Ceramic Coating & PPF Benefits - Copperas Cove/Killeen/Harker Heights
What is the benefit of ceramic coating and PPF (paint protection film, clear bra) together?
Having both a ceramic coating and a PPF (paint protection film) on a vehicle provides several benefits:
Enhanced protection: A ceramic coating provides a barrier against environmental contaminants such as pollutants and road grime, while a PPF protects against scratches, chips, and other types of physical damage. Ceramic coating and PPF make it easier to clean, and both protect your paint somehow.
Longer lifespan: The combination of a ceramic coating and PPF helps to extend the life of the vehicle’s paint job by providing extra protection against fading, oxidation, and other types of wear and tear. Ceramic coating and PPF both have UV protection, so you are getting protection for your vehicle’s paint/clear coat from both.
Improved appearance: The glossy finish of a ceramic coating and the clear, smooth appearance of a PPF can both enhance the overall look of a vehicle, making it appear newer and more well-maintained. Ceramic coating and PPF both improve gloss, and keep it that way.
What is the benefit of ceramic coating and PPF (paint protection film, clear bra) together? (continued)
4. Easy maintenance: The hydrophobic properties of a ceramic coating make it easier to clean, while the clear bra/PPF helps to prevent any small imperfections or blemishes that may occur over time.
5. Increased resale value: A vehicle with a well-maintained paint job and added protective features is likely to fetch a higher resale value than a vehicle without them.
Ceramic Coating vs. Clear Bra
Remember from other videos and questions and answers that clear bra is designed primarily for protection against rock chips, scratches, and other environmental damage, whereas the primary purpose of ceramic coating is ease of clean up with UV protection and very little protection. Also recall that clear bra manufacturers are generally making their clear bra / paint protection films hydrophobic – meaning, they repel water (similar to ceramic coatings).
So why do both PAINT PROTECTION FILM AND CERAMIC COATING IN Copperas Cove/Killeen/Harker Heights?
It isn’t a sales pitch to get you to spend extra money on both clear bra and ceramic. There are two primary reasons we like both (and we have both on our car).
- At least at this point in clear bra / paint protection film technology, we still believe ceramic coating AND PPF to be superior to just having the paint protection film/PPF for bug removal and dirt removal. We have seen and worked with many major brands, from Xpel, to Ceramic Pro, STEK, Legend, Global Films, Llumar/Eastman, Premium Shield, you name it. And most of us installers are still encouraging ceramic coating AND PPF. When we first clear bra’d our vehicle during filming for Auto Film Mastery, we drove back from Houston to the Killeen/Fort Hood area, and still found it fairly difficult to remove bugs, even though the film was hydrophobic. The ceramic coating will also provide an added layer of protection against bird droppings (we discussed this in another article) and other hazards. Ceramic coating and PPF is definitely the way to go.
- Most clear bra / paint protection film installations have at least SOME exposed seams. This is because most people are paying for patterned installations, which is really the industry standard for clear bra / PPF. There’s very little increased overall protection from a bulk or custom clear bra installation, but the cost and time required is much larger, and therefore the cost is much higher. We have a patterned installation on our own vehicle, and shy of a color change conversion or matte clear bra installation, we suggest the same for everyone. These edges and the very very thin layer of paint exposed will eventually collect dirt. Even if the clear bra is the best at repelling dirt, edges and exposed paint are not benefiting from that. Having a ceramic coating and PPF /clear bra makes that cleanup on the edges easier and the overall cleanup easier.
Why choose Harker Heights Ceramic Coatings?
Here at Harker Heights Ceramic Coatings, we don’t mislead you or sugar coat the benefits of ceramic coatings or clear bra/PPF/paint protection film. It’s not a sales pitch, and we aren’t looking to make extra money from you. I only recommend what I have on my own vehicles, and I have always been a “car guy” before I am a businessman. Therefore, we only tell you to get what fits your budget and your goals. If you only need ceramic coating, we will gladly only sell ceramic coating. If you wish to have more than just an easier clean up, we will suggest clear bra/PPF/paint protection film to our Copperas Cove/Killeen/Harker Heights clients!