Paint Protection Film (PPF) VS Ceramic Coating.
Congratulations. You have invested in a machine that transports people and requires a lot of care. Paint is one of them. Should I get paint protection film or ceramic coating? Well, that’s a misunderstanding in the industry or in the marketplace of what each of them does. It’s not a matter of one or the other. It’s a matter of both because they do two completely different things. Which one should you go for?
Let’s start with the premium artifact ceramic coating. Do you know what’s ceramic coating is? Here are some science facts. First things first. The ceramic coating comes in a liquid form. mirror finish on the surface. You can see your reflection. Ceramic coating saves your car from small scratches. Ceramic Coating, they’re protecting you against the elements, rain, dirt, salt, all those things that you run into driving the car daily.
Ceramic Coating is water repellent (Hydrophobic Effect). It has a natural propensity to resist water from the surface. This prevents liquid from adhering to the surface of your vehicle. When the ceramic coating is applied, it forms a layer on the paint at an angle greater than 120 degrees. This allows the water to create droplets on the surface, and simply slides down with no friction, and rolls easily.
Paint Protection Film (PPF)
The next solution to make your car preserve the original paint last long is the paint protection film (PPF). As the name suggests, this is a film that protects your paint. PPF is able to withstand a lot of punishment and is probably one the strongest paint protection out there. This is more than just protecting the paint, it protects your car paint from rock chips and minor scratches. It is a layer of polyurethane that does all the magic.
Paint protection film (PPF) is a thermoplastic polyurethane material that can be installed directly on your car’s exterior painted surface. It is 100% optically clear. It helps to preserve the quality of your car original paint by reducing the risk of damages, including:
- Scratches created by road debris and dirt.
- Car wash swirls marks.
- Acidic contamination.
- Exposure to UV radiation causes oxidation (fading).
- Minor collision paint damage.
- Wear and tear on the track.
Paint Protection Film (PPF), also known as clear bra, is particularly resistant to acid-based pollutants such as insect splatters, road dust, and bird droppings, as well as corrosion. It’s also made of material that allows it to retain the car’s natural shape after installation. Paint protection film can also “self-heal” if light scratches or swirls appear on the surface of your vehicle. This means that it can recover from scratches and revert to its previous form.
Which One Should You Choose?
Both paint protection film and a ceramic coating will keep your car’s paint looking newer for longer.
Additionally, these two products have some similar performance benefits, including:
- Stops Chemical Stains.
- Stops Chemical Marks.
- Prevent Colour Fading.
- Invisible Finish.
Paint protection film provides long-term protection for your car, at least 5-7 years. Whilst, ceramic coating enhances your car’s daily appearance. The good news is that you can have both applied to your cars.
So, it’s not a question of one or the other because they do two completely different things. And most cases you’re probably going to want to go with both, or you can do a paint protection film on the heavy impact area such as a front bumper, front fender, side mirror, bonnet, or the parts where it flares out, and applied coating on after that. If budget is a concern, then the ceramic coating is recommended.
Regardless of which product you choose, you will instantly increase the value of your vehicle. If you have any further questions or want to schedule an appointment, contact XPEL Malaysia and we look forward to hearing from you!