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Old 05-14-2019, 12:47 PM
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Old 05-15-2019, 02:35 PM
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Congratulations....gorgeous car! If it's me I wouldn't do the film; it's just a car....rock chips give it some character! But to each his own.

Good luck with that beauty.

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Old 05-15-2019, 03:39 PM
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Congrats on the new car! I'm looking to do PPF after fixing stone chips. Going to get a quote this Friday. You say you're in LA. Is that Louisiana or Los Angeles?
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Old 05-15-2019, 04:13 PM
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Hey , i am in Los Angeles. Where are you thinking of doing the PPF? my guy quoted me $2500 here in LA, the dealer said he could do it for $2k.
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Old 05-15-2019, 04:29 PM
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I know Iím in the minority, but Iím not a fan of plastic covering my car, and with your car being black, and so easy to match the color for touch up, Iíd skip the PPF and put the money towards a third party powertrain warranty instead. Itís what I did for my 07C2S.
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Old 05-15-2019, 04:33 PM
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Wow, what a sweet ride, beautiful and that paint correction, OMG!
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Old 05-15-2019, 04:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Scoutiipippen View Post
Hey , i am in Los Angeles. Where are you thinking of doing the PPF? my guy quoted me $2500 here in LA, the dealer said he could do it for $2k.
I'm going to get a quote from a place near my house in Santa Clarita called VIP Recon. I'll let you know how it goes. I'm only planning to do everything forward of the doors.
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Old 05-15-2019, 05:50 PM
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thank you so much.
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Old 05-15-2019, 10:53 PM
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Beautiful find! I would recommend the PPF. Iíve got all 3 of mine completely wrapped with xpel. Not cheap, but i donít have a heart attack with every rock chip or scratch.
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Old 05-16-2019, 01:53 AM
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Although my question to all of you involves removing film it's on my 2010 Panamera 4S. (But I'm a loyal 997.2 owner first and post here often on it). The film is on the back bumper which was put on before I bought it. Would you remove it as I question why it was installed in the first place on the back bumper. Don't you think it is totally unnecessary? Your opinion matters as usual. Thanks.
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Old 05-16-2019, 01:59 AM
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Well done sir.
My car has film covering the entire front end up to 1/3 of the roof.
Including the Windshield. I would recommend it on the window as the glass must
be soft because it gets microscopic pits in it.
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Old 05-16-2019, 04:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Scoutiipippen View Post
Thank you so much, did you happen to see it in person?
No I didn't see it in person but I remember admiring the pics for awhile. I have looked at hundreds of 911's online over the last few months as I was looking to buy my first 911. You can only imagine how many blacks 911's I saw for sale online. But the paint on this car looks like something you see at a concourse show are something. Just the level of depth and shine just pops off the screen. I ruled out black because my OCD would kick in and would spend way too much time trying to keep clean, but when they are clean they look amazing. Yours look simply stunning. I don't think I could enjoy driving it if I didn't have, at the minimum the front end protected with a film. Lots of responses already from guys who have a lot more knowledge about the costs, but anyway congrats again, stunning car!
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Old 05-16-2019, 01:48 PM
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Originally Posted by motown12 View Post
No I didn't see it in person but I remember admiring the pics for awhile. I have looked at hundreds of 911's online over the last few months as I was looking to buy my first 911. You can only imagine how many blacks 911's I saw for sale online. But the paint on this car looks like something you see at a concourse show are something. Just the level of depth and shine just pops off the screen. I ruled out black because my OCD would kick in and would spend way too much time trying to keep clean, but when they are clean they look amazing. Yours look simply stunning. I don't think I could enjoy driving it if I didn't have, at the minimum the front end protected with a film. Lots of responses already from guys who have a lot more knowledge about the costs, but anyway congrats again, stunning car!
hey thanks for the input. I know you can't see everything via pics, but the dealer told me after the paint correction the car is pretty much flawless, he said it would be jaw dropping after the ceramic coating. The big issue was putting the PPF would only make sense if i keep the car for years to come, and thats my goal...but you never know what may happen in terms of taste or life choices, then the next buyer would inherit $2k worth of work. Oh well, i want to protect it regardless. The videos he sent me show some great paint....i had the Cquarts ceramic done on my tesla model s, and i still think the job was better done with this dealership
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Old 05-16-2019, 02:28 PM
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Congrats, enjoy in good health!
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Old 05-16-2019, 06:25 PM
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I would definitely go for the PPF... Although that price seems really high to me. I got the bumper, headlights, side mirrors, and half hood/fender covered for $700. The PPF was about $350 and $350 for labor. If you have seen PPF done before then you realize doing a full hood is not that much work... maybe 15 minutes. The fenders are probably 30 minutes or less for each fender. The front bumper is the pain, but if it is laser cut, then that helps cut down time too. If it is all custom cut, then more labor is involved. Not trying to take anything away from those who do PPF well, but $2000-2500 seems like a rip off deal to me and may be just because it's a "Porsche".

I do wish I went full hood coverage on my car. Our front hoods can take a beating the way they angle and are perfect launching ramps for rocks and other debris. Less so on the fender arches, but not a bad idea.

Just fyi.... PPF will not clearly shine the way your waxed, color corrected paint does. You will see a difference in the clarity and mirror like shine. Not to say it's bad or change your mind, but just so that you are aware.

Congrats on the car, absolutely stunning and with great options! Love the PSE!
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