Whilst there are a huge range of product options when it comes to vehicle paint protection – PTFE, Organic, Inorganic and Glass – they all perform a very similar task, protecting your cars paintwork.
Every car has 3 layers added to the metal bodywork – Filler, Base Coat, Clear Coat. The number of layers and the thickness of those layers vary according to the manufacturer and is, as you would expect, closely aligned to the vehicle price. This makes it very interesting when you consider that Paint Protection is often considered more worthwhile on expensive cars when in actual fact the opposite could be true as the less expensive cars have a reduced level of protection against the elements.
Paint Protection works by adding a coating on top of your cars Clear Coat giving an additional level of protection. The mistake some owners make is believing that this layer repels everything that lands on the car. Some of this is due to the over hyping of Paint Protection by car dealer After Sale Departments in an attempt to justify the huge prices charged. Paint Protection will:
a. Add an additional layer of protection against contaminants, giving you more time to remove them before they cause damage.
b. Make your car easier to keep clean as the contaminants are sitting on the surface.
c. Improve the shine of your vehicle
d. Provide greater protection from UV rays
There is one proviso with the above and that is you need to ensure that the product is applied properly. Seems obvious but in many cases the application is done off site by untrained applicators under pressure to get the car finished. With a mobile professional detailer the whole process is visible to you. They are also not confined to one product and can therefore apply a product that fits with your budget.