If you love your car and want to keep it looking as good as new, you might have heard of Xpel PPF. But what is it exactly and how does it work? In this article, we will explain everything you need to know about Xpel PPF and why it is the best choice for your car's paint protection. XPEL PPF is a premium paint protection film that protects your car from scratches, chips, stains, and environmental damage.

Xpel PPF (paint protection film) works as a virtually invisible self healing polyurethane layer of armour that is wrapped over your cars paintwork that repairs itself from minor scratches and swirl marks with heat and time. Xpel PPF maintains an indefinite showroom finish of your car by fully protecting the paintwork from stone damage, road debris, minor scuffs and insect splatter. It is a thin, transparent, and self-healing film that covers the surface of your car. It acts as a shield against scratches, chips, stains, swirl marks, and other damages that can ruin your car's appearance. Xpel PPF is made of a special material that can heal itself from minor scratches and scuffs with the help of heat or sunlight. It also has a hydrophobic coating that repels water, dirt, and dust, making your car easier to clean and maintain.

Xpel PPF is not only effective but also invisible. Unlike other paint protection products that can alter the colour or gloss of your car, Xpel PPF preserves the original look and feel of your car. It does not yellow, crack, peel, or bubble over time. It also has a high resistance to UV rays, chemicals, and environmental factors. Xpel PPF is designed to last for years without compromising the quality or performance of your car.

XPEL are renown in the PPF field for providing unparalleled products, they were the first to create a self-healing paint protection film, XPEL has been on the fore-front of this industry for over 20 years now and that is why we rely on their products to protect your cars paintwork.

As said, there are many variants of PPF on the market but we consider Xpel Ultimate Plus PPF to be the very best in terms of the clear finish and its durability. Please note that we will only use tried and tested products that we can rely on, there is no manufacturer that we trust more than Xpel.

At Detail Your Eyecandy, we are proud to be an authorised installer of XPEL PPF in the UK.  We have the expertise and experience to apply Xpel PPF on any type of car, whether it is a sports car, a luxury car, or a classic car. We offer a range of packages to suit your needs and budget, from full body coverage to partial coverage. We use the latest technology and equipment to ensure a flawless installation and a perfect fit. We are proud to have access to XPEL's database of digitally designed patterns for thousands of cars ensuring precision cutting and accurate alignment to the panels, ensuring precise coverage every time.

What is the toughest PPF?

Xpel by far produces the toughest film on the market. It is designed to provide optimal surface protection to the most high-impact areas you can imagine and will protect your paintwork from stone chips, scratches, scuffs and more. It is also self healing and comes with a 10 year warranty against yellowing and cracking. The Xpel Ultimate Plus gloss PPF will enhance your paintwork as well as protecting it. PPF specific ceramic coatings can be applied on top to add an extra layer of protection.

How long does PPF last?

PPF can last on average around 7-10 years. Longevity can depend on how well the PPF is looked after, the amount of UV exposure it has and the use it is put through.  

What does PPF protect against?

PPF protects against stone chips and road debris, scratches and scuffs, chemical stains and etching as well as UV damage and oxidation.

How much does PPF cost?

The cost of a professional PPF installation can range from £450.00 for front bumper coverage to £5500 for a full car installation. Contributing factors to such a vast disparity in pricing are things such as the condition of the existing paintwork, the coverage of the film and the length of time the installation will take. 

How to wash Xpel PPF

We advise using pH neutral shampoos in conjunction with a lambswool wash mitt. If using a pressure washer you will need to be mindful to stay around two feet away when using it, especially around the edges of the film. Although not essential, the two-bucket method is highly recommended when washing.

Can you polish Xpel PPF?

While it is technically possible to polish paint protection film, it is not a recommended practice as it may have a detrimental effect on the film’s performance. Polishing or waxing paint protection film can cause discoloration and cloudiness over time.

XPEL PPF Options

XPEL PPF is available in different options to suit your preferences and budget. You can choose from:


The most advanced and durable paint protection film on the market, offering the highest level of protection and clarity. XPEL ULTIMATE PLUS has a high-gloss finish that enhances the colour and shine of your car.


A matte-finish paint protection film that gives your car a sleek and stealthy look. XPEL STEALTH is ideal for cars with matte or satin paint, or for creating a custom contrast on glossy paint.


A temporary paint protection film that can be easily applied and removed by yourself. XPEL TRACWRAP is perfect for track days, road trips, or special events, where you want to protect your car from road debris and bugs.

Whether you want to protect your entire car or just specific areas, such as the front bumper, bonnet, mirrors, or door edges, we can help you find the best solution for your needs.

10-year warranty on our Xpel PPF installs

If you are interested in getting Xpel PPF for your car, contact us today to get a free quote and book your appointment. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have and show you some examples of our previous work. Trust us, once you see the difference that Xpel PPF can make for your car, you will never want to go back to anything else.

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For more information, packages available and pricing please visit our paint protection film page or contact us using the form below.

Protect your car with Xpel PPF and stone chips will become a thing of the past.

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