TEMPE, AZ | PHOENIX, AZ
3M Scotchguard, Suntek and Xpel Ultimate
At Apex Customs we understand how important protecting the investment you've made into your car is. A vehicle is one of the most expensive purchases you will make, and we are here to help protect that investment!
As an authorized dealer of the best automotive vinyl products in the industry, we are proud to carry the 3M, Suntek and Xpel brands of paint protection clear bra films. These films are specially formulated to protect that expensive paint job on your vehicle from the rough elements that you will run into on the road. 3M, Suntek, and Xpel not only manufacture the best paint protection film in the market, they offer the best warranties in the industry. They have leveraged their technical capabilities and scientific knowledge to create a film that offers world class protection for your vehicle finish.
3M, Suntek, and Xpel films offer:
Unrivaled scratch and stain resistance
Superior resistance to yellowing
Self-healing technology makes most scratches disappear
Tough, durable and maintenance free
Our certified installation experts will install this cutting-edge paint protection clear bra film on your car, truck, van, or motorcycle. We will provide your vehicle the paint protection it needs for years to come. We are conveniently located near Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, Tempe, Glendale, Gilbert, Chandler and surrounding areas in Arizona. To learn more about our approach to automotive customization, check out our about us page.
What is Paint Protection Film?
Paint Protection Film (PPF), also commonly referred to under the brand name Clear Bra, is applied to the painted surfaces of a vehicle to protect the paint from minor abrasions, stone chips, and bug splatters. Manufactured out of a thermoplastic urethane film, paint protection film has a variety of additional applications beyond cars, trucks, and SUVS such as motorcycles, electronics, cell phones, RVS, and airplanes.
Clear Bra is OEM approved by virtually every car manufacturer. Installed on different components of cars and trucks from the factory, paint protection film is typically installed by certified professionals due to the challenging nature of the installation. The primary function of Clear Bra is to protect a vehicle from the elements and potential damage from road debris such as rock chips, paint scuffs and scratches and even vandalism.
The most common installation of paint protection film is the front bumpers, hood, and side mirrors of cars, trucks, and SUV’s. If you’re looking for total paint protection, Clear Bra can be installed on the entire vehicle for maximum protection.
Modern Automotive Paint Protection Film
Modern automotive paint protection film has been specially formulated to be perfectly clear and highly conformable to the surface of the vehicle. Available in a variety of colors and thicknesses (measured in mils), there are a number or manufacturers of paint protection film with varying levels of quality and protection capabilities. The primary manufacturers in the US are Xpel, Hexis, STEK, 3M, CCL, and Suntek. At Apex Customs, we only work with the best paint protection film on the market, 3M, Suntek and Xpel.
While there are no certification or training requirements to purchase paint protection film, the installation can be quite complex and requires a bit of a steep learning curve. It takes over three years and thousands of installations for an installer to be considered an expert. Because the installations require a high level of expertise, it is recommended that paint protection film be installed at a certified installation shop to avoid potential damage to your vehicle and wasted product.
The preferred method of professional paint protection film installation is through the use of commercial plotting equipment which precisely plots film for installation on the vehicle’s body. A plotter relies on specially developed software to design and cut bulk rolls of film to exact specifications of the car, truck, or SUV which allows for accurate installation that results in a factory appearance, so people are unable to tell that film has been applied to the vehicle.
A secondary installation method for paint protection film is to use a pre-cut kit where the film comes pre-cut to your vehicle's specifications. One of the downsides of a pre-cut kit is any damage to the film during installation, or if the film comes improperly cut by the clear bra manufacturer, it requires that you order another entire kit. With plotting equipment, you can not only instantly cut out a new piece of film, but you can also customize the film patterns to account for any aftermarket modifications that were made to the vehicle.
Why Use Paint Protection Film?
Paint protection film, or "clear bra" as it is sometimes known, is one of the best ways to preserve the showroom quality finish on your vehicle. This virtually invisible film will keep your vehicle looking newer longer, without changing the design features or color. It will protect vulnerable areas such as front bumpers, hoods, side mirrors, door handle cavities, door edges, rocker panels, and rear fender panels. Preserving the finish of your vehicle with paint protection film (PPF) keeps your vehicle looking newer longer, and can enhance the resale value of your vehicle in the future.
Where can I put Clear Bra Film on my vehicle?
Clear Bra film can be professionally installed anywhere you want to protect your vehicle finish from scratches, chips, stains and other damaging elements. More than just a "clear bra", the virtually invisible film will not alter the color or design elements of your vehicle. You can protect:
Rocker panels from sand and stones kicked up by tires
Hoods, bumpers and mirror backs from flying gravel, bug acids, and tar
Door handle cavities and door edges from rings, keys, belt buckles and purses
Full hoods, trunks and roofs from bird droppings and tree sap
3M Scotchguard Paint Protection Film
Automotive Paint Protection
Everyone says their paint protection film or "clear bra" is the easiest and fastest to install. We can prove it… The technology used to create the new Scotchgard Pro Series film really does make it easier and faster to install. It also makes it virtually impossible to scratch or stain. If it does get scratched, the self-healing technology allows it to repair itself. Here are some other reasons why the new Scotchgard™ Paint Protection Film Pro Series is better than other competitive paint protection films:
Better Clarity: Scotchgard Pro Series has a low orange peel, making it one of the clearest films in the industry and virtually invisible on the vehicle.
Superior Stain and Scratch Resistance: The revolutionary clear coat technology produces exceptional stain and scratch resistance enabling a scratch free installation, and ensuring the film will be easy to clean for the consumer.
Self-healing Properties: Innovative technology allows most scratches to disappear and keep the film looking new.
Non-Scarring Adhesive: The advanced adhesive formula allows installers to reposition film without damage, yet grips vehicle contours and edges firmly without lifting or bridging, ensuring a quality installation.
Ease of Installation: The elastic clear coat and forgiving adhesive give the film maximum flexibility to hug the curves and contours of vehicle – making complex installations faster and easier.
Operational efficiencies: The new formula of Scotchgard Pro Series has a better cutting ability and requires no cap sheet, enabling faster cutting and weeding with less scrap, allowing installers to get their installations finished faster with less wasted film.