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Paint Protection Film Vs. Ceramic Coating 

Which is the better choice for your vehicle?

Short Answer: It Depends On Your Goals. 

Paint Protection Film (PPF) is a clear self-healing film that offers excellent defense against rock chips and scratches. Ceramic coating is a liquid polymer that bonds to the paint, enhancing its gloss and durability while providing resistance against UV rays and chemical stains. PPF excels in impact protection, while ceramic coating enhances aesthetics and ease of maintenance. The choice between the two depends on desired protection levels and preferences.


best for protection

Paint Protection Film

Paint Protection Film (PPF) is a transparent, self-healing film applied to a vehicle's exterior. It offers protection against rock chips, scratches, and minor abrasions. PPF acts as a physical barrier, preserving the vehicle's paint and reducing potential damage. As your LLumar Select Pro Dealer You  receive a nationwide warranty on Paint Protection Film here at Shade9.

key benefits:

Rock Chip Protection
Road Debris Protection
Customizable Package Options

Up to a 10 Year Warranty 
Self-Healing Technology 


best for shine and easy cleaning

ceramic coating

Ceramic coating is a liquid polymer applied to a vehicle's paintwork, creating a durable protective layer. It enhances the gloss, depth, and durability of the paint while providing resistance against UV rays, chemical stains, and light scratches. Ceramic coating also offers a hydrophobic effect, making the car easier to clean and maintain. Our Ceramic Pro Coatings here at Shade9 appear on your vehicles CarFax! 

key benefits:

Easy Cleaning
Showroom Shine
Protects Against UV Damage
6 Month - Lifetime Warranties

Full Coverage including lights, wheels, and trim

Paint Protection Film Vs. Ceramic Coating 

Although both paint protection film and ceramic coatings are applied to your vehicles paint to help keep your vehicle looking newer longer, they are very different in some of the benefits they provide.

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can you apply paint protection film and ceramic coating?

Certainly! This provides you the best of both worlds.

Paint protection film (PPF) can be applied in combination with ceramic coatings. It is important to let us know if this is your goal, so that we can advice you in the order of application needed. 

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