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Bryan Piano
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May 21, 2020 8:17 am  

Hi everyone,

I have a 2020 Jaguar F-Pace.  It's not my daily driver, it's just my weekend fun car.  It's garage kept and I average ~50 miles / week driving it, mostly on highway where I can let the supercharged 3.0L loose =)

 

I am looking for a way to preserve the paint from chips / scratches etc.  I've heard about PPF and ceramic coatings.  What's the best?  What's the best protection for the money?  Do you guys have similar coatings?  What did you pick?  Where did you get it done?

 

Considering I drive it so little- do I need a full body protection?  Or just a nose / front covering to protect from highway rock chips?

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David
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May 21, 2020 5:55 pm  

I hear ceramic pro is pretty good, also theres 3M applications per section might be more cost effective and that are safe on paint.


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Jag Himself
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May 22, 2020 11:49 am  

If you don’t drive the car too often and don’t want to break the bank, get 3M clear mask on the bumper, rockers and behind the wheel wells

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Vish Mohan
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May 22, 2020 6:35 pm  

I have a 2020 Cayenne in black as a daily, so it's super hard to keep clean and, like my last one, super prone to rock chips. So just last week actually, I decided to get PPF (Xpel ultimate) for just the front end, and ceramic coating for the whole the vehicle. So i get maximum protection in the high-impact areas for rocks like the bumper, hood, mirrors, fenders etc, since I didn't see a need to PPF the whole vehicle unless it's a special paint job of it's driven rough. The ceramic coating does an amazing job preventing against light scratches and swirls and to help the cleaning cause water and dirt come off super easily. I went with an installer called Daylan's mobile detailing. I highly recommend him if you're nearby, he does the paint correction, PPF, and uses GTechniq ceramic coating. I went with the highest level ceramic coating and the total for both front end PPF and full car ceramic coating was around $3500. I found that this combination was the best for my budget and what I needed: protection against rock chips, ease of cleaning, and no risk of scratching while cleaning. Hope this helps! Lmk if you have other questions

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Bryan Piano
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May 23, 2020 8:07 am  

@david; @daniel-jag

Thanks David!  When you say more cost effective - whats your best guess of what this would cost, vs the PPF?

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Bryan Piano
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May 23, 2020 8:10 am  

@vish-mohan

Thanks Vish!

This is super helpful.  $3500 is quite a bit, do you feel its worth it?

When you say its your daily - how many miles / week are you putting on it, average?

I do feel I need to put some protective coating on my car, just want to see what's the most practical for the cost.  Considering my car sits in the garage most of the time, not sure what level of protection I need...

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Jag Himself
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May 23, 2020 8:55 am  

@bryan-piano

It depends on the difficulty of the body lines on your car, and if your car needs a paint correction or not before having the 3M stone guard applied, also depending on how much you want wrapped, I’ve seen cars just get behind the wheel wells done and other cars get the front bumper , front and rear of the wheels, rockers and rear bumper done.... it can cost $100 to $800 if I had to put a number out there

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Vish Mohan
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May 24, 2020 3:03 pm  

@bryan-piano

That’s true, it is a lot. I had started with the idea of PPF on the whole car but costing like $6-7k, it was just not feasible. 
In terms of mileage, hard to say now with the lockdown, but otherwise quite a bit, at least like 200ish miles per week. 
Also, as I’m in DC and NYC a lot, I wanted the extra protection from PPF in the city & frequent long distance highway driving. In your position, I would probably just go for the highest ceramic coating package. Maybe PPF the bumper & hood if you can stretch it....usually you can work with installers to customize a package that best suits your budget. But since your F-Pace has that beautiful blue paint, the ceramic coating will really enhance it & make it pop. PPF doesn’t really do that. 

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Rob E.
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May 25, 2020 7:03 pm  

My was done by Gabe at impressive auto body in Oceanside ny. He developed his own formula called impressive shield ceramic coating with a lifetime warranty.   He also did a paint correction and PPF  on the bumper, hood, fenders, rockers, and rear quarter on my Porsche 911.  The PPF is a must do if you want help save the paint on the car from rocks and stuff.  


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