Get Bumper Protection Film Today and Stop Stressing About Scratches
Clear paint protection film (PPF) is a 6 to 8mm thick layer of polyurethane that adheres to bumpers to protect them from light scratches, without altering the overall look of the vehicle. Paint protection film or Clear Bra as it is otherwise known is stain-resistant, tough, and virtually invisible to the naked eye.
The best paint protection films also contain ‘self-healing’ technology that gets rid of light scratches and swirl marks when hot water or a heat gun is applied to the affected area. Why risk incurring expensive paintwork damage when it can be so easily avoided?
PPF can be installed on any model of a new car or old car with any type of paint finish, be it a matte, or a satin finish. Intrigued to learn more? 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
It costs from $500 to install paint protection film on your front or rear bumper. The exact cost of installing Clear Bra on your front and rear bumper is dependent on the following variables:
- Size of bumpers
- Brand of film used
- Intricacy of job
- Skill of installer
Special care for paint protection films
- 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 against?
- Rock chips
- Light scratches (no deeper than 6-8mm)
- Bird droppings
- Swirl marks
- Tree sap
The durability of 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.
Steps for professional removal of PPF from bumper
To ensure that no adhesive remains when PPF is removed from a car, it’s advisable to leave the following removal process to professionals:
- Place clean, soft, dust-free cloths over the bumper
- Pour hot water from a kettle over the cloths
- Leave for a couple of minutes so it heats the film underneath
- Peel back the cloths and slowly peel the film edges away
- Ensure you aren’t pulling the film too hard
Frequently Asked Questions
How long for bumper protection film to cure?
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.
Does Clear Bra get damaged in harsh weather?
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.
Will PPF on my bumper yellow with time?
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.
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