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Old 06-09-2019, 10:42 AM
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Hey all - I was initially set on PPF for the front end of my new CT. Now I'm looking at just going 100% Ceramic.

I've heard the PPF changes the colour of the paint and I'm not tracking it and should be able to be disciplined enough to stay far back enough from those wide-***, rock-spitting GT3s.

Thoughts anyone?

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Do both. But, paint correction first.
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I suspect your answer around here is going to be both.


But if it is any help, I have the full front coverage with PPF (no ceramic at all), and it doesn't change the color any that I can see. My car is Carmine Red.
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Do both, and Lex is right, paint correction first, then PPF, then Ceramic Coat. It is amazing.
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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 itís 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 ***.
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Originally Posted by Zeus993 View Post
Hey all - I was initially set on PPF for the front end of my new CT. Now I'm looking at just going 100% Ceramic.

I've heard the PPF changes the colour of the paint and I'm not tracking it and should be able to be disciplined enough to stay far back enough from those wide-***, rock-spitting GT3s.

Thoughts anyone?

TIA
Is your car Red, as in your avatar? I did all 3 and could not see doing anything less.
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That’s an old myth. PPF will not change the color of your car. It will protect it from road rash. Just do it.

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PPF only.
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Originally Posted by DaveGee View Post
Thatís an old myth. PPF will not change the color of your car. It will protect it from road rash. Just do it.

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I don't think it's a myth per se, but the PPF has gotten much better over the years. If you go like to go on spirited drives I think it's worthwhile to do.
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Do both.
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Do paint protection film. Do the full front, then ceramic coat over it and do the rest of the car. The chips are going to look terrible even after just a couple thousand miles.
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Do paint protection film. Do the full front, then ceramic coat over it and do the rest of the car. The chips are going to look terrible even after just a couple thousand miles.
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Originally Posted by DaveGee View Post
Thatís an old myth. PPF will not change the color of your car. It will protect it from road rash. Just do it.

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+1...ppf for the impact and nano/ceramic coating for added brilliance and ease of maintenance.

installer is key for both services. Look around and do your homework and check out the work of perspective shops.

good luck and let us know how it turns out
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Originally Posted by LexVan View Post
Do both. But, paint correction first.
I received my brand new Targa last month.

I had a paint correction done (even a brand new car needs it), then front-half PPF followed by full "triple coat" ceramic. You can't tell the wrap is on unless you get real, real close and look at a frunk corner or something. The ceramic coating has made bugs and stuff very, very easy to clean off so far.

It wasn't necessarily cheap but I think it was all worth it.
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Originally Posted by Zeus993 View Post
Hey all - I was initially set on PPF for the front end of my new CT. Now I'm looking at just going 100% Ceramic.

I've heard the PPF changes the colour of the paint and I'm not tracking it and should be able to be disciplined enough to stay far back enough from those wide-***, rock-spitting GT3s.
Thoughts anyone?
TIA
Why would you want to subject your paint to road rash by sand and gravel? Ceramic does not protect paint from road rash. And it keeps paint looking otherwise good for a limited period of time.
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