You know when you’re driving along, and a car in front of you kicks up a rock? Or when you watch as a big bug smacks into your freshly washed car? You’ve probably felt that familiar shiver of annoyance, wondering about small chips and other damage to your vehicle’s paint. The fact is, numerous things can negatively affect auto paint, and our team at Xtreme Auto Collision in Raleigh, North Carolina, is on a mission to protect your car’s paint from this type of wear and tear. If you recall, back in the day people used to buy those large black car bras that would cover half of their hoods. These were used to combat things like rock chips on high impact areas. The problem with these, however, is that they can trap moisture and hide the paint so that you’ll end up with faded patches and rust spots. These days technology has advanced, and we are pleased to be able to offer Paint Protection Film, otherwise known as the PPF Clear Bra. This is a thin protective film that can be applied to those high-impact areas of your car to protect from rock chips, UV light, bug splatter, and other small abrasions.
When new vehicles roll off the assembly line, they have a clear coat on them that protects the colored paint underneath. As time goes on and the vehicle is exposed to the elements, this clear coat starts to break down and fade. Waxing your car regularly can certainly help to keep the paint safe, but to significantly decrease the chances of rust and chipped paint, a PPF Clear Bra is the way to go. Before the film is applied, the areas that will receive the clear bra are cleaned thoroughly. The film is then applied to a completely clean surface, free from any moisture or debris. The strength of the film acts as a shield against rocks and other scuffs without disrupting the look of the vehicle at all. Typically PPF is applied to parts of the vehicle that face the highest chances of being hit, such as the base of the hood, front bumper, and fenders. However, PPF can be installed on any and all surfaces to provide full protection from sun fading, acidic contaminants, and oxidation.
We don't just repair cars after accidents and collisions. We want to protect them from future harm! Keeping your paint from deteriorating won't just look good, it will also save you from needing larger paint jobs in the future. At Xtreme Auto Collision, our technicians are trained to apply various special protective products to keep your car in great shape. Whether you're curious about the PPF clear bra or are looking for the even more advanced Xtreme9h® ceramic coatings, be sure to get in touch! You can use our online scheduling tool to book yourself in for PPF Clear Bra or other coating services when it's convenient or give us a call at 919-827-4097 and we'll look after you personally. You can visit us in person at 4805 Hargrove Road, or you can drop off your vehicle after-hours, and we'll get in touch the following morning to provide you with expert advice and quality service for all of your collision repair needs.