Paint Protection Film
Our accredited auto-detailing location (JREK Autocare) installs 3M Paint Protection Film (PPF), which is made from urethane film and virtually invisible when applied to the front portion of a vehicle. It's benefits include the protection and prevention of scratches, stone chips and staining from bugs. The specific 3M Pro Series film we use at our location also includes new technology that is "self healing". Should a stone chip cause a "nick" in the film, simply pour warm water on the area and it will rejuvenate the area in question. Additionally, PPF is computer cut specific to vehicle model type and trim level. This means that additional areas of the vehicle maybe protected including: pillars, rocker panels and trunk strips.
Typically made of rigid plastic, a bug deflector intentions are pretty much self explanatory to its name. The plastic piece that is placed on the front edge of the hood of the vehicle offers a mechanism to deflect bugs and road grime away from the hood & windshield portion of the vehicle. As these items make contact with the piece of curved plastic, they are in turn deflected over the hood and roof of the vehicle as it travels down the highway. This method of paint protection is relatively cheap and cost effective. It's available in our on-line store (click to view).
Made from a mix of vinyl and leather, the Car Bra offers more protection to the front end of the vehicle then a bug deflector does. Being cost effective, the Car Bra offers the advantage of a front end paint protection solution on a budget that is also removable. The downside to the Car Bra is that unlike the bug deflector, it doesn't deflect any road debris (bugs, rocks, dust, etc) away from the hood and windshield. Additionally, its advised to remove the Car Bra periodically to clean out any build up dust and grit from its inner portions. If left, it may cause premature scratching to areas in contact with the vehicle paint. This product is available in our on-line store (click to view).