If you are a car person and plan on having your car redesigned, you must understand the difference between PPF and vinyl wrapping. It’s important to know what materials you are covering your car and whether they are safe and will provide you with durability. You should also have some knowledge on how you are going to match your tints with the colours of your car, and the aesthetic that you are going for. This article will provide you with the proper explanation/difference between paint protection film (PPF) and vinyl wraps.
PPF must be incredibly strong, flexible and totally opaque, meaning you can easily see through the material without having any difficulties seeing what is around your surroundings. With PFF, you can choose where you would like the material to be placed on a tint, most traditionally it will be used to preserve the glossy/matte finish to your car (due to the paint job).
Many people often confuse paint protection films for being the same as vinyl wraps, but they are immensely different from each other. PPF exclusively is for overall protection of your car, this can be to preserve the gloss finish of your car, or protect it from water, mud, and the sun’s light (radiation). Vinyl wraps are most commonly used to add custom style to a car, so basically make your vehicle look more aesthetic or fit the design you would like. Vinyl wraps are also much thinner than PPF wraps, this can be found by using window tint measurements called “mil” (one mil is one thousandth of an inch).
With rare exceptions, you will often get the chance to use vinyl wrap on your whole car, but more often vinyl wraps are used for designs and logos (this can be used to print company logos on your cars or van or put pictures of your favourite movie characters). The possibilities for PPF and vinyl wrapping is endless, doing research before planning on getting your car tinted, repainted, and having paint protection films is important. You don’t want to choose a company that will overall not do a great job, and will leave you with a mess of your car and money.