VIDEO: The Truth About Paint Protection Film

Here is a pop quiz. What is the link between helicopter blades from the Vietnam War area and today’s modern automotive paint protection world? The answer is paint protection film or PPF as most of us know it. This modern, lightweight polyurethane-inspired material was initially developed as a military solution to protect rotor blades on helicopters in the late 1960s.

But like all great inventions, crafty engineers found a way to expand its use, which found a home in the automotive space not too long ago. A paint protection film can be applied to nearly every part of your car’s exterior – even headlight covers.

It helps to protect the surface from scratching, rock chips, and chemical exposure. It’s incredibly durable, and some advanced PPF materials can even heal small scratches in a matter of seconds. There is a lot to love about paint protection films – but also some things to carefully consider. This is what we’ll explain in today’s Ceramic Pro video. Our host Adam Cote is going to get technical and scientific about paint protection film. If you watch the video and are really looking to expand your knowledge, take some time to read our detailed blog on the subject by clicking this link. Read the blog —–

The Best Paint Protection Film for 2021

I think we can all agree that 2020 was a less-than-stellar year. While the world struggled – and continues to struggle with the COVID-19 pandemic, hope in the form of multiple vaccines and therapeutics is on the horizon. As we roll into 2021 and the “hope” of some sort or return to normality, many car owners are looking to improve their vehicle’s appearance by searching for professional ceramic coatings or the best paint protection film for 2021.

Whether you own a Tesla, BMW, Audi, or any other vehicle, a high-quality and long-lasting paint protection film can maintain the factory appearance of your vehicle for more than a decade. Add a professional grade nano ceramic coating on top of that PPF, and you’ll have the ultimate shield of protection over your specific vehicle surface.

If you’re looking for the best product to protect your new vehicle – this article will help you out. Let’s explore some of the facts about car clear paint protection film. We’ll explain how it works, how effective it can be, how it’s installed, and introduce what many professional detailers believe is the best PPF of 2021 – KAVACA Instant Healing PPF.




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Detailing News: How to Protect Car Paint Without a Garage

Reprinted from CeramicPro

It’s estimated that more than half of the homes in the United States do not have a covered parking garage. While many of us can’t live without our ‘toy boxes’ – others who are passionate vehicle owners are forced to come up with creative ways of protect car paint without a garage. Some of their ideas are proactive – others – not so much.

The world today is filled with toxins, chemicals, and emissions that can slowly eat away at the surface materials found on your daily driver. UV rays, acid rain, bird droppings, and pollen can penetrate the clear coat on the vehicle’s paint job, while cold and hot weather can prematurely age rubber and plastic trim pieces.

If you don’t have the luxury of a covered or garage door enclosure or a steel carport, here are some creative ways of keeping your car, truck, or SUV protected from the elements.

What Causes Damage on Car Paint?

Every day, your ride is bombarded with toxins – yes, we mentioned this above. But one of the biggest misconceptions about car paint is that the clear coat will block contaminants and UV rays by itself. Some believe that the quick application of natural carnauba wax will do the trick.


However, that’s just not accurate. A clear coat is microscopic thin – as in – thinner than paper. Want to add a layer of car wax that only holds up for a few months? Your protection just got a half of the thickness of that piece of paper extra. UV rays, bug splatters, tree sap, pollen, and road debris can stick to the top layer of your vehicle and slowly eat away until it gets to raw paint. The clear coat of paint is what becomes embedded with swirl marks by using automatic car washes or poor-quality towels.

Eventually, these materials will penetrate the pigment – and start to corrode and oxidate on the metal. There are some people who are strong believers of using an outdoor or indoor car cover to protect from these contaminants – and there is some logic behind those thoughts. However, they are not the optimal solutions.

Some of the major contributors that accelerate paint corrosion may include:

UV Rays: The sun is awesome for providing warmth on a winter morning and making that deep paint job look rich, but it can also cause havoc to your vehicle’s surface. There are two types of UV rays – UVA (which is responsible for causing damage to the surface of a substance – usually aging) and UVB – which is what causes burns and skin damage). Heat is produced by infrared rays or IR.

Natural Waste: Bird droppings and bug splatters are second on the list of items that can wreck a cars paint surface. Both items are highly acidic, with other ingredients that stick to different materials on your vehicle. If you don’t remove them from the clear coat, even windows – they will begin to stain and etch into the top layers – especially on the car’s paint.

Smog & Pollution: Smog is essentially unburned particulates that is derived from fossil fuels. It’s carbon emissions that circulate amongst the air you breathe and eventually finds a home on your car’s paint surface. If the vehicle isn’t washed on a normal basis, smog and industrial pollution will bond to the surface, again causing damage.

What to Do If You Don’t Have a Garage

Let’s be blunt – we’re not going to tell you to buy a carport, a blow-up device, or anything else to park your vehicle inside. Today’s professional-grade ceramic coating and paint protection film will do a phenomenal job at protecting your vehicle for YEARS – against normal wear and tear and exposure to the outdoors.

Now, you’re probably thinking to yourself, “well, I would buy a ceramic coating or PPF if it wasn’t so expensive.” And you know what – that’s fair. A professional-applied and CARFAX documented Ceramic Pro 9H Gold Package that comes with a lifetime warranty is an investment in the protection of your vehicle.

However, that’s the top of the mountain. There are several package levels that will fit virtually every budget – and keep your car, truck, SUV, or other vehicle from continual outdoor protection. There are also some other DIY protection products that will serve to protect the paint, plastic trim, and other exposed car parts that you may want to consider.

Natural Carnauba Wax

The first car wax was introduced to the global consumer market in 1944. It was called Plastone and was invented by a chemist named Ben Hirsch. It was a liquid car wax that was comprised mainly from natural carnauba wax – a secretion derived from a palm tree based in Brazil. The product was exceptional at creating a hard-shell on top of the vehicle’s painted surface. Eventually – he renamed the product Turtle Wax®.

Today’s natural car waxes are based on the same concept – using natural oils and resins that bonds on top of surface – and protects against UV rays and other outdoor elements for a few months. Every trip to the automatic car wash can accelerate breakdown.

Polymer or Synthetic Paint Sealants

The lab-created wax job is known as a paint sealant. It’s synthetic in nature and may consist of some natural carnauba wax, silicon dioxide (SiO2) and Teflon materials. This is what you’d call a hybrid car wax. It can be applied via a paste, liquid, or sprayed on – then buffed off with a fresh microfiber cloth. There are some paint sealants that claim to hold up for 8 months to a year in pristine situations.

DIY Ceramic Coatings

There is a slew – and I mean a TON of DIY ceramic coatings for cars on the market today. Some of them are easy to apply – and others will give car owners a ton of issues. Let’s clarify one of the biggest myths about these DIY coatings – they are NOTHING CLOSE to a professional-grade 9H nano coating. Many can be applied and removed with a simple microfiber towel – while others are more labor inclusive.

They are mainly designed for ease of application and replicating a lot of the ‘attributes’ of a professional-grade nano coating. For example, most of these coatings claim a lot of hydrophobic properties (which is what makes water bead on the surface). And for the most part – they do this quite well.

However, they are not the best at providing actual protection on your vehicle’s paint. Some contain microscopic levels of ceramic ingredients (so they can call it “ceramic coating”). Others have large percentages of SiO2 – but aren’t quite certain what that ingredient does. Some of these coatings will hold up for 18 months – but the level of protection they offer is not backed by warranties or any documented studies.

If you’re going to buy a DIY ceramic coating, just make sure to research the product and the supporting materials you need – like extra microfiber cloth for example. Make sure you feel comfortable with the prep work, installation, and the aftercare recommended. It’s really become a buyer beware market, so make sure to complete your research and consider all options before making the financial investment.

Professional Applied Coatings and Paint Protection Film

If you’re looking for the optimal way to protection your vehicle, Ceramic Pro offers several affordable options. Our flagship Ceramic Pro 9H nano coatings are sold in package levels – each with its own expected and guaranteed warranty. Learn more about Ceramic Pro 9H coatings for the inside and outside of your vehicle by clicking this link.

We also offer a paint protection film called KAVACA® – which is Sanskrit for “Armor”. Consider a PPF as a transparent car cover – as it can be applied to your paint, headlights, and other materials on your vehicle. Both products are installed by professional detailing shops or auto spas, with more than 3,500 certified installers in North America alone. You can learn more about KAVACA Paint Protection Film by clicking this link.



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How Is This Possible?

Ceramic Pro once cured, is measured to have hardness above 9H. Normal clear coat has hardness between 2H and 4H. The increase in the hardness of the coated surface is vast. This makes it the hardest paint coating on the market today. This new glass shield prevents minor scratches to your clearcoat and acts as a sacrificial layer. This preserves the original factory paint.

Any surface scratches that happen in the coating are easily removed with light polishing which will not weaken the integrity of the original clear coat. With Ceramic Pro your paint won’t fade or age due to the UV protection in the glass coating. Think of Ceramic Pro as an additional clear coat layer, only a lot harder. All of this allows for more peace of mind and a fuller enjoyment of your vehicle, even in harsh environments.

Glossy, slick and self-cleaning This nano technology allows the Ceramic nanoparticles to fill the smallest pores in the paint which makes the Ceramic Pro glass shield shiny, smooth and extremely slick or hydrophobic. Ceramic Pro dramatically lowers the surface tension preventing environmental contaminants such as: bird droppings, bugs, dirt, tar and graffiti paint from bonding to the surface. Water easily removes dirt from the surface by encapsulating it while rolling off the surface. This is called the self-cleaning effect.

Permanent protection Ceramic Pro 9H is a one-time application if maintained correctly. Once the Ceramic Pro glass shield has cured it can only be removed through abrasion like wet sanding. This puts Ceramic Pro in a category by itself, compared to sealants or waxes that degrade quickly.


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3 Reasons to use Ceramic Pro

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There are so many reasons to trust Ceramic Pro to protect your vehicle. Here are the three main reasons:


    The coating will protect the vehicle’s exterior and interior from deteriorating for a lifetime. The resale market value will therefore be substantially higher! Ceramic Pro pays for itself in the end.


    Once the coating is applied you will see a mirror effect, glossiness and color depth, incomparable to anything else! With proper maintenance your car’s finish will shine for many years to come.


    The slick coated surface won’t allow dirt, brake dust and tar to stick to your paint, wheels or glass. This makes washing your vehicle less labor intensive and less frequent. Waxing is now obsolete.


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Ceramic Pro is a global network of over 5000 certified professional installers and technologists. We are working on protecting surfaces of anything you can imagine, automotive, marine, aviation, construction, heavy industry, art, fashion accessories etc.

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Paint Protection is a clear, multi-layerable, liquid nano-ceramic coating that transforms itself on the surface to a permanent, ridged, flexible glass shield. Here at Bill’s Detailing, we use Ceramic Pro products which is three times the hardness and self-cleaning.

yellow carProtects Against the Environment

This sealing can protect your car’s paint by reflecting the harmful rays of the sun, preventing paint discoloration. It will also protect it from many of the harsh, acid-full substances, such as bird droppings, tree sap and tree fruits that tend to drop all over cars if they’re parked in the wrong place. It also protects it from the biggest cause of corrosion to paint and metals… road salt.

Retains the Value Longer

Even with regular washing and waxing, maintaining that new-car shine is extremely hard after years of use. Adding a paint protection application to your car will keep it shiny and new for years to come.

Less Car Maintenance

Paint protection coatings create a slick coated surface, making dirt, dust and tar unable to adhere to the paint. This calls for less trips to the car wash. Ceramic Pro also ensures that you will never need to wax your car again. When a car is waxed, it only lasts for about 1-3 months, Ceramic Pro paint protection on the other hand, lasts a lifetime!

While adding paint protection to your car may seem costly, it is actually a great investment. It will protect your vehicle’s exterior from deteriorating for a lifetime! Schedule your paint protection appointment today! 781-341-2621

How to Quickly and Safely Remove Bird Droppings

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You just cleaned your car. You washed, dried, and waxed the outside, vacuumed and wiped down the inside, and even scrubbed the rims. You take it for a spin to the grocery store, but when you come back to your car, there’s a large white smudge on the hood from a fly-by attack.


Bird droppings are not only visually appealing, but they can also damage the paint on your car. Bird droppings are acidic, meaning that when they land on your car’s surface, they can begin to burn the paint and the protective coating. The longer the bird droppings remain, the greater the damage, so the most important thing to remember is that time is of the essence. We’ve put together a few tips to help you get rid of bird droppings and save the paint on your car!


Specialized Wipes

There are wipes designed to remove bird poop from cars. They contain a blend of chemicals that will neutralise the droppings and stop them from damaging your paint.


Club Soda

Club soda not only helps remove stains from clothes, but it also can clean bird droppings off of a car’s paint. Spray some on the affected area, leave it for a few minutes, then rinse away with water.


If you’re not “lucky” enough to catch the droppings while they’re still fresh, it may take you a few extra steps to remove them. DO NOT try to scrape away at the droppings as this can cause damage to the paint on your car. Follow these steps to remove the droppings.

  1. Soften with Liquid – Soak a cloth in water or club soda and place it on the droppings for 10-15 minutes.
  2. Gently Remove the Droppings – Remove the cloth and spray the droppings with more water. Let it sit for a few seconds and then wipe the area with a clean cloth. You should apply firm pressure but don’t scrub.
  3. Rinse Area Thoroughly – Rinse the area well with clean water and then use a dry cloth to prevent streaks or watermarks.


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