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What is Paint Protection Film?


Unlike coloured wrap which is made from vinyl, Paint Protection Film or PPF as it is more commonly known is a plastic urethane film. It is approximately double the thickness of paint and is highly durable.

This durability provides resistance to scratches and when natural sunlight or heat is applied, the swirl marks and scratches will disappear. It also has a resistance to stone chips and gravel rash.

XPEL is the leading brand in PPF and they offer a clear gloss finish or a satin STEALTH finish which can be applied to all painted and smooth plastic surfaces including some interior trims. 


What Are The Benefits


Once applied to the surface of your vehicle you will instantly benefit from:

  • Self Healing

  • Mirror Finish

  • Chemical & Stain Resistance

  • Easy Maintenance

  • Heat Activated Self-healing Topcoat 

  • UV tolerance (Non-yellowing)

  • Scratch Resistance

  • Stone Chip Resistance

  • Removable

  • 10 Year Warranty

Why Do I Want PPF For My Car?


PPF isn't for everyone. It is an investment for your car or bike. We highly recommend it for:


  • Flat fronted or tall cars like Range Rover or G-Wagons

  • Special or unique cars where paint originality is valuable

  • Track cars or cars which suffers from gravel rash

  • People who like to group drive

  • High-value new cars to protect resale or hand-in value 

  • Allows you to wipe down your car in the garage, without the fear of putting swirls into the paint.

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How Much Does it Cost?


XPEL Paint Protection Film starts at £399 which can cover a bumper For a full car you could be looking around £4000 depending on the the car. Bigger cars may cost more and smaller cars may cost less.


All cars are quoted completely individually based from the XPEL DAP pricing structure, for an exact quote please email:


XPEL Factory Trained


We are Dorset's only factory trained PPF installer. This means we have been professionally trained by XPEL themselves and it grants us access to XPEL's DAP system.


Unlike any other installer in the local area, we have the ability to cut exact templates for your car. This reduces the need for "bulk cutting" and the risk of scoring the paint. It also means you end up with a more seamless and exacting finish. 


Visit Our New, Dedicated Paint Protection Film Studio Located In Christchurch, UK

Preparing Your Car For PPF


Here at FCD we take a unique approach to applying our clear protective films. We consider every car and bike visiting our studio as it is visiting for a full correction detail so in the event that you ever wish to remove your film, the paint underneath will be detailed and looking deep and glossy. Not only is this about having pride in our own work, through extensive research we have found that the PPF develops a stronger bond to the paints surface when the car has been professionally detailed and not just cleansed. 

Talk to the team about getting regular paint protection film car washes.

Wheel Cleaning


Wheels cleaned using pH neutral wheel cleaner and horse hair wheel brushes.

Arche Clean


Arches cleaned to remove any build up of mud and/or brake dust.

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Fallout Removal

Tar & glue and Fallout Remover are sprayed on the car to remove bird droppings, tree sap, bug marks and road tar.



A mild soap is sprayed on the lower half of the body to remove road grime then washed off.

Snow Foam

Snow Foam

Body work sprayed with wash chemicals and coated in snowfoam. Gaps and shut lines are brushed

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Engine Bay and Shuts

Whilst in Snow Foam, The engine bay and shuts are brushed clean.

2 bucket clean

2 Bucket Clean

Snow foam is washed free of the body and 2 bucket method safe wash is carried out using all pH Neutral products.

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Air Blower

A specialist detailing air blower is used to move the bulk water and dry the gaps and shuts.

Towel Dry

Towel Dry

A specialist detailing towel is used to dry the remained of the body work. 

Clay Bar

Clay Bar

Claybar to remove further contaminants including exhaust fumes and tar

Single Stage Machine Polish

Single Stage Machine Polish

Single stage machine polish to ensure the surface is debris free.

DAP Cut Film

Film is Precision Cut

All film is cut precisely on our DAP using XPEL technical diagrams.

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Film Is Laid

The paint protection film is laid by our factory trained experts.

Extended Edges

Extended Edges

We manually edit the pre-designed templates for extended edges. This helps with protecting edges.

Ceramic Coating

Ceramic Coating

Ceramic Coating is then applied to the body work. Cure time 24hours minimum.

Detailing Spray

Detailing Spray

Non-coated panels are then quick detailed to refine the finish.



Interior is vacuumed and wiped down.

Glass Cleaning


Glass panels are buffed to a high shine.

Metal Polished


Metal surfaces are buffed to a high shine

Plastics Dressed


Plastic surfaces are dressed.



Tyres are dressed.


Make cleaning your PPF easy with XPEL's range of after care products including:


Ceramic coating designed for plastic car wraps


A spray on product which works like quick detailer. Use it stand alone or use it to top up FUSION. 


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