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Old 01-24-2020, 11:28 AM   #1
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PPF - Ultimate Leak Proofing?

I visited a high end auto detailing shop (6-7 figure cars) yesterday and saw a couple of cars that had had PPF applied. Protective Paint Film is an 8 mil. clear polyurethane that is invisible when installed, never yellows or cracks, and requires no maintenance. The effect is stunning.

It occurred to me that this might be a great way to seal the top coat on my ‘90 Excella. I’ve been applying an acrylic polymer (Liquid Glass) twice a year for seven years now and so far it’s done a great job. But the PPF would provide a permanent solution.

Then I thought that if the entire trailer was wrapped with PPF that that would eliminate the body leaking once and for all.

Probably expensive though - my trailer is not a 6-7 figure trailer.

Anyone familiar with PPF?

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As a car nerd, I am very familiar with PPF. Personally I do not think it would be a good application on an Airstream because of the rivets. While i am not an installer, I feel that because the rivets are raised, you would not get good adhesion around them...leaving almost a bubble-like look at each rivet. But I'd be curious what an installer that works on 6-7 figure cars has to say.
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I had a couple of vinyl wraps with graphics done on a utility trailer when I had my hot air balloon. Labeda is correct about the rivet heads being problematic. But on a roof they wouldn't be noticed. Only additional thought is needing to walk on the roof and how PPF would hold up if you needed to do that.

There are coatings they use on motorhome roofs that might be more applicable.
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But I'd be curious what an installer that works on 6-7 figure cars has to say.
Im going to ask them, nice guys.

They just got a car in from Japan - for detailing!

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