Top 5 Myths about Paint Protection Film Debunked: Separating Fact from Fiction

May 14, 2023by Timeless_User

Despite its widespread use and a recent surge in popularity, there are still numerous pervasive myths about paint protection film and the best way to safeguard your vehicle’s exterior from excess wear and tear. In this article, we will cover five of these myths and provide additional context to help you make a better-informed decision about how to keep your vehicle looking pristine for many years to come. 

Myth 1 – All paint protection films are alike

This first myth is pretty patently false – not all paint protection films are alike. In fact, there are many different types of films available and each may have a varying thickness, composition, and provide different levels of protection. Talk to the experts to ensure that you’re getting the correct type of film to suit your specific needs.

Myth 2 – Paint protection films can damage vehicle exteriors

When properly installed and maintained, paint protection films should not damage the exterior of your vehicle. However, in rare instances, improper installation or use of a lower-quality film may result in damages to the paint. That’s why it’s absolutely critical to work with professionals who know how to do the job right and stick to the manufacturer’s maintenance instructions to ensure your car stays shiny and protected. 

Myth 3 – Protective films are too expensive

While the cost may vary slightly based on the type of film and size of the vehicle, paint protection films are only slightly more expensive than other, more traditional protective coatings like wax or ceramic. 

Myth 4 – Films often peel or crack when exposed to the elements

It’s true that many early versions of paint protective coatings were susceptible to cracking and peeling, especially when subjected to prolonged exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays, but thankfully, most companies no longer use PVC. As a result, the newer materials are much less likely to crack, discolour, or peel when exposed to direct sunlight. 

Myth 5 – Paint protection film is challenging to install

This myth may be true if a novice attempted to apply a paint protection film all by themselves. However, the experts at Timeless Car Cleaning have the experience and tools necessary to get the job done properly. Most professionals advise against attempting to apply a paint protection film in a DIY setting, as there are many things that can go awry. Instead, why not leave it up to the professionals?