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- Feb 9, 2021
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- Fusion Hybrid, Mustang Mach E! (Shadow Black)
You're so correct! The prep work is where the sweat equity comes in. Clay bar and any paint correction is all you need to do prior to ceramic coating, and even then, the amount of work depends on how much of a mirror you want your ride to be.?Keep those MME's shiny!I don't think people really understand how easy it is to do the ceramic coating yourself. All you do is wipe it on, let it haze, wipe it off. Instant 1-3 years of paint protection (depending on how well you take care of your car).
It's also two completely different things. PPF protects against physical damage from bugs and rocks, ceramic coating protects your clear coat from fading away from elemental damage and also makes it way easier to clean. If you don't want to do ceramic coating at least put a paint sealant on your car every 4-6 months depending on where you live and if it's outside or in the garage.
Saying no to both is like saying you don't give a damn about your car. PPF isn't for everyone but at a minimum at least protect the paint with a sealant of some kind.
I keep my fusion protected with a sealant (not ceramic) and I can go through a touchless car wash once a week and it looks like I completely cleaned my car because nothing sticks to it. I'll do a full hand wash maybe once a month. With the MME I'll be doing a ceramic coating. I didn't do it on the fusion because I'm getting rid of it anyway.
Also doing PPF on the front end back to the mirrors because I can only imagine how many bugs and rocks are going to be tagging that giant front area.