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I paid 1500 for Ziebart ceramic which also comes with rust protection & sound barrier coating
I looked at their website and it states 10 year warranty on the Ziebart ceramic coating. Three years I can believe, five years maybe but that's pushing it, ten years I find hard to believe so I hope you got something in writing and they back their warranty.
 

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I looked at their website and it states 10 year warranty on the Ziebart ceramic coating. Three years I can believe, five years maybe but that's pushing it, ten years I find hard to believe so I hope you got something in writing and they back their warranty.
Yup, highly doubt 5 years and definitely don't buy 10 years. 2-3 years is probably practical max and that's assuming you don't live in harsh climate. Another bit to consider is you cannot get Ceramic first and then PPF but the other way works beautifully.
 

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I’m actually in the process of getting ppf done on my palisade. I’m just getting the ppf and ceramic window tint, although I got a good deal on the ceramic coating but the wife’s eyebrows rose when I told her the total for all three so had to compromise which one I feel was needed more and decided it was the film and tint. I cal Always polish the car myself. Hoping to get it done next week after the holiday. I got a quote with Xpel, but am going with another well known brand instead. 10 year warranty
 

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Both if you can afford it. Ceramic coating cost average $1,500 for something 3-5 years but most require annual maintenance which is additional cost of couple of hundreds.
High quality PPF runs from $2,500 for front up to the windshield to $7,000 for the entire car.
I professionally ceramic coated mine for the entire exterior including wheels and all windows.
Here is a video for the first bath after 2 weeks of ceramic coating

 

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I use mothers CMX ceramic spray coating on all of my cars for the last 2-3 years. Happy with the results but it’s 6 months before I need to reapply tops. What’s the real difference between these big box store ceramic spray products and the professionally done ceramic coatings? 20 dollars for a spray bottle that’ll do 3 cars once every 6 months or $2000-3000 per car for 2-3 years worth of protection? I struggle to justify the cost, but I admit I have no experience with professional ceramic coating
 

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I use mothers CMX ceramic spray coating on all of my cars for the last 2-3 years. Happy with the results but it’s 6 months before I need to reapply tops. What’s the real difference between these big box store ceramic spray products and the professionally done ceramic coatings? 20 dollars for a spray bottle that’ll do 3 cars once every 6 months or $2000-3000 per car for 2-3 years worth of protection? I struggle to justify the cost, but I admit I have no experience with professional ceramic coating
You pay for the paint correction which is the most important part of the job and what makes the coating high quality. The rest you pay for something you don't want to do it yourself and don't have enough knowledge to do it.
 

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Both if you can afford it. Ceramic coating cost average $1,500 for something 3-5 years but most require annual maintenance which is additional cost of couple of hundreds.
High quality PPF runs from $2,500 for front up to the windshield to $7,000 for the entire car.
I professionally ceramic coated mine for the entire exterior including wheels and all windows.
Here is a video for the first bath after 2 weeks of ceramic coating

For my 2023 Calligraphy, I paid $1700 for the hood, $700 for driver and passenger door, rear bumper $150, door cups and mirrors n/c. Fender rims, $500. They used 3M PPF. I have it on my 2015 Avalon when I bought it new, PPF is still holding up. Cost was $1200.
 

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They're very different things. PPF protects the paint, ceramic coating makes it easier to wash. You can do either or both. I did a Modesto ceramic coating (also quoted as a 10 year coat) and it's been nice just having to give it a quick wash to make it look new. I would have liked PPF, at least on the front, but the total was adding up to quite a bit. Ceramic coat was $1600 + $300 for glass + $400 for leather interior. PPF was another $1k for the front. This was two years ago at Vive in Houston.
 

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Agreed. PPF is what I use because in the southwest US, we have hard water. Ceramic coating won’t work for me because we have to use salt as our water softener, water is hard otherwise. I always take both vehicles to the car wash as they use an RO system thereby the need for no water softener. I use a waterless graphene ceramic spray on the remainder of the vehicles not protected with PPF. I apply with this after 3-4 car washes.
 

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I looked at their website and it states 10 year warranty on the Ziebart ceramic coating. Three years I can believe, five years maybe but that's pushing it, ten years I find hard to believe so I hope you got something in writing and they back their warranty.
Yep , I know what you mean lol I do have that in writing and I’ve been getting this for my last three vehicles . It’s been a good investment for me thus far .
 

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I applied 2 coats of a name brand ceramic coating on my 20 pali and after many trips from Florida across country the whole car is chipped, thin paint pos... I suggest whole car wrap.
 

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Curious to hear your thoughts on getting PPF vs Ceramic Coating (or Ceramic Coating on top off PPF). Looking at XPEL and 3Ms for PPF. Did you get either? How much did you pay?

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My Hyundai dealer does Llumar PPF. On my 2021 Palisade I got front end (all painted surfaces), 1/3 hood, roof forward of sunroof, front fender edges (aligned with hood PPF), door cups and edges, side mirrors for $1250 in 2020. In 2021 I took my new Ford Mustang to them for the same treatment for $1400. They machine-cut each piece and have software for any make/model. I previously had Llumar PPF on my 2010 Nissan 370Z for 12 years and 2013 Nissan Pathfinder for 9 years (back then they put a piece of PPF on and trimmed it to size with a razor blade). Both of those jobs looked like new when I sold the cars. I use Turtle Wax Graphene Infused Flex Wax over the top of the PPF and the rest of of the car. I chose it over ceramic sprays and other graphene sprays after watching some YouTube comparisons. Paint color pops, water beads for months and the cars stay cleaner longer. Dirt and grime don't seem to stick as easily, takes longer to "get dirty."
 

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Curious to hear your thoughts on getting PPF vs Ceramic Coating (or Ceramic Coating on top off PPF). Looking at XPEL and 3Ms for PPF. Did you get either? How much did you pay?

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I am a firm believer if you wash your car regularly, wax 2-3 times a year, maybe use a spray on “showtime” wax once a month you’ll save $$$$. We are driving SUVs, not Ferrari’s or concours quality show cars. Just my opinion.
 
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