We’ve all seen the little stone guards car manufacturers use on wheel arches, the dull and discoloured film half way across a Supercars bonnet or perhaps the awful ”car bra’s”?Actually Paint Protection Film or PPF was initially conceived and developed by the US Military as a way to protect Helicopter rotors and other sensitive parts from debris and other intrusions.
The thick film was applied on leading edges and potential impact areas, designed to be hard wearing and easily replaced in an environment where aesthetics were far from a necessity. As with so many modern day applications what started as military technology eventually found its way in to the commercial sector and over several decades has slowly developed into the various products we have today protecting our cars.
By comparison the glossy self healing films we use at CAT-1 Automotive by PPF manufactures 3M today are a far cry from the thick, ugly ‘Helicopter tape’ of years gone by!
Installation methods to be almost entirely invisible, not only does its provide protection from chips, abrasions and environmental factors but the design, fit and appearance of our modern films actually serves to enhance the look of your car while protecting your investment. Call 0161 696 4047 to discuss your requirements.