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3M PPF car paint protection Film Calgary

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ADD-ON, STAND ALONE AND A LA’ CARTE PROTECTION

Side Mirrors $99 Both Full Fenders $490 Both
Head Lights $175 Both Luggage Area $145
A pillars & Partial roof $295 Rocker Panels $395 Both

Paint Protection Film FAQ & PPF Care

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How long will I need to drop off the car for PPF installation?

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The majority of PPF jobs are completed the same day. We are open seven days until 9:00 PM. We will notify you as soon as the film is installed.

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Do you offer a shuttle service for PPF installation?

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We offer pick-up and drop-off services for PPF, Ceramic Coatings, and Window Tinting in Calgary.

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Do you offer mobile PPF installation in Calgary?

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Since paint protection film installation requires an exceptionally clean, temperature-controlled facility, we do not do mobile installations. The results can be affected by air contaminants. We offer a free shuttle and vehicle pick-up and drop-off service.

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Can you pick up and drop off my car for paint protection film installation?

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We offer free vehicle pick-up and drop-off in Calgary, and the service is fully insured. Payment at the door is available to clients in the Calgary area. We also offer a complimentary shuttle service for Calgary's PPF installations.

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Ceramic Coating vs PPF, which is better?

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They should not be compared since PPF's rock chip protection, and scratch resistance are much better than any ceramic coating. We've applied a lot of ceramic coatings, so we understand their limitations. The ceramic coating is more like a semi-permanent wax with better hardness than a car's clear coat. It has excellent dirt repellent and hydrophobic properties.

The ceramic coating vs PPF topic gets discussed a lot, and there are a lot of myths. Most paint protection films are made of urethane polymer, an incredibly strong material that protects against rock chips and scratches. Alternatively, ceramic coatings have hydrophobic and dirt-repellent properties that last longer than waxes, but their warranties require reapplication every year due to gradual wear off. You'll pay a little more upfront for PPF, but the coating’s maintenance will cost more, and there's no rock chip protection.

Paint protection film is the only semi-permanent, maintenance-free, long-lasting protection against all elements. In addition to being hydrophobic, our top-tier PPF films are also scratch-resistant. The film is the only sacrificial layer that lasts and protects against scratching and chipping. In conclusion, ceramic coatings are complementary to PPF, but not a replacement.

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What makes Calgary Car Detailing the best paint protection film shop?

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What sets us apart is our expertise in painting correction before installing PPF. We are a full-service detail shop, meaning we will make the paint look flawless before installation.

Our team understands that once the film is installed, you can't get to that surface without removing it. We ensure the paint looks its finest by including paint correction and touch-up paint in the film installation cost. Firstly, our detailing department does its magic and then hands it off to PPF installers.

We are an authorized 3M and Xpel dealer. We use subscription-based computer-cut plotter patterns for a precise install. Since we're a busy shop, our installers have a lot of experience with all kinds of vehicles.

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What's the best protection package for new cars?

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A brand-new car off the lot has no wear and tear or sun damage. That's why more is better. The best package is one that covers most of the vehicle. That could be just a clear bra in front, a full hood and fenders covered in PPF film, and a ceramic coating on the rest of the vehicle.

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Which is the best paint protection film?

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We recommend 3M Scotchguard Pro and Xpel Ultimate Plus paint protection films. Both companies have the biggest market share. Our recommendation is based on the film's longevity, clearness, self-healing properties, after-sale support, and precision of the PPF's patterns.

Here are some other paint protection films we can install:

  • SunTek Paint Protection Film Sun Tek C and M (Clear and Matte)
  • Avery Dennison self-healing paint protection film
  • Llumar Platinum, gloss and Matte PPF

We're one of the few Suntek PPF installers in Calgary. Get in touch if you're looking for SunTek Paint Protection Film.

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Do I really need PPF in Calgary?

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In Calgary, PPF is a must-have. Using gravel and salt to make roads safe in winter comes at a cost. The rocks and other particles hit the vehicles at very high speed, chipping the paint, especially on the lower to-ground areas.

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How much does self-healing paint protection film costs?

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A partial film costs between $480 and $1880 at Calgary Car Detailing. Prices vary depending on coverage. Scroll up to see the coverage illustration and price.

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What is the cost of car wrap using self-healing PPF?

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For most cars, a full vehicle wrap costs $4480 with 3M Scotchguard or Xpel Ultimate Plus self-healing films at Calgary Car Detailing.

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How long does the 3M paint protection film last?

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In a nutshell, PPF should last at least 10 years or more. But it will depend on various factors such as an accident resulting in dents or deep scratches, off-road use and other physical damage to the film.

Both Xpel & 3M PPF comes with 10 years manufacturer's warranty.

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How long is the paint protection film warranty?

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Scotchguard Pro and Xpel Ultimate Plus have 10 years manufacturer warranty.

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What is covered in the paint protection film warranty?

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The kind of coverage depends on the manufacturer of the film. High-quality PPF films are covers for cracking, yellowing, bubbling and any other manufacturing defect for 10 years.

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Is labour covered in PPF warranty?

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Yes, most manufacturers will cover the installation cost of the film replacement. Remember to register your warranty with the manufacturer.

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Does PPF needs to be removed?

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Not unless the PPF is damaged or scratched too severely. Paint protection film is designed to withstand harsh elements and sun exposure. Professional installers can easily remove it. Our Calgary Car Detailing team removes and replaces films that are not high quality or damaged from accidents.

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What are the disadvantages of paint protection film?

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The most frequently cited disadvantage of PPF used to be its clarity and precision. Now that we have cutting-edge technologies, we have some of the clearest films. The patterns are so precise that it's difficult to find a seam.

Therefore, the only downside is that if the film gets damaged beyond self-healing capability after an accident or physical damage, it needs to be replaced.

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Does PPF damage paint?

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Paint protection film or Clear Bra film does not damage the paint, it's meant to protect it like a phone's screen protector. Paint only gets damaged if a low-quality film is used or if it's removed by someone who is not a pro. The only products we recommend at Calgary car detailing are 3M Scotchguard pro and Xpel clear bra Calgary.

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How do I prep the car for PPF?

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It's unnecessary to prep your car when you take it to a full-service detail shop because they have a washing facility and paint correction technicians.

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Should I get paint protection film from a car dealership?

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Because of the lack of specialization, car dealerships often outsource paint protection film. The finance office wants to make the highest markup possible on value-added services. Therefore, you don't always get the most coverage or the best paint protection films like 3M Scotchguard Pro or Xpel Ultimate Plus. Still, getting a lower-tier PPF film from a reputable manufacturer at a dealership is better than no PPF. You can find reviews of local 3M Paint protection film shops by searching for 3M Paint protection film near me. Ensure the warranty card clearly states the product used.

0% financing is available at Calgary car detailing, so you don't have to pay upfront.

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How to care for paint protection film?

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When caring for PPF, you must wash out all the bird droppings and bugs as soon as possible. If staining occurs, it can be cleaned with a high-quality PPF cleaner. Xpel makes a great paint protection cleaner.

Remember not to wash your car for 72 hours after your first PPF install.

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Can paint protection film be polished?

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It depends on the manufacturer. Polishing most PPF with a buffer will cause them to become hazy. The heat can, however, remove minor scratches from self-healing films such as Scotch Guard Pro and polish them.

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Can paint protection film be waxed?

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Yes, you can wax PPF like paint. Wax is just a water and dirt-repellent coating to protect the car.

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How long does the paint protection film take to cure/dry?

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PPF cures in about three days, the time it takes for moisture to dry and the adhesive to create a stronger bond. The primary adhesive setting and sealing the edges only takes a few hours.

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When Can I Wash the car after paint protection film installation?

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Wait for three days before washing your car after PPF installation.

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Can the ceramic coating be applied on top of PPF?

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The ceramic coating can be applied on top of PPF, but it's not needed since most quality films already have hydrophobic coatings.

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Is paint protection film worth it?

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The paint protection film is necessary to keep the car paint as new as possible. The use of gravel on roads in Alberta makes chipping of the paint inevitable. A complete Xpel vehicle wrap or 3M car wrap is a must if you are adventurous and drive on dirt roads. But even in the city, the front needs some protection from rock chips.

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Do you offer paint protection film removal?

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PPF removal in Calgary is available for any brand of film. Our 3M film removal service is available whether you want a replacement film or not.

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What is the cost of Paint protection film removal?

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3M PPF removal is charged based on difficulty and the area. We know you'd like an idea. So, it could cost between $180 to $500.

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What is paint protection film?

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PPF is a strong transparent film made of urethane polymer that protects cars from rock chips, scratches, bird droppings, tree sap, tar, door dings and keying.

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Should you get PPF for Tesla?

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The paint job on Tesla cars is one of the most expensive paint repairs. As reported by Reuters, Tesla Motors switched from aluminum to steel car bodies. Steel is a cheaper metal prone to rust. Many Tesla owners want to keep their green cars for a long time. Getting PPF for Tesla could be one of the most important post-purchase decisions since it's the only long-lasting, durable protection.

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Do you offer PPF for Tesla cars?

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We have installed Paint protection film on many Tesla vehicles. Tesla Motors does not have a dealership model. Therefore, PPF on Tesla is installed after vehicle delivery. Check out our photo gallery. We have installed PPF on many of Tesla's Model 3, Model Y, and Model S. Many customers opt to get a full Tesla vehicle wrap in clear PPF. Our installers are experts at Calgary Car Detailing, so no car is off-limits.

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Do you offer paint protection film for motor bikes?

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We are one of the few shops installing motorbike paint protection film in Calgary. If PPF computer patterns are unavailable, our technicians can bulk install them with beautiful artisanship. Prices will vary depending on the area and difficulty of the motorcycle PPF.

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Can PPF be installed by myself?

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PPF installation is difficult and requires years of experience. Precuts are expensive and stretching film on tricky areas like bumpers can ruin it. Also, self-install does not have a manufacturer's warranty. We have an awesome DIY blog for adventurers who like to take on challenges.

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Where to buy PPF?

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You can find the precut films easily by searching for 3M paint protection film at Canadian Tire or PPF on Amazon. Xpel also sells DIY PPF installation kits. Please note that it requires expert-level skills.

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Do you offer paint protection film removal?

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We are happy to offer any brand’s PPF removal in Calgary. Call us for your custom quote. Whether you like a replacement film or not, we can still provide 3M film removal.

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Are online forums like Reddit a good source of information for PPF?

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Reddit is an amazing user community. However, searching online forums for a reputable shop might not be a good idea. Nothing is stopping marketers from promoting their businesses in disguise. As an alternative to searching paint protection film Calgary Reddit. Find out how long the company has been around. Are they listed as authorized installers on 3M and Xpel's sites? What's the work like if the shop has a photo gallery? What about their Google reviews? Are they accredited by the Better Business Bureau? Then the last thing to consider is the proximity to your place.

Why Install PPF with Calgary Car Detailing?

15 years + in business and 25,000 + customers served with 99.4% 5-star reviews, and A+ Better Business Bureau accreditation.

Our installers are trained at a 3M authorized facility.

We are an authorized installer of 3M clear bra film, so you get a 10-year warranty. (Warranty card is provided for every installation)

We only use the 3M Scotchgard Pro series, which is the top-tier film and the highest grade. It is not only one of the clearest films on the market, but it also further enhances the shine of the paint by masking any imperfections in the painted surfaces. It is truly a high-resolution paint protection film.

The Scotchgard Pro is also self-healing so scratches or mismatches can be healed by simply putting hot water. Minor scratches can be healed by the sun heat alone. Furthermore, 3M Scotchgard Pro film is also stain resistant. There is a layer of clear coat on the film which is easily polished or kept cleaned to ensure the longest lasting shine.

State of the art temperature controlled, clean and contaminant free facility.

Your car remains with our master installers at our Location. No outsourcing to different locations unlike some car dealerships.

Our installation centre is conveniently located in the inner city, only minutes away from down-town Calgary and the market mall.

Plenty of dedicated customer parking.

Flexible hours from 7:00 am - 10 pm, 7 days/week. No matter what time of the week, there is always someone to greet you.

Protect Your Car’s Original Finish with Paint Protection Film in Calgary: A Smart & Affordable Solution

The paint protection film in Calgary is one of the best ways to preserve the showroom quality finish of your vehicle, without changing the color. We only use top-quality paint protection film and our team never cut corners when applying the film to your vehicle. Our PPF Calgary services include invisible protection for vulnerable areas like hoods, rear fender panels, front bumpers, door handle cavities, side mirrors, door edges, and rocker panels.

What does 3M Paint Protection Film Entail?

Remember the first time when you bought your dream car from the showroom? How instantly you fell in love with its glistening and sparkling looks! But the moment you find a scratch, you’ll start looking for various ways to remove it, and unless it disappears, you will remain unsettled and jittery. Being an authorized 3m film installer, we understand how annoying paint scratches can be. Calgary Car Detailing takes pride in offering the best 3M paint protection film installations at competitive rates. Some of its benefits are:

  • A beautiful satin-matte finish
  • Unparalleled color stability
  • Keeps your car’s paint protected for a longer time
  • Protects vulnerable painted areas of the vehicle from scratches, chips, and stains
  • Self-healing technology, which makes most scratches disappear

Avail Optimal PPF Calgary Services from Calgary Car Detailing

How do you keep your vehicle super shiny and clean? Wash your car exterior regularly? Clean the interior twice a month? Alright! But is a weekly wash enough to protect your car’s gleaming paint job? Don’t contemplate because it isn’t! And that is why you need to opt for a paint protection film in Calgary. It not only protects your car’s paint from oxidizing but also helps to protect its luster. With such a professional self-healing film Calgary service, get ready to have a clean and sparkling car paint that looks almost like brand new. To avail of our services, contact us now!

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