Constituents of Automotive Protective Films

shiny new carAfter buying a car, you want to keep it looking as new as it was when you bought it for a long time. Due to weather elements and debris on roads, this is almost impossible. With the right protection, however, you can maintain your car’s new look for a long time.

The number one vehicle protection in Arizona is an automotive protective film commonly called clear bra or paint protection film. It forms a defense between your car’s paint and weather elements and debris. If you are wrapping your car in something, it pays to know its constituents. Here are the three components of clear bra.

Urethane

This is the primary ingredient in clear bra. It is a versatile and powerful polymer made of carbamate links. Like plastic, urethane is transparent and lightweight but unlike the former is not brittle or prone to cracks and tears. It is also highly resistant to corrosion, abrasion, and impact. Urethane is your film’s central layer and lies between the clear coat and adhesive. It forms approximately 8mils/0.0008 inches of the film.

Clear Film

This is your clear bra’s top layer. It is made of elastomeric polymers which enable it to repair itself in case of minor dents and scratches. Your clear film also has low surface energy. This attribute prevents adherence of organic compounds such as bird and bug droppings on it.

Acrylic Adhesive

The bottom layer has an acrylic adhesive to bind the film to your car. The adhesive is flexible and can be stretched to fit all contours of your vehicle. It is also invisible, so it does not affect your car paint’s appearance.

All the above constituents contribute various elements to make automotive protective films the best choice for your vehicle’s protection. It negates the need for frequent re-paints for multiple areas of your car common due to scratches. The kind of car protection you get with a clear bra is worth each dollar you spend on it.