The Lethal Braptor gets ceramic coated!

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Took the Lethal Braptor over to Star Coat Detail in Deerfield Beach, FL for some TLC. Ben got the paint all corrected before putting on a 5 year ceramic coat. We did the entire outside and the Vossens. It came out great!

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How does the new tire / wheel combo affect on and off road driving when compared to standard?
 

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I had my vehicle completely wrapped with a PPF (paint protection film) and ceramic coated for ~$5K. Ceramic coating is essentially a liquid coating that will prevent water stains, road grime, bird droppings, and other substances from sticking to and etching the paint or in my case discoloring the wrap. With a quick rinse, the dirt will slide right off. Think of it as sort of a wax on steroids…
 

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I had my vehicle completely wrapped with a PPF (paint protection film) and ceramic coated for ~$5K. Ceramic coating is essentially a liquid coating that will prevent water stains, road grime, bird droppings, and other substances from sticking to and etching the paint or in my case discoloring the wrap. With a quick rinse, the dirt will slide right off. Think of it as sort of a wax on steroids…
Awesome!! Sounds like I’ll have to get they done first thing. Do you have a picture of your Raptor wrapped Ect
 

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Took the Lethal Braptor over to Star Coat Detail in Deerfield Beach, FL for some TLC. Ben got the paint all corrected before putting on a 5 year ceramic coat. We did the entire outside and the Vossens. It came out great!

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Sorry my ignorance on this but isn’t there both a Glossy and Matte Film you can get ? Or is that not correct ? If so what would you recommend on a Cactus Gray? I’m picking up this week or next week. Trying to get ducks in a row. Thanks for your help!! Awesome looking Raptor !! Again if it is then what you think Matte or Gloss? If that’s a choice
 

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Sorry my ignorance on this but isn’t there both a Glossy and Matte Film you can get ? Or is that not correct ? If so what would you recommend on a Cactus Gray? I’m picking up this week or next week. Trying to get ducks in a row. Thanks for your help!! Awesome looking Raptor !! Again if it is then what you think Matte or Gloss? If that’s a choice
Yes! You can select a regular Paint Protection Film (PPF) which is glossy or you can opt for the Stealth PPF which is matte. Cost should be similar (possibly a bit higher for stealth). On top of that, you can opt to have it ceramic coated which would deter the film from yellowing and serve as a sort of a long term wax…
 

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Yes! You can select a regular Paint Protection Film (PPF) which is glossy or you can opt for the Stealth PPF which is matte. Cost should be similar (possibly a bit higher for stealth). On top of that, you can opt to have it ceramic coated which would deter the film from yellowing and serve as a sort of a long term wax…
How much approx for the “all together approximately” to also have it ceramic coated ? And which it what do you suggest ? And any opinions also on a Cqctus Gray what would look the best?
 

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I’d say the going rate will be around $6K + tint if you’re doing that as well. With regards to glossy vs matte, truly a personal preference and the “look” you want to go for. We did Stealth/matte on my 4Runner and I opted to keep my Bronco glossy…
 

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JOPO

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I’d say the going rate will be around $6K + tint if you’re doing that as well. With regards to glossy vs matte, truly a personal preference and the “look” you want to go for. We did Stealth/matte on my 4Runner and I opted to keep my Bronco glossy…
I see what you’re saying . They both look really good. Really Tough decision
 

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I see what you’re saying . They both look really good. Really Tough decision
Go with your gut and personal style. You can’t go wrong and IF you hate it…it’s removable! 👍🏽
 

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Go with your gut and personal style. You can’t go wrong and IF you hate it…it’s always removable! 👍🏽 Maybe see if the shop you’re going with can put a piece on so you can see it both ways before you commit!!!
 

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I had my vehicle completely wrapped with a PPF (paint protection film) and ceramic coated for ~$5K. Ceramic coating is essentially a liquid coating that will prevent water stains, road grime, bird droppings, and other substances from sticking to and etching the paint or in my case discoloring the wrap. With a quick rinse, the dirt will slide right off. Think of it as sort of a wax on steroids…
Does it make sense to ceramic coat PPF? IMO that would not last very long because you really want to ceramic coat a somewhat “primed” surface. Like if you ceramic coat on top of wax or something it won’t last very long because of poor adhesion, and I can’t imagine PPF being very porous.

I haven’t done a “ceramic coat” on any of my personal vehicles in a while nor with any modern brands of product but I was importing gtechniq to detail and nano coat my fleet vehicles before “ceramic coating” was even a thing in the US. It seems like the ceramic coating on PPF wouldn’t last very long vs a cheap “wax” or comparable product given the smooth surface that it’s being applied to.
 

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Does it make sense to ceramic coat PPF? IMO that would not last very long because you really want to ceramic coat a somewhat “primed” surface. Like if you ceramic coat on top of wax or something it won’t last very long because of poor adhesion, and I can’t imagine PPF being very porous.

I haven’t done a “ceramic coat” on any of my personal vehicles in a while nor with any modern brands of product but I was importing gtechniq to detail and nano coat my fleet vehicles before “ceramic coating” was even a thing in the US. It seems like the ceramic coating on PPF wouldn’t last very long vs a cheap “wax” or comparable product given the smooth surface that it’s being applied to.
Absolutely ceramic coat PPF or a high quality non-abrasive spray wax/detailer. The ceramic works great on PPF, enhances shine and when applied to a clean PPF last just as long. Before ceramic coatings, I used Zaino Z-8 spray with great success on PPF. You want to get the edges with the coating well cover to prevent dirt/dust collection around the edges of the PPF where the underlying adhesive is exposed.
 

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do you ppf and ceramic coat the entire car or what parts are not being done if thats the case? and is ppf the same thing as a wrap or colored wrap its just clear or is there a difference? and when wrapping are panels removed or its all done as the car is? sorry for the ignorance here also lol 🤷‍♂️🤦‍♂️
 

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