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Protection From What The Road Throws At You!

Paint Protection Film (PPF) Near You Columbia, SC

Unleash REAL protection from REAL road hazards.

Our EXTENSIVELY tested PPF provides STRONG PROTECTION for your car against road hazards.


Rigorously Tested

Highly Impact Resistant

Self Heals From Scratches

REMARKABLE Protection From:

  • Rock Chips
  • Flying Debris
  • Bugs
  • Road Salt
  • Scratches
  • Tree Sap
  • UV Fading

Vivid Finish And Films Provides you with the highest quality Paint Protection Film (PPF) Available.

Paint Protection Film That Offers The Perfect Balance of Superior Paint Protection And Easy Maintenance Without Altering Your Vehicles Appearance.

Clear Paint Protection Film

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

High Gloss - Ceramic Coated

This beautifully transparent protection film is infused with ceramic coating for added durability and easier maintenance. Superior protection - 12-Year warranty - Carfax documented.
Clear Paint Protection Film In Columbia, SC

Matte Paint Protection Film

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

A Sleek Matte Finish Thats Easy To Maintain

This highly protective film will convert your gloss paint to matte or protect your existing matte paint. It is ceramic coated for ease of maintenance and has a 12-Year warranty that is Carfax documented
Matte Paint Protection Film In Columbia, SC

Our Extended Selection Of Protection Films


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 In Columbia, SC

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 In Columbia, SC

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 In Columbia, SC

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
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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.


Vivid Finish And Films Is Columbia, South Carolina’s trusted partner for premium paint protection film (PPF) installation services. From Killian Rd. in North Columbia to The Vista downtown and from Columbiana Mall to Fort Jackson, we are Columbia’s exclusive installer of Kavaca PPF by Ceramic Pro. 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

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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.



Looking for paint protection film or PPF installers near you in Columbia, 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 Columbia, 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-


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. 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.


The primary purpose of paint protection film is to protect your vehicle’s exterior from scratches, rock chips, and flying debris. Our protective films 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. 

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.

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 Columbia, 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, Columbia, 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, we represent the Ceramic Pro and Kavaca brand for Columbia, and central South Carolina.


If you’re residing in Columbia, SC, and searching for “paint protection film (PPF) near me,” you’re in luck! We are conveniently located just a few miles away from your location, making us easily accessible.

Whether you’re near the South Carolina State House in Downtown Columbia, purchasing a new car near the Killian Road area, grocery shopping at Whole Foods Market, or Mall shopping at Columbiana Centre – we’re centrally located and close to your location.

Our facility is well-equipped and staffed with experienced technicians who specialize in the highest quality installations.

We have built a reputation for excellence among automobile owners all over Columbia, with many of our satisfied customers hailing from zip code 29201, 29226, 29223, 29229, 29208, 29210, 29204, and 29205.

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

So, if you’re seeking paint protection film (PPF) near me in Columbia, SC simply search no further. Pay us a visit, take advantage of our proximity, and experience our outstanding service.


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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 A Certified Elite PPF Installer In South Carolina.

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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