The Difference Between Paint Protection Film (PPF) and A Ceramic Coating?
One of the most frequently asked questions we are asked when it comes to paint protection for your vehicle is “what is the difference between paint protection film (PPF) and a ceramic coating?”
First and foremost PPF and a ceramic coating do have some similarities. One important similarity is UV protection which helps to keep the vehicle looking newer longer increasing vehicle resale value. Both PPF and a ceramic coating also create a sacrificial barrier between outside elements and the vehicle’s surface, protecting the paint and helping with ease of maintenance. Although similar in some ways both PPF and ceramic coatings also have distinct differences.
Self-Healing Paint Protection Film
Paint protection film can be applied to paint, lights, carbon fiber and interior trim pieces. An important difference when it comes to PPF is the film’s resistance to rock chips, deep scratches, road debris and hard water spots. One of the most important qualities of PPF is its self healing ability, which allows swirl marks, stains and light scratches to virtually disappear leaving the vehicle flawlessly protected. PPF provides:
- Self-Healing Properties
- Rock Chip & Scratch Resistance
- Exterior Paint Protection
- Partial/Full Installation
Hydrophobic Ceramic Coatings
A ceramic coating on the other hand has formulations designed for all interior and exterior surface areas of the vehicle – paint, plastics, trim, glass, lights, wheels, exhaust tips and interior materials. Its hydrophobic effects keep the vehicle clean longer and make cleaning and maintenance super easy. Ceramic coatings also provide unsurpassed gloss and depth to the vehicle finish and eliminate the need for waxing and buffing. A Ceramic Coating provides:
- Hydrophobic Properties
- Unsurpassed Gloss, Shine & Depth
- Formulations for Interior/Exterior Vehicle Surfaces
- Eliminates the Need for Waxing/Buffing
Combine PPF With A Ceramic Coating For The Ultimate Paint Protection Package
If you want to keep your vehicle looking new for as long as possible you can tap into the automotive fountain of youth by combining paint protection film with a ceramic coating. When combined this power duo provides the ultimate paint protection package. PPF’s self healing capabilities combined with a ceramic coating’s hydrophobic properties ensure your vehicle is left protected and clean with an intense gloss and shine.
HQD is a leading automotive protection and restyling shop that specializes in PPF and ceramic coatings. Please contact us with any questions or for pricing and scheduling.