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Old 05-22-2018, 09:49 AM
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Hey Folks,

I've been talking with multiple PPF/ceramic installers around the DC metro, and have gotten vastly different answers about the order in which PPF/opticoat should be applied. Some are solidly in the PPF first, opticoat second camp. Others suggest that the PPF should be applied over the opticoat (with a 2nd hydrophobic gel applied on top of the PPF). I can see the reasoning behind applying the PPF on top of the opticoat, so that it can be easily replaced if it's damaged by flying debris. But I'm not as sure about the rationale behind sealing PPF under the ceramic. I'm surprised at the diversity of professional opinions here, so I'm trying to figure out what other 991 owners have done. How did your particular choice hold up over time? For reference, I'm looking at this for a new 991.2 Targa GTS in NBM.

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Also, if any of you have installers that you love around the DC area, please shoot them my way. Thanks!
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Full paint correction.
PPF.
Then a nano/ceramic coating.
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Originally Posted by uury View Post
Also, if any of you have installers that you love around the DC area, please shoot them my way. Thanks!
I had Glaswerks do a full PPF on my '18 911 GTS about a month ago. Very happy with the results.

http://glaswerksdmv.com/

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If they apply ceramic coating before PPF you are going to have adhesion issues as the film will not stick to the paint appropriately.

Ceramic on top of PPF makes it shinier, easier to clean and more water repellent.
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Definitely PPF before any kind of coating. As alex mentioned, you're gonna have PPF adhesion issues.

As for installers, I'd highly recommend Brian @ Speedfreak Detailing for both. I got my 991 wrapped and got Gtechniq Crystal Serum Ultra done and love it. Tell him Peter sent you, he'll do your car right.
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Agreed. Paint correction first, PPF next, coatings last.
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Originally Posted by Penn4S View Post
Agreed. Paint correction first, PPF next, coatings last.
We seem to have a consensus of opinion.
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It sure seems that way -- thanks for all the input (and referrals), folks!
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