Does my vehicle need to be parked in a garage after getting ceramic coating or PPF/clear bra?

Absolutely not. Unfortunately, our BMW i8 in the past, and Cadillac CT4V Blackwing is almost always parked outside. Our shop is too small for clients’ vehicles and our own personal vehicle together. Many people are in similar situations. We have both full body clear bra/paint protection film installed on our car and a ceramic coating.

Obviously, storing a vehicle in a garage out of the sun’s harmful UV rays, away from bird droppings and water spots, would be the best option. However, that is not an option for many of our clear bra/ceramic coating clients, and that is totally ok!

Not parked in a garage? It's ok - Our PPF/clear bra lifetime guarantee

Our PPF/clear bra is guaranteed FOR LIFE to not yellow, fade, or crack. Installing a ceramic coating on top of it will only extend its life even further. Of course, allowing hard water spots and bird poop to cook in the Copperas Cove/Killeen/Harker Heights sun will never be the right answer. If you’re parked in a garage after ceramic coating/PPF you still have some risks, but a lot less.

But, if you clean your vehicle when you notice these hazards, and adjust your water sprinklers (if you do not have a water softener, reverse osmosis, or distilled water system) so they don’t spray the vehicle, there’s no reason you cannot keep it outside. Chances are, you will have traded or sold the vehicle long before that sun, even the Texas sun, damages the clear bra, and ceramic coating can be re-applied as necessary.

If you're not parked in a garage after ceramic coating/PPF, ensure you remove contaminants!

There are a few things, whether you’re parked in a garage after ceramic coating or PPF or not, that you have to pay attention to, in particular.

All of these things can etch your car’s paint, PPF, or ceramic coating. Nothing can really beat nature. It’s good practice to keep something to gently clean up contaminants with if you notice them (no scrubbing!). They will come off easier with ceramic coating and PPF, but there is still a risk.

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