While off-roading vehicles are going to get scratched and beat up to some level depending on the terrain you choose, protecting your vehicle and taking good care of it is pretty important too. With ever-advancing technologies protection for the paint & body of your vehicle has been taken to new levels. That being said, what automotive enhancement & paint protection services are worth it for your 4 wheeling vehicle?
Paint Protection Film Is It Worth It?
Paint protection film also known as Clear Bra or PPF is one of the best paint protection advancements that can be added to your vehicle. What exactly is paint protection film? We found Redwood City’s best Clear Bra installer, SS Customs, and got the lowdown.
Paint protection film is a urethane material that is applied to your vehicle just like a vehicle vinyl wrap. It adheres to the top of your vehicle’s paint acting as an extremely durable topcoat. PPF has self-healing capabilities that allow it to remove scratches, rock chips, and dings before you even notice that they are there. It will never damage your original paint when installed or removed by a professional Clear bra expert, and it also offers great protection against UV rays, chemical etching and will make cleaning & maintaining your vehicle a lot easier
That being said, PPF isn’t necessarily the best option for off-roading vehicles. If you are new to off-roading or stay on generally mild terrain, having paint protection film installed on your 4 wheeling vehicle may be right for you. It will definitely help to protect your vehicle from natural elements but only to a certain degree. If you are doing some advanced or rugged off-roading, the weather and land elements may just eat up your paint protection film. In the end, the decision is ultimately yours, but before going ahead with any kind of paint protection service you should make sure you speak with a reputable and honest auto enhancement specialist. One thing that is great about PPF installation is that you don’t have to have the entire vehicle wrapped. Instead, you can opt for a partial or only high scratch area installation. This could be exactly what you are looking for.
Ceramic Coatings For 4-Wheeling Vehicles
Another paint protection or allover vehicle protection alternative is a Ceramic Coating. While PPF can be installed either fully or partially a ceramic coating must cover the entire vehicle. Why? Unlike paint protection film a ceramic coating is made out of a liquid polymer that fills in the porous surface of your vehicle, bonding to the paint and creating the ultimate glass-like shield. A ceramic coating adds high gloss so your vehicle always looks like it just came off the showroom floor. It also acts as protection against weather elements, rocks, bird droppings & chemical etching. Ceramic coatings are one of the best vehicle protection services out there but it might not be the right fit for your 4 wheeling vehicle.
These are just two of the most popular options when it comes to paint & vehicle protection. Taking care of our off-roading vehicles comes a bit differently than that of our regular vehicles, but either way, you want to protect what’s yours and keep it in the best shape possible.