XPEL PPF: How It Protects Your Car’s Paint Job from Fading

Written by Darren Elia Created on January 20th, 2024
Categories: Paint Protection Film
XPEL PPF- How It Protects Your Car's Paint Job from Fading

Whether it rains, shines, or snows, your car never fails to protect you while you’re on the road.

But as it works hard to shield you, have you ever stopped and *hit the brakes* to think about what you’ve done so far to protect your precious car from the damage?

How well you take care of your car will definitely show through its paint. And after a few years or so, you might even decide to opt for a brand-new paint job to give it a nice glow-up. After investing in such a pricey paint job, you’re going to want to protect it so it shines bright like the superstar it is for years to come. 

XPEL PPF (paint protection film) is just the thing you need to give your car some well-deserved pampering and protect its paint job from fading.

Below, you’ll find The Auto Protectors‘—trusted XPEL Canada experts—ultimate guide to how it protects your car’s paint job. Keep reading to discover how to achieve unfading beauty for your vehicle.  

How XPEL PPF Protects Your Car’s Paint Job from Fading: Table of Contents 

  • Must-Know Facts About Car Paint Jobs
  • About XPEL PPF

     1. Its Iconic Roots

  • How XPEL PPF Can Protect and Benefit Your Car’s Paint Job

     1. A Crystal-Clear Invisible Barrier

     2. Self-Healing Properties 

     3. Can Contribute to the Overall Value of the Vehicle

     4. Next Level Application Precision Courtesy of the Design Access Program

  • The Types of XPEL PPF (Paint Protection Film)
  • Score These Perks When You Opt for XPEL PPF Courtesy of The Auto Protectors
  • XPEL Canada’s Most Trusted Studio: The Auto Protectors

Must-Know Facts About Car Paint Jobs

The price of a car paint job in Canada typically ranges from $450 to $10,000. How much you’ll end up paying ultimately depends on the type of paint quality you choose to go for. Either way, you can expect it to shake your wallet up a bit. 

On average, car paint jobs are expected to last about 10 to 15 years. That is; if the vehicle is given proper care. Exposure to sunlight, elements, and acidic substances can shorten that life span, and you might see a decline in its appearance much sooner. 

Since car paint jobs don’t come cheap, making it a point to protect this investment should be at the top of your vehicle’s pampering list. That’s where XPEL PPF comes into the picture to roll down the windows and wave “hello” as the ultimate solution.


The open road can be tough—but XPEL PPF is tougher. 

You’re bound to have heard about the greatness of paint protection film before—or its many other names (Clear Bra, Clear Mask, Clear Wrap, Stone Guard) have surely popped up in conversation between you and other car enthusiasts.

No matter what name it goes by, this type of car protection film has made a name for itself as an unparalleled solution to protect your vehicle from chips, scratches, and stains. You’ve just found the perfect defence for your vehicle’s brand-new paint job. 

Currently the most reliable and most sought-after car protection film on the market, the XPEL brand continues to set the bar high for what it means to provide a shield that uplifts both aesthetics and functionality. And it’s right here within reach at The Auto Protectors.

Its Iconic Roots

Paint protection film has its roots in the skies–literally. This clear and durable urethane adhesive film was originally designed to protect helicopter blades from flying debris during landing and take-off. Back in the 1980s, PPF was used by racing teams to protect sponsor graphics on their race cars. And guess what–racers also leverage this incredible material to help hold the cars together during a crash.

Today, paint protection film has evolved into a god-send solution that preserves your vehicle’s surface like no other material can. It’s now thinner and stronger than ever. 

How XPEL PPF Can Protect and Benefit Your Car’s Paint Job

A Crystal-Clear Invisible Barrier

Even the harshest environments are no match for XPEL PPF. Its cutting-edge technology provides a crystal clear, virtually invisible barrier that protects your car’s paint job from the wrath of the following:

Because its clear film protects without changing the design features or colours, you can wave goodbye to the days when shielding your car meant having to sacrifice its aesthetics. With superior optical clarity, you can keep your car looking like its glistening, brand-new self 24/7.

Self-Healing Properties

Yes, XPEL PPF can do it all. It features self-healing properties that even keep the film itself in mint condition. Minor scratches and swirl marks instantly vanish when exposed to heat. So whether you leave your vehicle out in the sun for a while or clean the area with warm water, you can count on XPEL PPF to bounce back in no time. 

Can Contribute to the Overall Value of the Vehicle

A car with faded paint or major scratches can lose as much as 20 to 30% of its value. And after just having invested in a paint job, you don’t want that to happen. So if you plan on reselling your vehicle in the future, keeping its paint job clean and fresh is an absolute must. 

XPEL PPF ensures your the paint stays in that pristine, just-off-the-lot condition for years to come. Don’t let everyday driving take a toll on your car’s appearance. It’s time to safeguard it with the best protection in the industry.

Next Level Application Precision Courtesy of the Design Access Program

Worried that your car protection film might not fit like a glove? XPEL PPF leverages the innovative Design Access Program (DAP), the world’s largest and most comprehensive pattern repository. It features 80,000+ patterns that enable XPEL Certified Installers to apply the film efficiently and accurately.

As such, you can have the utmost confidence that every inch of your car’s paint job is protected by PPF.

The Types of XPEL PPF (Paint Protection Film) 

Now that you know just how much of a game-changer XPEL PPF is, it’s time to meet the different types of XPEL PPF. Discover which one’s best for your car below: 


A car with a glossy finish, protected by XPEL ULTIMATE PLUS

If “gloss is boss” in your dictionary, then drive down the road of XPEL PPF ULTIMATE PLUS. 

Product highlights:

  • mirror-smooth finish
  • self-healing
  • stain resistance
  • 10-year warranty 


A car with a matte finish, protected by XPEL STEALTH

Got a flat finish on your car? With XPEL PPF, you can maintain and protect that ultra classy look–our STEALH series is specifically formulated for smooth as satin finishes. Whether your vehicle is matte, magno, frozen or frosted, XPEL STEALTH will keep it looking effortlessly pristine. And while flat finishes are known to be difficult to maintain, this particular paint protection film enables you to easily wash and dry your car without damaging its sheen. 

Or here’s an idea if you’ve always wanted to give your glossy car a sleek makeover: XPEL STEALTH can transform all that shine into a satin smooth finish as well. 

Product highlights:

  • sleek satin finish
  • self-healing
  • easy maintenance
  • 10-year warranty 

Score These Perks When You Opt for XPEL PPF Courtesy of The Auto Protectors 

0% Financing

Looking for more flexible options? The Auto Protectors offers convenient 0% financing plans—so you don’t have to wait before you get to protect your precious car.

Wrapped Edges for Superior Adhesiveness

As XPEL Canada’s finest experts, we ensure wrapped edges for superior adhesiveness.

Computer-Cut Kits

Our computer kits ensure that your car gets protection film that fits it perfectly. 

Trained and Certified Installation Experts

Your car deserves PPF installation that’s absolutely flawless. With The Auto Protectors, this mission is always achievable. 

A car protected with XPEL parked in front of The Auto Protectors

XPEL Canada’s Most Trusted Studio: The Auto Protectors

Looking for XPEL Canada experts?

All roads lead to The Auto Protectors—the most well-established XPEL PPF experts in Calgary.

For over 40 years, we’ve been Calgary’s leader in protection films and coatings. Since our shop opened in 1983, our commitment to service and quality continues to put us ahead in the race. Having won the Consumer Choice Award numerous times is a true testament to our dedication to providing only the best for our customers. 

With XPEL PPF, you can confidently hit the road knowing that your car’s paint won’t take a hit. Drive your car to The Auto Protectors today to start giving your ride the protection it deserves.

Darren Elia
Auto Protectors, founded in 1983 by Emilio Elia, is a family business. Darren Elia, the current owner, carries on the legacy. We provide advanced auto solutions, like paint protection films and ceramic coatings. Our company has expanded and earned Consumer Choice awards. Passion and customer satisfaction drive their service.