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Old 11-15-2018, 05:02 PM
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I had a professional do my PDI delivery detail and then sent it to have an XPEL clear bra installed.
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Old 11-15-2018, 05:06 PM
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Should ceramic coating go on before or after the application of partial PPF?
And should the side stripes go on top of the PPF, or underneath?
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Old 11-15-2018, 05:07 PM
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Originally Posted by bli8
Should ceramic coating go on before or after the application of PPF?
And should the side stripes go on top of the PPF, or underneath?
On top of the PPF
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Old 11-15-2018, 05:16 PM
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Originally Posted by bli8 View Post
Should ceramic coating go on before or after the application of partial PPF?
And should the side stripes go on top of the PPF, or underneath?
When I had a partial PPF done, they used two kinds of ceramic coating - one on the paint and one on the PPF (specific type for the purpose). You don't want ceramic on the painted sections that will be wrapped, since it won't stick properly.
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Old 11-15-2018, 07:02 PM
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I take delivery of mine December 18th after a 2-1/2 year wait. Appointments already made for paint correction and a full body wrap. Did the same to my current car, easy to take care of.
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Old 11-16-2018, 01:04 AM
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Originally Posted by 0to60 View Post
On top of the PPF
PPF shouldn't go on top of ceramic coating makes sense but why even bother putting ceramic coating on top of PPF? Doesn't most of the latest PPF self heal and negate the need for the coating?
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Old 11-16-2018, 01:42 AM
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man.. get it straight
if you are really good detailing your car, yo udon want coating. they look wrong. you know like fake *****. well some ppl are blind can't tell difference
if you suck but insist on doing your own detailing, wrap it then coat the film. it sheds water water and you are less likely to fk up
If you pay detailer to work on your car. do not coat it. let them work harder.
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Old 11-16-2018, 01:47 AM
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Originally Posted by bli8
PPF shouldn't go on top of ceramic coating makes sense but why even bother putting ceramic coating on top of PPF? Doesn't most of the latest PPF self heal and negate the need for the coating?
Ceramic coating is applied on top of the PPF
Decals or vinyl lettering goes on top of PPF
Thought explained it earlier.hope this clears any confusion
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Old 11-16-2018, 12:41 PM
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Originally Posted by bli8 View Post
PPF shouldn't go on top of ceramic coating makes sense but why even bother putting ceramic coating on top of PPF? Doesn't most of the latest PPF self heal and negate the need for the coating?
Coating on the PPF makes for a more homogenous look for PPF and not-PPF parts of the car, protects the PPF better and makes cleaning the car much easier (water/dirt run right off). I also ceramic coated the wheels and brake calipers (special stuff for this too). Once done it makes for very easy cleaning of the car (I'm lazy and would rather drive than clean).
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Old 11-17-2018, 01:52 PM
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Originally Posted by GrantG View Post
Coating on the PPF makes for a more homogenous look for PPF and not-PPF parts of the car, protects the PPF better and makes cleaning the car much easier (water/dirt run right off). I also ceramic coated the wheels and brake calipers (special stuff for this too). Once done it makes for very easy cleaning of the car (I'm lazy and would rather drive than clean).
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And protection for the protection!
The ceramic coating also keeps the film from yellowing over time. This is especially apparent on white cars. I do also agree that it adds a layer of sheen, which makes the PPF appear more natural and paint-like.
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wrong post. sorry

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Old 01-27-2019, 12:24 PM
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Some coatings can go on before the PPF and you can put some on the PPF itself and you can just go PPF and then coating as well.
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I like the Megiuars' Line
Had one front hood section that was lightly scuffed, didn't take long to polish it out

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Old 03-07-2019, 08:44 PM
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How much do people pay for PPF traditionally? How about for ceramic coating?
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Old 03-27-2019, 07:56 PM
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Hey guys can you give me some ideas on what you did to your GT3 when you got it in regards to the paint? Clay wash wax?
Wash Clay wash polish wax?
Thanks in advance
After full clay and cleaning, i had my detailer apply a Ceramic coating from https://www.feynlab.com/
Very few detailers have the proper training and certification to work with this stuff so make sure you go to the right person. This stuff isnít cheap, but it is way better than wax. It integrates with your paint/clear coat to seal your exterior. Water and road grime canít adhere. Makes your car look its best, and makes it a breeze to wash the car. I also had my wheels treated. Brake dust wipes right off. This stuff comes with a Warranty. Iím doing this to all my cars.

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