Paint Protection Film for Cars

Bristol's only XPEL certified paint protection film installers

10 year guarantee

Car paint protection film - Explained.

Paint protection film is a virtually clear protective film which offers layers of invisible protection to your car’s paintwork. It can be applied to selected areas, focusing on protecting vulnerable areas like the bonnet, front wings & wing mirrors, or it can be applied to the whole car.

XPEL paint protection film also has self healing properties. This is incredibly useful when your car is hit by at high speed by a small stone or a piece of road debris. The film absorbs the damage and when exposed to warmth (e.g. the sun or a hair dryer) it then self heals to it’s optically clear and perfectly smooth gloss finish.

The same process works for swirls, surface damage, chips, scratches, acid rain, UV exposure, bird droppings, environmental elements and contaminants.
XPEL Stealth (with it’s matte finish) and XPEL Ultimate Plus (high gloss finish) films constantly work to protect your paintwork, preserve it’s pristine condition and maintain the residual value of your car.

…and don’t forget! All our XPEL PPF work is backed up by a 10 year guarantee.

How much is paint protection film?

The cost of paint protection film can vary depending on several factors, such as the size and shape of the vehicle, the type of film chosen and the complexity of the installation process.

Typically, the cost of professionally installed paint protection film starts at a few hundred pounds with full coverage of PPF depending on the size and complexity of the car. It’s always best to contact us and we can then provide you with a quote based on your specific needs and preferences.

What paint protection package is best for me?

Bumper Coverage

This level of protection is perfect for daily driven vehicles to protect the areas commonly affected by stone chips. 

Front bumper protected from stone chips by PPF or paint protection film

Impact Zone Coverage

The same coverage to bumpers and mirrors with the addition of side skirt and luggage area, offering protection when entering and exiting the vehicle.

An example of minimal coverage of paint protection film on a car

Standard Paint Coverage

Our most commonly requested coverage areas, including bonnet coverage to protect against stone chips and road debris.

Paint protection film partial front coverage

Full Front End Coverage

Full front end coverage for complete piece of mind that your vehicle is protected from all potential damage commonly caused on the road.

Paint protection film front coverage

Track Protection

Full front end coverage with the addition of impact zones more commonly affected at higher speeds, ideal for vehicles that may be used on track.

Front and Sills covered by paint protection film

Full Car Coverage / Custom

Definitely a must on high value vehicles is complete protection of the original paintwork, or if you have a specific coverage requirement let us know.

Paint protection film full coverage
XPEL Ultimate film on a car
BMW M40i with PPF applied to it

Paint Protection Film for your Car

Our 10 Step Installation Process.

We pride ourselves on providing a comprehensive and meticulous installation service for your PPF.
Here’s a detailed guide to the steps involved, including some key information for anyone considering paint protection film for their car.

Paint Detail Inspection

Step 1 - Initial Inspection

Our team begins by conducting an initial inspection of your vehicle to assess its condition, checking for any existing damage or imperfections.
This is important because any scratches or dents can impact the quality of the final result.

Car being washed in our specialist wash bay

Step 2 - Wash, Clean & Inspect

Your car is then taken to our dedicated wash bay, which is equipped with all the necessary tools to ensure that the vehicle is cleaned thoroughly and safely.
We use specially formulated cleaning agents such as tar and glue remover, fall out remover, and snow foam to remove any contaminants from the surface. The car is then dried using a touchless air dryer to prevent any scratches or swirl marks.

paint correction taking place on a car

Step 3 - Remove Swirl Marks

If your car has any minor scratches or swirl marks, we will perform a paint correction to ensure that the surface is smooth and even before applying the paint protection film.
This step is crucial because any imperfections on the surface can become more visible once the film is applied.

A blue subara with gold wheels in our bristol showroom

Step 4 - Film is Cut Ready for Application

Using our state-of-the-art computerized cutting machines, we create the templates for the paint protection film based on the specific make and model of your vehicle.
This ensures that the film fits perfectly on every surface, providing complete coverage and protection.

Car being prepared for installation of paint protection film

Step 5 - Vehicle Surface is Prepared

We then move your car to our climate-controlled detailing bay, where we carry out a rigorous preparation process to ensure that the paint protection film adheres properly to the surface.
This includes using specialised cleaning agents and a clay bar to remove any remaining contaminants that might prevent the film from adhering properly.

Paint protection film being installed onto a car by an expert

Step 6 - Paint Protection Film is Installed

Our highly trained technicians then apply the paint protection film to each panel, taking care to wrap the edges wherever possible for a seamless fit.
We use a technique which allows us to install the film in large sections, reducing the number of seams and creating a smoother finish.
The film is designed to be almost invisible, preserving the original color and gloss of your vehicle's paintwork.

porsche in our detailing bay in bristol

Step 7 -Climate Controlled Environment

After the film has been installed, we let it settle for 24 hours in our climate-controlled room.
This allows the film to bond properly to the surface, ensuring that it provides optimal protection.

PPF and ceramic coating on a Mercedes car

Step 8 - Ceramic Coating?

If requested, we can apply a ceramic coating to your car's paintwork to provide an additional layer of protection against UV rays, dirt, and grime.
Ceramic coating is highly durable and provides a long-lasting, high-gloss finish.

Porsche 911 in our showroom in bristol

Step 9 - Final Checks

We carry out a thorough quality control check to ensure that the installation has been carried out to our exacting standards.
We check for any imperfections, bubbles or peeling of the film, ensuring that your car is protected to the highest possible standard with a clear coat of invisible protection.

Customers PPF protected cars

Step 10 - Hand Over Day!

We hand over the keys to your newly protected and polished vehicle.
With Autotrilogy's paint protection film installation service, you can rest assured that your car will be protected from scratches, chips, and other types of damage for years to come.

Mclaren car with PPF
XPEL Stealth film on a car

FAQ - Paint Protection Films

A collection of our most commonly asked questions & a video which demonstrates the protective power of our paint protection films.

How do ceramic coatings work with paint protection film?

Ceramic coatings are applied on top of the paint protection film and offer a number of additional benefits.

  • The ceramic coating can help protect the paint protection film from acidic contaminants which can sometimes harm them.

  • Cleaning your car is a lot quicker due to it’s resistance to road tar, dead bugs, swirl marks and contaminants.

  • Additional hydrophobic (repels water) properties. The water beading looks incredible.

  • If you would like to enjoy the additional benefits of a ceramic coating, please ask for more details.

How long does PPF installation take?

The duration of the installation can be anything from a couple of days to a week depending on how much work is being completed.

What happens if my Paint Protection Film gets scratched?

No worries! The film is self repairing. The polymers are stored in memory so use hair dryer, hot gun, or water if needed. This stimulates the polymer memory and returns the material to its original condition, removing all the annoying scratches.

Is there any warranty?

We use XPEL ULTIMATE Plus and XPEL STEALTH films. Both have 10 year manufacturer guarantees.
Full details can be found HERE.

Wire brush + XPEL film + Exotic car = ?

Watch this demonstration of how XPEL Ultimate Plus protects a Lambourghini Aventador from a wire brush scrubbing at the paint work.
We then demonstrate it's incredible self healing properties when exposed to warmth as it transforms from scratched back to it's high gloss finish.
Sound on if you're feeling brave...

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