I'm looking at adding a paint protection film (aka clear bra) and come to realize the areas that requires coverage may depend from car to car (e.g.: Mazda CX-5 vs. Tesla). Different aerodynamics, shape, height, etc.
So in the course of normal on paved road driving, which areas of the car are most susceptible to get rock chips that would damage the paint?
The answer will drive the minimum coverage needed with a Paint Protection Film (PPF).
From other forums the top picks in order are:
- Full front bumper
- Hood (partial or full?)
- Front fenders (partial or full?)
- Headlights (although not paint...)
- Wing mirrors
- "A" pillars / front of roof
- Area in front of rear wheel well
The question is also where to put money where it matters most? There are reports where stone chips goes above the partial hood cover. What about the fenders?