Rock Chip Protection

Rock Chip Protection Film

The front of your vehicle takes a lot of abuse from the elements and flying debris, and over time, your once-beautiful paint will show the wear and tear—unless you protect it. A sharp-looking vehicle is a big investment, and seeing that first rock chip in the paint can take some of the luster out of your driving experience. Rock chip protection film can keep your paint looking like new, and it can help maintain the resale value of your car or truck.

Photo of rock chip protection film being installed on a vehicle hood by professional technicians.
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Waxing was once the only protection available for vehicle paint, and it’s still a great idea because it adds sheen and protects the finish from the elements, including harsh chemicals in the atmosphere. But car wax won’t stop a pebble.

The multi-layered urethane “clear bras” we install at APR will protect your vehicle paint, prolonging the life of the paint and preserving resale value. The technology behind our rock chip protection films is nothing short of amazing.

These high-tech, adhesive wrap materials can be applied to any part of your car that takes abuse from wind, weather, winter sand and salt, insects, debris, and even minor parking lot dings. Unlike waxing, this heavy duty shield lasts for years, and is almost undetectable. The biggest benefit of protective films is the peace of mind that comes from knowing your ride will be looking great for a long time to come.

Paint Protection Film from APR: Not Your Average Plastic Wrap

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  • Rocks and pebbles
  • Debris
  • Salt
  • Sand
  • Weather
  • Atmospheric chemicals
  • Insects
  • Minor parking dings
  • Ultraviolet rays

Where Can Car Paint Protection be Installed?

Many people call this type of product a “clear car bra,” but that’s an incomplete wardrobe description because the material can be applied to any high-wear part of your vehicle, including:

  • Hood
  • Bumpers
  • Door edges
  • Side mirrors
  • Rocker panels
  • Fenders
  • Virtually any part of the vehicle that takes abuse

Six Good Reasons to Use Clear Paint Protection

1. Military-grade protection is yours.

Protective polyurethane films were developed by the U.S. military in the 1960s to prevent wear on helicopter blades. Their use was later expanded to protect military vehicles deployed in the desert, and it was adopted by professional race car drivers in 1980s. Now that it’s available for commercial use, everyone can enjoy the benefits of this incredibly tough material as a clear bra film for civilian vehicles.

2. Paint protection wraps keep paint looking new.

Vehicle paint gets chips and scratches in the course of normal driving, but our high-tech protective films repel flying debris and other damaging elements before they touch the paint finish.

3. A warranty doesn’t hurt.

You can buy DIY (do-it-yourself) car bra kits, but professionally applied films look better and stick better, so we’re able to offer up to 5-year warranties on products and workmanship, depending on the exact film you choose.

4. Clear paint protection helps maintain vehicle resale value.

Our high quality films can be removed to restore your vehicle to its factory appearance, increasing its resale value over time. Think of it as an insurance policy for your paint.

5. It’s virtually invisible.

Every protective film product we apply is made from optically transparent materials that let the luster of your paint show through. Your protective wrap will be custom cut and applied by skilled technicians to blend almost seamlessly with the body style of your car or truck.

6. Professional installation means a perfect fit.

APR technicians are trained to choose the right, custom-cut film kits for your car or truck, or in the case of rare and vintage vehicles, to cut the film in patterns that mold perfectly to your body style. They use a combination of chemistry and heat to adhere the film, so looks great—and keeps looking great—for years to come.

FAQ

  • Q: Why install vehicle paint protection?

  • A: Vehicle paint protection film is the surest way to protect your vehicle’s paint in high wear areas. It protects your investment and helps maintain resale value.


  • Q: Where can paint protection film be installed?

  • A: Clear paint protection film can be installed on your car hood, side mirrors, fenders and side skirts. This urethane film cover protects your vehicle from scratches, stains and chipping. More importantly, it protects your investment, saving you the time and trouble of repainting or repairing your vehicle’s exterior after minor abrasions.


  • Q: Doesn’t car bra protection fade and discolor over time?

  • A: Like the original paint on your car, film can fade and discolor over time, but with professional installation from APR, this is kept to a minimum. And while the film is on your car, it protects the paint, so the resale value of the vehicle is better preserved.


  • Q: Can protective vehicle films be used on matte paint?

  • A: Unlike waxing (and much better as a protectant), films work well and look great on matte finishes.


  • Q: Can I wash and wax my car bra film?

  • A: Yes, the film is designed to behave just like any other part of your car. Keep doing what you’re doing!


  • Q: Does urethane film provide UV protection to keep the paint from fading?

  • A: Our film does not protect against UV rays because the unprotected areas of paint will fade over time, and if you decide to remove the “car bra” in the future, you don’t want “tan lines.”


  • Q: Can this material be removed?

  • A: Our product uses a patented adhesive that leaves no residues when removed, even years later.


  • Q: Can’t I do this myself with a paint protection film kit?

  • A: The manufacturers of the professional film products we use highly recommend professional installation, if you want optical clarity, a perfect fit and flawless adhesion. Not only are the tools and materials in DIY car film kits inferior in quality, but it takes training and practice to make a wrap look great. This is a job best left to the professionals at APR.


  • Q: Is there a warranty?

  • A: Absolutely. Depending on the film formulation you choose, your film is warranted against fading, cracking, blistering and discoloration. APR warranted for up to 5 years, and APR provides a one-year warranty on workmanship.


  • Q: Where do I find paint chip protection services near me?

  • A: APR has two convenient locations for paint protection film installation in Wichita, KS