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Has or does anyone plan on getting their car ceramic coated or protected with PPF? If you have, I'm curious to hear your decision on choosing one service or the other. I went to two local shops today in San Diego and was quoted between $1100 and $1400 for ceramic coating the entire paint surface, black cladding, rims, and glass. PPFing just the high impact areas, (front end, front bumpers, hood, mirrors, headlights) is around $2000.
 

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ceramic coating do not prevent you from rock chips. Go with PPF. Personally I only had PPF on 2 cars I’ve ever owned. They works. I ceramic coat every single one of my cars since I never wash my car during the period of ownership, rock chips go straight thru ceramic coating. If you want your car to stay clean, go with ceramic coating, if you want to prevent rock chips, go PPF
 

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Also don’t bother ceramic coating the wheels and glass and black cladding. Only ceramic coat the paint. Wheels already got very good clear coat on them, ceramic coating won’t prevent you from curbing them.
Good info, thank you. I’ve also read people that get both. PPF then ceramic on top of that.
 

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Good info, thank you. I’ve also read people that get both. PPF then ceramic on top of that.
My experience with PPF is don’t bother with ceramic coating. PPF material don’t absorb ceramic coat very well, it’s soft. Ceramic coating suppose to be hard. Save yourself some money, get some very decent PPF, Just use regular wax, wax the PPF. Very effective. Even turtle wax spray wax + PPF you can get very decent result. No need to pay big price for nothing. Plus PPF with ceramic coating won’t last as long as ceramic coating on the car itself. Also if you want hydrophobic windshield, just buy Rain-X. It’s $4, works better than ceramic coating. Black plastic trim piece just leave them alone. When it’s graying out just take a heat gun at it . Back to black.
 
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