Should I Get a PPF Installation or a Ceramic Coating?

PPF installation

While a PPF installation acts as a barrier that prevents damage to your car, a ceramic coating is a protective layer that makes cleaning your car a breeze while giving it a sheen that can’t be matched. When undecided about whether to install one or the other, the best results can be achieved with a combination of both ceramic coating and PPF installation systems. Read on to learn why.

What Is Paint Protection Film (PPF)?

Paint protection film, often known as clear bra, is an almost transparent polyurethane film that is applied to your car’s exterior to prevent the paint from chipping or scratching. 

When it comes to a PPF installation, Automotive Elegance exclusively trusts XPEL Ultimate Plus. XPEL’s premium film has passed stringent quality tests, while the XPEL brand, in general, has some of the industry’s most cutting-edge technologies for automotive detailing. The ten-year warranty for the XPEL Ultimate Plus PPF installation covers defects, including yellowing, bubbling, peeling, delaminating, and more.

Features of PPF

  • Self-healing properties
  • Stops nicks and rock chips from forming on your vehicle
  • Prevents swirl marks
  • Absorbs small scratches
  • Provides long-term physical protection for your car

What Is Ceramic Coating?

While a PPF installation helps to keep your car’s paint job in pristine condition by protecting it from swirl marks, chips, and scratches caused by rocks and other road debris, a ceramic coating adds an additional layer of protection against chemical and environmental wear and tear.

Your car’s exterior may be protected against road grime and other contaminants by applying a ceramic coating, a liquid polymer that forms a hydrophobic (water-repellent) and oleophobic (oil-repellent) surface. Its water-repellent qualities mean less time is spent cleaning and detailing your car, saving you both time and money.

Features of Ceramic Coating

  • Enhances your vehicle’s day-to-day appearance
  • Creates a hydrophobic (water-repellent) surface
  • Keeps contaminants off the car’s paint
  • Makes your vehicle easier to clean
  • Enhances your vehicle’s gloss

Benefits of Installing Both a PPF and Ceramic Coating

At Automotive Elegance, we apply XPEL’s Fusion Plus ceramic coating as it is intended to perform amazingly well with the XPEL Paint Protection Films that we install. When combined, these two products turn into an unbeatable force when it comes to defending your vehicle’s finish from the elements for an extended period of time.

Features of Combining a PPF Installation + Ceramic Coatings

  • Invisible, seamless application
  • Keeps your vehicle looking like new for a longer period of time
  • Helps to mitigate both chemical and environmental stains

Get a Ceramic Coating and PPF Installation in Andover, MA

Automotive Elegance has the best car paint protection solutions for all of your automotive needs. Our PPF installation in Andover, MA, can be customized to your requirements, whether you would like full film coverage or just partial coverage for your bumpers, mirrors, and vehicle hood. We have different packages to meet different PPF installation types, as well as both matte and full gloss options. Try our proprietary AE Bespoke option that combines both a PPF installation and ceramic coating! Contact us today to schedule your next paint protection appointment.