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Edmonton Paint Protection

Who Needs Paint Protection?

Whenever you drive your car, you expose it to all sorts of minor hazards that can damage the paint layer.

Materials like rock chips will eat away at your paint on the front-end bumper, while others, like bird droppings or road salt, will cause chemical paint damage.
Eventually, these scratches and chips will build up, and your vehicle will look a lot older and worn out than it should. Your only option to fix it will entail auto detailing, which is expensive and time-consuming. Whether you have a new car or want to maintain your current car’s value, you’ll need to find an affordable and reliable way to protect your vehicle.

Luckily, brands like 3M, XPEL, and Clear Bra have comprehensive paint protection solutions.

What Are Your Automotive Paint Protection Options?

If you start shopping around for ways to protect your paint, you may quickly feel overwhelmed with the sheer number of products available on the market.

It is difficult to tell which ones are good for your vehicle and which ones are a waste of your money.

To make your work easier, the two most common ways to keep your car looking pristine are paint protection film and a ceramic coating.

Paint Protection Film

Paint protection film, or PPF, is a virtually invisible urethane film that attaches to your car’s exterior. It sits on top of the paint layer, protecting your vehicle from physical damage that causes paint chips.

It also prevents chemicals from reaching the paint layer, stopping stains and UV fading in their tracks. The two major manufacturers of PPF in Edmonton, Alberta, are 3M and XPEL.
Both XPEL Ultimate and 3M Paint Protection films are self-healing, which means that even if rock chips pierce through the film, the material will patch the hole over time.

The main advantage of a paint protection film is that it’s easy to install, protects your vehicle from physical and chemical damage, and is relatively easy to remove when it ages.
Most brands also offer a lifetime warranty on their products.

3M and XPEL paint protection even come in pre-cut sheets for you to make the application at home. For this reason, our most popular product is the 24″ hood and bumper protection sheets because anyone can handle installing them.

Ceramic Coatings

A ceramic coating needs professional application because it starts as a liquid polymer that binds to your car’s paint.

When it dries, the coating forms a hydrophobic layer that will shed water and prevent dirt from sticking to your vehicle. Most people find themselves cleaning their cars less frequently thanks to these coatings.

Ceramic also adds a layer of chemical protection and will prevent your vehicle from fading or staining when exposed to UV or acidic elements.

Which One to Use?

It is important to note that while both options offer excellent protection, paint protection film and ceramic coats have different uses.
The main reason to apply a ceramic coat is to get the hydrophobic layer that keeps your car clean.

Since the ceramic coating layer is much thinner than paint protection film, it does not give you the same damage protection. You will need to install paint protection film if you want to prevent occurrences such as scratches and chips.

Luckily, the two are not mutually exclusive. You can apply a ceramic coat to paint protection film and get the best of both worlds.

Our Combo Package for Every NW Edmonton Vehicle

Our typical paint protection strategy is to apply a virtually invisible, self-healing 3M paint protection urethane film on vulnerable areas of your vehicle. These include the hood, fenders, rocker panels, and the front-end bumper.

We then apply a high-quality ceramic polymer layer over the 3M Paint Protection and the rest of the vehicle.

The result is a car that can handle small scratches, withstand physical or chemical damage, is easy to clean, and looks great.
Just add some window tinting, and your vehicle will be the talk of the town.

Get the Best Paint Protection in Edmonton, Alberta

To get the best protection for your vehicle in Edmonton, get in touch with PDR Canada. Our coatings come with a lifetime warranty to give you peace of mind.

While we mainly work with 3M and XPEL products, please contact us if you have a specific film brand or product in mind.

We prioritize customer satisfaction and want every customer to get the best service possible. We also offer other vehicle services, including window tinting and steam cleaning.
Contact our Edmonton office via email or telephone to get started. Leave your name and email address, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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