“Self-Healing” Films Keep Your Car Looking Like New
That first scratch or chip on your new car’s paint job can be heartbreaking. But with new paint protection films, much of that heartbreak might become a thing of the past.
The latest films are made of three layers: an adhesive that allows the film to stick to the car; a thick polyurethane that helps protect the paint from damage; and a clear coat that protects the polyurethane from discoloring. They can be applied aftermarket to most any vehicle.
When the clear coat and polyurethane levels are scratched, they can be made to re-form by heating them up with a heat gun or hot water. The film also allows you to remove stubborn stains with the application of a little rubbing alcohol.