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What is PPF?
PPF - Paint protection film (also known as clear bra, clear film or clear vinyl wrap) is a thermoplastic urethane film applied to a painted surface on a new or used vehicle to protect the paint from stone chips, bugs and minor abrasions. Paint Protection Film is also used on airplanes, Rv's, mobile phones, screens, motorcycles and much more. PPF is OEM approved by most vehicle manufactures worldwide. Paint protection film is installed on a number of cars by manufacture in factory usually located on the rear arch area commonly on Porsches. Generally Paint Protection Film is applied to high impact points of the vehicle. The main purpose of PPF is to prevent paint scuffs, stone chips, vandalism and many other scenarios of damaged paint work. Paint protection film is mainly installed on forward facing sections of a vehicle but can also be applied to a full car creating the Ultimate Paint Protection!
With many other consumer products, paint protection film was first developed and used by the U.S military during the Vietnam War. Helicopter blades and sensitive moving parts of military vehicles became damaged from shrapnel and debris costing a fortune in replacement parts. The U.S Military approached 3M in order to create a solution both light weight and transparent to help protect rotary blades and other sensitive parts. The benefit of replacing PPF over replacement and repair of damaged vehicle parts was immediately clear and its adoption was uncharacteristically quick for the U.S military. PPF as "helicopter tape" can still be used, although this term is becoming less popular due to automotive applications taking the spotlight and more used for RC Helicopters and drones.