Paint protection film (PPF) is essentially a clear film backed with adhesive that is applied to the vehicle’s exterior to protect against chips and scratches. PPF is so effective because it is “self-healing.” That means that a scratch can disappear from the exterior naturally with sunlight or a heat gun. The installation is often applied to the front end of the vehicle, however, more luxury cars have PPF covering the entire vehicle.
There are several types of PPF which affects the cost and other factors. These are important to know if you’re considering paint protection film for your vehicle.
Cost Of Paint Protection Film
The cost often depends on the size of your vehicle and the amount of PPF required to cover it. However, two baseline prices can be established based on full body paint protection film or PPF solely on the front bumper, hood, front fenders and the side mirrors. SRS Tinting Solutions also offers medium coverage, extreme coverage and full coverage of vehicles or add-on coverage options, such as trunk strip, full hood, bumper and headlight.
These additional factors impact the cost as well:
1. Your Vehicle’s Condition
Our paint protection services in Mississauga begins with prep work on the vehicle. Vehicles have to be in completely optimal condition prior to PPF installation to be applied. Many car dealerships leave the vehicles with swirl-marks and other defects that can prevent the PPF from being installed. If this is the case, there may be a need for prep work to prepare the vehicle for PPF which will be a charge. The price may vary based on the condition of your vehicle.
2. Vehicle Coverage
Arguably the most important factor to consider is how much coverage you want for your vehicle. Some car owners may only want medium coverage, add-on coverage or opt for full coverage of the entire vehicle. The price will vary depending on the coverage you choose. Material costs will also be based on the make and model of the vehicle and the PPF kits it requires. The amount of coverage you desire will impact the labour required for the installation to be complete.
3. Vehicle’s Difficulty Rating
A factor that could impact the cost of a PPF installation on your vehicle is its difficult rating. The PPF is molded and shaped to the vehicle it is applied to and can be manipulated and contoured to seamlessly stay in place. However, vehicles that have very complex designs and features may be more laborious to install and require extra time. This will likely result in higher costs, based on the difficulty rating of your car.
SRS Tinting Solutions specializes in paint protection solutions in Mississauga to enhance vehicles, protect them and ensure their durability. We pay attention to every detail and ensure a smooth, efficient installation that you can count on. Contact us for a quote on our PPF solutions to protect your investment for the long term!