Clear protection film (PPF) on the Taycan?

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Just curious as to how many will have PPF installed on their Taycan and to what extent. I'm thinking the front half of the car, up to the windshield and the door handles.
 

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Just curious as to how many will have PPF installed on their Taycan and to what extent. I'm thinking the front half of the car, up to the windshield and the door handles.
I am thinking of doing the whole car. Not sure I like the idea of doing it half way. I've done ceramic coating before, not PPF, so I don't necessarily know what I am doing ;)
 

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Just curious as to how many will have PPF installed on their Taycan and to what extent. I'm thinking the front half of the car, up to the windshield and the door handles.
I have done PPF on another car. Given that the Taycan is quite low in the front, I would recommend the front part including the mirrors. I also did the side skirts below the doors, as well as the lower parts in front of the rear wheels. And after three years I can only say it was worth every penny. I would have liked to do the doors as well as parking spots are quite tight and it is quite normal to have the door damaged by neighbours in the parking lot opening the door doors a bit hard. It gets quite expensive if you go for the whole of the car, but it might be justifiable considering the price of the car.
 

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I did it on the front half of my Cayman (hood, front clip, front fenders, side mirrors) and it makes me feel less concerned about rock chips. The local Porsche dealership recommended this and I'm glad I listened. My daily driver has film on only the first third of the hood so of course all the rock chips are above the film. :facepalm:
 
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Now I'm reading that you should do a ceramic coating ON the PFF!
 

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Pro detailers do recommend paint correction, PPF and then ceramic coating. The ceramic works together with the self-healing abilities of the film.
 

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Full front clear protection wrap.
Defenately.
I do a lot of speeding so yeah...no brainer.
 

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Yes, that's what I'm reading. One of the really high quality ppf's (Suntek or Expel I'm hearing are the clearest) after the paint has been thoroughly prepared, followed by a hydrophobic ceramic coating. I plan on doing the entire car and yes, the painted sections of the wheels also...:fingerscrossed:

Just so you don't think I'm too OCD, my last two cars were an M5V10 - 105,000 miles, and I currently have a Panamera GTS 98,500 miles. I plan on driving this 100K miles as well.

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Never did it on any of my cars - never regretted that. I am planning to keep the car for only 3 years (duration of the lease).
 

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I managed to get the coating and protective film for free as a sort of discount...lol.
Still worth €2500...
 

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Ceramic coat over PPF looks great and is very easy to take care of. I'm just not sure if it's a good value, and this is already an expensive car for a daily driver. I've had cars with ceramic coating only, full front XPEL, and custom full car XPEL with ceramic coating. I've never seen any additional value on resale so it all comes down to how much protection you want for yourself. Watching that video I'm shocked someone would do a full XPEL on a tesla model 3. My full wrap with paint correction and ceramic coat was 7K. That's more than 10% of the value on that tesla. You really have to care about the paint finish to justify that cost. I'm not sure what I will go with on the taycan. I'm leaning towards the full front with ceramic coat but am considering ceramic coat alone. As much as I like the full xpel and ceramic coating I just don't think it is worth the high cost, especially since it affords no added value on resale.
 
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I was surprised someone would go to that extent on a Model 3 also.
But I'm going to do a full car PPF and ceramic coating. $7000 on a $180,000 car isn't bad.
Resale isn't much of a consideration in my mind. The car will depreciate 50% in 3 years anyway!
At least it won't have any scratches!
 

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Ceramic coat over PPF looks great and is very easy to take care of. I'm just not sure if it's a good value, and this is already an expensive car for a daily driver. I've had cars with ceramic coating only, full front XPEL, and custom full car XPEL with ceramic coating. I've never seen any additional value on resale so it all comes down to how much protection you want for yourself. Watching that video I'm shocked someone would do a full XPEL on a tesla model 3. My full wrap with paint correction and ceramic coat was 7K. That's more than 10% of the value on that tesla. You really have to care about the paint finish to justify that cost. I'm not sure what I will go with on the taycan. I'm leaning towards the full front with ceramic coat but am considering ceramic coat alone. As much as I like the full xpel and ceramic coating I just don't think it is worth the high cost, especially since it affords no added value on resale.
$7K is definitely on the high side, but I bet you had a very high quality job. I had a full wrap on my cayman interseries (shown in profile) race car and it was $7,500 - but that was with a lot of incredible detail on matching the 907 livery. I can say that in approaching 10K miles of racing, I don't have a single chip or major scratch ( ok, had to replace a few body parts, but that's different...).

I'm looking at doing the entire car in xpel with ceramic, and including the body color portions of the mission E wheels. That's actually what I'm most concerned about, after the front fender area and hood. I agree that you're better off paying a bit more for a quality install than taking a chance by saving some money. I also agree it's crazy to do a full xpel on a model 3. I didn't do any protection on my Panamera, and it held up pretty well after 98K miles. This car is so beautiful though, and since I plan on driving it 100K miles, I believe it's worth spending an extra 3% to keep it looking that way.

As an aside - is anyone considering windshield protection as well?
 

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As an aside - is anyone considering windshield protection as well?
Are you talking about ceramic coating protection on the windshield, or something else? Also the panoramic roof -- what's the best way to protect all that glass and make it easy to clean/hard to get dirty?
 



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