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Akron Auto Polish Receives 2016 Best of Akron Award
Akron Award Program Honors the Achievement
AKRON February 18, 2016 — Akron Auto Polish has been selected for the 2016 Best of Akron Award in the “High-End Auto Detailing, Appearance & Protection” category by the Akron Award Program. Akron Auto Polish is among a very small group of companies that have won the Best of Akron Award for four consecutive years. This distinction has qualified Akron Auto Polish for the 2016 Akron Business Hall of Fame.
Each year, the Akron Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Akron area a great place to live, work and play. Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2016 Akron Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Akron Award Program and data provided by third parties.
About Akron Award Program
The Akron Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Akron area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.
The Akron Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.
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Do I really need Paint Protection Film Part 3 of 3
Last, but certainly not least, durability plays a big factor with a PPF install. The main way to ensure durability is to select a competent installer and a higher quality film. SunTek Films is the leading manufacturer of PPF, but there are a few others out there that look and work great as well. What you want to stay away from is cheap film that may work fine in protecting paint and be a bit cheaper to apply initially, but it will get discolored, scratched and faded fairly quickly. The initial savings are normally not worth the replacement cost of the film. Normally the quality films will last at least 5-7 years without fading or discoloration, but as you can imagine they do need to be kept clean and maintained properly in order to last as long as they should. In addition to providing a better overall look as mentioned above, paint protection coatings such as our line of Optimum coatings, like Opti-Gloss Coat, Opti-Coat Pro, and (my favorite) Opti-Coat Pro+, are a great way to preserve PPF and make it last much longer than it normally would. Opti-Coat will protect the film itself from environmental fallout, fading and staining, as well as make it much easier to clean and maintain.
Well that’s about all I have for now. I am hoping to do a follow-up article soon to explain some of the things to look out for when selecting a good film and more importantly a good installer. Stuff like custom cut or pre-cut kits, folded edges and application methods. For now, hope this helps some of you in making a decision about PPF and as always thanks for reading!
Do I really need Paint Protection Film Part 2 of 3
More people than you would imagine are concerned about looks after PPF installation. Most are worried in general about how the gloss or color of the paint will be altered, whereas others don’t want to see “the line” that’s associated with partial film applications (only 1/4, 1/3 or 1/2 of hood and fenders are covered, thus revealing an edge/line of the film). I too hate the look of the edge of a film running across the middle of the hood, which is why I always recommend full front end coverage. This ensures the entire front end of the vehicle, full hood, bumper, full fenders, and mirrors will be covered with the film and have an even look to it. Also, with the entire front end covered, your vehicle will have the best protection against stone chips and other damage caused by objects impacting the paint.
From experience, there is always a slight difference in gloss between panels that have the film applied compared to those that don’t. However, this is usually only noticeable from 4-6 feet away or less. Some colors, such as grey and most whites, are very hard to tell even from 2-3 feet away. One way to greatly improve the look and close the gap between the gloss of uncovered and covered panels is by applying a good ceramic clear coating, such as Opti-Coat Pro+, to the film and other exterior surfaces. This increases the gloss of the film and the gloss of the actual paint that’s not covered by film. All in all, I have never seen a quality film install that looks “bad”. Yes, in some cases you will be able to tell it’s on the paint (sometimes from 6 feet away and sometimes from only 2-3 feet away) but it’s not a bad look per say. The whole idea behind having PPF on your vehicle is to protect it’s paint from all those ugly stone chips and maintain the resale value of it. So the bottom line here is that when you make the choice to purchase PPF for your new vehicle you will quickly realize that it was a smart one.
PPF offers breakthrough technology for paint protection applications. Features and benefits include:
- Invisible protection from damage caused by rocks, salt,
insects, and other road debris
- Top-coated and non-top-coated constructions available
- A proprietary top-coat formulation that is scratch and crack
resistant with a high-gloss finish
- Superior optical clarity
- Easy installation and increased longevity
- Five-year Manufacturer’s Warranty
Do I really need Paint Protection Film Part 1 of 3
Protection is the key reason behind installing PPF (Paint Protection Film). Actually, it’s the only reason. Whether you’re looking to protect the front bumper from some paint chips and bug splatter, the entire front end from road debris or preserve the entire paint job by wrapping the whole vehicle, protection is the goal. Nothing comes close to providing the protection of PPF. No wax, sealant will ever prevent rock chips in the paint and etching from bird dropping or bug splatter. A good wax/sealant may help hide imperfections in the paint, but they cannot prevent rocks and debris from chipping away the paint finish. Imagine how great it would be if you bought a new vehicle off the showroom floor, and you were able to drive it day after day, and it remained looking like the day you drove it off the lot. Also imagine if there was a product that could help make that a reality… There is. SunTek PPF virtually invisible, high gloss, extremely durable, made with self-healing technology, and comes with a 5 year warranty. In short, there’s nothing out there that will provide the protection of a good paint protection film, so it’s a must if you have suffered from paint chips in the past on a regular basis.