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The Truth ! Advantage & Disadvantages of PPF(Paint Protection film) On Car

The Truth ! Advantage & Disadvantages of PPF(Paint Protection film) On Car

Paint protection film may make a significant difference in the endurance of a faultless paint job, but it also adds to the cost of assembly. You may be wondering, “Is it worth it?”
In this short pros/cons list, we’ve set out all of the benefits and drawbacks of paint protection film to help you weigh your options:

PROS: The Advantages of Paint Protection Film

  • It’s Invisible: You may be covering the vehicle’s paint, but a thin, translucent coating of paint protection film (PPF) is virtually undetectable. Modern films can provide long-lasting and robust protection without adding bulk. Most are barely 8 mils (0.0008 inches) thick and block less than 0.1 percent of the light that reaches the paint!
  • Customizable to Your Needs: You may easily target particular vehicle sections with die-cut anti-chipping films or wrap entire body panels, depending on the scope of your project.
  • Service Extends Vehicle Value Depreciation: As years of wear and tear damage a vehicle’s mechanical characteristics, look, and gloss, its value depreciates. Paint protection films extend the life of a vehicle by efficiently resisting dirt, pebbles, sand, and other impacts that cause chips, scratches, and abrasions. Some films are even self-healing.
  • Easy to Apply: Ceramic coatings are another popular method for paint protection that is easier to apply than alternatives. Unfortunately, these coatings are messier, necessitate more expensive equipment, and add to the already lengthy drying time for your painting procedure. Inefficiencies like this reduce your profit margins. PPF installation is quick, and it allows you to pass savings on to OEMs while increasing negotiating leverage.


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CONS: The Disadvantages of Paint Protection Film

  • Expensive Costs: Applying a paint protection layer is more expensive than just leaving the paint alone. However, the extra expenditures are more than offset by long-term value gains, particularly in high-risk regions of the vehicle. You may save money by using protective films only in areas that are often subjected to impacts and pollutants (i.e., fenders, lower body panels, front fascia, side mirrors).
  • The Film Could Be Placed Inadequately: A paint protection film is only a dependable option if it is applied smoothly throughout the whole surface area, devoid of ripples, wrinkles, and bubbles. You may minimize the hazards of an incorrect application by working with a reputable vendor and giving your staff with an easy-to-implement solution that requires minimum training.
  • Some Films Yellow Over Time: This is a typical defect of older film types, which deteriorate and yellow when exposed to UV light over an extended period of time (a given on an outdoor vehicle). This flaw is no longer present in newer materials. Throughout their service life, modern urethane films keep their flawless transparency.
  • Need Replacement: Paint protection films are often covered by warranties of 5, 10, or 12 years. After this point, the film’s integrity cannot be guaranteed. However, this is a substantial period of optimal service life, and redoing a paint job in the interim (due to inadequate protection) would be a massive expenditure.


Ceramic Coating




Have you considered adding a ceramic coating to your vehicle? Do the promises that it will keep your car’s paint finish looking good hold water? Is it a more effective method than waxing and polishing? How does it compare to the benefits of using a paint protection film (PPF)? Is it truly worth the money, given the price tag? We’re sure you’ve asked similar questions before, only to be left even more perplexed. On occasion, the amount of contradictory information available on the internet can be irritating. That’s why we’ve decided to get rid of them for good.

Basics Of Ceramic Coating 

We understand. You want your automobile to appear great all of the time and are willing to do anything that is both effective and long-lasting. You’ve tried everything from daily cleaning to monthly waxing to remove those scrapes, stain marks, filth, grime, and other blemishes. Despite this, they return the next day with extra swirl marks from all the washing.

So you come up with another idea. A method that, with just a little regular care, will make your automobile appear like new every day. Something that protects against chemical etching and oxidation on a one-time basis: you apply it once and then forget about it for years.

What is Ceramic Coating?

A chemical polymer solution that is put to the exterior of a car to protect it against external paint damage is known as industry-grade ceramic coating. It’s usually applied by hand and mixes in with your car’s paint, adding an extra layer of hydrophobic protection.

The factory paint job on the automobile is unaffected by this chemical bonding and development of a new layer. While many automobile enthusiasts and even detailers assume that ceramic coating is a substitute for clear bra (paint protection film), it is really a substitute for waxing.

The major goal is to keep dirt, filth, and stain marks off the paint work, which would damage the clear coat.

Depending on the coating and kind of polymer employed, ceramic coating, also known as Nano-ceramic coating, is a permanent or semi-permanent answer to your problems. It does not degrade in typical air circumstances such as rain or summer because of its chemically inherent characteristics.


You can make a robust solution out of anything that includes chemical components. Ceramic coating, on the other hand, is both permanent and simpler to clean once applied. Aside from the obvious, there are a few more reasons to use it in your vehicle:

Protection from Harmful UV Rays

You can only image the devastation that the sun’s damaging UV rays may cause to the paint work on your automobile. Your car’s paint will be protected against oxidation, fading, and wearing a dull appearance with a ceramic coating. If you park your car outside, this is extremely important.

Protection from Chemical Stains

Chemical stains caused by acidic pollutants in the air are another source of possible automobile harm. These pollutants will not be able to bind to the paint if a coating is applied. Ceramic coating may be a big comfort in a city where air pollution is on the rise.

Hydrophobic Nature, Ease of Cleaning

Washing your automobile becomes a pain when it comes to waxing and other forms of cleaning. You won’t have to worry about the polymer fading off with ceramic coating. (Removing it fully, by the way, necessitates a polishing and wet-sanding operation.)
It not only blends in with the paint of your automobile, but it also repels water. This implies that any dirt or filth that is water-based will bead on the surface and ultimately glide off. After a fast jet wash, you’ll have a clean, ageless vehicle.

Candy-Like Gloss

This is where all automobile owners will appreciate the beauty. Ceramic coating, like car bra, adds shine and depth to your automobile’s paint. It will give your automobile a gleaming finish, bringing out the finest in the original paint.

Haven’t all of these advantages exposed the truth regarding ceramic coating? Its popularity has only increased in Pakistan over the last several years. Both users and professionals in the car business have given it high marks.

A review of our own records over the last twelve years at Viv Auto Detailing provides us a decent indication of auto owners’ overall readiness to try out this fantastic protection for their vehicle.

Is Ceramic Coating worth it?

Yes, to put it succinctly. As we’ve shown in this post, ceramic coating has several advantages that will add long-term value to your vehicle. It will make cleaning and maintaining it less of a chore. So you can spend more time driving and enjoying your automobile rather than worrying about how to safeguard it.

However, if you ask us if it is a one-stop solution for all your paint problems, we would say no. There is no one product on the market that will ensure your car’s total protection. We wouldn’t be talking about ceramic coating, one of the best automotive paint protection services available today, if there were.

Final Thoughts

The key to keeping your automobile looking good is to maintain it on a regular basis. However, if you are a car enthusiast who is persuaded of the benefits of ceramic coating and the value it will bring to your vehicle, contact us now for a quotation.



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