I’m halfway through having the GT filmed with x-Pel. I’m a big ceramic coating fan but everyone says putting ceramic on first makes it too slippery to apply the x Pel . But, is it really worth it to put ceramic over film?
I have a Xpel account and have access to their tech department and asked them both those questions. They do not recommend installing the film over a surface that has been recently ceramic coated. The adhesives will not adhere properly and when and if the coating underneath breaks down the PPF will more than likely come up.I’m halfway through having the GT filmed with x-Pel. I’m a big ceramic coating fan but everyone says putting ceramic on first makes it too slippery to apply the x Pel . But, is it really worth it to put ceramic over film?
My installer used Suntek and gave me the same exact advice.Gentlemen,
I wanted ceramic coating over my clear bra and my installer told me not to even though he would make money doing it. I'm not an expert here so I can only relay his info. The best X-Pel and SunTek films are self healing (both of my GT's are covered with SunTek Ultra film) and he did a demo for me. He used a brass bristle tooth brush and scratched the hell out of his truck fender, not all the way through the film but it was awful. After 15 minutes in the sun it looked like nothing had ever touched it, that area was perfect again. Amazing demo. He told me that the car would be easier to wash if he ceramic coated it BUT the self healing properties of the film would be impaired. Similar damage over the same film that had been ceramic coated would heal somewhat but still be visible. My installer Matt has owned a film and tint business for 15 years and has a ton of experience here so I took his word for it. My un-coated clear bra is 10 months old now and still shines like glass.
There are quite a few different ceramic coatings that work pretty well.Is there a 'recommended' ceramic coat product......if you don't wrap?