PPF or automotive paint protection film, also known as clear bra, rock guard, invisible shield, clear wrap, 3M, etc. is a thin layer of flexible material made from polyurethane and acrylic, that is applied to a vehicles body panels to protect them from flying rocks, road debris and stains.
At Ricochet we use only top of the line, industry leading films. All of our packages feature XPEL Ultimate Plus paint protection film, which is self-healing, non-yellowing, discoloration and stain resistant. It is backed by a lifetime warranty, and every Ricochet installation includes wrapped edges wherever possible to give you ultimate protection!
Paint protection film not only keeps your vehicle safe from road debris and rock chips, but can also protect from light bumps and scrapes, bird droppings, oils and insects. It prevents sun fade, and swirl marks and increases the color depth of your paint! Our films will protect your paint and increase the resale value of your vehicle when you're ready for something new!
Our package prices are for standard passenger vehicles only, some exceptions apply.
Please note: Our packages include body color painted surfaces only. They do not include: textured plastics, accent trims, chrome or grills. For pricing on trims and grills, please contact us!
If properly cared for this film can be expected to last 10+ years!
XPEL Ultimate Plus has a lifetime warranty against yellowing, staining, delaminating, cracking, peeling bubbling and has a lifetime install warranty.
Yes, however you should always test a small spot before applying to the entire surface. Only use waxes that don't contain Naptha or Kerosene in concentrations over 5% and avoid waxes that contain dyes.
Yes, the process is the same as on regular paint and won't damage the film.
Yes, however wait at least 7 days after the install in order for the film to fully cure and adhere to your vehicle. We recommend keeping the spray at least 12 inches from the film and avoid spraying directly on the seams as much as possible.
Yes you can, but hand washing is always the best method for caring for your car! If you do use an automatic car wash, wait at least 5-7 days after the film has been installed, and choose a touch-less car wash whenever possible.
The self healing layer of the film is approximately 13 microns thick, if this layer is penetrated the film cannot self heal and will need to be replaced.
No, your paint is completely safe! However we always recommend having the film removed by a professional at Ricochet!
Yes, in fact we recommend it!
Seams are generally not visible at first glance and can only be seen if looking closely. Some paint colours such as black make the seams more visible, to avoid any visible seams we recommend full panel coverage.
Yes it can, both gloss and satin finishes can be applied to certain surfaces in the interior, if you are interested in interior protection contact us today for a quote!
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