At ATD, we’re car people. Our specialists understand the relationship between automotive enthusiasts and their vehicles, so we know how much easier it is to enjoy the drive when your ride is protected from damage.
If you’re debating the pros and cons of ceramic coating and paint protection film, here’s what you need to know about how these services shield your paint job from life’s most common road hazards.
As the name suggests, paint protection film, or PPF, is a very thin sheet of flexible polymers that is applied to your vehicle’s outer surfaces. When properly installed, the film is crystal clear and virtually seamless.
Ceramic coating, on the other hand, begins as a liquid. When this hydrophobic polymer is applied to your car’s surface, it bonds with the paint to form a shiny coating of nanoglass.
One of the best features of ceramic is that it eliminates the need to wax your vehicle. The glossy outer coating blocks damaging UV rays and prevents dirt and debris from sticking to your paint. Drivers who invest in ceramic coating enjoy an eye-catching automobile that shines up easily with less scrubbing and elbow grease.
Ceramic coating looks best when it is applied after a thorough paint correction to ensure that any scratches or swirl marks are buffed out of your car’s clear coat.
Want to put a barrier between your paint job and loose gravel, highway salt, and door dings?
PPF covers your car’s exterior in a self-healing layer that absorbs these hazards and reforms a smooth surface. Any damage to the film dissolves seamlessly when you park your vehicle in the sun or wash it with warm water.
Paint protection film can be installed on your entire vehicle, or on the areas most susceptible to damage, like the doors and bumpers. Drivers can expect properly applied PPF to last an average of 7-10 years.
Fortunately, drivers don’t have to choose between PPF and ceramic coating. These two services offer optimal benefits when used together.
When ceramic is applied on top of PPF you’ll get maximum protection from:
Whether or not you plan to sell your vehicle, a pristine paint job plays an important role in your car’s valuation.
An up-front investment in paint protection can pay dividends throughout the life of your vehicle. Make an appointment to reduce the threat of common road hazards today so you can enjoy the ride.