What Is PPF For Cars?



Have you ever heard the term paint protection film (or PPF) as it relates to an automobile? Paint protection film also referred to as a clear bra or a "wrap", is a thin layer of flexible material placed over a vehicle's body panels to protect them from flying rocks or road debris.


This type of protective film can even save your car's paint from light hail damage or low-speed scrapes that would normally scratch and scar the finish. And while various forms of paint protection film have been around for more than two decades, the technology behind these films has evolved rapidly in recent years.


Paint protection film (PPF) is a transparent layer placed over parts of a vehicle that are vulnerable to chips, rocks and other road debris.


PPF was developed during the Vietnam War by US firm 3M - after it was tasked by the US government to make a film to protect helicopter rotor blades from shrapnel and other debris. Also known as 'helicopter tape', PPF is made of urethane. The original tape was not design