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Paint Protection Film (PPF) Installer - South Carolina

Paint Protection Film (PPF) That Offers The Perfect Balance of Superior Paint Protection And Easy Maintenance.

With over a decade in the industry, we are the professionals that you can trust to protect your investment with the best paint protection film product on the market, KAVACA Paint Protection Film. Available in both a Gloss & Matte Finish.

This highly protective film has been rigorously tested for gravel chip resistance as well as stain resistance, UV fading, and discoloration.

Best Warranty. Highest Quality Installation. Superior Clarity. Superior Protection.

Rigorously Tested

Highly Acclaimed

Protection From

  • Paint Chipping
  • Rock Chips
  • Road Salt
  • Bugs
  • Scratches
  • Tree Sap
  • UV Fading

Popular PPF Coverage Examples

Partial Front PPF Package

Partial Front Package

  • Full Bumper
  • Headlights
  • Fog Lights
  • Side Mirrors
  • Partial Hood (18″ to 24″ from the leading edge)
  • Partial Fenders (In alignment with the hood as illustrated above)

Full Front Package

  • Full Hood
  • Front Bumper
  • Full Fenders
  • Side Mirrors
  • Headlights
  • Fog Lights
PPF wrap full vehicle

Full Vehicle Wrap

The Full Vehicle PPF Wrap applies PPF to all painted parts of the vehicle and is the highest line of protection against scratches, rock chips, bug damage, chemical stains, and fading from the sun.

Clear Paint Protection Film - Gloss Finish

Ceramic Coated PPF With A 12-Year Warranty. Superior Protection With The Industries Best Clarity For Virtually Invisible Protection.

High Gloss - Ceramic Coated PPF

This beautifully transparent paint protection film is infused with ceramic coating for added durability and easier maintenance. Superior protection - 12-Year warranty - Carfax documented.

Paint Protection Film - Matte Finish

This Ceramic Coated PPF Adds Unsurpassed Protection To Your Matte Paint - Or Converts Your Gloss Paint To Matte For A Sleek, Custom Look.

A Sleek Satin Finish Thats Easy To Maintain

This highly protective film will convert your gloss paint to matte or protect your existing matte paint. It has a 12-Year warranty that is Carfax documented

Protection Films With Color And Style


Black PPF transforms any color paint into a protected black finish while offering protection against rock chips, scratches, insects, bird droppings, road debris, yellowing, and stains.

Available In Gloss Or Matte

Self-Healing | Hydrophobic | Stain-resistant | Highly contamination-resistant | Highly chemical-resistant | 10-Year Warranty
Black Paint Protection Film

Color Paint Protection Film

Protect your vehicle's paint and add a touch of personality with color PPF.

24 Colors and Shades Of PPF

We offer several colors to match your style, from classic shades to bold colors. Our certified PPF installers will apply the film with meticulous attention to detail.
Color PPF

Carbon Fiber PPF

 A classic with a twist, carbon fiber films are available in Gloss - Matte - Semi-Gloss, and Transparent

Customize Your Vehicle's Look With Long Lasting Results

Hydrophobic. Anti-Contamination. Stain Resistant. Fast Recovery Self Healing. 10-Year Warranty
Carbon Fiber Paint Protection Film


Vivid Finish And Films Is  South Carolina’s trusted partner for premium paint protection film (PPF) installation services.  We are passionate about safeguarding your vehicle’s pristine exterior, ensuring its long-lasting beauty and value.

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The Best Warranty In The Industry

When it comes to protecting your vehicle, you want to ensure you're getting only the best. That's why Kavaca PPF by Ceramic Pro is the obvious choice. Why settle for a measly 5 or 10-year warranty on your paint protection film when you can have a lifetime guarantee? That's right - a lifetime. Kavaca (Ka-vah-cha) paint protection film has a standard 12-year warranty that can be extended with annual maintenance service. Each time you bring your car to a Ceramic Pro Shop for an annual maintenance, your 12-year warranty is renewed. You can keep your warranty active for life with our annual maintenance. This transferrable warranty is Carfax documented. What sets Kavaca apart from other automotive protection films is its cutting-edge proprietary technology. The film is infused with nanoceramic particles that not only provide maximum protection from everyday wear and tear, but also enhance the shine, clarity, and strength of your paint job. It's like having a super shield that makes your car look better than ever.

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Superior Protection

If you're concerned about your car's paint job getting battered by rocks and debris, worry no more! Kavaca PPF by Ceramic Pro is a more than 8 mil transparent aliphatic polyurethane film. This highly protective film has been rigorously tested for gravel chip resistance as well as staining, UV fading, and discoloration. Through all the testing Kavaca has come through as a superhero at protecting your car from damage and scratches. It's so tough, it might as well double as a suit of armor for your vehicle. In fact, the word Kavaca originates from Sanskrit and means ARMOR. And get this - it's self-healing! That's right, minor scratches don't stand a chance against Kavaca's special layer. Plus, the ceramic-coated top coat keeps your car looking gorgeous while providing top-notch environmental protection. So, drive with confidence, knowing that your car is equipped with the ultimate protection.

Clean Installations By Certified PPF Installers

dedicated PPF installation room with clean filtered air

Contamination Free PPF Installation

The installation of automotive films is a delicate process that requires a clean surface, as well as a clean space with clean air. At Vivid Finish And Films, we clean, clay bar, decontaminate, and paint  correct every car before the installation begins. During installation, we have a dedicated space for automotive film installations, separate from areas where other services are performed. Our "clean room" utilizes four air filtration systems to filter out airborne dust and other contaminants. Dirt or debris on the vehicle's surface can cause the film to adhere improperly and leave imperfections in the film. Installing automotive films in an uncontrolled environment can also cause the film to become cloudy or discolored. By following this procedure, we can be certain that we're providing our customers with the best possible application. Creating an appropriate workspace for film installation can be achieved using a HEPA air filter or working in a clean room. We do both at Vivid Finish And Films to ensure the best possible installation.

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Certified Installer - Elite Dealer

We are factory-trained and certified Paint Protection Film installers. Our training and certification are from Ceramic Pro - Kavaca in San Diego, CA. We have also been selected as an Elite Dealer by Ceramic Pro. Elite Dealers are hand chosen by Ceramic Pro's executive team and are known to produce the highest quality installations. The Ceramic Pro Elite Dealer program ensures a level of quality control never seen in the automotive appearance protection industry, ensuring a high level of consistency from prep work and installation to maintenance, aftercare, and warranties.

PPF Installation: A Shield Against Rock Chips And Road Hazards


Our skilled technicians meticulously install Kavaca/Ceramic Pro PPF, creating an invisible shield that defends your car’s paint against a multitude of threats, including:

Rock chips and debris: PPF acts as an impact resustant barrier, effectively deflecting pebbles, stones, and other airborne objects that could otherwise damage your paint.

Scratching and abrasions: Whether it’s accidental run-ins with parking barriers or unfortunate encounters with tree branches, PPF safeguards your car’s finish from unsightly scratches and abrasions.

UV rays and environmental pollutants: PPF shields your vehicle’s paint from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays and various environmental pollutants that can cause fading, discoloration, and premature aging.

Looking for paint protection film or PPF installers near you in South Carolina?

Kavaca Paint protection film by Ceramic Pro offers the perfect balance of superior protection and simple maintenance without altering your vehicle’s appearance.  This optically clear protective film is virtually invisible on your vehicle, yet it offers superior protection against rock chips, flying debris, and scratches. Thinner films have diminished protective qualities and tend to have a hazy appearance. Thicker films have difficulty conforming to the curvatures of many vehicles and also lack the excellent clarity you get from Kavaca by Ceramic Pro.

There is no better paint protection for South Carolina. Kavaca is more than 8 mils thick and establishes an invisible layer of protection between your cars paint and the harsh road conditions that are constantly chipping away at your vehicle. Kavaca PPF – also known as Clear Bra – is extremely scratch-resistant and impact resistant, it has a standard 12-Year warranty and an available LIFETIME warranty.

Born out of  Ceramic Pro’s extensive knowledge in the automotive paint protection industry, Kavaca is the most advanced and longest-lasting protection film you can get. Kavaca has been rigorously tested for gravel chip resistance as well as staining, UV fading, and discoloration. Plus, Kavaca is infused with ceramic coating, has better gloss and clarity than other films, and Kavaca has the best warranty in the industry.

-Kavaca Means ARMOR-

Beyond Protection: Enhancing Your Car's Appearance

Kavaca/Ceramic Pro PPF not only protects your vehicle’s paint but also enhances its overall appearance. Its self-healing properties help to minimize the visibility of minor scratches and imperfections, keeping your vehicle looking showroom-new for years to come.

Kavaca paint protection film is a high performance aliphatic polyurethane, self-healing film applied to painted surfaces of a new or used car in order to protect the paint from stone chips, bug splatters, and minor abrasions. Ceramic Pro’s use of nano-technology has resulted in an advanced car PPF.  This film can be used on airplanes, RVs, cell phones, electronics, screens, motorcycles, nearly any smooth, no-porous surface that you want to protect from nicks, scratches and chips.

Kavaca means Armor. It is specifically designed to protect painted surfaces from abrasion, corrosion, chemicals, stone chips, and other types of physical damage.


Additional Benefits of Kavaca PPF

The primary purpose of paint protection film is to protect your vehicle’s exterior from scratches, rock chips, and flying debris. Our protective wrap film will also protect your paint from scrapes, graffiti, sap, chemicals, fading from the suns rays, and even minor impacts. Additionally, Kavaca protective films have an extremely high gloss, and the best clarity available, and greatly reduces the orange peel / paint texture look that many vehicles have. 

Ease of maintenance: PPF’s smooth surface repels dirt and grime, making it easier to clean and maintain your car’s exterior.

Gloss enhancement: PPF intensifies the depth and shine of your vehicle’s paint, accentuating its luster and beauty.

Warranty: Kavaca/Ceramic Pro PPF comes with a comprehensive warranty, providing peace of mind and long-term protection for your investment.

Kavaca is infused with ceramic coating during the manufacturing process. This coating makes the film extremely hydrophobic and easy to maintain.

  • Keeps your vehicle looking new all the time. It will prevent the suns rays from causing hazing and oxidation. 

  • Heals itself from minor scratches and rock chips.

  • In the event of more severe damage, the film can be peeled off and replaced with new film.


Preserve Your Car's Paint And Value with PPF At Vivid Finish And Films

Investing in PPF installation is a wise decision that not only protects your car’s paint but also preserves its resale value. When it comes time to sell or trade your vehicle, a well-protected exterior will command a higher price, maximizing your return on investment.


PPF Warranty and Carfax Documentation

At Vivid, all of our Automotive Protection Film products and installations are warrantied. If our films don’t perform as described, we’ll reinstall it at no cost. 

As an Elite Dealer, we offer the best paint protection film in South Carolina.

We stand behind every job we do and we guarantee your satisfaction.

See why drivers from Columbia, Lexington, Irmo, and Chapin choose us for the highest quality applications with real warranties and Carfax verification.

When you’re ready to protect your new car with a high quality film, bring it to Vivid Finish And Films. We’re centrally located and we’re a Ceramic Pro Elite Dealer. We have exclusive access to the highest rated protective films for Red Bank, Elgin, Blythewood, Forest Acres, and West Columbia.

All installations are performed by trained, experienced,  professionals who use quality genuine Ceramic Pro coatings and Kavaca automotive films.

At Vivid Finish And Films, we represent the Ceramic Pro and Kavaca brand for central South Carolina. We’re constantly adding new pictures and reels of paint protection film – PPF to our Instagram page.

Here’s a paint protection film reel from a Tesla Model Y.

Here’s a paint protection film installation post we did on a Corvette.


Vivid Finish And Films is the area’s Elite Dealer for Ceramic Pro and Kavaca PPF. We have exclusive access to the most advanced paint protection film near you in South Carolina.

We have built a reputation for excellence among automobile owners in SC with many of our clients coming from all over the state.

All our services come with a written warranty that is fully transferrable and Carfax documented.

If you’re searching for a “paint protection film installer near me” in South Carolina, give us a call and take advantage of our exclusive access to the most advanced PPF with the best warranty in the industry.

Paint Protection Film Frequently Asked Questions

Paint Protection Film is a relatively low-cost and easy way to protect your vehicle’s original finish, keeping it looking new for longer.

 At Vivid Finish And Films, the price of installation is determined by several factors:

  • Size of panels being protected.
  • Curves and contours of the body panels being protected. 
  • The pre-existing condition of the paint.

A typical Full Front Package for a Tesla is $1990.

A Front Bumper for a Tesla is typically $700.

High-quality PPF with a reputable warranty costs much more than DIY films and thinner less protective films.
We’re confident that the superb protection, lasting results, and high-quality installation you’ll get from our certified PPF installers will greatly outweigh any minimal savings you might get from a low-grade PPF. We pride ourselves on providing our customers with high-quality film and expert installation to protect their vehicles from damage and save them money in the long run

For several reasons, it’s not recommended.

  1. No Warranty: Although DIY kits say they last up to 5 years or 10-years, the truth is that the film is only warrantied when installed by a certified installer.
  2. Lots of Blemishes: If you’re determined to self install, then be prepared for alot of blemishes. Installing automotive films is one of the most difficult and costly things to learn. A typical installer will work as an assistant for 3 to 6 months before attempting a solo installation. Even then, the trainee is expected to waste over $1500 worth of film that has to be removed and replaced by an experienced, certified installer.
  3. Preparation: Proper prep equals cleaner installations. Understanding the right process for prep can be challenging, depending on the condition of the vehicle.
  4. Controlled Environment: Clean air, clean water, clean paint…these are all crucial for a clean installation, but humidity can be a killer. Understanding proper soap and alcohol ratios based on the current humidity is a variable that can take years to master. The wrong ratios can result in hundreds of spots in the film that you will not be happy with.

Yes, if you want to protect your car from rock chips and other flying debris.  Quality paint protection films are self-healing from minor scratches and are also proven to help prevent damage from rocks, bug splatter and flying debris. PPF will also prevent fading from the sun and protect your car from tree sap, bird droppings, chemicals and much more.


Vivid Finish And Films Is An Elite Installer of Kavaca Paint Protection Film

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What Is Paint Protection Film (PPF) or Clear Bra?

Kavaca paint protection film is thermoplastic urethane  ( TPU) self-healing film applied to painted surfaces of a new or used car in order to protect the paint from stone chips, bug splatters, and minor abrasions. This film can be used on airplanes, RVs, cell phones, electronics, screens, motorcycles, nearly any smooth, no-porous surface that you want to protect from nicks, scratches and chips.

Kavaca PPF (Kavaca means Armor) is specifically designed to protect painted surfaces from abrasion, corrosion, chemicals, stone chips, and other types of physical damage.

Within the Kavaca line, we offer two customizable types of paint protection film:

  1. Ceramic Coated/Self Healing PPF

  2. Matte Finish PPF