You just purchased a vehicle or in the midst of doing so and want to preserve its brand new appearance forever. And who doesn’t? Unfortunately, the roads of Lehigh Valley and Pennsylvania can easily ruin your finish. From rocks, UV rays and passing by bird droppings, your vehicle faces many potential threats that could easily ruin your brand new finish.
To make sure your car’s paint stays the same, it will need some serious protection to help it fight against the forces of natures. And that’s where Paint Protection Film (PPF) comes in.
You’ve probably heard of it or maybe you remember someone mentioning “Clear Bra” or “Clear-Shield” or “3M Scotchgard Films”. Paint protection film has many names but only one purpose and that’s to protect your paint against scratches, rock chips, scuffs, and UV rays.
SunTek PPF Ultra is scientifically formulated to maintain the beauty and integrity of vehicle finishes for many years, in all kinds of weather. It’s a combination of innovative film technologies that we stand behind with a 10-year limited warranty.
PPF Ultra comes in either optically clear high-gloss or matte finishes, so it disappears into automotive paint and can be used to create specialty effects. With either finish, there are benefits of self-healing film and our proprietary HydroResist technology.
Our commitment to lasting results doesn’t stop with film. SunTek’s exclusive TruCut™ software makes installation a smooth process, with easy set-up and an extensive library of patterns to ensure film precisely fits a vehicle’s contours.
Paint protection film is a transparent, robust and thin urethane film. It’s about 6 mils thick, or six-thousandths (0.006) of an inch. It was first invented by 3M for the US Army during the Vietnam War. 3M invented clear bra to protect helicopter rotor from high-velocity shrapnel and debris. The US Army needed a solution that not protected but that was very light-weight and 3M paint protection was the exact solution they need.
Nowadays, PPF main applications are in the automotive sector and they’ve evolved to cater to virtually all paint protection needs. In a nutshell, clear bras excel at one thing and that’s to protect your paint even against high impact damages such as rock chips, scratches, and scuffs.
The urethane film will also absorb all UV rays to guarantee your paint won’t oxidize. It also provides complete protection against acidic and corrosive contaminants such as bird droppings, acid rains, calcium deposits or any contaminant that would otherwise harm your paint.
But over the decades, manufacturers have continually improved their films and they can now self-heal, change the color of your paint, add a “matte” look to your paint and more.