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How much does PPF cost?

XPEL PPF being installed by us

How much does PPF cost? - A Guide.

With over a decade of experience in applying PPF we're confident in advising our customers that the starting cost for PPF application on your vehicle begins at a reasonable £350.

We do acknowledge that navigating your way around the automotive paint protection market can often seem like an obstacle course of options and expenses and opinions. Lots of different companies all offering the next 'big thing' in paint protection. We invite you to take a look around our website, perhaps come to us and tour our facilities and see for yourself why we're the only XPEL certified PPF installers in Bristol.

We offer XPEL ppf installation in both XPEL Stealth and XPEL Ultimate Plus finishes backed up with a 10-year manufacturers guarantee. But what does it cost? What do you need to know? Read on...

PPF being installed by us

PPF (Paint Protection Film) Costs

While £350 may serve as the entry point, the total expense can vary significantly depending on the coverage you require. We offer several coverage options, ranging from protecting just the front bumper (also known as a front bra) to partial front coverage, to complete full-car coverage. So, the actual cost of paint protection film can differ based on many factors.

  • How much coverage of your car's paint surface you require.

  • The size of your car

  • How complex the work will be.

    • An example would be there is a big difference between the rear wings of a McLaren Senna and the rear of a BMW M2.

  • The PPF being installed. (We only use XPEL, which we would argue is the best paint protection film)

Porsche Taycan with paint protection film

How much does PPF cost?

Following on from the above, the cost of car paint protection film does depend on a lot of variables. However, we know that you're looking for a more accurate price for installing paint protection film on your car so a few examples of pricing are shown below.

As always, with so many variables at play it's always best to give us a call / send us a message through this website and we'll be able to give you an accurate personalised quote so you know exactly where you are.

Examples of Paint Protection Film Cost

PPF price list

The Cost Benefits of Installing PPF

While the initial outlay for PPF may give potential buyers pause, it's crucial to consider the long-term financial benefits. By safeguarding your vehicle from environmental and mechanical abrasions, PPF effectively preserves your car's resale value. It also reduces the frequency—and thus, the cost—of regular cleaning and maintenance.

As professional PPF installers we confidently state that the application and removal process poses no risk to the car's exterior, it's simply adding another layer of financial safety to the deal. If the paint protection film gets damaged and needs to be replaced, then we simply remove the protective film on that panel and install new. As long as the damage hasn't been significant and gone through the paint protection film into the paint, then your car's paintwork will remain in pristine condition.

The advantages of installing PPF extend beyond mere cost-benefit equations or saving the cost of your car having a respray (and let's be honest, you can usually spot a resprayed car too...) PPF acts as a self-healing shield against a range of damage, including but not limited to:

  • Rock chips & stone chips

  • Road debris

  • Light scratches

  • Environmental contaminants

  • Oxidisation

  • UV rays

  • Swirl marks

XPEL Ultimate plus PPF on a Mclaren

PPF coverage options for vulnerable areas

Choosing the right PPF coverage can be akin to selecting the perfect insurance policy for your vehicle. Most people opt for safeguarding vulnerable areas prone to damage, such as the front bumper or the full front end including the bonnet, as these are the areas most likely to encounter regular attacks from stones / road debris.

However, full-car coverage offers the most comprehensive protection and protects your vehicle from all angles.

BMW with car paint protection film

A Paint Protection Film Specifically Formulated for Preserving a Flat Factory Finish

We have chosen to partner with XPEL, a leading global PPF manufacturer in the industry, to provide a self-healing PPF designed specifically for your car's needs. This top-of-the-line film comes with hydrophobic and self-healing properties that go beyond mere protection, ensuring that your car retains its flat factory finish for years to come.

We take our PPF installation skills so seriously that we're proud to say we're XPEL's only certified PPF installer in Bristol.

XPEL Stealth

As smooth as satin. Whether your vehicle is matte, magno, frozen or frosted, self-healing STEALTH ™ will keep it looking effortlessly pristine. Or, protect your gloss paint with a whole new look!

XPEL Ultimate Plus

A virtually invisible urethane film. It protects your vehicle's paint from unsightly damage and maximizes re-sale value. Some of its features include self-healing, stain resistance and superior optical llarity. See examples of XPEL PPF film on a Lamborghini

Read more about the difference between these two high performance paint protection films here, in our guide to the Types of Paint Protection Film.

A Ferrari with PPF installed by us.

Optional Extras to Protect your Car's Paintwork

Ceramic coatings. Read more on our ceramic coating for cars page. There is a lot of useful information there.


In partnering with XPEL, Autotrilogy assures customers that they're not just paying for a product, but investing in a fully protective service. Our XPEL certified team applies the film with meticulous care, whether you're driving a new luxury vehicle or a cherished classic. This attention to detail ensures not just protection but also an enhanced, glossy finish that redefines your driving experience.

For those with prestige vehicles like Porsche, Ferrari, McLaren, Lamborghini (to name just a few of the exotic manufacturers we're fortunate enough to work with), our wealth of experience in handling these manufacturers guarantees that you're in safe, professional hands.

Our offerings don't just end at PPF; they also offer a range of valeting and car detailing services. From the wing mirrors to the bonnet, we cover it all, ensuring that your car isn't just protected—it's pristine.

In a market crowded with protective options, PPF stands out for its robustness and cost-effectiveness. With our expert service, you're not just covering your car; you're covering all your bases.

Interested? Get in touch with their team today and take the first step towards protecting your car's paintwork ensuring it's pristine for years to come.

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