Ultra Protective Films

PPF FAQ

This depends on how much PPF coverage you want on your vehicle. Installation of a Partial Front or a Full Front will normally take 2 to 3 days. Some vehicles may take longer, due to the condition of the paint, how much prep time is needed, and the size of the vehicle.

Because PPF is a tough but clear film, most chips and will remain visible after the PPF has been installed. To reduce visibility of bigger paint chips, Paint Touch-Up can be applied before PPF installation to not make paint chips as visible.

A Partial Front PPF covers the most exposed areas of your vehicle. This will usually include the front bumper, the front eighteen inches or so of the hood and the same amount of both front fenders. This gives you protection from most road debris at the lowest price. There will be a visible edge of the film on the hood and fenders.


A Full Front PPF offers full coverage of the entire front of your vehicle. This will typically include coverage of the front bumper, the entire hood, and the total area of both front fenders, plus the mirrors and the headlights.

The Full Front PPF eliminates any lines or seams in the middle of body panels.


A Full Vehicle PPF package gives you the most comprehensive vehicle protection. All of your vehicle’s exterior painted surfaces are covered in PPF. Your headlights and taillights will also be protected. You get total PPF coverage!

Our top-quality Xpel Ultimate Plus, Paint Protection Film comes with a 10-year manufacturer’s warranty against discoloration or failure of the material. Its 4-layer construction protects your vehicle with a durable barrier that lets your car’s finish shine through.

Of course, in the real world, it’s all about how your vehicle is used. Heavily-driven vehicles that are exposed to a wide variety of road hazards and debris will see more PPF wear; they will likely need their PPF replaced sooner than those that enjoy the life of a “garage queen.” The good news is that your PPF should be seen as a protective layer that can easily be removed and replaced if it ever becomes damaged. It’s there to save your paint!

Definitely! In fact, with some minor impacts, your PPF may take the brunt of the damage, letting you simply replace the PPF on the affected panel, without the need for repainting. For more serious accidents where repainting is required, you should wait at least thirty days before having us reapply the PPF. If you are making an insurance claim, be sure to document that your car had PPF applied. Your insurance will normally reimburse you for the PPF replacement cost.

Ultra Protective Films can work directly with the major insurance carriers.