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Question PPF vs Lamination?

Discussion in 'Vehicle Wraps' started by TXFB.INS, Oct 22, 2019.

  1. TXFB.INS

    TXFB.INS Very Active Member

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    What is the difference between PPF (Paint Protection Film) and a cast UV lamination?
    are they interchangeable?
     
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  2. Joe House

    Joe House Active Member

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    PPF is generally a thicker film, usually made from urethane. It has self healing properties that allow it to take abuse like rocks or scratches from other things. This film applies very differently from a wrap film and requires different techniques to apply properly.
    A cast laminate is generally made from cast vinyl (though some other materials are used now) and is designed to provide UV and abrasion resistance to a print. It also adds dimensional stability to a print, which makes applying the print easier in most cases.
    I wouldn't call them interchangeable even though they appear at first glance to do the same job.

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  3. Christian @ 2CT Media

    Christian @ 2CT Media Major Contributor

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    PPF usually does not have UV inhibitors in it.
     
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