Ceramic coating or Paint Protection Film (PPF) is your number one defense for high-altitude mountain terrain. Flagstaff experiences intense sun exposure, harsh weather, road debris, and intense UV radiation. This can lead to paint fading, rock chips, and sun damage. 

Ceramic Coating shields against UV rays and provides a hydrophobic layer, while PPF forms a robust barrier against road debris and scratches. They both ensure your vehicle remains protected and looks its best, even in Flagstaff’s challenging conditions.

Understanding Ceramic Coating

Ceramic Coating is a cutting-edge protective solution for vehicles designed to create a robust shield for automotive surfaces. It’s a liquid polymer applied to the exterior, chemically bonding with the factory paint to form a durable, transparent layer. 

This coating functions as a potent barrier against various environmental threats. We partner with IGL Coatings, which is a multi-award-winning ceramic coatings provider that is focused on eco-friendly and sustainable ceramic coatings solutions.

One of its key benefits is its ability to fend off UV rays. In Flagstaff, the sun can be intense. Ceramic Coating acts as a protective layer, preventing UV-induced paint fading, oxidation, and discoloration, which will decrease the value of your car over time.

The hydrophobic properties cause water to bead up and roll off, preventing water spots and making it easier to wash off dirt and grime. This effect also reduces the likelihood of mineral deposits from rainwater or tap water.

What is Paint Protection Film? (PPF)

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Paint Protection Film (PPF) is an automotive accessory that serves as a protective shield for your car’s paint. It consists of a transparent thermoplastic urethane film that is applied to your car’s exterior surfaces.

PPF’s primary role is to safeguard the original paint, ensuring it looks like you just drove it off the lot. When PPF is applied correctly, it is virtually invisible, preserving the vehicle’s original color and finish. 

PPF protects against rock chips, road salt, and various debris that we all face on these Flagstaff winter roads. It serves as a durable barrier that absorbs and dissipates the impact of small objects, preventing them from damaging the paint.

Some PPF variants even offer self-healing capabilities. When exposed to heat or sunlight, minor scratches on the film can “heal” and disappear, maintaining a flawless appearance over time. 

Navigating Flagstaff’s Unique Challenges

Flagstaff experiences intense sunlight that can lead to paint fading and UV damage. Not to mention, temperature fluctuations from hot summers to freezing winters can cause paint to contract and expand, potentially leading to cracks. Snowy winters bring road salt and cinder-covered streets, posing a risk of rock chips and corrosion.

Ceramic Coating and Paint Protection Film (PPF) are the perfect solutions for addressing these challenges. Ceramic Coating provides a strong UV-resistant barrier, shielding against sun damage and extreme temperatures. PPF acts as a physical shield against rock chips, road debris, and corrosive substances like road salt.

Ceramic Coating & Paint Protection Film (PPF) in Flagstaff

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Ceramic Coating and PPF can extend the life of your vehicle and keep your car looking fresh for years to come, not to mention maintaining your cars resale value.

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To learn more about how Ceramic Coating and PPF can safeguard your vehicle or to schedule an appointment at Inspector’s Auto Appearance in Flagstaff, give us a call at (928) 774-1125

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