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Old 06-10-2019, 09:14 AM
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Plat silver here and can still see all yhe flake perfectly. Waterbased paints (as dictated by epa rules some years back) is awful. Manufacturers compound this issue by only spraying it 3mm thick. A very small pebble goes right through. Ceramic does not increase thickness or avoid stone chips in any way.
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Old 06-10-2019, 10:17 AM
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Ceramic coating will not protect your car from rock chips and road debris. If that is a concern, you need PPF. The newer PPFs, when the car is dismantled and edges wrapped, are getting harder to detect.

Ceramic coating will make maintaining your paint easier. For all of the bs marketing out there, you really need to think of ceramic coating more like a long term sealant/wax. It will enhance gloss, have hydrophobic properties, and help to prevent things like bird droppings from etching the paint. Ceramic coatings have their downsides as well. They need their own maintenance regimen and yet they can still mar and have swirls in them; many of them are very prone to water spots.

If you want to have perfectly corrected paint all of the time itĺs better to avoid ceramic coatings and go with a traditional polymer sealant and wax as trying to compound off a ceramic coating is a huge pain in the ***.

This is great advice! I have found ceramic coating to scratch and almost impossible to successfully correct.
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Old 06-10-2019, 10:44 AM
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At least full front PPF by the best installer you can find, then ceramic if you run out of things to worry about.
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Old 06-12-2019, 08:03 PM
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PPF Only. No need before or over PPF. Actually, you can compromise installation of PPF by having a coating. KISS (Keep it simple stupid). IMHO coatings have more negative consequences than advantages. If you wash your car regularly you just need a Polymer or liquid synthetic wax to keep your car looking brand new. It also helps if you learn to machine polish with a finishing polish to keep your paint free of swirls. This is coming from someone with PPF only in the front and rockers with exposed paint on doors and rear of the car.
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