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Frequently Asked Questions
WHY USE PAINT PROTECTION FILM?
Modern automotive paints are actually thinner than they used to be, making it even more imperative that you protect vulnerable areas of your car. Front bumpers, hoods, side mirrors, door handle cavities, door edges, rocker panels, and rear fender panels are particularly good spots for applying clear bra, but of course, it can be applied virtually anywhere on your vehicle upon request.
WHAT DO I NEED TO DO AFTER APPLICATION?
One of the benefits of using paint protection film is that it’s maintenance free; once our technicians apply it, there’s nothing more that needs to be done. You can wash and wax your car normally and as frequently as you’d like without fear of washing marks or swirl marks affecting its appearance.
WILL PAINT PROTECTION FILM CHANGE THE COLOR OF MY CAR?
A good clear bra is a virtually invisible urethane film that is both stain and fade resistant. It won’t impact the color of your car. That being said, note that inferior quality products may turn yellow over time.
CAN PAINT PROTECTION FILM BE REMOVED?
Yes. Our trained professionals can remove paint protection film without damaging your car.
ARE THERE DIFFERENT VARIETIES OF PAINT PROTECTION FILM?
Yes – and believe it or not, different brands require different training and application techniques. At Exclusive Detail, we are factory trained and certified in the premium brands we use (including XPEL ULTIMATE™, 3M™ Scotchgard, and SunTek®).
HOW DOES PAINT PROTECTION FILM “HEAL ITSELF?”
The self-healing technology describes clear bra’s ability to heal itself when washing marks, swirl marks, or other light scratches are introduced into the surface of the film. Keep in mind that the topcoat does have a self-healing limit and can’t mend itself after sustaining serious damage, such as from rock chips or chemical etching. Still, paint protection film does offer a significant layer of protection against more benign, everyday threats.
What is a Ceramic Coating?
A Ceramic Coating (such as Opti-Coat Pro, Ceramic Pro, C.Quartz, and Modesta) is a liquid polymer that is applied to a vehicle’s exterior, painted surfaces. After application, the coating cures and bonds with the vehicle’s factory paint, providing a layer of protection
What are the main benefits of a Ceramic Coating?
A Ceramic Coating has four main benefits. First, keeps your car cleaner for longer and makes it easier to wash. Second, it provides protection from chemical etching. Third, it prevents UV damage. Fourth, it enhances the gloss of a vehicle’s factory paint. Learn more about the benefits of Ceramic Coatings.
What does “hydrophobic” mean?
The term “hydrophobic” refers to a Ceramic Coatings water resistant properties. When a Ceramic Coating cures on a vehicle’s paint, it creates a surface that repels water, such that any liquid will slide or sheet off the surface. This hydrophobic surface makes it more difficult for dirt and grime to bond with a vehicle’s paint, and makes it easier to clean off.
What’s the difference between a Ceramic Coating and a wax?
Ceramic Coatings and traditional waxes or sealants serve similar purposes. Both are aimed at providing a level of protection from environmental contaminates and enhancing a vehicle’s gloss. However, a Ceramic Coating is a higher performing and more permanent solution. While a traditional wax has to be reapplied every few months, a Ceramic Coating provides multi-year protection.
Will a Ceramic Coating eliminate the danger of scratches, rock chips, and swirl marks?
No. A Ceramic Coating does not make your car bullet-proof. In fact, the scratch resistance of Ceramic Coatings is often exaggerated. While the surface of a cured Ceramic Coating is harder than a vehicle’s factory clear coat, it is still susceptible to chips and scratches. Learn more about the limitations of Ceramic Coatings.
Is a Ceramic Coating a good alternative to Paint Protection Film?
No. While a Ceramic Coating does provide a level of protection for your cars paint, it is no substitute for the comprehensive protection provided by a premium Paint Protection Film (otherwise known as Clear Bra). A premium Paint Protection Film is far thicker than a Ceramic Coating, and its surface is designed to self-heal from chips and scratches. Learn more about the benefits, technology, and history behind automotive Paint Protection Film.