Austin, Texas enjoys sunny skies more often than not. Abundant sunlight is fine if you want to heat up a pool or use solar panels, but it can have seriously harmful effects on cars. Prolonged sun exposure may cause paint to fade and decay. As DriverSide points out, this damage makes a vehicle more vulnerable to rust. Effective Solution Many Texans can’t keep their cars away from sunlight throughout the day. Even if you use garages at your home and workplace, a lengthy commute may result in many hours of sun exposure. Fortunately, protective films can shield automotive paint from solar rays. Sunbusters’ installers apply them to vulnerable parts of cars, such as bumpers and hoods. These invisible coatings also sometimes prevent small stones from scratching vehicles. Who Applies Films? Some auto dealers offer paint protection when motorists buy new cars. This practice is particularly common among luxury dealerships. For example, Austin’s Ferrari and Lexus dealers [...]
Preserve your car’s paint job with protective exterior film The only way to avoid damaging your car’s paint is to park it in the garage and never drive it. Since this is more than a little impractical, you need a simple, long-lasting way to prevent the scratches, dings, scuffs and corrosion that can occur as you drive through changing weather conditions throughout the year. Automotive paint protection film provides a defensive shield that does all this and more. Preserves Appearance The main reason people opt for protective film is that they want to maintain the glossy “like new” look a car has when it’s first driven off the lot. Thanks to modern technologies, these films can not only deflect damage but also “self-heal” to eliminate the appearance of any minor scratches that do occur. Reduces Maintenance Costs Trying to keep your car looking like new [...]
Keeping Your Car Shiny and New Is Easier Than You Think No matter what kind of car you drive, we’re betting that you care about how it looks. Unfortunately, the pebbles, rocks and dirt particles that you encounter on your daily drive don’t care about this at all. If you give them enough time, they’ll do quite a number on your vehicle’s paint job. Luckily, drivers who are serious about protecting their cars’ like-new looks have some affordable options at their disposal. What’s in a Quality Automotive Paint Protection Film? Paint protection film is perhaps the most popular and cost-effective strategy for preventing paint scratches. However, not all automotive paint protection brands are created equal. While every car enthusiast has a slightly different approach to the subject, it’s important to note that we only stock two kinds of film: Llumar and SunTek. Benefits of Paint Protection [...]
Few car owners love the idea of their car showing signs of age. Unfortunately, it happens quickly. Within just a few short years, faded paint, scratches, dents and worn interior can take the cool factor away from even the trendiest ride. When your car is a fading starlet, the only way you can experience that thrilling new car feeling is to become a serial test-driver at your local dealerships. Cheating on your car isn’t the best answer. We have ways to help your car retain its youthful good looks. Professional Windshield Tinting You probably know that window tinting is stylish, but you may not realize how many ways it can help protect your car. The reduction of heat and 99.9% ultraviolet light rejection helps preserve the color, texture and structural integrity of your interior surfaces including your upholstery. After all, getting into a car that looks [...]
An easy way to keep your car in top condition The simple act of driving your car can lead to a myriad of cosmetic problems. Flying debris, rocks from newly paved roads and wintertime treatments all damage paint, reducing the visual appeal of your car over time. In some cases, it can develop into more serious problems such as rust. Paint protection film is one way to combat these common driving hazards. What is Paint Protection Film? Once used by the military to protect sensitive parts of vehicles from damage, paint protection film is now available for standard vehicles. This urethane-based film can be clear or colored and is offered in several different thicknesses. It’s applied on top of the paint to provide added protection. Paint Protection Film can even be added to plastic headlight assemblies to help prevent yellowing and premature aging, [...]
Protecting your car in any weather If you’re a frequent driver, you know how dangerous Austin’s roads can sometimes be. In addition to aggressive drivers and heavy congestion, your car could be under threat from road debris, sand and other material that can scratch, ding, chip or otherwise damage its paint coat. Fortunately, there’s a straightforward solution to these potential problems. Learn more about the benefits of paint protection film. What Is Paint Protection Film? Paint protection film is a powerful polyurethane coating that provides protection above and beyond the enamel that typically adorns automotive paint. It can be professionally installed at an auto body shop or other authorized facility and comes with a five-year warranty that guarantees protection against a wide range of everyday road hazards. Best of all, it costs less than you might think and has the potential to prevent costly repair bills. Protecting Against Scratches One of the best-known and most [...]
Acquisition will enable Eastman to gain manufacturing efficiencies and expand Performance Films’ product offerings and customer base. KINGSPORT, Tennessee, March 13, 2014 – Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Commonwealth Laminating and Coating, Inc. The company, which had 2013 sales revenue of approximately $100 million, is an independent manufacturer and global marketer and distributor of window films and specialty films for automotive, architectural, and protective applications. The acquisition will include Commonwealth’s manufacturing facility and master distribution center in Martinsville, Virginia, and nine sales distribution centers that serve the global market. “With Commonwealth, Eastman extends our Performance Films global offerings for solar control window film and protective film applications. Adding Commonwealth supports our strategy of providing targeted and effective product, brand, and service solutions to meet the specific needs of our global, diverse customers and end-users,” said Brad Lich, executive vice president. With the addition of [...]
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