Coating for PPF Wrap Cars? is it necessary?
Many have asked, i have already did Paint Protection Film , would we still need a coating?

Firstly we would need to understand what coating does on a normal basis, coating create a layer between your paintwork,

is a liquid polymer applied to the exterior surfaces of a vehicle. It chemically bonds with the factory paint, creating a protective layer. The “9H” in the name refers to the hardness level on the pencil hardness scale, indicating a high level of hardness and durability.

Here are some benefits of ceramic 9H coating for cars:

  1. Protection from UV Damage: The coating provides a protective barrier against harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays, preventing oxidation and fading of the vehicle’s paint.
  2. Chemical Resistance: It offers resistance to chemicals and contaminants such as bird droppings, tree sap, bug splatter, and harsh cleaning chemicals. This can help prevent damage to the paint.
  3. Hydrophobic Properties: Ceramic coatings are hydrophobic, meaning they repel water. This makes it easier to clean the car as water and contaminants are less likely to stick to the surface.
  4. Enhanced Gloss and Shine: The coating enhances the car’s appearance by adding depth to the paint and providing a glossy finish. It can give the vehicle a freshly waxed look that lasts longer than traditional wax.
  5. Scratch Resistance: While not completely scratch-proof, ceramic coatings offer some level of scratch resistance due to their hardness. They can protect against light swirls and scratches from normal wear and tear.
  6. Easy Maintenance: The hydrophobic and self-cleaning properties make it easier to clean the car. Dirt and grime are less likely to adhere to the coated surface, and washing becomes a simpler process.
  7. Longevity: When applied correctly, ceramic coatings can last for several years, providing long-term protection for the vehicle’s exterior.

So how does coating helps my PPF?

Ceramic coatings provide a durable, chemical barrier that reflects UV rays , essentially just extending the life of your PPF preventing it to turn yellow early as under the Singapore climate we face 4 summers a year, with the SUN’s harmful UV rays the PPF will surely turn yellow at a very quick rate. Yes for TPU materials they would tend to last abit longer and not turn yellow.

So should you still coat your PPF?

If you have seen cars with PPF they would not have the same high gloss than a car without. PPF is expensive and the reason you chose to do it is either one of the two reasons, you value the original car paint or you cant afford the downtime associated with spray painting your vehicle.

PPF film has microscopic pores that can hold on to dirt and debris, and eventually degrade the longevity of the film and take a toll on the overall appearance of your vehicle. To counter this, our coating when we applied creates an additional protective layer, this layer prevents dirt from behind trapped. From the picture below you can see the amount of dirt trapped over time giving it a dull look.

Compare left side bumper to Red Box.

So in Summary why should you apply coating for your PPF?

1. They make your PPF last longer.
2. They make your PPF easier to clean.
3.They make your PPF look better.