(PPF) Clear Bra Intro


Paint Protection Film (PPF, also called clear bra, clear film or clear paint film) is a urethane film applied to painted surfaces of a vehicle in order to protect the paint from stone chips, bug splatters, and minor abrasions. This film is also used on airplanes, RVs, cell phones, electronics, screens, motorcycles and many other areas. Paint Protection Film is OEM approved by virtually all car manufacturers. This film is most commonly applied to high impact areas of vehicles. The film must be installed by certified trained professionals who have attended proper training to handle the very difficult process of installing the film.

The primary function of clear bra is to prevent rock chips in the painted portions of a vehicle. Paint protection film is mostly installed on the forward facing portions of automobiles but may also be installed on as much as a full body of a vehicle for the maximum paint protection. Today’s automotive PPF is highly conformable and optically clear and is available in a variety of thicknesses (measured in mil in the US) and colors. New products such as Xpels’s Pro Series line, are multi layered and offer a self-healing top coat capable of reforming itself after being scuffed or scratched, maintaining it’s clear coat for more than ten years.

Here at Zero Defects we have gone through the training process with Xpel at the training headquarters in San Antonio, Texas for a week long training course. This training has given us a factory trained certification to apply all of their films. We use all of the current techniques & practices to ensure the highest quality install possible.