Why You Should Put Ceramic Coating Over Paint Protection Film

A common question we hear from many of our customers is if they should get ceramic coating over paint protection film (PPF). While paint protection film will protect your vehicle’s paint from scratches and dents, it might not be able stand up to other damages all on its own.

That’s where ceramic coating can help. PPF and ceramic coating work cohesively together to protect your car from bug guts, bird poop, watermarks, and more.

But that’s just the start. Here’s why we recommend always having ceramic coating installed over your PPF coating.

Ceramic Coating vs. PPF

Before we get into the nitty-gritty of having ceramic coating applied over your paint protection film, it’s important that you understand the difference between these two materials.

Paint protection film, also known as a clear bra, was originally developed by the military to protect their vehicles. And these aren’t just sedans or SUVs. We’re talking about tanks and helicopters! 

PPF will protect your car’s painted surface from scratches, dust, and small dings from flying rocks and debris. At its most basic level, PPF is a clear film that flawlessly adheres to your vehicle’s exterior to protect it for up to seven years.

Ceramic coating, on the other hand, is a chemical polymer solution that creates a hydrophobic (water-repelling) layer of protection. 

Better Together: PPF and Ceramic Coating

Paint protection film and ceramic coating work together to protect your car’s surface from all types of damaging outdoor elements. 

First and foremost, applying ceramic coating overtop of PPF offers better protection from the sun. UV rays can cause paint protection film to slowly degrade overtime. This can cause cracking, yellowing, and peeling. By applying ceramic coating over your paint protection film, you can prolong its lifespan.

UV rays aren’t the only things that ceramic coating will protect PPF from. Sticky contaminants, like tree sap and road tar, are PPF’s worst enemies. Some manufacturers might recommend using harsh chemicals, such as acetone, to clean your PPF, but doing so can corrode the film. A ceramic coating will protect your paint protection film from stubborn contaminants.

 It will also make your PPF easier to clean! That’s because ceramic coating is naturally water repellant. When you wash your car, the water is pushed off, taking gunk and grime with it.

Adding ceramic coating to your PPF does more than keep it protected. It also adds a gorgeous glossy glow to your ride. PPF cannot achieve this unique look alone. 

Install Ceramic Coating Over PPF On Your Car Today

If you want to preserve your car’s paint for years to come, consider getting ceramic coating and PPF installed by American Wrap Company’s team of award-winning professionals. We’re passionate about auto detailing and always go the extra mile to make your car look flawless. With over 12 years of experience, you can expect only the best from our technicians.

To learn more, call us today at (661) 878-5587. Our quality services will keep your car looking like it just rolled off the showroom floor!

Tyler O'Hara

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