Paint Protection Film (PPF)

PPF Bay Area

Paint Protection Film

Paint protection film, also referred to as PPF or clear bra is a a multi-layer urethane based film that protects a vehicle’s paint from everyday damages including scuffs, scratches, chips, and more. PPF is virtually invisible and applied to the exterior of a vehicle’s paint. With paint protection films self-healing technology it is designed to “self-heal” from swirl marks, light scratches, and scuffs. The self-healing polymer can begin to repair itself in ambient temperature if scratched and the healing process is sped up with heat.

If you are looking to protect your vehicle from the damage incurred by daily driving, as well as keep it looking new, we highly recommend that you explore PPF. Our films are available in a high gloss or matte finish,  so not only does PPF offer protection, but it also offers a unique and stylish finish to your vehicle’s paint.

THE TINT CO. PPF BENEFITS

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SELF-HEALING TECHNOLOGY

Protect, Self-Heal, Repeat
Designed with a special self-healing technology, PPF virtually erases scratches, rock chips and other imperfections over time when heat activated. Not only is your vehicle left looking newer longer, PPF also helps to increase vehicle resale value.

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MATTE/GLOSS FILM OPTIONS

Where Protection Meets Style
Offering both high gloss and matte paint protection film options, enjoy the same great impact protection and paint protection no matter your choice of vehicle paint finish. Both designed to enhance and protect your vehicle, you are able to style your ride on your terms.

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INCREDIBLE IMPACT PROTECTION

Rock Chips, Knicks & Scratches No More
ULTIMATE PLUS and STEALTH paint protection films are created to provide the best impact protection over any other film in the industry. Discoloration and stain resistant, both films are non-yellowing and are constructed from an elastomeric polyurethane ensuring incredibly durable paint protection.

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10 YEAR WARRANTY

Feel Confident For Years To Come
XPEL’S ULTIMATE PLUS and STEALTH paint protection film are backed by an industry leading 10 year warranty when installed by a certified PPF professional. XPEL’s warranty protects against yellowing, cracking, blistering, and delaminating.

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COMPLIMENTARY WASH

With All Tint Co. Paint Protection Film Packages
All PPF and ceramic Coating clients will return two weeks post-installation for us to do a quality check and complimentary wash. At this appointment, a technician will inspect our work to make sure that the products are performing appropriately and there are no installation issues. We then hand wash, vacuum, and wipe down your vehicle and send you on your way in your freshly cleaned and protected ride!

The Tint Co.

Why Choose US?

At The Tint Co. our team of experienced Bay Area paint protection film installers are committed to providing exceptional service and value. We are an authorized dealer of XPEL products. XPEL is a leading paint protection film, window tint and ceramic coating manufacturer and we believe that quality starts with the product. Our services are perfect for high-end and luxury vehicles, providing peace of mind and preserving the value of your vehicle. With our industry-leading warranty and exceptional customer service, we are the premier choice for paint protection film services in the Bay Area.  Get in touch with us today to explore our film finish and coverage options.

Xpel Certified Shop

PPF Types

At The Tint Co. we’ve chosen to exclusively use XPEL Paint Protection Film, Ceramic Coating and Window Tint Products. XPEL is a highly rated, leading world-wide maunfacturer of automotive protection products. When you choose The Tint Co. you choose quality from product to service. Get in touch with our team for product info, package options, and pricing.

Xpel Ultimate Plus

High Gloss PPF

One of the most advanced paint protection films on the market, XPEL ULTIMATE PLUS, is available in three different thicknesses to offer you the protection you need for exterior paint surfaces. Virtually invisible, this high quality film provides protection from everyday damages including scuffs, scratches, rock chips and more. With an unparalleled high gloss finish & improved impact protection it is designed to keep your vehicle’s surfaces safe from things like gravel, oils, bug acids, bird droppings, road debris and more. Stop paint chips and imperfections before they start with our high gloss paint protection film packages.

Xpel Ultimate Plus

High Gloss PPF

One of the most advanced paint protection films on the market, XPEL ULTIMATE PLUS, is available in three different thicknesses to offer you the protection you need for exterior paint surfaces. Virtually invisible, this high quality film provides protection from everyday damages including scuffs, scratches, rock chips and more. With an unparalleled high gloss finish & improved impact protection it is designed to keep your vehicle’s surfaces safe from things like gravel, oils, bug acids, bird droppings, road debris and more. Stop paint chips and imperfections before they start with our high gloss paint protection film packages.
Xpel Stealth

Matte PPF

XPEL STEALTH Satin Paint Protection Film offers next level satin paint protection and style to those looking for a non-gloss, matte finish. Designed with the same self-healing properties and impact protection as high-gloss PPF, STEALTH PPF protects against rock chips, bug spatter, road debris and more. While matte paint finishes are known to be harder to maintain, STEALTH paint protection film makes vehicle maintenance simple and easy. Backed by an industry leading 10 year warranty, STEALTH delivers incredible paint protection and style to almost any vehicle.

Xpel Stealth

Matte PPF

XPEL STEALTH Satin Paint Protection Film offers next level satin paint protection and style to those looking for a non-gloss, matte finish. Designed with the same self healing properties and impact protection as high-gloss PPF, STEALTH PPF protects against rock chips, bug spatter, road debris and more. And while matte paint finishes are known to be harder to maintain, STEALTH paint protection film makes vehicle maintenance simple and easy. Backed by an industry leading 10 year warranty, STEALTH delivers incredible paint protection and style to almost any vehicle.
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PPF Coverage options

We offer a range of packages to fit your specific needs and protect your investment. Our films are virtually invisible and provide protection from road debris, rock chips, and other environmental hazards. They are also scratch-resistant and easy to clean, making maintenance a breeze. 

Partial Front Package

Full Front Package

Commuter package

full-vehicle-package

Do I need paint correction before PPF?

Paint Correction corrects existing paint imperfections like scratches, swirls, or “spider-webbing” so that they will not be sealed when Paint Protection Film (PPF) or Ceramic Coating is applied. In our experience, these paint imperfections are magnified if PPF or a coating or applied and not aesthetically pleasing. Even brand-new cars get delivered with imperfections, as all it takes is an improper wash or wipe down when the vehicle is not clean to create micro-scratches on the paint. Darker-colored cars tend to highlight paint imperfections even more than light-colored cars. Paint Correction is an excellent option for rejuvenating your vehicle! It restores its beauty, enhances its resale value, protects against further damage, offers time and cost savings compared to repainting. We always recommend having the paint in the best possible condition before applying PPF or Ceramic Coating, if you want to receive your vehicle looking better than new!

Paint Protection Film

FAQ

The Bay Area recently received the award for the worst roads in the entire country – so think of PPF like a giant screen protector for your vehicle. Paint Protection Film will protect your vehicle from debris, contamination, and rocks that can easily damage your vehicle while commuting on our roads. To put it simply, peace of mind is why we all, as Bay Area vehicle owners, need PPF.

You may receive quotes that seem “all over the place” when it comes to paint protection film pricing. In reality, there are only a few things that determine the price for your new paint protection film for your vehicle and reputable shops will all have similar pricing for your type of vehicle. The primary factors for price will be the type of car you have, the brand of film and the shop’s skill level and experience. Our pricing for paint protection film starts at $1,995. We are an authorized Xpel dealer which means all our products are from Xpel, a pioneering company in the vehicle protection industry. Our installers are trained by the most well-known trainers in the field. Finally, we do all custom paint protection film installs which means we hide as many seams as possible.

There are two warranties on your paint protection film. First, Xpel provides a 10 year manufacturer warranty that guarantees the adhesive will not fail, the film will not yellow, and the edges will not lift. We warranty our workmanship which is why we have you return two weeks post-install for a quality check to make sure the film is laying properly and to give your vehicle a complimentary wash!

Depending on the package you choose, we will need your vehicle for 2-6 days. If you add an additional service, like ceramic coating, that timeline could change. But, most installs are 2-3 days. We offer complimentary lyft rides home within 20 miles from our shop when you drop off your vehicle, so you do not have to worry about getting a ride home.

PPF is a sacrificial layer designed to keep rocks, scratches, and other road debris from damaging your car’s actual paint. When PPF is removed, the paint looks good as new because the PPF takes the damage for the paint. Ceramic coating on the other hand goes on as a liquid and then hardens once it is “baked.” Ceramic coating adds a thin layer of protection to your paint, helps strengthen your car’s clear coat, helps to keep paint from being damaged by the environment including UV rays, and makes the car hydrophobic to cut washing time up to 50%.

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