Paint Protection Film, Clear Bra, & PPF
Paint Protection Film is a specifically designed urethane film made to protect your cars thin and sensitive paint against damage. Driving on Long Island, paint protection film can prevent unsightly rock chips, salt and road damage, damage, and minor scratching. Most modern films like Xpel, SunTek Ultra and STEK DynoShield have a proprietary self healing top coat that is scratch and crack resistant with a high gloss finish.
How is PPF Installed?
Proper preparation is critical to a long lasting and aesthetically pleasing PPF install. All panels have to be completely flawless, dirt, dust, scratch, and chip free. All of your crevices, corners, edges and trim have to be thoroughly cleaned multiple times to remove built up dust and grime. This holds true even for new cars. With a new car prep at Xclusive Autoworks, even straight off the delivery truck, the preparation time can be upwards of 8 hours. Due to the thickness of some films, some shops choose to skip prep and install as quickly as possible to stay profitable. While clear film can mask some defects, when the time comes to remove the film either for resale or repairs, the damage will be evident. Xclusive Autoworks prides every install and will take whatever time is necessary to make your PPF install perfect.
With some of our installations we do prefer to use pre-cut installation kits, it has become our preference to custom design, shape, and trim our film installs. This allows for the most accurate and precise installation. When PPF is installed by hand, we are rolling the film into every edge that can be tucked. This means it can be nearly seamless with no visible edges. You may never even know the car is wrapped in film.
How Long Does paint protection film last and what is covered?
Paint protection film lasts years, not months. The film that we chose to use at Xclusive Autoworks was based off of the road conditions on Long Island. With STEK’s new self healing film, DynoSHIELD, you can be guaranteed 10 years of flawless and perfect durability. No yellowing, fading, hazing, or even cracking. We would not choose any other film to put our name and reputation on. STEK’s film has the most optically clear top coat which means more gloss and clarity for you. If you choose to go with other PPF films such as Xpel Ultimate or SunTek Ultra, you can see warranty programs upwards of 10 years as well.
Not all film is the same, XPEL, Suntek, & even STEK
When shopping for clear bra and paint protection film, it’s not always like shopping oranges to oranges. The skill, abilities, and natural talent of every installer is unique. Hand trimming film is a skill learned with years of experience and with modern films being so new to the industry, it’s rare to find a talented installer. Xclusive Autoworks takes pride in every installation and our team has the years of experience and talent to provide perfection. The images shown below are issues we see with poor hand trimming and terrible seams in areas we would roll, tuck, and trim to a completely clean line.
Paint Protection Differences
Not all paint protection film is made the same and not all installers are all equally trained. We are proud to be self taught with years of practice along with manufacturer certifications. With the massive growth of the detailing community and introduction of new films to the mass market, the industry has seen an massive introduction of amateur installers. This has become a problem in the community because not all installers are as qualified as others leaving some customers in the dust with permanently cut paint, damaged headlights, and yellowing film.
Our films carry a 10 year manufacturer warranty against cracking, fading, peeling!
Looking to learn more about the types of paint protection film we offer? Read our Frequently Asked Questions or fill out the contact form below with what’s on your mind.
Are you looking for an estimate to install paint protection film on Long Island? Contact Xclusive Autoworks Inc. today by calling (516) 965-7289
Or visit us at 20 Brooklyn Avenue Unit B, Massapequa, NY 11758.
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