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I *might* be doing delivery in the PEC LA and then I'd have to drive back to the Bay Area. Did any of you do either old-school painter's tape or something like Xpel's Tracwrap?
 

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No. I wondered about this but took no action on my (1500 mile) drive back to NJ from Atlanta after our PEC delivery.

If I had to do it all over again, I would have brought along some P21S carnauba wax (great stuff!) and some microfiber towels to buff the nose before we left Atlanta. Carnauba wax gets real hard and is decent at providing surface protection. Our Cayman got fairly peppered with "no-see-ums" on our ride back from the South (see attachment) but luckily nothing that did any real damage.
 

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i've never used it but i have seen a fair amount of people using the xpel product at track days, so i would imagine it would do the trick. i think you would get some pretty good laughs from people driving your brand new porsche with a painter's tape blue front end :)
 

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For what it's worth...a few hundred miles without PPF protection is not something to worry about. I put 400 miles on my car before a PPF install, and it's immaculate. Sure, you might get a tiny chip but you're going to have to have the whole car paint corrected anyways before the PPF goes on. Any decent shop could fix that theoretical chip.

Plus, no matter how much protection you do (PPF, ceramic coating etc), there will come a day when your car gets a ding of some sort. It's inevitable. Unless you lock it in a temperature controlled glass display case and never drive it, that is ?
 

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Put on painters tape. It will give you piece of mind, costs very little and eliminates the Murphy’s law thing about the one drive in which you go unprotected a rock will surely find you. I did the same thing as you when I once bought a car in LA and drove it back to Sacramento. Looks silly, but so what.
 

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Plus, no matter how much protection you do (PPF, ceramic coating etc), there will come a day when your car gets a ding of some sort. It's inevitable.
100% true. late last year driving on the freeway i heard a bad sound. turns out something bounced off the road and hit my front bumper to the point it removed the top layer of paint in a spot about the size of a half dollar (and the ppf and the ceramic coating). this was after the paint correction, ppf and ceramic coating had been applied. had to remove it all, get the bumper repaired and reinstall everything.

funny part (well ok not really funny but more ironic) was that i had not had a single spec of damage after 15 track days prior to the freeway incident.
 
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