Thank you.A wrap is WAY more resistant to dust and sand than ceramic coating. Ceramic coating does NOT protect your paint from rock chips or debris on the car. At best it makes it easier to wash, and easier to get bird crap/tree sap off the paint. A wrap is a physical barrier between your car's original paint and the outside world. My car was side-swiped, and it only damaged the wrap. A ceramic coating won't do that.
Thread creep!Now you are talking about a totally different thing. Do you want to change the color or not?
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I want to change the color, but I also want to have the car easier to wash. If PPF and vinyl wrap have the same level of protection, but I can do ceramic coating with PPF, then I don't really need to change the color.Now you are talking about a totally different thing. Do you want to change the color or not? PPF will certainly protect the paint. It's a clear film. Wrapping the car with vinyl or air wrap will change the color. Any of these options will protect the paint underneath by adding additional layers on top.
Ceramic coating is not much of a protection. It will make washing the car much easier as water just beads up and rolls off. It won't protect from hard scratches.
This sounds incredibly expensive and for what? Rock chips are a reality. Life happens.No, no, no....what you really want to do here is wrap the car, then dip it, then ceramic coat the dip over the wrap. Once that's done, hit it with two coats of a good spray wax, and then dip it again. That way the first dip comes off if damaged (rock chips, whatever), but it's just a sacrificial layer and exposes the second dip. You can repeat this layering up to four times before it won't adhere, as long as you remember the ceramic in between. This is referred to out west as the "chip and dip" process, and it is getting pretty popular.
I've seen a few guys add a layer of PPF on top of all of that, but IMO there's no sense in going that far. Good luck.
https://www.stek-usa.com/dynoblack1PPF is clear.
From your profile photo, it looks like you have a bra on the leading edge of your hood to help avoid rock chips. For just $8,500 more, you could leave that off and enjoy the freedom of layers and layers of sacrificial protection.This sounds incredibly expensive and for what? Rock chips are a reality. Life happens.
I have it on there mainly for appearance, but I suppose it does provide chip protection on the hood, but at a cost of abrasions to the paint if not careful. It does not do anything for the chips in the bumper plastic which is hidden fairly well with the black paint color, but present nonetheless.From your profile photo, it looks like you have a bra on the leading edge of your hood to help avoid rock chips. For just $8,500 more, you could leave that off and enjoy the freedom of layers and layers of sacrificial protection.
It’s funny when I have said so many times that I dont hate it and you keep saying otherwise.If you hate your car that much, and not want to spend more money to get a color change than trading it in for another car in the color you want; you can check with automotive schools in your area that may be looking for cars for their students to paint for credit. Reputable shops always have a wait list, and charge an arm and a leg because they can thanks to many many MANY shops that do substandard work. From what I understand, these students do okay job because they know their work will be graded by an instructor who knows what a paint job is supposed to look like.