Your vehicle is an investment. And one you take pride in. Protect that investment by adding a double layer of protection to your car’s paint with 3M ceramic coating and paint protection film.
If left unprotected, that beautiful factory finish doesn’t stay perfect for long. The Florida sun, salt, acid rain, road dust, gravel, tree sap, bugs – ugh! the love bugs! – will all take a toll on your car’s surfaces.
How can you protect your investment? Window Tint USA has the answers and serves Florida’s Treasure Coast from Jupiter to Fort Lauderdale to Miami.
A Combination of Protection
3M is a leader in vehicle protection technologies. By combining two advanced products for paint protection – 3M paint protection film and 3M ceramic coating – you can get the best protection for your vehicle. Paint protection film and ceramic coating work together to shield your vehicle from damage.
While this combination is highly recommended for brand new vehicles, it can also be installed on older vehicles. If the car is not brand new, a paint restoration process is recommended. Either way, the vehicle must be properly cleaned and prepared. Even new cars can already have swirl marks or surface scratches from improper washing. First, you want the finish looking it’s best. Then the layers of protection are applied.
What is 3M Paint Protection Film?
Simply speaking, paint protection film, also referred to as PPF or “clear bra,” is a transparent, thermoplastic, self-healing urethane film that protects painted surfaces from gravel chips, bug splatters and minor abrasions. 3M™ Paint Protection Films are extremely durable, technologically advanced films. They can enhance the look of your vehicle’s paint and also protect against scratches and swirl marks from frequent washing.
3M™ Scotchguard Paint Protection Film Pro Series, also called 3M Clear Bra, is an 8-millimeter thick film that is maintenance-free and can be safely removed and replaced. When installed by a professional 3M installer such as Window Tint USA, 3M™ Paint Protection Film are backed by a 10-year warranty.
If you’re interested in maintaining the resale value of your vehicle, 3M Paint Protection Film is a solid choice. 3M paint protection film can be included on CARFAX® vehicle reports.
PPF can be installed on the entire vehicle or just on the areas most likely to sustain road damage, such as the front bumper, hood, fenders, side mirrors, rocker panels, and rear wheel arch. See Window Tint USA’s pricing for paint protection film.
What is 3M Ceramic Coating?
Ceramic coating is a high-performance liquid polymer coating. It creates a permanent or semi-permanent bond with the vehicle’s paint, creating a layer of protection. 3M Ceramic Coating prevents damage from weather, UV rays, chemicals and environmental contaminants and other potential hazards to your car’s finish. Ceramic coating for cars also adds value by adding shine and enhancing the depth and clarity of the paint.
When applied by hand by an experience professional, ceramic coating also makes vehicles easier to wash. The ceramic coating creates a hydrophobic and chemically resistant surface that seals the paint and keeps out dirt. It should take just a spray of water – not scrubbing that causes swirl marks – to clean the car. Due to the ceramic coating’s hydrophobic properties, the water will bead up and roll off the car’s surfaces.
Why Should You Apply Both Paint Protection Film and Ceramic Coating?
Either PPF or ceramic coating offer good paint protection for your car. Together, they offer great protection! These two types of paint protection work differently, so applying both to your vehicle gives better protection than either separately.
Paint protection film for your car is thicker than ceramic coating. It offers better protections chips and scratches from road debris and is self-healing from minor scratches. Meanwhile, ceramic coating provides shine, strength and protection from dirt and contaminants.
Ceramic coating is permanent. For best results, we recommend reapplying ceramic coasting every two to five years. However, it’s important for you to know that the coating bonds with the paint of the car. If you aren’t ready to take that step, applying paint protection film first gives the best of both worlds. Paint Protection Film is removable without causing any damage to the cars surface. Therefore, it’s ideal if repairs or a new paint job is desired.
Applying both gives you the removability and self-healing properties of the paint protection film, with beautiful finish, strength and ease of maintenance of the ceramic coat.
Window Tint USA
We are a local 3M™ certified vendor with a knowledgeable, experienced team willing to assist you with your auto tint and PPF needs.
Are you looking to maintain your car’s pristine appearance with PPF and ceramic coating? Window Tint USA is here to help! Call us at 954-960-0212 or visit our shop at 2450 W Sample Rd #4, in Pompano Beach.