Updated: Sep 8
Get To Know PPF or Clear Bra and It’s History
Paint Protection Films (PPF) or Clear Bra Films are commonly used to protect your vehicle’s paint from chips, scratches and defects. A PPF can be used on any part of the car that is exposed to damage, such as headlights, bumpers, side skirts, rocker panels, mirrors and other parts of the exterior.
Here’s the whole point of Automotive Protective Films: It keeps your car looking better for longer. That’s it. Car Paint Protection Film is the most comprehensive form of defense you can establish between your car and all that can damage your car’s appearance.
Paint Protection Film is a self-healing, high impact resistant and ultra clear protective film. Because of its high impact resistance, Paint Protection Film's application will protect your paint from chips and scratches caused by rocks and road debris. The urethane film is resistant to corrosion and acidic contaminants - meaning that it creates a line of defense from chemicals staining and etching caused by bird droppings, bug splatter or mineral deposits and acid rain. It does not oxidize with exposure to the sun, protecting your car's exterior color longer than standard paint protection films that fade with time.
History of PPF
If you’re getting to know the person, you learn their interests and background, right? Well, Clear Bra has a long history behind it. Let’s take a look at how it all started.
Automotive Paint Protection Film is a transparent, urethane material. Urethane technology was developed during the Vietnam War, when U.S. helicopters were crashing due to damage on the leading edge of rotor blades. The military worked with manufacturers to develop a technology that would be lightweight, but resilient, and could be replaced at the fraction of the cost of replacing an entire rotor blade (or a crashed helicopter for that matter). In the 1970s, the military expanded its use of urethane films to the noses of fighter jets, and because the technology has been so successful and efficient, manufacturers still manufacture a variety of urethane films for military and aerospace purposes to this day.
In the 1980s, NASCAR saw how urethane technology could be beneficial in protecting the front half of race cars to protect pricey advertising wraps from damage from rock and debris.
Since the 1990s, Paint Protection Film has become a general consumer automotive product that has evolved greatly with self-healing and hydrophobic properties.
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If you are ready to get your vehicle protected or learn more about the benefits of Paint Protection Films, here at Shade9 are the West Virginia's areas leading installation center for Llumar Paint Protection Films. Get a Quote Today or Call Us at 304-710-0380 to learn more!