Paint protection film (PPF) truly does have the magic ability to heal swirls and scratches with heat, leaving your paint glossy and shiny. It also has the ability to absorb impact and preserve your paint from rock chips. However, to be clear, it is not bullet proof.
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Does PPF last forever?Longevity of PPF is realistically around 5 to 7 years depending on driving conditions, wear and tear, and the method of care. The Self-Healing properties will diminish over time. It's just natural, due to wear and tear.
Is PPF coating worth it?
PPF and Ceramic coating are both recommended as they share many benefits, however, they have some distinctive features which will help you in finding the best solution for your vehicle. PPF provides better protection against damage caused by road debris and rock chips when compared with Ceramic coating.
Do you need ceramic coating with PPF?
It is also important to only use ceramic coatings on a paint protection film that is “ceramic friendly”. This is what SunTek has to say about this as it relates to their PPF. As long as you have ceramic applied second, over the top of your SunTek PPF, it won't affect PPF performance or self-healing ability.
What is the disadvantage of ceramic coating?
Ceramic coating may to be able to protect your car paint from stone chips and you might need to use a PPF (Paint Protection Film) for that. And Ceramic protection is also prone to water-spotting, so proper drying is required to avoid water spots.
Pros and Cons of PPF Scheme
- The Safest Plan. PPF is initiated by the government, so there is no possibility of someone running away with your money.
- Great Returns.
- Compound Returns.
- No Tax on Interest Earned.
- Flexible Investment.
- No tax on Maturity Amount.
- Online Maintenance.
- Free of Stock Market Influence.
A ceramic coating makes your car easier to clean and hydrophobic, but it wont protect as well as PPF against road debris. Looks can be different. PPF can come in matte, ceramic coating provides an unmatched enhancement to gloss. PPF absorbs scratches and actually self-heals.
A ceramic coating makes your car easier to clean and hydrophobic, but it wont protect as well as PPF against road debris. PPF can come in matte, ceramic coating provides an unmatched enhancement to gloss. PPF absorbs scratches and actually self-heals.
Give PPF at least seven days to cure before washing the vehicle. If you are using a pressure washer, keep away from the film's edges. It could cause the edges to lift, reducing the protection.
5 to 10 yearsIf you are serious about maintaining the quality of your paint for years to come, PPF is the only answer. While PPF can take a lot of abuse over the years, it will eventually require replacement. Typical lifespan for PPF is 5 to 10 years. Once film has given you all it can, it should be removed and replaced.
PPF takes the first spot as once applied it is safe for over 10 years. It can also withstand a lot of punishment and won't be needing a replacement before its time. The second spot is ceramic which can last upwards of 5 years with last being Teflon which doesn't even last a year.
Tenure: The PPF has a minimum tenure of 15 years, which can be extended in blocks of 5 years as per your wish. Investment Limits: PPF allows a minimum investment of Rs 500 and a maximum of Rs 1.5 lakh for each financial year.5 days ago
PPF can be polished much the same as your paint job. You might be wondering why polishing would be needed since its job is to protect the paint from scratches and chips. While that is indeed true, there are minor instances where the film itself doesn't need to be replaced – it just needs a bit of a refresh.
Ceramic coating will not protect your car from the usual threats: scratches, swirl marks, and rock chips. Despite its blending properties, it still retains the characteristics of paint. This is why you should still expect your car to be at the receiving end of these common, undesirable elements.
To answer it simply, with proper maintenance and care, your ceramic coating will last anywhere between two to five years. Many professional ceramic coatings come with a lifetime warranty.
Cons of PPF
- The lock-in period is long-term, i.e., for 15 years.
- Joint accounts are not permitted, i.e., one person can only handle one account except it is of a minor.
- NRIs and HUFs cannot open an open account.
- There is a maximum limit of Rs. 1.5 lakhs laid for depositing in a PPF account.
- There is no liquidity.
PPF has a lot of drawbacks with respect to the withdrawal of the money, and the account has lock in period of 15 years which is very huge, but although there are options for partial withdrawal and loan facility on the PPF account.
You cannot put PPF on Ceramic. It will not stick – it may for a month or two at best, but then it will just come right off while you are driving. Ceramic coating prevents the adherence of ANYTHING to the car, so if the ceramic coating was applied properly the PPF will not stick.
You can expect the cost to put paint protection film on the front of the car to be between $900 and $2500, depending on how many panels you want to be covered and the condition of your vehicle. If you want to protect your entire car, expect the cost of full body paint protection film is anywhere from $2,000 to $7,000.
PPF provides better protection against damage caused by road debris and rock chips when compared with Ceramic coating. PPF has the ability to absorb the damage even before it touches the paint.