5 Tips To Maintain Paint Protection Films or Ceramic Coatings

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So, you've finally decided to get your car painted with some paint protection film (PPF) or ceramic coating. That's a great investment to make, as ensuring that your car's paint stays in perfect shape allows you to drive a car that'll look good for years to come. That being said, even protection coatings will wear off over time, and if you want to slow that process, maintenance is a must! But of course, you need to know how to properly maintain the PPF or ceramic coating for the best results.

To help you maintain your paint protection film or ceramic coating, here are some vital tips that you must follow:

1. Keep It Clean

One of the most important things you can do to maintain your PPF or ceramic coating is to keep it clean. Regular washing with a mild soap and water solution will help remove any dirt, road grime, or other contaminants that can cause long-term damage.

2. Avoid Harsh Chemicals

When cleaning your PPF or ceramic coating, avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive materials. These can damage the protective film and leave your car vulnerable to future wear and tear. As such, it is vital to use only chemicals that are meant for the specific type of film or coating you've used. Also, doing a test spot can help you understand whether the chemical will work for you.

3. Inspect Regularly

Take the time to inspect your PPF or ceramic coating regularly for any signs of wear or tear. If you notice any cracks, chips, or other damage, be sure to have it repaired as soon as possible to prevent further damage. Such damage can grow worse if you ignore them, and it'll end up costing more time and money to repair, not to mention leaving your car's actual paint at risk of damage itself.

4. Protect From the Sun

The sun can be damaging to your PPF or ceramic coating, so be sure to protect it from excessive exposure. Use a car cover if you have to leave the car under the sun. But of course, if you have an indoor parking space, such as a garage, use that whenever you can.

5. Have It Professionally Serviced

In addition to regular cleaning and inspection, it is also important to have your PPF or ceramic coating professionally serviced on a regular basis. Thanks to a professional's expertise, this will help ensure that it is properly maintained and repaired if necessary. They may also offer more tips in terms of protecting your car better to reduce your need for repairs later in the future.


All in all, keeping your paint protection film or ceramic coating in good shape isn't too hard. All you need to do is check on it once in a while and keep it clean. If you do notice any problems that you cannot tackle, bring the car over to a professional for inspection and repair. In doing all of these, you keep your vehicle in the best shape possible for years to come, allowing you to drive safely and proud!

Cen Cal Tinting is Fresno's trusted auto restyling shop, offering window tinting, ceramic coatings, and so much more. If you are looking for paint protection film and more for your car, work with us today!

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