Types of Paint Protection Films and Their Benefits

on 23 Mar 2021 5:57 PM

El Cajon Window Tinting’s Breakdown of How Paint Protection Film Works

When it comes to car maintenance, paint protection often falls to the bottom of the list. Higher priority items such as tires, oil changes, and anything going on under the hood usually eclipse something that is purely cosmetic like the paint job. That is, until you notice a huge scratch or massive chip missing in the paint job. Let’s face it, the more you drive, the more damage you’re going to incur from things like road debris, sand, rocks, and anything else that can be kicked up on the highway. It only takes a few wrongly timed pebbles to damage your paint job and make your car look like an eyesore.

Fortunately, the team here at El Cajon Window Tinting is able to protect your paint job with our line-up of paint protection films. Not only do these films ensure the integrity of your current paint job over the course of many years, they do so in a way that’s slick, stylish, and most importantly, affordable.


What is Paint Protection Film and How Does it Work?

Paint protection film goes by a few different names depending on who you’re talking to. In the car detailing industry, some refer to it as a clear bra while others call it a vinyl wrap. Regardless of the name, the point of paint protection film is that it protects your car’s paint job from nicks, scratches, and other cosmetic flaws caused by the wear and tear of driving.

The protective film is composed of an ultra-thin urethane compound that is transparent, hence, the name “clear bra.” Every paint protection film installation that we do at El Cajon Window Tinting is custom made for your specific vehicle. This ensures that every nook and cranny of your vehicle is completely covered by the film and protected. The organic compound of the film bonds to the vehicle’s paint job and forms a barrier that can withstand virtually any common road debris you will come across.


What Are the Benefits of Getting Paint Protection Film?

First of all, paint protection film is going to safeguard you against all the cosmetic hazards of driving. Granted, there’s going to be some upfront cost to install it. However, you’re not going to have to worry about any nicks, scratches, or gouges in your paint job for many years. This means never having to touch up the paint job at a later date, which can really add up if you have a lot of flaws in the paint job.

Another benefit of getting paint protection film is that it makes your car more resistant to damage caused by the sun and extreme temperatures. In fact, the film’s self-healing feature is triggered by the heat. Hot weather activates the compound and will result in your paint job mending itself by filling in those scratches. What’s great about the film is that it harnesses heat while rejecting the damage caused by UV rays. This means your paint job will remain shiny and not become susceptible to fading or discoloration.

Finally, a protective paint job equates to less time and money spent washing and waxing your car. Your paint job will remain in high-quality condition which helps maintain the overall value of the vehicle.


How Do I Get Paint Protection Film Installed?

El Cajon Window Tinting is an official dealer of SunTek, so we can sell and install all of their window tinting and paint protection film products. Since every window tinting and paint protection film install has to be custom fitted to your vehicle, the first step you should take is bringing your car to our shop.

Our resident installation experts can evaluate your car and show you all the different options you have for paint protection film. SunTek Paint Protection Film is available in matte, glossy, and high gloss altered black (for a more custom look). This product comes with a minimum five-year warranty and can be installed in less than a day.

The process is simple and easy, and the long term benefits make it a sound investment for the look and overall protection of your car.


Contact El Cajon Window Tinting Today

If you’re interested in protecting your paint job with SunTek’s Paint Protection Film, the best way to get started is by coming by El Cajon Window Tinting. Our shop is located at 1156 Broadway in El Cajon. Feel free to give us a call at 619-988-7048 or email us at elcajonwindowtinting@gmail.com to set an appointment for your visit.