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Should I change paint color from solid black?

Discussion in 'Model X: Interior & Exterior' started by Spelly88, Jun 14, 2018.

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Should I switch from Solid Black?

  1. Solid Black is fine

    12 vote(s)
    28.6%
  2. Blue

    5 vote(s)
    11.9%
  3. White

    12 vote(s)
    28.6%
  4. Red

    4 vote(s)
    9.5%
  5. Obsidian Black

    9 vote(s)
    21.4%
  1. P85_DA

    P85_DA Supporting Member

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    The ceramic coating is not as good as a PPF..it just makes it easier to clean and repels water ..it’s like a long lasting wax high gloss.. there is some hardness to it but in general if u want protection do the front in PPF......for front half of car in PPF usually runs around 1400-2000....ceramics range from 1000-2000 for whole car...I did both as my friend has shop in SoCal so paid low price :rolleyes:....can’t wait to see posts of your car when u get !
     
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  2. Peteski

    Peteski Active Member

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    Yeah, ceramic coating is like a very long lasting wax, which takes a lot of hassle out of cleaning and protects the paint finish, but not stone chip or scratch protection if you want that. I would only consider PPF on a car I was planning to keep long term. Ours is on a 4 year PCP deal so didn't see the point.

    The pearl white is very nice by the way. Easy to keep clean and doesn't show swirl marks, but the bugs on the front stand out like a sore thumb because there is no conventional grille. I've been cleaning them off far more often than I normally would on a car, but not a big deal. Grey is probably a good compromise, but I think the stormtrooper look really suits the X, especially with the white interior!
     
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  3. Jayrod

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    Just had mine done in full PPF. Ceramic is a cherry on top really but isn’t necessary but looks damn good.
     
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  4. ahm1127

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    Congrats. The white is a good look. I am partial to black cars. I chose the obsidian black on my X. The shine and color give it a slick look. But I agree, color is a very personal choice.
     
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