Is paint protection film worth it for luxury cars?
As a luxury car owner, you want to keep your prized possession looking as new as possible for a s long as possible. This is where XPEL paint protection film (PPF) comes in. PPF is a transparents film that is applied to your car’s exterior to protect it from scratches, rock chips, and other types of damage that can occur on the road. We believe that paint protection film should be a priority upgrade to shield your paint from stone chips and provide you peace of mind with the 10 year warranty.
The most common and important question to ask yourself when making this decision is, “what am I looking to accomplish with PPF application.” If your answer is protection, retain resale value, or peace of mind, then we strongly recommend you find a shop that will take care of your car just as you would-with care and attention to detail. We strive to bring our customers the best service to bring their ideas and dreams to life.
What is PPF?
PPF is a clear, theremoplastic film that is designed to protect your car’s exterior paint from damage. It is typically applied to the front end of the car, including the hood, fenders, and bumper, but it can also be applied to other areas of the car as well. PPF is an excellent option for luxury car owners who want to protect their investment without altering the appearance of their car.
How does it protect my car’s paint?
PPF is an excellent Barrier against scratches, rock chips, and other types of damage that can occur on the road. It is designed to absorb the impact of flying debris, which helps to prevent damage to your car’s paint. The film is also resistant to UV rays, which means that it won’t yellow or fade over time.
What does it protect?
PPF protects your car’s exterior from a variety of different types of damage, including:
- Rock chips: PPF is particularly effective at protecting against rock chips, which can occur when small rocks and other debris are kicked up by other cars on the road.
- Scratches: PPF can also protect your car from scratches, which can be caused by everything from car keys to tree branches.
- UV damage: The film is resistant to UV rays, which means that it won’t yellow or fade over time.
- Chemical stains: PPF is also resistant to chemical stains, which can be caused by everything from bird droppings to tree sap
How long does it last?
PPF can last several years, depending on how well it is maintained. XPEL offers a 10 year-warranty on their Ultimate Plus PPF, which is a testament to the longevity of the product. The warranty covers any lifting, bubbling, and discoloration. Providing that the vehicle is well taken care of and maintained, the PPF shouldn’t give any issues. If you come across an issue, bring it by and we will take care of it for you.
What is the warranty?
As mentioned above, XPEL offers a 10 year warranty on their Ultimate and Stealth paint protection film. This warranty covers defects in the product, such as bubbling, cracking, and peeling. The warranty is also nationwide. Leaving the area or state? Your warranty will be honored at any XPEL dealer.
How much does it cost?
Here at Mum Sports we have designed our packages to give our customers the most coverage for the best possible price. The cost of PPF can vary depending on a variety of factors. Depending on the size of your car, the areas you are wanting to get protected and the type of paint protection film you choose can affect the final price. We offer a variety of packages so that you can find the right fit for you and your car. Partial package covers the front bumper, partial hood and fenders, headlamps, mirrors, door cups, door edges, and cargo area rear bumper. The full package includes all of that and a full hood and fenders. All around covers all exterior painted areas with an addition to your headlamps.
PPF vs Vinyl
PPF and vinyl are both options for protecting your car’s exterior but they differ in several ways. Paint protection film is a clear, thermoplastic film that is designed to protect your car’s paint from damage. Vinyl on the other hand, is a colored film that is often used for aesthetic purposes, such as changing the color of your car. While vinyl can provide some level of protection, it is not as effective as PPF when it comes to preventing damage from rocks and other debris.
Pros and Cons of PPF
Paint protection film is a physical barrier that will protect against scratches, rock chips, and other outdoor elements you may encounter on the road. The material has self-healing properties that can repair minor scratches over time or with warm water. Paint protection film can also be removed without damaging the paint underneath. Overall, PPF provides great protection for high-impact areas such as your bumper and hood.
Although PPF is an excellent product, there are cons that you should still consider and do your research for installation. Paint protection film can be visible if installed by an inexperienced installer. With the advancement in this technology the chances are slim but the product can yellow or discolor over time, especially if it is not properly maintained or left on for too long. There could be peeling or bubbling if not installed properly or if exposed to extreme temperatures.
How to maintain PPF
Maintaining your PPF is crucial if you want to ensure that it lasts as long as possible. Here are some tips for maintaining your PPF.
Wash your car regularly: regularly washing your car will help to remove any dirt, debris and other contaminants that could cause damage to your PPF.
Avoid harsh chemicals: avoid using harsh chemicals, such as bleach or ammonia on your paint protection film as these can cause damage to the film and potentially leave your paint exposed to the elements.
Here are some other quick tips to keep your paint protection film looking brand new.
- Dont wash after PPF installation: wait ten days for your inspection and we will wash it for you.
- Dont touch after installation: don’t touch the PPF
- Clean car yourself rather than commercial car wash
- Use high quality products
- Avoid washing in direct sunlight
How do I choose a shop to install my paint protection film?
Choosing the right shop and professionals to install your paint protection film on your luxury car is a major part of the decision making process. It is important to find someone who is experienced with the craft and product. The main purpose of the PPF is to protect the paint and the bonus is to not have the ability to see it. Here at Mum Sports that is our standard. We want to make sure all of our cars are completed with high attention to detail, top quality and precision. We tuck the edges in the joints so that there are virtually no visible edges leaving your car with a seamless look. Our certified installers have years of experience with the product and craft that the finished premium quality is never an accident.
XPEL paint protection film is an excellent investment for luxury car owners who want to protect their investment and maintain the appearance of their car. The film is designed to protect against a variety of different types of damage, including rock chips, scratches, and UV damage. With a 10 year warranty and the ability to last for several years, XPEL PPF is a smart choice for anyone looking to keep their car looking as new as possible for as long as possible.
When considering PPF, it is important to remember that proper maintenance is key to maximizing its lifespan. Regularly washing your car and avoiding harsh chemicals are just a few ways to keep your PPF in good condition. Additionally, while vinyl may seem like an alternative to PPF, it is not as effective when it comes to protecting your car’s paint from damage.
In conclusion, if you’re looking for a reliable and effective way to protect your luxury car, XPEL paint protection film is an excellent option. Its ability to protect against a variety of different types of damage, combined with its longevity and warranty, make it a smart investment for any luxury car owner. Our prices are comparator and better vs our competitors like OCDetailing, SS Custom and others. We also offer a tour of our facility where you can come in and look at some finished cars.
Our high attention to detail makes us stand out from the rest leaving our clients happy and satisfied. If you are looking to get your Tesla protected, call us at 510.453.0996 and mention this blog post for 10% off.