Paint Protection Films

Paint Protection is a great way to protect your car's paint job from all sorts of cosmetic damages while also bringing out the beauty of your car's paint job. However, we're sure that you have all sorts questions about how Paint Protection can benefit you, so we'll do our best to provide them to you. Let's jump in.

Does Paint Protection Do Anything?

Say you're a collector. You would want to protect your collectibles in a variety of ways. Display cases for figures, plastic sleeves for comic books and trading cards, and so on. You would like to keep them as pristine as possible, right? If you enjoy showing off your collection, you definitely don’t want other people constantly handling your items with direct contact. That’s why having a layer of protection on the surface is important. You can apply this same concept to your new car in the form of paint protection films.

A paint protection film does just that – it protects the paint on your vehicle with a layer of film. This protection film covers the surface of your new vehicle and makes your ride see less damage from grime, dirt and debris that kick up off the ground and can ding up your car. With a simple film wrapped around the high-use areas of your automobile, you can easily prevent those scratches, scrapes and spots that can sometimes be quite noticeable. The good news is that you can wrap your entire car in protection film. Some of the popular locations of a vehicle that many people use paint protection film for are:

  • Front Bumpers
  • Side Mirrors
  • Door Edges
  • Rear Bumpers
  • Door Handle Cavity
  • Rocker Panels
  • Hood
  • Side Pillars
  • Fender Panels
  • Trunk Ledge

How Much Does It Cost To Protect Your Car's Paint?

The cost of PPF can vary significantly, depending on the quality of the film and the size of the vehicle on which it is applied, as well the complexity of the application process. The application process of the PPF can be complicated by the age and condition of your vehicle at the time that you wish to have the film applied. For example, any oxidation, paint chips, scratches and/or other vehicle body damage will need to be addressed before a PPF is applied. The cost of prepping your vehicle for a PPF can range between $300 and $1,000, depending on the amount of correction required. Another significant factor in the cost of PPF application will be the level of coverage. Some car owners may choose to have a PPF applied over the majority of their car’s body. Others may choose to cover only high risk areas, like the bumper and the side mirrors. Partial coverage can start as low as $700, whereas full car coverage can cost as much as $9,000.

Can You Apply Paint Protection Yourself?

In most cases, an experienced professional will be able to apply a PPF to your vehicle in just a few hours. Many body shops may recommend that you leave your vehicle overnight to safeguard against any potential application errors and to ensure the success of the application. As is true with vinyl wraps, a PPF should only ever be applied by an experienced and trusted professional. However, amateurs and car enthusiasts can also enroll in The Wrap Institute at Rvinyl to learn about DIY PPF application. Rvinyl is here to assist you every step of the way.


Are There More Affordable Methods To Protect My Car's Paint?

Yes! You could pay thousands to have a professional install your protective films, but putting it on yourself is something that can do more than save you money. If you're like a lot of car owners, you may enjoy spending time in your garage, tinkering under the hood. DIYing your install provides a fun project that can keep you busy for a while and protect your car for much longer. Plus, you get to show it off and tell people that you put on that professional-looking film in the comfort of your garage.

Another plus is that when you DIY, you don't have to send your car into the shop for several days. Going without a vehicle can be a huge pain for many of us, and keeping your car with you is a massive bonus. You can do the whole thing at once, cover one part a day or break it down however you want. The schedule is up to you when you DIY a PPF installation. Here at Rvinyl we offer all you need regarding Paint Protections at an affordable rate. Whether you want to wrap specific sections or get full coverage.


Is Paint Protection Film on cars worth it?

If you’ve splurged on a dream vehicle, you might be wondering why you should spend even more money on your car by purchasing protection films. For starters, the safeguard that the protection film places on your vehicle can’t go unacknowledged. Rest assured knowing that you’ve taken extra precaution to keep your car looking as great as it can be. Also, by applying the film to your new car now, you’ll save money later down the road because you won’t have to worry as much about getting it repainted or repaired.

More and more drivers are catching on to the fact that protection film is a low-cost, effective way to maintain the quality of their car. In fact, by 2028, the global paint protection film market size is projected to reach $428.09 million. Due to driver interest, protection film is becoming increasingly popular. Not only do paint protection films shield your vehicle from dust and other substances that may accumulate over time, but they also protect against the following:

How Useful Is Paint Protection On A New Car?

Stones and rock debris can chip away at your paint while weather conditions can do just as much harm. These things can seriously damage your car over time – and at a faster rate than you might think. To reduce the likelihood of damage from these items, you can use paint protection films as an extra layer of resistance against the elements. If you live near the beach, you’re probably already aware of the damage salt water can do to a vehicle. If you live near rivers and lakes, it’s possible that you’ve noticed how often insect stains appear on your front bumper, headlights and more. Sometimes it’s impossible to get away from the elements. With films, you can preserve your car. It's an ideal investment for your vehicle.

Can Paint Protection Film be removed?

Yes, you can remove PPF film without causing damage to your vehicle. However, you need to be careful and slow during the removal process to ensure that your vehicle's clear coat is not damaged. We offer a removal guide in our Resources section to make sure you have a smooth, simple removal process.