Body side graphics with PPF

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Got PPF and ceramic on my TRX last week. I hadn’t planned on putting the PPF on the rear body panels but after seeing all the tire kick up and talking to my detailer, I changed my mind. I had already gotten the factory graphics and the detailer did mention that PPF would change their appearance. I like that the graphics already tended to be subtle on a black truck. I was really happy after putting the PPF over them. They look more shiny now but even more subtle. Just wanted to share a pic in case anyone was wondering what they would look like with PPF over the top.
 

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Got PPF and ceramic on my TRX last week. I hadn’t planned on putting the PPF on the rear body panels but after seeing all the tire kick up and talking to my detailer, I changed my mind. I had already gotten the factory graphics and the detailer did mention that PPF would change their appearance. I like that the graphics already tended to be subtle on a black truck. I was really happy after putting the PPF over them. They look more shiny now but even more subtle. Just wanted to share a pic in case anyone was wondering what they would look like with PPF over the top.
Looks good
 

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Got PPF and ceramic on my TRX last week. I hadn’t planned on putting the PPF on the rear body panels but after seeing all the tire kick up and talking to my detailer, I changed my mind. I had already gotten the factory graphics and the detailer did mention that PPF would change their appearance. I like that the graphics already tended to be subtle on a black truck. I was really happy after putting the PPF over them. They look more shiny now but even more subtle. Just wanted to share a pic in case anyone was wondering what they would look like with PPF over the top.
schmeckzy
 

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Got PPF and ceramic on my TRX last week. I hadn’t planned on putting the PPF on the rear body panels but after seeing all the tire kick up and talking to my detailer, I changed my mind. I had already gotten the factory graphics and the detailer did mention that PPF would change their appearance. I like that the graphics already tended to be subtle on a black truck. I was really happy after putting the PPF over them. They look more shiny now but even more subtle. Just wanted to share a pic in case anyone was wondering what they would look like with PPF over the top.
You have any more pictures? I have an LE and considering either going around them and stealth on top or just cover them.
 

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Got PPF and ceramic on my TRX last week. I hadn’t planned on putting the PPF on the rear body panels but after seeing all the tire kick up and talking to my detailer, I changed my mind. I had already gotten the factory graphics and the detailer did mention that PPF would change their appearance. I like that the graphics already tended to be subtle on a black truck. I was really happy after putting the PPF over them. They look more shiny now but even more subtle. Just wanted to share a pic in case anyone was wondering what they would look like with PPF over the top.
I’m dropping my black TRX for PPF this week and the shop rep mentioned this to me also, that the graphics would appear “shinier”..under the film. So you’re saying they DO look more shiny but at the same time MORE subtle..? That’s interesting. Like you, I really liked how subtle the TRX side graphic was originally(if the truck is a bit dirty or from a certain angle it’s hard to even notice it sometimes)…But you’re saying it’s the best of both worlds since adding the PPF..? Could you share some more pics please if not too much trouble? Did you get the film applied to the entire truck, did they do your hood as well? How did the TRX hood graphic turn out? thank you.
 

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Do you have a closer picture? Is there any halo effect around the edges of the lettering? Also wondering how the hood graphics look...
 

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I’m dropping my black TRX for PPF this week and the shop rep mentioned this to me also, that the graphics would appear “shinier”..under the film. So you’re saying they DO look more shiny but at the same time MORE subtle..? That’s interesting. Like you, I really liked how subtle the TRX side graphic was originally(if the truck is a bit dirty or from a certain angle it’s hard to even notice it sometimes)…But you’re saying it’s the best of both worlds since adding the PPF..? Could you share some more pics please if not too much trouble? Did you get the film applied to the entire truck, did they do your hood as well? How did the TRX hood graphic turn out? thank you.
I'd be curious to see additional pictures as well. My PPF installer mentioned when I am ready to have the truck done, he recommended removing the Factory graphics on the rear bed to ensure a smooth and even transition as he said it may be slightly noticeable since they aren't level with the factory paint.
 

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I'd be curious to see additional pictures as well. My PPF installer mentioned when I am ready to have the truck done, he recommended removing the Factory graphics on the rear bed to ensure a smooth and even transition as he said it may be slightly noticeable since they aren't level with the factory paint.
My installer said the same thing. He said there would be a halo effect around the graphics, so he recommended removing the graphics, PPF'ing the whole panel, and then lay down new graphics on top. I didn't like the idea of having to replace the graphics every time I need to replace the PPF on those panels(I actually go off road), so I opted to only cover the front half of both panels, since that is the only area that actually takes hits. The installer also did the same thing around the front end graphics, and he cut it to mirror the edge of the hood stickers. And then I had the black rockers covered as well, because those get hit, even with RokBlokz mud flaps(I have Mopar power steps, so my rockers are exposed).
 
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