle.

Paint protection films can be applied over the entire vehicle if so desired. However, these films are mostly used to protect areas that are most vulnerable to road, weather, and insect damage including the hood, fenders, and front bumper.

How Protective Films Benefit Your Vehicle

There are plenty of benefits to preserving your car’s paint finish with paint protective films:

●        Reduced paint wear - Protective films shield your paint from the elements, helping the original finish underneath last longer.

●        Lower vehicle upkeep - You can continue washing and waxing your vehicle as normal, but paint protective films help reduce the amount of effort needed to keep your paint pristine.

●        Increased resale value - Preserving your car’s paint finish with protective films can help maintain or even increase its value over time.

Whether you have a collector’s item on your hands or simply want to protect your daily driver, paint protection films can help your car maintain a pristine finish. Sun Control of Minnesota offers a variety of high-grade films and vehicle wraps that shield your paint from road and weather damage. Contact us at 651-490-1060 to learn more.