PPF Anyone?

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I PPF's 50% of my GLC63... its definitely saved me some rock chips and the like (but not all of them), however, it sits much lower down and has a much more slanted hood as well as way more paint on the bumper.

Anyone thinking about doing it with their TRX? Right now I'm 75% leaning toward the camp of not doing it on this truck...
 
I PPF's 50% of my GLC63... its definitely saved me some rock chips and the like (but not all of them), however, it sits much lower down and has a much more slanted hood as well as way more paint on the bumper.

Anyone thinking about doing it with their TRX? Right now I'm 75% leaning toward the camp of not doing it on this truck...
I will be covering the entire truck.
 
I PPF's 50% of my GLC63... its definitely saved me some rock chips and the like (but not all of them), however, it sits much lower down and has a much more slanted hood as well as way more paint on the bumper.

Anyone thinking about doing it with their TRX? Right now I'm 75% leaning toward the camp of not doing it on this truck...
How much was it to do the front end?
 
I will be doing the front end and bed at minimum. It already looks like the clear is peeling off the hood on the red TRX in the flame red pics thread. ? FCA already has the worst orange peel known to man lol
 
I have done my last 4 cars, one of which was a 2017 Ford Raptor. I guess you have to ask yourself what you need it for and why would you do it? If you are doing a ton of offroading where paint damage is likely then it might make sense. However, I have never gotten any more $ for my trade-in because I had PPF on my vehicle. $2-3k is a lot of money to prevent chips and provide piece of mind. I am leaning towards NOT doing this truck even though it is a pretty pricey vehicle and I will do little serious offroading.

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How much was it to do the front end?

I did the full front (bumper, hood, lights, a pillars, front quarters, mirrors) door handle pockets, lower door sills, top of rear bumper for loading/unloading and roof in front of the sunroof and it was $2300. The guy did an incredible job....
 
However, I have never gotten any more $ for my trade-in because I had PPF on my vehicle. $2-3k is a lot of money to prevent chips and provide piece of mind.

This is what I keep thinking too.
 
I’m wrapping my entire truck. I’m going to have my guy take what he can and bulk wrap it to hide the lines.
Gonna be way pricier than pre cut pieces though.
Also having the undercarriage rhino lined as well.
 
90k... I'm going to PPF this one
 
I’m wrapping my entire truck. I’m going to have my guy take what he can and bulk wrap it to hide the lines.
Gonna be way pricier than pre cut pieces though.
Also having the undercarriage rhino lined as well.
Rhino line the undercarriage, interesting.....
 
I will be doing a color change wrap with a full PPF and ceramic coating
 
I’m wrapping my entire truck. I’m going to have my guy take what he can and bulk wrap it to hide the lines.

What do you mean by Bulk Wrap it?

The local guy I use (note i'd refer him in a heartbeat if anyone in the SE wants it done) wraps all the edges/corners etc around the panel so you don't see anything. The only time you see a line if you look very closely around the door cups or the rear trunk sill where they don't cover the entire panel. Is this what you are talking about?
 
I will be doing a color change wrap with a full PPF and ceramic coating

So I'd love to understand this a bit more... Why would you do both? From my experience and from what I understand the PPF is self healing. Sure you want to Clay it before butting it on, but full paint correction isn't necessary (its a personal preference) and then subsequently, the Ceramic Coating really will just provide ease of cleaning, but no further protection than the PPF already provides.

I'm told, and no I haven't done it, you could scotchbright the PPF put it in the sun for a few hours and away it will go. My dealer even went as far to say properly installed PPF can actually hide existing swirl/minor scratches etc in the clear coat on the paint. The Ceramic Coating won't prevent scratches or anything, but it will look shiny and clean easier. The PPF is full UV protection too.

Just thinking out loud, not saying ceramic is good or bad or PPF is good or bad, but for the prices folks charge for some of these things, it makes me think twice... :)
 
What do you mean by Bulk Wrap it?

The local guy I use (note i'd refer him in a heartbeat if anyone in the SE wants it done) wraps all the edges/corners etc around the panel so you don't see anything. The only time you see a line if you look very closely around the door cups or the rear trunk sill where they don't cover the entire panel. Is this what you are talking about?
A lot of these ppf companies have premeasured, precut pieces that don’t fully wrap the edges for you can still seen a line of you look really close. My mustang is fully wrapped and there are some areas I don’t like cause I can see the finish line. Super tough to tell, but I know it’s there so on the TRX I’m gonna have him pop the bumpers, fender flares, etc so as many lines can be hidden as possible.
 
So I'd love to understand this a bit more... Why would you do both? From my experience and from what I understand the PPF is self healing. Sure you want to Clay it before butting it on, but full paint correction isn't necessary (its a personal preference) and then subsequently, the Ceramic Coating really will just provide ease of cleaning, but no further protection than the PPF already provides.

I'm told, and no I haven't done it, you could scotchbright the PPF put it in the sun for a few hours and away it will go. My dealer even went as far to say properly installed PPF can actually hide existing swirl/minor scratches etc in the clear coat on the paint. The Ceramic Coating won't prevent scratches or anything, but it will look shiny and clean easier. The PPF is full UV protection too.

Just thinking out loud, not saying ceramic is good or bad or PPF is good or bad, but for the prices folks charge for some of these things, it makes me think twice... :)
Ppf protects against damage, ceramic is for ease of cleaning.
 
I do full body PPF (Hexis Bodyfence) of all my cars, then u can relax. Two cars are matte and one gloss
 
I do full body PPF (Hexis Bodyfence) of all my cars, then u can relax. Two cars are matte and one gloss
Do you mind telling me what I might expect the cost to do entire truck including head and tail lights, door handles and bumpers, mirrors... everything? Like to do that then a good warranty backed ceramic.
 
That’s the cost in Sweden u might expect. It’s 40-50 hours work for a professional.
I don’t do any coating after.
 
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