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Hood Protection Film: A Super Durable Shield for Paintwork

Hood Protection Film: A Super Durable Shield for Paintwork

Car paint protection film (PPF), or clear bra, is a thin but durable thermoplastic urethane film that can be applied to the hood of your car to protect it from light scratches, bug splatter, rock chips, and other damage caused by road debris. PPF can be applied to the exterior of the whole vehicle, or just to some of the most vulnerable parts, such as the hood. For more information, contact the experts at Tinting Chicago at 773-455-0467 or 312-212-0493.

Hood Protection Film: A Super Durable Shield for Paintwork

Why apply hood protection film?

The paint protection film is between 6 and 8mm thick, totally transparent, and doesn’t alter the look of your vehicle in any way. Highly durable, when properly applied, a good quality film will last at least 7, sometimes 10 years. When it reaches the end of its life, it’s peeled back to reveal pristine paintwork with no adhesive residue left behind.

Clear bras are most often applied to new cars, rare models, sports, or exclusive vehicles. Install paint protection film on your hood and maintain the resale value of your beloved car!

Cost of installing PPF to the hood of your car

Customers can expect to pay from $500 to install PPF on the hood of their car. The exact installation price depends on the following varying factors:

  • Size of the hood of your car
  • Full hood or partial hood coverage
  • The brand of the film used
  • Intricacy of job

What do paint protection films shield against?

  • Light scratches
  • Rock chips
  • Bug splatter
  • Acids
  • Salts
  • UV exposure
  • Road debris

Parts of the car that you can apply PPF to

  • Hood
  • Fenders
  • Door edges
  • Side mirrors
  • Front bumper
  • Headlights

Maintainance of your PPFd hood

The clear bra doesn’t require a lot of maintenance. There are however some rules you should follow when looking after automotive paint protection film on your vehicle:

  • Wipe away dirt, oil, and bug splatters as quickly as possible
  • Hand wash, rather than using automated car wash
  • Wipe with a soft microfiber cloth
  • Never use abrasive brushes

“Self-healing” technology: how it works

All high-quality paint protection film today contains ‘self-healing’ technology. What does this do? Well, if you happen to get scratches or swirl marks in the topcoat film, they can be easily removed with a heat gun or hot water. If using a heat gun, apply heat for a couple of seconds to the affected area and the film will mold back into place. If using water, simply pour the hot water over the mark and leave until the film becomes smooth and flat once again.

The difference between vinyl wrapping the hood of my car and covering it in PPF

Vinyl wrap is installed on the hood of a car to change the color or texture, add graphical letting or help promote a particular business. Clear paint protection is installed with the express purpose of protecting your vehicle’s paint.

Should I install PPF on the hood myself?

Even though the natural shape of a hood is flat, paint protection film installation can still be fiddly. It’s best, therefore, to leave the installation to experts with all the specific installation tools. For best results, PPF should also be installed in a light-filled, dust-free environment – not easily achieved at home.

The lifespan of the hood protection film

If installed and maintained correctly, the hood protection film is extremely durable, lasting up to 7 years before it needs to be replaced. For this reason, it excels as the most durable PPF product for your car. We recommend installing only high-quality PPFs by reliable brands.

After years of work, we chose XPEL — the brand that offers the best price-quality ratio. Its films are strong, durable, reliable, and recommended for all kinds of vehicles. Choose only what’s best for your car!

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How long does it take for hood protection film to cure?

It takes up to 7 days for paint protection films on the hood of a car to cure. During this time, it’s best not to wash or touch your Clear Bra finish as it could result in lasting marks on your film.

Will PPF on the hood of my car turn yellow in the sun?

High-quality clearcoat Clear Bra doesn’t yellow in the sun. It contains technology that helps repel the sun’s UV rays meaning it remains as crystal clear as the day it was installed.

Will Clear Bra on my hood get damaged in wintery weather?

Despite only being 6 to 8 mm thick, hood protection film is surprisingly strong and durable. It’s been engineered to hold up against the harshest of winter weather conditions. So long as PPF is looked after correctly it will protect your hood from damage for up to 7 winter seasons.

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