Due to the great convenience brought by the car, this transportation tool has become more and more important to people all round the world. It is hard to imagine what the whole world could be without the car. The world may be totally silent without the noise produced by the car; however, the world can not develop any further, then.
As the number of people who have owned a car increases rapidly, the ratio of the traffic accidents rises sharply, too. How to avoid the number of the traffic accidents has become a global problem. As for the drivers, they must drive very carefully to create a safe driving condition and a normal driving order. Any terrible action such as drunk driving is forbidden. As for car manufacturers, they should upgrade the car’s self-security, that is to say, to make high performance parts that can protect the car and passenger in crashes or collisions.
To prevent rock chips and pitting on the front of the car, the traditional solution was to install a custom vinyl black bra or you just wait until the bumper is damaged enough and then paint it. Neither solution was very appealing. Now, there is an answer to all the problems of rock chips and road debris. It is generically called paint protection film. Several familiar names are in the business of making the film: Avery, 3M, Venture, Llumar. The original developer of the film was 3M and it was used in the Korean War to protect helicopter rotor blades. 3M later redesigned it for application to the front bumpers and hoods of vehicles.
With an enhancement in design to adapt the film for the auto industry, the idea took off. The concept was unbeatable. Car owners could now apply the film to bumpers and hoods, and drive the vehicle anywhere without worrying about getting a rock chip in their $100,000 Ferrari. Initially, each installation was custom cut from a bulk roll and carefully applied to the paint. It was time consuming and required lots of experience. The idea took a while to trickle down into the main stream vehicles. As demand increased for the protection, new companies sprung up design kits that could be cut out on a plotter and applied to the car. Hence, another segment of the paint protection film industry was born. The last piece of the puzzle was to have a network of independent, trained installers. Unfortunately, the industry suffers from a lack of skilled technicians.