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2019/09/11 14:58:07 (permalink)

Paint protection for a 992

For some reason I don't fathom myself, I did not consider paint protection film when I purchased my 992 C4S  this summer. Now that I drive it some and start to worry about the current perfect and meticulously re waxed paint job .....I reconsider the matter . 
what does anyone think is a good price for a reputable professional installation, and does anyone have a highly recommended experience of one product over another? 
I'm thinking full frontal cover ..or maybe whole .  I think I don't want a spray type installation ( no firm reasons ) 
Personal recommendations for a good installer in the Guildford to reading catchment would be additionally  welcome . I have randomly arrived at on in the Hook, Hampshire area that strikes me ( without knowing anything specifically about them ) as a reasonable start 

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    D911ARK
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    Re: Paint protection for a 992 2019/09/11 21:01:09 (permalink)
    Hi
    R19 recently went to Premier Panel Skills in Farnham for a morning. There we discussed polishing, PPF and other damage related things to cars. They do PPF and also take in cars from local OPCs. They said they charge customers the same price as trade. So what Porsche Reading pay, you would pay for work and repair.
     
    They recommend and use expel (?) as small dents/hard hitting stone dents can sometimes be removed with warm air, from the PPf
     
    If it's not too far for you, DMC (detail my car, Newbury) have done PPF work for friends ferraris in the past
     
    There is also a thread (i think in the 992 section) on PPF or not PPF
     
    HTH
     
    Mark

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    Re: Paint protection for a 992 2019/09/12 12:35:42 (permalink)
    Thank you , that is a good shout on Farnham which is very handy for me , so I will definitely contact them .  Stupid I didn't look at that other thread which makes me really 50/50 on it now as a good comment about white cars and the back edge that can form. I see this already ( just about ) starting on the rear wheel arches on mine . I suppose it less issue if a full wrap including wrapped around panel edges. 
    Xpel get called out as a top product in the USA, and the quote I took so far is based on their "Ultimate Plus" film  and  based on other post was a reasonable quote. 
    Regards, Paul 
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    Re: Paint protection for a 992 2019/09/12 12:52:39 (permalink)
    I looked into it and had ONYX in West Bromwich do it, front, sills and rear arches £1800 - check out their instagram feed, they do some top end cars. I think the PPF is money well spent as it does provide some peace of mind. The car has been booked in next week to do the rest of the car and actually have additional small templates put over the existing PPF on the rear arches so that these smaller templates can be easily/cheaply replaced rather than replacing the entire PPF on the rear arches. In the couple of months I've had the car it has been the rear arches that tend to be exposed as small stones fly up from the front wheels. Its also pleasing when marks and flys etc do appear on the car and are then wiped off that you are only wiping down the PPF and the paint remains perfect below. I'm also having the satin wheels and calipers ceramic coated.
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    Re: Paint protection for a 992 2019/09/13 12:25:57 (permalink)
    I used ProCare in Slinford (Five Oaks Road, Slinfold, West Sussex, RH13 0R) to PPF my Aventurine Green 992 C2S. Went straight there after I picked up the car from OPC Guildford.
    I got a full coverage PPF - XPEL Ultimate Plus. It took 5 days.
    I can't recommend the guys there enough. An exceptional job and difficult to see the PPF. Had a couple of little issues but they sorted it without drama.
    £3,600 + VAT investment but completely worth it. I've done 8,500 miles including track at Goodwood, Brand Hatch and Nurernburgring. Car is spot/chip less!
     
     
    rtwright
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    Re: Paint protection for a 992 2019/10/20 15:02:58 (permalink)
    This is something that I wish I'd done when I first got the car.  I had a ceramic coating done on the car, which keeps it remarkably clean, but obviously adds no protection.  I've got three very small chips (circa 4500 miles) and am now looking at using XPEL Ultimate Plus PPF.  Apparently it is self-healing, and that can be sped along by using a hairdryer.  
     
    I use Auto Audio in Park Royal London for all my non-standard work.
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    Re: Paint protection for a 992 2019/10/23 14:33:32 (permalink)
    You will have a problem if your car is already ceramic coated, as the PPF will NOT adhere to the ceramic coating. If you want to get the car partially or fully PPF'd then they will first need to sand/grind/remve the ceramic coating!!
     
    How do I know? I had my 981 Spyder partially PPF'd and the remaining bodywork ceramic coated (GTechnic). I subsequently bought some stripes for the lower doors. They did not adhere properly to the ceramic coated paintwork and relatively soon started to peel off!!!
    rtwright
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    Re: Paint protection for a 992 2019/10/24 17:38:24 (permalink)
    In a word, ****.  I will obviously have to have a word with the installer, it looks like PPF is off the plan...
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    Re: Paint protection for a 992 2019/10/27 17:52:27 (permalink)
    I have had my 992 C4S protected with Xpel plus and then ceramic coated.
     
    I did quite a bit of research before deciding on xpel and eventually had an extended kit + full doors and rear wings. The original porsche film on the rear arches was replaced ontop of the film. The whole car was then ceramic coated.
     
    The result is amazing. The film is invisible, you cannot see any difference even where 2 panels abut (1 with and 1 without film) 
     
    Invisifilm in Middlewich did the job. You can see the result on their website under recent work.
     
    Dave.
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    Re: Paint protection for a 992 2019/10/27 17:55:26 (permalink)
     Invisifilm who did my car give the car a stage 1 machine polish first (even though brand new). I would imagine that would remove the ceramic coating.
     
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    Re: Paint protection for a 992 2019/11/18 16:35:45 (permalink)
    How much are you guys paying for the PPF install? I am thinking of full front end plus Gtechnic
     
    mine is a recently registered dealer demo so I am hoping there will be minimal correction needed.
     
     
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    Re: Paint protection for a 992 2019/12/16 21:00:02 (permalink)
    I had whole car done.   NVN at Park Royal.   Dedicated £5 million detailing and ppf shop
     
    The prices seem pretty standard.   What you want is the best job.
     
    i couldn’t face washing my car even with ’no hands’ and many buckets
     
    makes the car much easier to clean.    


    yes the hairdryer works from a self healing point of view.   The other tip is take the car out in the sun shine!
     
    not a lot compared to price of car.   


     
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    Re: Paint protection for a 992 2019/12/16 21:01:39 (permalink)
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    Re: Paint protection for a 992 2020/01/06 20:04:53 (permalink)
    There's a few ways to remove the ceramic coating prior to PPF installation, we see it everyday and never had a problem. 
    In terms of your 4,500 mileage, it could still be worth PPFing your car. It's always better late than never, even if you have a few stone chips, the PPF will protect the paint work for the longevity. 
    Hopes this helps :)
     
    rtwright
    In a word, ****.  I will obviously have to have a word with the installer, it looks like PPF is off the plan...




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