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Old 06-04-2018, 02:28 AM
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I registered because I am considering getting my car protected…
I live in a place where it rains very often and the roads are not so good, I can see the damages caused by the road and the rain: scratches from stones and water marks from acidic rains.

I looked for a solution and the best I could find so far were Paint Protection Films or Ceramic Coatings.

Firstly: PPF consist of wrapping your car in plastic to protect it from scratches and micro marrings. It is the best protection against stones. The problem is that it is pricy and it can alter the shine and looks.

Secondly: ceramic coating, it is a liquid coating (some are oil based and some are water based) it is cheaper, gives a shiny look and good protection (9H pencil-scale), it also makes the surface easier to clean thanks to hydrophobicity. On the other hand, the final result depends on how well the guy who applies it works and it the protection provided is less good than for films.

Doing more researches online I discovered this company called IGL Coatings that advertises a 10H hardness coating called Kenzo, and I thought I’d go for them since it is the best combination of protection and shines! But I am still a beginner in coatings so I’d like some more experienced guy’s advice.

So my question for you is, which one should I go for: PPF or Kenzo?

Thanks in advance!
 
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Old 06-05-2018, 10:22 PM
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Hi Jkyra!

That IGL Kenzo coating looks like no joke, 10H is really really hard ahaha!
This being said, I think your best shot is actually to go for both, you apply the PPF on the most vulnerable areas of the car and then cover everything with that Kenzo! That would allow you to have the best of the PPF: the insane protection and the best of the coating: the shine and hydrophobicity hence ease of clean!

Of course, it would be expensive but I'd say it is better than having to get a paint job every year to cover the damages from the rocks!
 
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