Get Bumper Protection Film Today and Stop Stressing About Scratches
The paint protection film (PPF) is a transparent, 7 to 10mil thick layer of polyurethane film applied to a bumper. It protects the original paintwork of the car from damage and light scratches, without altering its overall look. Aka clear bra, is an extremely durable material, one of the best choices for bumper protection. Contact our expert installers at Tinting Chicago at 773-455-0467 or 312-212-0493 for your free quote.
Cost of installing PPF on your bumper
PPF can be installed on any model of a new or old car with any type of paint finish. It costs from $500 to install paint protection film on your front or rear bumper. The exact cost of installing a clear bra on your front and rear bumper is dependent on the following variables:
- Size of bumpers
- The brand of the film used
- Intricacy of job
Maintenance of your PPFd bumper
- Hand wash your bumper
- Remove dirt, squashed bugs, and oil as quickly as possible
- Wipe with a soft cloth
- Avoid using abrasive polishes or brushes
What does bumper protection film protect from?
- Rock chips
- Road debris
- Light scratches (no deeper than 6-8mm)
- Bird droppings
- Tree sap
The durability of the bumper protection film
If installed correctly and looked after well, quality protective films are extremely durable, lasting up to 7 years before they need to be replaced. An upfront investment in a vehicle’s paint pays off in a higher resale price in the long run.
How does paint protection film on bumpers “self-heal”?
The most technologically advanced Clear Bra products are also “self-healing”. This means that when your film suffers a light scratch or swirl mark, it’s easily removed by added heat to the vehicle surface. This is best done by either pouring hot water over the affected area or by adding heat, using a heat gun. Either way, your film will be as good as new and mark-free again in an instant!
What’s the difference between vinyl wrapping my bumper and covering it in PPF?
Vinyl wrap is generally used to give a vehicle a whole new look or to add graphics and promotional lettering to a particular section of the car. It’s highly noticeable and comes in many different colors and finishes. Clear Bra, by contrast, solely helps preserve and protect a vehicle’s paintwork.
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It can take up to 7 days for paint protection film to cure. In that time, it’s best not to wash or touch the film to avoid creating any permanent marks in the film.
Clear Bra may only be 6 to 8 mm thick but it is surprisingly strong and resilient. It is specifically designed to not only hold up against acid rain, road salt, and bird droppings, it is also engineered to be tough enough to hold up to harsh winter weather conditions.
There is a risk that some lower-quality paint protection films could yellow over time. At Tinting Chicago, we only work with 3M Scotchgard™ and XPEL ULTIMATE PLUS ™, two of the best brands and top manufacturers of paint protection films. Both of these brands repel UV rays and maintain their crystal clear, translucent appearance, even after years of installation.