UV Damage and How to Prevent it

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UV damage can show in various ways on your vehicle. From fading the paint color to causing the clear coat to crack and peel off. Overtime UV rays weaken the clear coat causing damage that can only be repaired by re-coating or re-painting the vehicle. If your paint fades you might be able to restore it with a full detail. …

Ghost Shield’s Standard Paint Protection Package vs Premium Paint Protection Package

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Can you live with the Hood line? This is one main points in deciding between our standard or premium paint protection packages for a lot of our customers. With the standard package, there is a slight line going across the hood and fenders. Granted the paint protection film is about 0.7mm thick, there is still a slightly noticeable line from …

Repainted Vehicles and Paint Protection Film

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How long after painting should you wait before installing paint protection film? Typically you should wait 30 days after a vehicle has been repainted before having paint protection film reinstalled. Whether or not the panel is baked, you should still give the paint time to “air out”. You want to give the paint time to release the solvents from the …

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Paint Sealant vs Ceramic Coatings

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  What is paint sealant? Paint sealant can mean several things, depending on who you ask – but at the most basic level, it is a synthetic product designed to protect a car’s surface while providing a mirror-like shine. Because a sealant is chemically engineered to bond to the surface, it will last much longer than a traditional wax while …

Why Get A Full Car Paint Protection Wrap?

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The majority of vehicles equipped with Paint Protection Film are only protected in certain areas: The front bumper, hood, fenders, rocker panels, etc. These areas are the ones that are particularly prone to rock chips and damage from other road debris. However, some vehicle owners want peace of mind not only about the particularly vulnerable parts of their vehicle but …

How To Wash A Car With Paint Protection Film Or Ceramic Coating

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How do you wash a car with Paint Protection Film or a Ceramic Coating? What are the proper washing techniques? How can you avoid damaging or shortening the life of your Paint Protection Film or Ceramic Coating? How can you maximize the longevity and appearance of your long-term paint protection? There are a number of things to note when discussing the proper care …

Why Should You Install Paint Protection Film On Your Leased Vehicle

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Leasing a car is all about what that car will be worth at the end of the lease, or, as it’s referred to in leasing, the residual value. Ideally, you sign your lease, make your monthly payments on time and, at the end of the lease, hand the keys back to the dealer and walk away. Easy peasy, right? Not …

Why Your Tesla Needs Paint Protection

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As the government continues to crack down on volatile organic compounds (VOC) emissions more and more states are moving to waterborne paints. California is one of those states that has required it for years now. Waterborne paint is composed of synthetic resins and pigments that are kept dispersed in water by surfactants. Waterborne paints still contain solvents, they just contain …

Clear Bra: Advantages of Using Paint Protection Film

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There are two types of people in the world when it comes to their vehicles, preventative people and reactive people. You would expect a brand new car to be flawless when you take it off the lot. However, that’s just not the case. Most cars sit on dealership lots for days, weeks, months, possibly years before being sold and get …

Why Put Ceramic Coating Over Paint Protection Film?

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CarPro offers a new formulation of its ceramic coating product designed specifically for vehicles that already have a paint protection film. Adding a ceramic coating over the paint protection film helps to prolong its lifetime and enhance its appearance. It protects the film from contaminants, oxidation, and staining making it last even longer. The top coat provides a high gloss …