Ceramic coating and paint protection film are two of the most common and widely used methods for shielding your car from damage. However, can ceramic coating be applied directly on top of PPF? This is a question that is often asked by car owners. To cut a long story short, it certainly adds to improved protection. A ceramic coating will give a significant additional layer of protection for your vehicle as well as a myriad of other benefits. So, what are the main advantages of using a ceramic coating over PPF? Let’s find out the answers from So Fresh & So Clean Detailers in this article!
How does PPF differ from ceramic coating?
You must have a firm grasp of the differences between these two materials before we get into the technicalities of having ceramic coating applied over your paint protection film.
Paint protection film (PPF) shields the body of your car from flying rocks, dirt, and other debris that may otherwise scratch and damage the paint job. The paint protection film is a translucent coating that will adhere to your car’s exterior and protect it from the elements for up to seven years.
Ceramic coating is a chemical polymer solution that creates a hydrophobic (water-repellent) layer of defense. To safeguard your vehicle, this coating is placed on the exterior to prevent contaminants from adhering to the paintwork.
After installation, how does the appearance change?
PPF is only slightly hydrophobic and tends to leave the paint surface hazy or fuzzy after application. Paint protection film (PPF), which is made of a material that has the potential to gather dirt and other substances, will grow dirtier with time and must be maintained properly.
When determining whether to apply a ceramic coating or PPF, this will be one of the factors you will need to consider.
When purchasing protection for your car, most people have a budget which they cannot exceed. Your ‘needs’ come in second, after your ‘budget,’ so keep that in mind before moving on to the next thought. Ceramic coating or nano-coating is the solution that will work best for you if your goal is to improve the overall appearance of your vehicle by giving it a shine and gloss while simultaneously reducing the number of times it needs to be washed. This can be accomplished by applying ceramic coating to the vehicle’s surface.
Advantages of adding a ceramic coating on top of the PPF
If you want to give your vehicle the best possible protection, consider adding a ceramic coating on top of the PPF. The ceramic coating will stick to the PPF and as a result, you will be able to improve the PPF’s performance and make it last longer.
Enhancing properties that repel water
PPF only slightly increases the hydrophobicity of the surface. However, adding a ceramic coating will provide a water repellent layer for your car. Ceramic coatings improve hydrophobic properties and make vehicles simpler to maintain.
Decreasing the number of times you have to clean.
You will need to clean your automobile less often since PPF and ceramic coatings are efficient enough to protect the vehicle from dirt and debris.
Ceramic coatings and paint protection film (also known as PPF) are two excellent options for preserving the shiny state of the paint on your automobile. Ceramic coatings are often less costly than other solutions, so if cost is a factor for you, you may want to give this method some thought. However, using both will provide you with the best possible protection. Both of these treatments are offered by So Fresh & So Clean Detailers to restore the brilliance of your vehicle. You can visit our showroom in person at 1495 RailHead Blvd unit 13, Naples, Florida, 34110, or call us at 239-860-9369 to book an appointment for an installation.