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Paint protection film (PPF), also known as clear bra or automotive film, is a transparent, durable, and self-healing film that is applied to a vehicle's exterior surfaces, primarily to protect its paint and finish. It is typically made from polyurethane or a similar material and is custom-cut to fit specific areas of the car, such as the front bumper, hood, fenders, mirrors, and door edges. Here's why someone should consider getting PPF for their car:

  1. Paint Protection: PPF provides a strong barrier against a wide range of potential hazards that can damage a car's paint. This includes road debris, rocks, gravel, bird droppings, tree sap, insects, and minor abrasions. It acts as a sacrificial layer, absorbing the impact and preventing the underlying paint from getting chipped or scratched.

  2. Self-Healing: Many modern PPFs have self-healing properties, which means that minor scratches and swirl marks on the film can disappear on their own when exposed to heat or sunlight. This keeps the PPF looking pristine and maintains the car's aesthetic appeal.

  3. UV Protection: PPF often includes UV inhibitors that help protect the car's paint from fading or oxidizing due to prolonged sun exposure. This keeps the vehicle looking newer for longer.

  4. Preserves Resale Value: A well-maintained PPF can help preserve the resale value of a car by keeping the exterior in excellent condition. Buyers often prefer vehicles with minimal paint damage.

  5. Easy Maintenance: PPF is relatively easy to clean and maintain. Regular washing and waxing can keep it looking glossy and clear.

  6. Longevity: High-quality PPF can last for several years, offering reliable protection for an extended period without the need for frequent replacements.

  7. Customizable: PPF can be tailored to cover specific areas of the car that are most susceptible to damage. This allows car owners to choose the level of protection they need based on their driving habits and local road conditions.

  8. Invisible Protection: When properly installed, PPF is nearly invisible, maintaining the original look of the car without altering its appearance.

Paint Protection Film at Cottas Car Cleaning
Dry Ice Cleaning at Cottas Car Cleaning


Dry ice cleaning, also known as dry ice blasting or CO2 cleaning, is a cleaning process that uses dry ice pellets (solid carbon dioxide) propelled at high speeds to clean surfaces. It is a non-abrasive, non-toxic, and environmentally friendly cleaning method that is gaining popularity for automotive applications. Here's a brief description of dry ice cleaning and why someone should consider it for their car:

Dry Ice Cleaning Process:

  1. Dry Ice Pellets: Dry ice is converted into small, high-velocity pellets using specialized equipment. These pellets are extremely cold, at around -78.5°C (-109.3°F).

  2. Cleaning Action: The dry ice pellets are directed at the surface to be cleaned using compressed air. Upon impact, they rapidly expand and sublimate (turn from a solid directly into a gas). This process creates a micro-explosion that lifts contaminants from the surface.

  3. Contaminant Removal: The force of the micro-explosion effectively removes dirt, grease, grime, paint overspray, adhesives, and other contaminants from the car's surface without causing damage.

Why Someone Should Get Dry Ice Cleaning for Their Car:

  1. Gentle and Non-Abrasive: Dry ice cleaning is gentle on the car's paint and finish. It does not scratch or abrade the surface, making it suitable for delicate finishes.

  2. Environmentally Friendly: Dry ice cleaning is an eco-friendly process as it does not involve the use of harsh chemicals or generate wastewater. It uses CO2, which is a naturally occurring gas.

  3. Efficient and Quick: It is a fast and efficient cleaning method, making it a time-saving option for car detailing and maintenance.

  4. Versatile: Dry ice cleaning can be used to clean various car components, including the exterior, engine bay, wheels, and interior surfaces.

  5. No Residue: Since dry ice sublimates into a gas upon impact, there is no residue left behind on the car's surface.

  6. Removes Stubborn Contaminants: Dry ice cleaning can effectively remove tough contaminants like road tar, grease, and paint overspray that may be difficult to clean using traditional methods.

  7. Preserves Paint and Finish: By avoiding the use of abrasive materials or chemicals, dry ice cleaning helps maintain the car's original paint and finish.

  8. Prepares Surfaces: It can be used as a pre-painting or pre-coating surface preparation method to ensure excellent adhesion of new coatings or finishes.

  • Leather surfaces conditioned*

  • Fabric surfaces detailed

  • Upholestry detailing



Removing the seats allows for a more thorough cleaning of the entire interior, including hard-to-reach areas under and around the seats. This is especially important if there are stains, dirt, or debris that are difficult to clean with the seats in place.


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