What Does Paint Protection Protect Against?

November 24, 2021

Paint protection is all the rage. But what does it actually do? Surely regular washing and waxing are all your vehicle needs? After all, doesn’t every car have paint protection applied when it’s first made? 

The following discusses everything you need to know about paint protection and the role it plays in keeping your vehicle in tip-top condition.

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Paint Protection

  • What is paint protection?
  • The different types of paint protection?

What is paint protection?

Paint protection does exactly what the title suggests—it protects the factory paintwork of the vehicle. There are a variety of products on the market today, ranging from paint protection film of varying quality through to ceramic coating (also of varying quality).

Many suppliers make great claims about what paint protection can do. So let’s put the record straight once and for all. Depending on which product you choose, you’ll benefit from slightly different advantages. But, in general, you should be aware of what paint protection products can and cannot do.

  • Paint protection can: Help prevent light scratches
  • Paint protection can: Prevent color fade from UV rays
  • Paint protection can: Prevent damage from environmental and acidic substances, such as bird droppings and tree sap
  • Paint protection can: Repel water from the surface of the car
  • Paint protection can: Enhance the glossy finish of the vehicle
  • Paint protection can: (in the case of some paint protection film) have self-healing properties, meaning it can repair itself after light damage. All it requires is a little heat to return to its original smooth state
  • Paint protection can: increase the value of your car

The following is what paint protection cannot do:

  • Paint protection cannot: Totally eliminate the risk of scratches, paint damage, or swirl marks
  • Paint protection cannot: Eliminate the need for you to wash or care for your car
  • Paint protection cannot: Prevent water spotting marks

The different types of paint protection

OK, so now we’ve discussed the limits of paint protection, let’s look at an overview of the different products on offer.

In short, they boil down to:

  • Paint protection film (PPF): This is a clear film that is applied to either the whole vehicle or certain areas, such as the bumpers, wing mirrors, and hood. This is sometimes referred to as a ‘clear bra’.
  • Ceramic coating: An advanced layer of nano-ceramic particles that bond to the surface of the vehicle. It’s rock hard, protects the factory color below, and adds a super shine to the paintwork. 
  • Color-changing vinyl wrap: This will completely change the color/pattern of your vehicle and, in addition to protecting the factory paintwork it covers, will give the car a complete makeover.

Do I Need Paint Protection For My Car?

  1. Reasons why you might choose paint protection

Reasons why you might choose paint protection

While the best quality, professionally applied paint protection represents a significant outlay, there are many advantages to having it applied to your car. These include:

 

Increasing the value of your vehicle

Protecting the original paintwork for better resale value

When it comes to new vehicles (or resprays) you want to ensure the factory paint remains pristine

To reduce environmental damage

To make the car shine 

Reducing the time and effort spent keeping your vehicle clean and gleaming

For a complete car makeover (in the case of color -vinyl wrap)

 

Ready To Discuss Paint Protection For Your Car? Speak To Auto SuperShield Today

At Auto SuperShield we live, breathe, and dream paint protection. Our experts will be delighted to discuss your needs and advise on the product that best suits your requirements—don’t worry, there’s no hard sell, just honest advice and information about the products on offer. 

Head across to https://www.autosupershield.com/paint-protection-films  to find out more and get in touch for a no-obligation chat.

 

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