The opposite really. To cover the matte finish kind of defeats the purpose. I'm getting glossy PPF to cover Mariana. If I only do the front part of the car, there is not visual difference between the PPF and non-ppf areas. For matte paint cars, a partial PPF would look strange - part glossy, part matte. Edit: You can get satin/stealth PPF for the matte paint. Most installers I have talked to suggest getting a full car satin/stealth PPF for matte paint.Is PPF only for Matte finish?
Same for me but ceramic wax on exterior only.I will get window and windshield tint and entire car (interior and exterior) ceramic coating. Don’t think I will get PPF.
Surface to Prius missile package - something i would pay any amount for. If not available, how about a grappling hook or one of those claws from the arcade games where we can just pick it up and move it out of the left lane…Absolutely first thing is taking off the F3 Slipstream wheel covers. Getting all weather mats as fast as they come out. Hopefully some sort of Clearbra or something like that, I’m not really up on what’s best but I don’t want to pay a fortune for it. I‘ve never had one before, or any coating and my cars have been just fine. But the Ocean One will be the most I’ve ever spent on myself so I think perhaps a good idea for a rock deflector.
Maybe a window tint but going too dark looks like you’re trying to go Gangsta if you ask me. Can’t think of anything else, unless the surface to Prius missile package comes out. That would be a must. 🚀💥🚙
What do you mean by "Ceramic tint", is it a film to apply on as usual or something else?
- PPF - Front end and some small bits like Door Sills & Trunk area likely.
- Ceramic Coating - Full Vehicle & Wheels maybe Interior depending on final option.
- Ceramic Tint - Front Windows (25-30%) and lighter Windshield (50-55%).
- Hardwire & Blendmount Radar Detector.
- Accessories to follow.... Roof Rack / Trailer Hitch Bike Rack / Lighting Upgrades, etc.
what-is-a-ceramic-window-tintWhat do you mean by "Ceramic tint", is it a film to apply on as usual or something else?
OK thank you I was not aware of this kind of tint film, I have on my MB from 3M which I really like. Can this ceramic film be placed on the winshield despite government constraints? Because what's the point of stopping UV rays on the side windows when they enter at full door through the windshield? Umm to check!what-is-a-ceramic-window-tint
This is a good brand: FormulaOne Pinnacle: Ceramic Window Tint | LLumar
Personally I prefer the crystalline tint like the 3m series because I am looking for heat rejection and maximum light transmission.
The best transmission I have seen with ceramic is 70% The rules on government regulations depend on your locale.OK thank you I was not aware of this kind of tint film, I have on my MB from 3M which I really like. Can this ceramic film be placed on the winshield despite government constraints? Because what's the point of stopping UV rays on the side windows when they enter at full door through the windshield? Umm to check!
In my opinion ceramic tint is another way to make more profit! I will stick with the 3M that I usually use at my installer. 😉The best transmission I have seen with ceramic is 70% The rules on government regulations depend on your locale.
I will strongly endorse your point that there is very little point in getting heat rejection film and not putting it on the windshield. I actually did a test (have the video somewhere) of 3M tint on all windows except the windshield versus an identical vehicle with no tint at all. The result was that the tinted and un-tinted vehicles heated up at nearly identical rates. There is so much light transmitted through the windshield that you must cover that if you want to reduce heat entering the cabin. (Side windows are still useful to reduce the feel of heat on your face in morning/evening, but does little to reduce the AC demand of the speed at which the cabin heats up.)