PPF - PAINT PROTECTION FILM

Car Paint Protection Film (PPF) offers breakthrough paint protection technology for your car!

A car’s paint job is one of the most aesthetic eye-catching attributes of a car. The original factory paint is worth 30% – 40% of the car’s value. And if you are a car enthusiast like we are, you are most likely aware that you can replace most parts of your car, but not the factory paint. This is where Paint Protection Film comes in.

Craftsmen Automotive Professional is proud to say that we have heavily invested in the best equipment and training in order to achieve excellent results. We use the latest software and databases to ensure the best coverage and fitment for your vehicle. We can also customize templates or in certain situations, do bulk-fit installations which many installers are uncomfortable to provide better coverage.

What is Paint Protection Film?

Paint Protection Film is a near invisible thin polyurethane film that can be applied to your vehicle, creating an extra layer of protection to your car paint. Historically, these protection films were used in the 1980’s to protect helicopter rotor blades from damage and chipping. The technology evolved over the years and gained widespread popularity in the automotive industry as the most effective material to protect the car paint from physical impact including stone chips and minor contact accidents.

How is Car Paint Protection Film applied?

Applying PPF is a highly skilled process. Within the automotive industry, there are two main ways to apply PPF, which is by using Template or Bulk-Fit.

 

Template Cut is done by using readily available patterns from the software database and Paint Protection Film cut using a plotter to the exact measurements for each specific panels of the vehicle. We use the latest software and databases that to ensure the best coverage and fitment for your vehicle.

 

The Bulk-Fit method requires trimming/cutting the PPF to shape as they are applied on the vehicle. This method can provide better coverage in most cases where many installers are uncomfortable with.

 

In addition, we can also tailor-made and work with you to protect the desired areas of your vehicle.

Brands of Paint Protection Film (PPF) we offer

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  • scientifically proven, 2-in-1 Defense merges the super hydrophobicity of ceramic coating with premium, self-healing paint protection film
  • clear finish with intense gloss and no orange peel appearance
  • formidable defense against nature’s harshest elements, with 25% more stain resistance than top brands
  • SunTek Paint Protection Film Ultra is scientifically formulated to help maintain the beauty and integrity of vehicle finishes for many years. It’s a combination of innovative film technologies backed by a 10-year limited warranty.
  • SunTek PPF Ultra is available in either optically clear high-gloss or matte finishes. Both are self-healing and feature SunTek’s proprietary HydroResist™ technology.
  • SunTek PPF Ultra Defense offers even greater protection. It’s the strongest, thickest PPF in SunTek’s Paint Protection Film portfolio, manufactured for higher impact resistance.
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  • clear self-adhesive film, specially designed for the protection of vehicle bodies
  • gloss surface finish
  • excellent shock-proofing properties, it protects vehicle paint against chipping, insects, scratches, minor dents, car wash brushes etc.
  • contains an anti-adhesion component. Thus, dust and dirt will adhere much less to the car body
  • cleaning will be less frequent and significantly easier
  • lifetime warranty
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  • both protection and style
  • ultramodern matte finish
  • new standard by offering protection that changes your cars colour at every angle
  • metallic flake finisher
  • premium paint protection film offering top-notch performance, durability, and reliability
  • nano-glass top coat is bonded to the film at a molecular level during the manufacturing process
  • eliminating the need for waxes or after-market top coatings
  • highly elastic TPU layers, allowing DYNOflex to absorb and disperse even the most substantial shocks
  • offers continuous protection that eliminates the need for glass replacement, ADAS sensor re-calibration, and other costly repair procedures

MATTE PAINT PROTECTION FILM

CLEAR PAINT PROTECTION FILM

COLOUR CHANGE PAINT PROTECTION FILM

PPF - COVERAGE & OPTIONS

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FULL FRONT END

The full front package is the best value-for-money option.

The full front end includes the bonnet, front guards, bumper and headlights (edges wrapped-edge where possible).

This option is the superior option that protects the entire front end of the vehicle from oncoming road debris. A full front removes the edge lines associated by a partial front end PPF install.

Covers:

  • Front Bumper & Headlights
  • Full Bonnet
  • Full Front Guards

Options:

  • Gloss PPF
  • Matte PPF
  • Light Smoke PPF (Headlights)
  • Dark Smoke PPF (Headlights)

 

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TRACK PACKAGE

The track package is designed for the car enthusiasts who likes spirited drive and protect their vehicle from driving closely behind other vehicles.

This package is an extension and upgrade from the full front end option by adding high impact areas like side skirts, side mirrors, and A pillars.

This package is flexible as many car designs differ meaning some cars may require pieces for the rear quarters or different coverage for the side skirts.

This package provides the best coverage for protection from oncoming road debris which is also suitable for vehicles that does a lot of highway and country drives.

Covers:

  • Front Bumper & Headlights
  • Full Bonnet
  • Full Front Guards
  • Side Skirts
  • Wing Mirrors
  • Partial Roof (if applicable)

Options:

  • Gloss PPF
  • Matte PPF
  • Light Smoke PPF (Headlights)
  • Dark Smoke PPF (Headlights)
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CUSTOM OPTIONS

You can choose the areas you want protected and we will price accordingly depending on the complexity and time taken.

Select the panels you want protected and we can quote accordingly

In addition, there are different types of PPF you could choose from depending on what you would like to achieve

Options:

  • Matte PPF
  • Gloss Black PPF (commonly used on Piano Black Trims)
  • Light Smoke PPF (Headlights & Tailights)
  • Dark Smoke PPF (Headlights & Tailights)
  • Coloured PPF (Highlighting certain areas)
  • 10 mil thick PPF (High Impact Areas)

 

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FULL WRAP

The full wrap is the most comprehensive and in-demand option available for protecting your car. Every painted panels and areas such as grills, side mirrors, B-pillars are included in the package.

Depending on the vehicles design and software templates, we will often discuss the option of removing badges, door handles, vents with the owner to provide better coverage. These extra steps would allow a better installation result.

Due to the size of the job, it is vital that you organise ample time for the job to get done and also your own transport as we will need up to a week for the PPF installation on your vehicle.

More complex vehicles such as supercars often have many components in the templates covering aero packages like diffusers and fins may incur higher costs as the installation will take more time.

Colour change PPF wraps also incur higher costs due to the complexity in installation.

Options:

  • Gloss PPF
  • Matte PPF
  • Colour-change PPF

 

FAQ

It is a common confusion that PPF is a clear version of vinyl wraps, however these two car wraps are completely different. The difference between PPF and Vinyl wraps are purely based on its purpose. Vinyl Wraps are primarily applied on vehicles to add customisation while PPFs are used exclusively for protecting the car paint.

Vinyl Wraps are typically thinner and much easier to install. In addition, it can provide paint protection. However, PPFs are typically much thicker and transparent. This car wrap, although transparent, can also improve the aesthetics of your vehicle and add gloss by 30-40%.

At Craftsmen Automotive Professional, we offer clear, matte, and colour-infused PPFs. Elevating the appearance of your vehicle while protecting its factory standard paint.

Lastly, PPF offers an additional benefit. They contain self-healing properties with the ability to restore itself from minor scratches and swirls and while retaining the paint quality of your vehicle.

That depends upon the which PPF product you would like applied to your vehicle. Different PPFs offer different warranties, however the most common warranties range between 5 -10 years under a specific set of conditions.

At Craftsmen Automotive Professional, we consult our clients on the best PPF car wrap for their vehicles. For more information contact us today!

When it comes to protecting your car paint from the harsh Australian environment and weather, PPF is a clear winner amongst other paint protection solutions. However, it is possible to pair this car paint protection solution with others. Such as ceramic coating, another car paint protection solution we offer at Craftsmen Automotive Professionals. Contact us today to find out more how we can provide an unrivaled protection to your vehicle!

The short answer is yes. When it comes to the cost of car paint protection films, we suggest assessing the value and condition of your vehicle. However, it depends on how you view your car. The make, model and brand on your car will facilitate your assessment on PPFs. This is important because the type of car shape will add another level of complexity that needs to be considered when justifying the installation of PPFs. To get a comprehensive quotation, give us a call today!

The difficulty of applying car PPF depends on the vehicle and the installer. Furthermore, it depends on the level of coverage options. At Craftsmen Automotive Professionals, we can accommodate your Car PPFs requirements.

At Craftsmen Automotive Professionals, we can apply PPF on various parts of your car. This depends on the coverage options you choose. We can cover the full front of your car which includes the bonnet, front guards, bumper and headlights. This is known as our Full Front End Package. Alternatively, we can cover side skirts, side mirrors, and pillars as well as the full front of your car. This is known as our Track Package. Otherwise, we can also apply PPF to various parts of your car, known as our Custom Package or we can cover the whole car also known as our Full Wrap Package.

PPFs can be applied to most vehicles in the market. Depending on the vehicle’s make, model and brand, Craftsmen Automotive Professional will be able to provide the car PPF solution that is best suited for your vehicle.

If you have a car PPF on your vehicle, you can trust that your original factory car paint is protected. You can clean the PPF as you would normally clean a car. You can also pressure wash your car as long as you don’t directly aim the water stream on the edges of your panels.