You’ve got a cool ride, which is awesome. Still, you’d want it to be cooler, won’t you?

So, what part of the car do you start?

Mostly, people tune up the physical appearance of their car’s exterior. And preserving their car’s paint is one of the major things they consider.

Now, here is the question:

What will be your choice for protecting your car’s paint? Is it a Paint Protection Film or Ceramic Coating?

Let’s see what they both entail.

  1. Paint Protection Film

Paint Protection Film is a transparent, urethane material that preserves the quality of a car’s paint. And it can be applied to any exterior painted surface of a car.

How does that preserve the quality of a car’s paint?

It reduces the risk of multiple kinds of damage. These damages include:

  • Chips and scratches
  • Swirl marks
  • Chemical stains
  • Chemical etch marks
  • Hard water spots
  • Oxidation i.e. fading
  1. Ceramic Coating

Ceramic Coating (unlike the former) is a liquid polymer. After application, it chemically bonds with a car’s factory paint to create a protective hydrophobic surface. With its protective surface, Ceramic Coating helps a car to be cleaner for a longer duration. Not just that, it makes it even easier to clean such a car too.

Also, it reduces the risk of the following damages:

  • Chemical stains
  • Oxidation i.e. fading

The baseline is that they (Paint Protection Film and Ceramic Coating) both help to preserve the quality of a car’s paint. Are there any differences between the two? Yes.

Significant differences between Paint Protection Film and Ceramic Coating:


Paint Protection Films are out rightly thicker than Ceramic Coatings. That would mean more protection from damages such as scratches, etch marks, and chips.

Self-healing and durability

Paint Protection Film can self-heal – yes, like Clark Kent. You see, it has a chemical composition that allows it to return to its original form. In other words, Paint Protection Film (unlike Ceramic Coating) can shoulder all sorts of damages (such as rock chips, small scratches, swirl marks, and hard water spots) without being permanently deformed.

Hydrophobic benefits

This is Ceramic Coatings’ strength. Sure, a few Paint Protection Film does have hydrophobic coat too, just not as effective as Ceramic Coatings. More importantly, when you apply Ceramic Coating to a car, you’d enjoy the full benefits of the protective hydrophobic layer without applying it to the whole car.

What now, which should you choose?

It’s a tough decision, right? Do you know that it is one of such decisions you don’t have to make? There is a way out.Luckily, both products can be applied to the same car. Hurray! So, you don’t have to choose. The combination of these two products yields ultimate protection for cars.

Here is how it works:

Apply Paint Protection Film to the parts of your car (bumper, fenders, side mirrors, and more.) that are most susceptible to chips and scratches. Then apply Ceramic Coating. It’ll bond to the car’s factory paint, as well as the Paint Protection Film you applied. And that will create even a stronger protective hydrophobic layer.

There you have it, the ultimate protection for your car. It will not only preserve the quality of your car; it will ensure your car remains beautiful for a very long time.

Now, your ride is cooler. You’re welcome.

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