When it comes to paint protection film (PPF) materials, there are three main options to consider: OPTiX Nano Shield, SunTek Reaction, and OPTiX Nano Shield+. Each of these materials has its unique characteristics and advantages. In this article, we will provide a pragmatic overview of the differences between these materials to help you make an informed choice for your automotive paint protection needs.

  1. OPTiX Nano Shield:

    • Thickness: 8.5 mil (considered quite thick)
    • Coating: Ceramic coated
    • Flexibility: Very Flexible
    • Warranty: 7
    • Finish options: Clear gloss

    OPTiX Nano Shield is our default material. This material offers excellent protection and durability. It’s flexible and easier to install, making it a popular choice for many automotive enthusiasts. With a 7-year warranty, it provides peace of mind for long-term protection.

  2. SunTek Reaction:

    • Thickness: 8 mil
    • Coating: Ceramic coated
    • Flexibility: Very Flexible
    • Warranty: 12 years
    • Finish options: Clear gloss

    SunTek Reaction is a well-respected USA-made PPF known for its high quality. It shares some characteristics with OPTiX Nano Shield, such as its ceramic coating, flexibility, and ease of installation. However, it comes with a slightly longer warranty of 12 years, making it an excellent choice for those seeking extended protection. Reaction adds 30% higher cost over OPTiX Nano Shield.

  3. OPTiX Nano Shield+:

    • Thickness: 9.5 mil (considered very thick)
    • Coating: ceramic coated
    • Flexibility: Minimal
    • Warranty: 7 years
    • Finish options: Clear gloss

    For an extra 10% investment, you can upgrade to OPTiX Nano Shield+ which is essentially  is suited for the SUV and truck. This material offers the highest level of thickness and protection. With a 7 year, it ensures your vehicle stays protected for as long as you own it. If you value maximum durability and longevity, this is the option to consider. This material is rated to last 10 years or more. The average customer will likely be requesting this material because they wish for a material that can take much more punishment or impact and therefore the warranty stays at 7 years. If your car is going to be babied then one could expect 10 years or more from OPTiX Nano shield+

  4. SunTek ULTRA:

    • Thickness: 9 mil
    • Coating: Mild hydrophobic effect
    • Flexibility: moderate Flexible
    • Warranty: 10 years
    • Finish options: Clear gloss

    SunTek® PPF Ultra is scientifically formulated to help maintain the beauty and integrity of vehicle finishes—for many years in all kinds of weather. It’s a fusion of innovative film technologies created to make a lasting impression.

    Suntek’s high-performing film features an advanced HydroResist™ technology. When its improved stain resistant top coat is combined with Ultra’s impressive self-healing properties, a durable, high-gloss barrier is created, helping to shield against water, insects, road debris, and other stains.

  5. SunTek C PPF: Quality brand on a budget

    • Thickness: 7 mil
    • Coating: no coating
    • Flexibility: Very Flexible
    • Warranty: 5 years
    • Finish options: Clear gloss

    SunTek PPF C made in the USA offers breakthrough technology for paint protection applications utilizing an advanced, self-healing, solvent resistant top-coat formulation allowing for easy installation as well as increased longevity. The product is backed by a 5-year warranty covering cracking, bubbling or yellowing. Suntek’s Clear  (Suntek C) help defend continuously against rocks, insects and road debris that you encounter along the way. These two film products are perfect for a full wrap or selectively shielding more vulnerable areas such as bumpers, fenders, mirrors and the hood. Featuring the added power of a self-healing top coat, PPF C and M help repair scratches almost effortlessly—with just an engine’s heat or the sun.

In addition to these clear PPF options, there’s also a range of colored and textured PPF materials available. These include options like clear carbon, gloss black carbon, Mirror Black, Forged Carbon, and Damascus. These materials offer 8mil thickness, same self-healing properties and same warranty of 10 years. They are perfect for enhancing the appearance of your vehicle while providing top-notch protection.

When choosing between these PPF materials, consider your specific needs, budget, and preferences. OPTiX Nano shield and SunTek Reaction offer excellent protection with a 12 year warranty, while OPTiX Nano shield+ provides maximum thickness 7 year warranty. The colored and textured options allow you to personalize your vehicle’s look while benefiting from self-healing properties. Visit our shop to see the color charts and display samples in person, and don’t forget to test the samples on your car to evaluate the finish from different angles. We are here to help you make the right choice for your paint protection needs.

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