Matte PPF Vs. Gloss PPF?

If you are looking to make your vehicle truly stand out, then you will want to consider paint protection film (PPF). With PPF you can protect your investment while giving your vehicle a stunning appearance. Two of the most popular PPF options are either a matte or gloss finish. So let’s find out which is best for you, matte PPF vs gloss PPF. Here, we will talk about the advantages of each.




Paint protection film (PPF) is a protective layer that is applied to the exterior of your vehicle. PPF is designed primarily to protect your vehicle’s paint from staining and damages that it may encounter from road debris, tree sap, bug splatters, bird droppings and other elements. PPF also has a self-healing property that allows it to recover from any minor scratches and other surface damage that it may encounter. PPF is available in a variety of colors, designs, and finishes. PPF is not permanent so it can be removed at any time.


Matte and gloss PPF have different finishes while giving your vehicle the same protective properties. With a matte finish, your vehicle will have a frosted look that is quite unique and will make your vehicle truly stand out from the crowd. Gloss PPF will give your vehicle a vibrant shine that will make it look showroom new for a long time.


Let’s take a look at the benefits of gloss PPF. As you will see, there may be a number of reasons why gloss PPF may be right for your vehicle.

Keeps your car looking new and shiny

Do you want to maintain that “showroom” look of your vehicle? Then gloss PPF is going to be the way to go. With gloss PPF, you will be able to protect your vehicle’s paint from the everyday outdoor and road encounters that cause damage. Even after a couple of years, your vehicle will look like it just came off the factory floor.

Makes your vehicle car cleaning easier

With gloss PPF, it is easier to maintain the exterior of your vehicle. You won’t have a dust build-up problem and you can simply maintain your vehicle’s initial look with an occasional wiping from a soft cloth.

Provides scratch protection

There is nothing more frustrating than seeing a small scratch on your otherwise pristine vehicle. With gloss PPF, your vehicle will be protected from those small scratches that can occur on the road or in the parking lot.


If you are not too familiar with matte PPF, then take a look at all the unique features that this popular film has to offer to your vehicle.

Matte PPF gives your vehicle a unique finish

If you are looking to stand out from the crowd, then matte PPF will do the job. While the matte finish is growing in popularity, it is still unique enough to get noticed in a crowd.

You have the option to take matte PPF and get gloss look back

With matte PPF, you can enjoy a unique look for your vehicle. However, if you want to get that gloss appearance back to your vehicle, you simply need to remove matte PPF and your vehicle will get its glossy appearance back.

No need to polish

Of course, with matte PPF, there is no need to polish the vehicle. All you need to do is occasionally wipe it down with a soft cloth to maintain its unique look.

Last for years

Matte PPF brings great value when it comes to the long-term protection of your vehicle. In fact, many matte PPF options come with a ten-year warranty. In many cases, matte PPF can last as long as you own the vehicle.


Now that you are convinced that PPF is the best protection and investment for the exterior of your vehicle, you have to decide which finish is going to be right for you. Here are some questions to consider.

Do you want to keep your vehicle looking showroom-new for years? If you love the high gloss look of your vehicle and want to keep it that way, then gloss PPF is going to be your best option.

Do you want something different? If you have already experienced gloss PPF on your vehicle, then you may want to consider the unique colour that matte PPF can offer.

Do you want a sporty or luxurious look for your vehicle? Certain wraps are associated with certain types of vehicles. Gloss wrap is usually associated with luxury vehicles while matte wraps are associated with performance vehicles.


At ID Protection®, we offer one of the widest selections of PPFs in the Toronto area. Choose from Matte, Gloss, Dark PPF, Soft PPF, Violet PPF and more. Our professionally trained team of technicians can install any PPF on any vehicle. We offer partial front, full front and entire vehicle PPF installation services. Discover why we are the “go to” destination for the top car collectors and vehicle enthusiasts. Contact us today to learn more about our PPF and installation services.