Urethane technology was developed during the Vietnam War, when U.S. helicopters were crashing due to damage on the leading edge of rotor blades. Again, each brand of PPF has recommended fitting solution properties, some can range from distilled water to chemically-activated agents.
This thick urethane film is designed to protect against impact from gravel, salts, debris, stones, insects and even minor collisions. As its name suggests, its primary function is to provide a smooth, glossy finish while protecting the surface paint from fading. Read more about Auto Lackschutzfolierung here. It is primarily a transparent polyurethane-based material that can be restored if the upper layer is scratched.
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It’s also important to remove any acidic contaminants (like bird droppings or bug splatters) as soon as possible to prevent them from staining the film. For minor scratches, heat from the sun or an engine can often cause the film to self-heal, but for deeper scratches, professional repair may be necessary. To keep the film in optimal condition, it is recommended to get a special PPF Decon wash every few months at CarzSpa stores, which can remove oxidation and pollution from the surface of the film.
Protection against Chemicals and UV Rays
The first paint protection film was a clear urethane film with a special adhesive that would protect the paint of cars from scratches, chips, and other damage. PPF was first developed in the early 1990s by 3M, the leading manufacturer of the film. Since then, other companies have developed their own PPF products, which vary in quality, durability, and cost. The purpose of PPF is to protect the paint of a car from the elements. It helps to prevent scratches, chips, and fading, and can be applied to both new and pre-owned vehicles. PPF is also highly resistant to UV rays, which can cause fading or discoloration of the paint.
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This is the core layer that provides the strength and durability of the film. It is made of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) or thermoplastic hybrid (TPH), which are flexible and resistant materials that can conform to the curves and contours of the car. The thickness of this layer can range anywhere between 140 to 160 microns. From race cars to street cars, boats, motorcycles, and more, Glasslife protects your vehicle’s finish and keep it looking better than showroom new for as long as you own it. In most cases, installers state that Pre-Cut PPF is inferior because it leaves visible edges. This system eliminates the unnecessary damages of cutting PPF on the vehicle and accidentally cutting clear coat.