Over the course of the past 4 to 5 years, many people have become aware of the purpose of paint protection film for automotive use. Additional PPF uses can be developed for fun and profit if a little imagination is used.
Originally promoted for use on hoods, front bumpers and mirrors, automotive PPF applications have expanded to include:
- Door edges
- Door cups (area under door handles)
- Tops of rear bumpers (along the edge of trunk openings)
- Behind wheels (instead of using splash guards)
- Rocker panels
- Headlights (to prevent the acrylic lenses from becoming dull)
Alternative Uses For PPF
The PPF applications listed above also apply to other kinds of vehicles like RVs, boats, ATVs, and motorcycles, but promoting PPF use in other areas may provide additional sales opportunities for professional applicators:
Patio Door Glass & Trim
Until Fido learns how to use door knobs, man’s best friend will paw at doors when he/she needs to go out or come back in. Covering the lower half of a patio door with PPF (both the glass and the surrounding trim) will prevent costly repairs after Spot goes a few rounds with it.
Tops of Washers/Dryers
A layer of PPF will keeps the tops of washers & dryers free from unsightly scratches from laundry baskets and other items that get unceremoniously placed on them.
Other ideas can be found at a popular Paint Protection Film forum: https://www.tintdude.net/new_use.html
Apply PPF to the fronts of refrigerators and dishwashers to protect against scratches and scrapes.
Other PPF Uses
- Children’s toys
- Door Kick Panels
- Furniture Legs (protection from kids and pets)
- Tool Boxes
- Toy Boxes
Think about other items around the house that frequently get beat up from normal use, and you may just come up with a marketable way to install more paint protection film.