An Introduction to Auto Paint Protection

We all already know about car protective film. A Clear Bra for cars makes the car better looking along with giving it protection from weather, water, and pollution. It also protects the car from bird droppings, mineral deposits, scratches, chemical stains etc. Putting on car protection means setting a defense between the car paint and harmful components.

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The Technology of a Clear Bra

The Auto Paint Protection film is a transparent one and first came into popularity during the Vietnam War. With evolving technology, it has changed a lot and for cars, it is now an imperative addition. The key ingredient of this film is urethane i.e. a versatile and strong polymer. Amongst other attributes, the most noticeable facts are its lightweight and transparency. These same qualities are found in plastic, but unlike plastic, this material is sturdier and protected from wear and tear. It has a strong defense against abrasion and corrosion besides being flexible and can return to the original shape even after stretching or disfiguring.

The primary material urethane seals moisture and stops mold growth. A quality Auto Paint Protection made of this material has at least two layers of urethane.

  • The first coat is made of elastomeric polymers; it protects from small scratches and compound materials of bird-dropping or other organic material.

  • The second coat is an acrylic adhesive that is flexible. That is why the car protection film can be stretched around the car to contour it. The adhesive protects it from getting detached; this is transparent and does not affect the vehicle’s appearance.

Liabilities of Car Protection

After being applied, the transparent car protection film remains invisible to the naked eye, but being an installer of car protection film, we know people originally had a lot of complaints against this wonderful product.

Yellowing – Earlier the car protection films tended to turn yellow or showed yellow patches, especially on white colored cars. This yellow color comes from the adhesive used for attaching the film to the car. Constant UV exposure turns the film yellow. To prevent this discoloration, these days the car protection films use an acrylic adhesive that is UV ray resistant and does not turn yellow.

Blistering – If there are air or water bubbles underneath the film, it can cause a blistering effect. Besides spoiling the appearance of the car, it decreases the lifespan of it. Improper installation process can cause this to happen, and it is a clear separation between car paint and protection film. Proper installation removes all contaminants that can create a bubble and only a professional hand can install it well on the surface.

Peeling – Due to an unprofessional installation, the film can start to peel away from the car and it mostly starts from the edges. A close pressure wash, especially, if it is less than 12 inches can cause this problem. Moreover, any pressure to the edges of the film also can cause peeling.

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If you want a good and professional approach for installing a Clear Bra for cars, come to Alta Mere. Here you will get the most comprehensive solution for car paint protection within your budget.