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Another coatings question, if you don't mind

Discussion in 'Model X: Interior & Exterior' started by Mkdiehl, Feb 26, 2018.

  1. Mkdiehl

    Mkdiehl Member

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    Hi all,

    I have purchased a lot of cars in my time, so I am not sure where I got left off of the “coatings” bandwagon……but I have never had it on any of my cars.

    I am trying to research as much as I can but the fundamental question is for those that have done it, is there really that large of a difference between cars you have had in the past without coating and your X with coating. Or said differently, is it really worth it and would you do it again?

    Appreciate the input.
     
  2. mattack4000

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    I have it on mine. It doesn't prevent the car from getting dirty, they just make it easier to clean
     
  3. Gwgan

    Gwgan Almost a wagon

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    Living with the X through two New England winters I now appreciate that the wrap is for the car and the coating is for me. The wrap has protected the paint from dings and rocks. The coating makes cleaning a breeze and waxing unnecessary.
     
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  4. Jacksan

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    Are you referring to ceramic/nano coating, or paint protection film?
     
  5. Mkdiehl

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    ceramic coating.
    thanks for the insight so far.
     
  6. Jacksan

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    #6 Jacksan, Feb 27, 2018
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    Ceramic coatings will make it easier to clean, and keep the "new glossy" look last longer, with a modicum of light scratch/mark protection, which is recommended by the installer to be maintained . They will not provide paint protection to the degree that PPF will.

    Coatings in general are less expensive than PPF, some are warrantied to last 2 years, up to 5 years, depending on the package you choose.
     
  7. BluePhoton

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    Isn't the best answer to use both PPF and the nano coating?
     
  8. Jacksan

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    I have done that with my MX; I have Xpel Stealth, full wrap, as well as the Ceramic Pro Silver package on top of that. Best of both.
    I separated them out so the OP can make the the most appropriate decision for their vehicle/needs.
     
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  9. Navsarin

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    If one ppf’s, can you still wax the car for a shiner sheen? That’s my one issue as wax on vinyl film does not adhere.

    I love a good wax shine on the paint clearcoat to really bring out the look.

    I guess ceramic pro on just the oem paint/clear coat would suffice then in this case?
     

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