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Old 03-14-2019, 03:52 PM
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XPEL FUSION PLUS Ceramic Coating is a nano ceramic clear liquid coating that can be applied to paint, glass, vinyl and paint protection films, which provides a fortified layer of vehicle protection. Bonding at a molecular level, the ceramic coating seals and protects vehicle surfaces from environmental contaminants, including pollutants, tree sap and insect acids. XPEL FUSION PLUS shields against harmful UV rays and corrosion. In fact, it helps to reduce the amount of oxidation, which can result in dull, fading paint.

Using a hydrophobic formula, XPEL FUSION PLUS boasts self-cleaning properties to repel water, dirt and grime. It is scratch-resistant and helps protect against swirl marks and minor wash scratches to maintain a sleek, high-gloss finish.


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● Protection from UV rays and oxidation
● Hydrophobic Properties
● 4 Year Warranty
● Fine scratch and swirl resistance
● Stain resistant
● Self-cleaning


FUSION PLUS ceramic coating is available now through the XPEL installer network. FUSION PLUS carries a comprehensive warranty package for four (4) years from the date of application, upon registration and when maintained in accordance with warranty terms and conditions.

XPEL FUSION PLUS ceramic coating does not protect against rock chips. This product is intended to be professionally applied and is compatible with vehicle paint or XPEL paint protection film, as well as vinyl wraps and graphics.

To learn more about XPEL FUSION PLUS, please visit: http://bit.ly/XPELCeramicCoating
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Old 03-14-2019, 09:44 PM
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Is this just appropriate for Xpel Ultimate, or also Stealth?
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It's a curious idea, coating on top of PPF. Isn't the whole premise of PPF its disposable/replaceable nature--if film ages/gets scratched just replace affected panel?

I'm not writing this as a detractor. Have had numerous XPEL installations on various RSes and even a Macan over the past decade, most recent installation being a 991.2 RS WP last month. Happy customer overall, just not getting this idea of buying a plastic bag to protect the bag that carries my groceries...
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Originally Posted by CRex View Post
It's a curious idea, coating on top of PPF. Isn't the whole premise of PPF its disposable/replaceable nature--if film ages/gets scratched just replace affected panel?

I'm not writing this as a detractor. Have had numerous XPEL installations on various RSes and even a Macan over the past decade, most recent installation being a 991.2 RS WP last month. Happy customer overall, just not getting this idea of buying a plastic bag to protect the bag that carries my groceries...

Very common to coat PPF... the hydrophobic properties make cleaning much easier. In the case of putting it on PPF, I'm not sure the protection aspects matter that much.
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Also curious if this will work on Stealth. I have car that was done three years ago and there are no hydrophobic properties left in the Xpel stealth.
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i have never ceramic coated but have considered it. may do it on one of my incoming cars. my detailer recently advised me to ceramic coat both before and after PPF. that seemed like overkill to me but maybe you guys see it differently? he said ceramic coat before PPF helps when you take the PPF off or something.
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Originally Posted by thebishman View Post
Is this just appropriate for Xpel Ultimate, or also Stealth?
This is an excellent question and yes, it is 100% okay to use on STEALTH. It won't add gloss but will had hydrophobic properties and make it even more slick. Forgive me for posting a non P-Car on this forum but the 4Runner TRD PRO below is wrapped in STEALTH and coated with FUSION PLUS ceramic coating. You can see from the image that the STEALTH finish is maintained.



Originally Posted by CRex View Post
It's a curious idea, coating on top of PPF. Isn't the whole premise of PPF its disposable/replaceable nature--if film ages/gets scratched just replace affected panel?

I'm not writing this as a detractor. Have had numerous XPEL installations on various RSes and even a Macan over the past decade, most recent installation being a 991.2 RS WP last month. Happy customer overall, just not getting this idea of buying a plastic bag to protect the bag that carries my groceries...
As sgroer said below, it gives you the best of both worlds. Ceramic Coatings do not stop rock chips but they're extremely easy to clean and very hydrophobic. Because of this, it's very common to get PPF installed then ceramic coating on top of the PPF and the remaining parts of the car that aren't wrapped in clear bra.

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Very common to coat PPF... the hydrophobic properties make cleaning much easier. In the case of putting it on PPF, I'm not sure the protection aspects matter that much.
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Also curious if this will work on Stealth. I have car that was done three years ago and there are no hydrophobic properties left in the Xpel stealth.
Yes, FUSION PLUS is safe to use on STEALTH and works great.
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How often does it have to be applied, once a year? Not a DIY, as I understand it?
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i have never ceramic coated but have considered it. may do it on one of my incoming cars. my detailer recently advised me to ceramic coat both before and after PPF. that seemed like overkill to me but maybe you guys see it differently? he said ceramic coat before PPF helps when you take the PPF off or something.
Paint correction if necessary prior to PPF and then Ceramic coating is the way to do it IMHO. If you ceramic coat prior to PPF installion wont the alcohol solution used to prepare the paint for the install ruin the initial ceramic coating?
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I've been using Klasse All-In-One and Klasse High Gloss Sealant Glaze for decades on my bikes, boats and cars and have been well pleased. It looks great,is way less expensive than "ceramic coatings" and last a very long time.
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Originally Posted by Porsch View Post
i have never ceramic coated but have considered it. may do it on one of my incoming cars. my detailer recently advised me to ceramic coat both before and after PPF. that seemed like overkill to me but maybe you guys see it differently? he said ceramic coat before PPF helps when you take the PPF off or something.

it it also helps the ppf not stick to the paint at all. my PPF guy wont even work on a car thatĺs been coated.
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How often does it have to be applied, once a year? Not a DIY, as I understand it?
Erik,

It's applied one time. As long as you wash and maintain the coating, it will last the full 4 year warranty term. This is not a DIY product and needs to be applied by a certified technician. You can use a Ceramic Boost Spray while the coating is on your car to help maintain it and add a little bit of slickness to the finish as well.
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