Clear Bra – Also known as Paint Protection Film (PPF)
Sizing up the right Clear Bra need
3M is one of the most widely known paint protection films for automobile protection because it was one of the first companies to market. While 3M is a very good product, Premier believes that every car is a custom job application. The difference between Premier installers and others out there is we believe “custom” is not just about custom kits versus pre-cut kits. A custom job application is about hand selecting the best film for the job. Our installation takes into consideration compound curves, aggressive body styles, boxy edges, color of the car, the clarity of the film versus orange peel, scratch resistance, elasticity, the desire for invisible seams & edges, impact zones for paint chips, and the special needs of our customers. Selection of the proper film for the proper situation is vital.
Clear Bra Films - Characteristics
No customer wants orange peel, but orange peel usually is a characteristic of the adhesive applied to the back of the clear bra film and the chemicals used to create the film itself. More adhesive equals more “sticking” power, which allows for aggressive installs with one piece film applications and less lifting. Certain clear bra films are more elastic than others allowing for greater surface coverage, but require more care during installation to prevent stretch marks and lifting. And still others have hard shell clear coats for greater weather and acid protection, but are thicker, harder to install, and don’t have the elastic manipulation traits to cover all curves. While these various traits may prevent other companies from good installations, we at Premier are master installers of all film types. Years of experience has taught us how to stretch, where to stretch, and which clear bra film suits the needs of the car and owner best.
A Clean Clear Bra Installation
There is an age old adage that says, “if you want something done right, you should do it yourself.” Well application of a clear bra is not a do-it-yourself vehicle protection job, but we treat all cars like it’s our own so you know you’re getting the best quality and care. A good clear bra application is free from dimples, bubbles, fingers, stretch marks, dirt, debris, and visible seams. Some say it is almost an art form than a trade. Premier installers address all of the aforementioned with standards of excellence.
At Premier, we offer pre-cut kits, signature wraps, and custom full car wraps. This doesn’t mean door cups and leading edges for frontal impact zones, it means every square inch of your car from the roof and pillars to entire door panels and the rear hood. Our clear bra film producers provide us with rolls allowing 50 inch front hood coverage; thus eliminating the unsightly seam across the middle. Premier signature wraps include tucking into creases and under headlights, fog lights, and signal lights to reduce visible seams and create an aesthetically pleasing look. Tucked seams not only look great, but makes it easier to maintenance when waxing. When Premier says coverage, we maintain the “One Piece” rule where ever possible. Any clear bra installer can cover a panel with multiple pieces and relief cuts, but this will leave edges prone to dirt and wax build up. Few have the skills to do what we do, and only Premier has the experience to do it to perfection.
In order for us to create clear results, for exotics in particular, our specialization in custom work has become a marquee in the industry. Premier’s Signature Wrap is an alternative to precut kits in which the film is tucked and hidden wherever possible for aesthetics purposes.
Our goal at Premier is to provide the highest degree of installation excellence in the industry. All of our technicians are trained in-house and are required to undergo over 200 hours of Premier’s Advanced Certification Program - the industry's most comprehensive program. Our technicians are qualified by our Master Installer with 8+ years of paint protection film application experience. Our passion for excellence can only be exceeded by our drive to maintain Premier’s facilities as the elite paint protection film installation source for the high-end market.