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Paint protection for a 992

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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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    Re: Paint protection for a 992 2019/09/11 21:01:09 (permalink)
    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

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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!
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