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Some say there are issues with PPF on headlamps.... I've had mine on for over two years now (Arizona is rock heaven) and it has saved my headlamps a few times. They look perfect...no delam at all.
 

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... Re windshield film, I'm likely to do that for a first time, but I hear it'll need replaced every 2 years, I'm gonna discuss with detailer.
Yeah, I was thinking that the film would get kind of crappy looking fairly quickly (maybe not so much if it's self-healing)? But I guess replacing film every 10K for example, is better than having to replace the windshield, if the glass gets that bad. A windshield application seems like something that even a novice could do a decent job of. So less costly for the DYIers.
 

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Did the front clip including headlights and the rockers and leading edges of the wheel wells on the Cayman and it paid off within weeks several times. Like Reiiver said Arizona is rock heaven. I have ceramic coating on top of that, which I did myself, that helps keep the car clean longer and makes washing her much easier. I just did Ppf on the nose and headlights of my 2022 electric MINI and ceramic coated it as its my road warrior. On the drive home yesterday it rained enough to make a typical car dirty but I watched the rain just peel off the car while going down the highway. Absolutely worth it IMO.
 

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Our BS had XPEL PPF (full frontal, rockers, rear bumper) and Fusion Plus Ceramic Coating (entire car, including wheels & calipers).

I was concerned that PPF would dull the radiance of our Sapphire Blue Metallic paint, but that didn't happen. Perhaps the ceramic coating deserves some (or much) of the credit for allowing the paint color to shine through, as if there was no PPF.

I was and still am somewhat apprehensive about PPF wear and degradation over time (yellowing, orange peel, etc.) Regardless, it quickly paid dividends preventing rock chips I was certain had occurred, but did not, and curing a few that did. Our garage is fairly crammed (2 cars, a golf cart, and chest freezer) and I often brushed up against the back bumper to charge the golf cart, but never had any scratches.

I can't speak to how it performed in inclement weather, as we never drove in the rain; however, washing and drying was amazingly easy...especially with the Master Blaster Air Force Revolution.

Chose XPEL because their US corporate office is ~40 miles from here. More Important, during the pre-installation visit, I figured the owners of the 20+ high end cars (Porsches, Ferraris, Lambos, McLarens, AMGs, etc.) under their roof chose this shop and XPEL for a good reason. The shop foreman indicated they receive a steady stream of high end cars shipped to them for PPF application from all over the country, although mostly from our five state region.

My understanding from others is most PPF products are similar with only subtle differences and that product installation is the key critical component. I have no allegiance to XPEL or their proprietary ceramic coating and would have gone with 3M Scotchguard or SunTek, had I lived near one of their corporate offices having a similar high quality installation reputation.

We plan on keeping our new GTS for life (mine, not the car), so full car PPF and Ceramic will be installed before we depart PEC in April 2022. We'll tap into this forum after the new year to learn who does the best work in Atlanta as the delivery date nears.
 

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Did you guys apply the ceramic coating? What did you use?

I have a full front PPF w/ side mirrors...a 'shark fin' in front of the rear wheels and importantly a cover behind the rear wheels... those sticky Michelin's throw lots of pebbles...
 

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Did you guys apply the ceramic coating? What did you use?

I have a full front PPF w/ side mirrors...a 'shark fin' in front of the rear wheels and importantly a cover behind the rear wheels... those sticky Michelin's throw lots of pebbles...
I didn't, but XPEL San Antonio used Fusion Plus Ceramic coating over their PPF.
 

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I know this is fairly common, and I expect I will do that when I get my new Cayman, but I’ve been wondering if ceramic coating interferes with self-healing PPF.
It didn't on our BS. During our two years of ownership the front bumper received two nasty stone dings that the Texas heat healed within two to three weeks (YMMV).
 
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