Category: Cars

The Ultimate Guide to Paint Protection Film: Benefits, Options, and Installation

With over 20 years of experience and a specialization in paint protection film (PPF), G-Force Films has established itself as the go-to destination for car owners looking to preserve the pristine condition of their vehicles.

In this comprehensive guide, we will explore the benefits of paint protection film, the available options, and the installation process, with a particular focus on the exclusive XPEL PPF types offered by G-Force Films.

The Importance of Paint Protection Film

Your vehicle’s paint is constantly exposed to various threats on the road, such as rocks, pebbles, road debris, bugs, and sand. These elements can cause unsightly scratches, chips, and damage to the paintwork. Paint protection film acts as a barrier, shielding your vehicle’s most vulnerable areas, including the hood, bumpers, door edges, side-view mirrors, and more. By investing in paint protection film, you can effectively protect your vehicle from these hazards and maintain its pristine appearance.

Benefits of Paint Protection Film

Paint protection film offers a range of benefits beyond just protection. Let’s explore some of the key advantages:

1. Preserves Factory Paint

Paint protection film helps maintain the original factory paint, preventing it from fading or losing its luster over time. By acting as a sacrificial layer, it takes the brunt of environmental and road damage, keeping your vehicle looking new.

2. Virtually Invisible

Modern paint protection films are designed to be nearly invisible, ensuring that the film does not affect the aesthetics of your vehicle. It seamlessly blends with the paint, allowing the original color and shine to take center stage.

3. Protection Against Abrasions

The film provides an additional layer of protection against miscellaneous abrasions, such as key scratches, parking lot dings, and minor impacts. It acts as a shield, preserving the integrity of your vehicle’s paintwork.

4. UV Inhibitors and Clarity

Paint protection film incorporates UV inhibitors, preventing yellowing and maintaining clarity for years to come. It acts as a barrier against harmful UV rays, which can cause fading and discoloration of the paint.

5. Self-Healing and Durability

One of the remarkable features of paint protection film is its self-healing properties. Minor scratches and swirl marks disappear when exposed to heat, thanks to the film’s elastomeric properties. Additionally, it is highly durable, with excellent resistance to cracking, staining, and impact.

6. Warranty Coverage

G-Force Films offers a manufacturer’s warranty for their paint protection film, providing peace of mind for customers in case of any manufacturer or material-related defects. This warranty ensures that you receive a high-quality product and reliable protection for your vehicle.

Available XPEL PPF Types

As an exclusive dealer, G-Force Films partners with XPEL, the industry leader in paint protection films, to offer a range of high-quality options. Let’s take a closer look at the XPEL PPF types available:


ULTIMATE FUSION™ is a high-gloss, optically clear topcoat that provides outstanding protection while enhancing the appearance of your vehicle. This advanced PPF is not only hydrophobic, allowing water to bead up and roll off, but it also features self-healing properties. Fine scratches and swirl marks magically disappear when exposed to heat, ensuring a flawless finish. The film is designed with individualized patterns, providing a customized look for your vehicle.


ULTIMATE PLUS™ offers virtually invisible protection for your vehicle’s finish. It provides a transparent layer of urethane that safeguards against everyday damage such as scuffs, scratches, and chips. With ULTIMATE PLUS™, you can have peace of mind knowing that your paint is protected from various hazards on the road.


Building upon the success of ULTIMATE PLUS™, ULTIMATE PLUS 7™ offers slightly thinner construction while retaining the same self-healing technology. This versatile film can be used on both interior and exterior surfaces, providing superior protection and maintaining the aesthetics of your vehicle. It is heat-activated, non-yellowing, and stain-resistant, ensuring long-lasting durability.


Designed for off-road enthusiasts and adventurous vehicles, ULTIMATE PLUS 10™ is XPEL’s thickest paint protection film. It combines the self-healing, heat-activated topcoat of the ULTIMATE PLUS™ line with maximum durability. This film offers exceptional protection against the harshest elements, making it ideal for those who enjoy off-road excursions without compromising the appearance of their vehicle.


ULTIMATE PLUS BLACK™ is a unique paint protection film that features a completely opaque, gloss black finish. While retaining the key features of the ULTIMATE PLUS™ line, it offers a stylish and distinct appearance. This film is perfect for car enthusiasts who want to add a touch of elegance and protection to their vehicle’s paintwork.


STEALTH™ paint protection film is specifically formulated to preserve and protect flat factory finishes. Whether you have chosen a matte, magno, frozen, or frosted finish, STEALTH™ ensures your vehicle maintains its desired appearance while offering superior protection. It can also be used to transform a glossy paint job into a unique matte finish, providing endless customization possibilities.

Installation Process

The installation process of paint protection film involves several key steps:

1. Surface Preparation

The vehicle’s surface is thoroughly cleaned and prepared to ensure proper adhesion of the paint protection film. Any existing imperfections are addressed to create a smooth surface.

2. Film Customization

The paint protection film is precisely cut and shaped to fit each panel of the vehicle. G-Force Films’ technicians meticulously work to match the film to the unique curves and contours of your vehicle, ensuring a seamless and invisible installation.

3. Application

The film is carefully applied to the designated areas, such as the hood, bumpers, door edges, side-view mirrors, and more. G-Force Films’ technicians use specialized tools and techniques to achieve a bubble-free, smooth application.

4. Finishing Touches

Once the film is applied, it is trimmed, edges are sealed, and any remaining bubbles or imperfections are smoothed out. The result is a flawless, invisible finish that seamlessly integrates with the vehicle’s paintwork.

Maintenance and Care

After the paint protection film is installed, it is essential to follow proper maintenance practices to ensure its longevity and effectiveness. G-Force Films recommends regular washing using standard car wash techniques. The film is designed to be low-maintenance, and there is no need for waxing or buffing. For enhanced maintenance, G-Force Films offers their PRO-TECT Polish, a simple spray-on and wipe-off polish that can be used to keep your vehicle looking like the day of installation.

Warranty Coverage

G-Force Films stands behind the quality and performance of their paint protection film installations. They provide a 10-year manufacturer’s warranty that covers any cracks, bubbling, or yellowing caused solely by manufacturer or material-related defects. 

G-Force Films: Your Source for Ultimate Paint Protection

Paint protection film is a game-changer when it comes to preserving the appearance and value of your vehicle. With its exceptional protection against various hazards, self-healing properties, and virtually invisible finish, paint protection film is a must-have for car owners who want to keep their vehicles looking new. By partnering with XPEL, G-Force Films ensures that their customers have access to the highest quality and most advanced paint protection film options available. 

Contact G-Force Films today and experience the ultimate protection for your vehicle’s paintwork.

2021 Vehicles We’re Most Excited About

The year 2021 is starting to look like a seriously exciting one when it comes to new cars. Here’s a look into the cream of the crop for new cars coming out in the new year. These future automobiles are sure to garner interest from all corners.

Audi E-Tron GT

Audi e-tron GT concept, GIMS 2019, Le Grand-Saconnex (GIMS0763)

This car scheduled to come out in 2021 has been anticipated by car enthusiasts for a while now since the idea of it was available in the L.A. International Auto Show in 2018. The e-Tron is a sedan with coupe-like features. The electric motors it uses are similar to what’s being used in the Porsche Taycan.

The e-Tron GT has an electric motor installed at each axle. Altogether, you get 582 horsepower from this. That means an estimated zero to 60 time of just three and a half seconds.

Ranges for the e-Tron should be just under 250 miles.

It also sports recycled materials in its makeup including the carpet. This is going to be made from recycled fishing nets known as Econyl yarn.

Tesla Model Y

2020 Tesla Model Y, front 8.1.20

Another highly anticipated car for 2021, the Tesla Y is being lauded for its incredible acceleration and handling that mimics a sports car. The highest range for the Tesla Y will be around an impressive 316 miles.

The two different options for the Model Y include the “long-range” version that emphasizes pushing towards the bigger range, and the “performance” option focuses on having bigger brakes and a lower suspension to make it easier to corner. This will likely cost somewhere a bit under $60,000 and it’s one of the more anticipated electric vehicles coming out this year.

Toyota Venza

Toyota Venza Busan International Motor Show

This SUB is coming out right towards the end of 2020 or early 2021. It’s lower in price range than some of the other anticipated cars of the year at an estimated $30,000. The focus with this vehicle isn’t going off-road so much as fitting a particular lifestyle.

It will have a hybrid drivetrain and about 40 mpg. It will still have the all-wheel-drive though, supported by having an electric motor connected to the axle in the rear.

Another fun extra option for the car is the ability to control how much light goes through the glass roof with a button push. This is done with an electro-chromatic glass roof.

You also have an infotainment system available for others in the car as well.


Kia K5

KIA Optima(K5) 4th gen

This 2021 vehicle is a full replacement for the midsize sedan they had previously, the Optima. It’s competing in a difficult field that includes the Honda Accord. The K5 has a sporty look both inside and outside. It comes with LED fog lights as well as LED for tail lights. It has a power driver seat that goes 10 days. You can get it with a panoramic sunroof if you like.

For a gas-powered vehicle, it has a quick acceleration of 0 to 60 at 5.7 seconds.

You have a 10.25-inch customized screen in some versions that you can customize however you want. This also includes wireless device charging so you don’t have to worry about actually plugging things is since it just happens when you put a device in the right place.

A remote start option as well as climate control comes with the standard Smart Key. There are five USB ports with music streaming support for more than one device.

Beyond the media options, the auto also has Smart Cruise Control and HighWay Driving Assist to help make sure that you stay in your lane and a safe distance between other cars. On certain highways, you can get auto acceleration, deceleration, and steering.

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E

2020 Ford Mustang Mach-E

This vehicle will be over $40,000, but you could get a Federal Tax credit of up to $7500 since it’s an all-electric vehicle. It can reach a 300-mile range with mid 3-second acceleration. Going along with this is a fast DC charger that hands out 61 miles in just 10 minutes.

You get a number of different colors like Rapid Red, Iconic Silver, Shadow Black, Infinite Blue, or Carbonized Gray to choose from.

The Mach-E has an E-latch system that offers you a button that glows when you approach and the car recognizes you. Then, all you have to do is touch it to open the door. When you leave, the vehicle can also tell and it will then lock the door.

It has a top B and O sound system and a glass roof. That helps to protect you from harmful waves with an Infra-red Reflective coating on the windshield.

Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing

The Blackwing will come with a 6.2 liter V-8. This will make it a six-speed manual transmission. In terms of high-end cars, the new Cadilac will be an exciting one.

It will come with 650 horsepower and you’ll also get the choice to do a 10-speed automatic instead if that’s more your speed over a manual. Cadillac is shaping up to be the only car in its class that has manual control with the three pedals.

Tesla Cybertruck 2021

Tesla Cybertruck outside unveil modified by Smnt

The Cybertruck has picked up so much press moving towards 2021 that it makes it worth adding another Tesla. The vehicle is shaping up to have high-performance like a sports car but strong utility features like a truck.

From the outside, it looks like a tank, and that is the case when you look at its stats as well. It has ultra-hard 30x Cold-rolled stainless steel skin that’s going to make being damaged a difficult proposition. Elon Musk, the CEO, made it his goal to make an extraordinarily tough truck. Its price point is around $40,000 for one motor and $70,000 for three.

Summing Up

It’s looking to be a year charged with great cars in just about every category going from electric supercars like the Tesla to high-end Cadillacs and just about anything else you can think of in-between. No matter what your preference is, there will be something coming out for you that will be worth your time to check out.