You’ve probably read about self-healing characteristics of many paint protection films. Video demos show miraculous results when certain PPFs are exposed to heat. But the science behind self-healing is not the stuff of comic books. It’s real and has revolutionized the industry of paint protection film.
Real World Chemistry
Paint protection films are fabricated from urethane polymers. Self healing polymers activate in response to an external stimulus (temperature change, light). The almost instantaneous removal of minor scratches from many PPFs is due to a chemical top coating on the film. It reacts to heat (hot water, heat guns, etc.). The exact characteristics involved in self healing paint protection films is fascinating, especially if you are a bit of a chemistry geek.
Chemistry lessons aside, It’s comforting to know that self healing PPFs provide another long-term protective benefit for the like-new appearance of a vehicle. Just keep in mind that there are limits. The deeper the scratch, the less likely that the PPF can completely self-heal. But minor surface scratches will literally disappear when exposed to heat. The XPEL Ultimate Plus PPF has self-healing capabilities, in addition to its superior stain and chemical resistance.
We endorse and stand behind the XPEL Ultimate Plus PPF. If you’re interested in protecting your vehicle please contact us directly here at Elite Clear Bra, LLC. to have all of questions answered.