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Another coatings question, if you don't mind

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.
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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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.
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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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