Paint Protective Film (PPF) in Northwest Indiana

You just bought the car of your dreams and you have goals of keeping it in pristine condition for as long as possible. Paint protection film can be a great option to protect your car or truck. A vehicle’s paint job can take a lot of abuse while out on the roads. Applying a layer of paint protection film is a great way to keep the underlying paint job looking beautiful.

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What is Paint Protective Film?

The best way to protect your vehicle’s paint job is by applying paint protection film (PPF). There are many benefits to applying paint protective film to your car or truck. Many modern paint protection films come with ceramic coating that makes them not only scratch resistant but even self cleaning and hydrophobic.

Paint Protection Film (PPF) is a clear, thin film that’s applied over your vehicle’s paint to keep it safe from wear and tear. The film is self-healing, meaning that it absorbs small damages even at high speeds. These small damages usually disappear before you even have a chance to check for them.

Is Paint Protection Film Worth It?

Ceramic coating or paint protective film (ppf) can be an excellent and cost effective way to keep your vehicle safe on the roads. You can keep your car’s exterior in good shape with frequent washing and applying high quality wax but typically that’s not enough.

Do the benefits of paint protection film (ppf) outweigh the cost?

Paint protective film can be expensive in some cases, but if your vehicle is exposed to the elements often or is likely to take damage then paint protection film will be worth it. Cost can vary depending on how much of your vehicle you cover and the experience of the installers.

PPF can be difficult to apply and an inexperienced installer can damage your vehicle. If you have questions or would like a quote, give us a call!

Typically paint protection film can last between 7 to 10 years. How long your ppf lasts is dependent upon how you use your vehicle. For example, work trucks or vehicles that spend a lot of time out in the elements will notice that they have to replace their paint protection film sooner than someone who has a garage kept vehicle.

For daily drivers, the most common reason behind replacing paint protective film is typically car accidents.

PPF is made to last but there are a few things you can do to maximize the lifespan of your paint protective film.


There are a couple things you can do in the days following installation that can affect how long your paint protective film lasts.

  • Bubbles may appear during the curing process. Do not try to smooth these out as you’ll disrupt this process.
  • Avoid picking at the edges of the film, this will negatively affect how it adheres to your car.


Once your paint protective film is done curing, make sure you wash your vehicle regularly.

  • Do not pressure wash your car
  • When cleaning your car, choose softer materials and pay attention to not disturb the edges of your ppf
  • Clean your car or truck regularly. Typically every 1-2 weeks if possible.
  • Make sure your cleaning products are compatible with your paint protection film before applying.

High quality paint protective film is easy to peel off at the end of its lifespan and won’t cause any harm to the underlying paint of your vehicle. Atomic Wraps recommends that you have your ppf removed by a professional to ensure successful removal, especially if you plan to replace your ppf with a new film.