Are you Wasting Your Money? Paint Protection vs Ceramic Coating??
welcome to the channel everyone I want to thank you for hitting that play button today if you're stopping in for the very first time my name is Chuck and on this channel we deal with pretty much everything Corvettes how to videos out with the vet Club tech days Auto crosses you know just a lot of different things so if Corvettes something that maybe you're interested in buying in the future maybe it's just a car that you're fascinated with or maybe you own a Corvette and just want to you know get plugged into a community that can help answer some questions for you definitely consider hitting that subscribe button and make sure make sure you hit the thumbs up button if you enjoy today's vlog and we're kicking off this episode right here and Stewart's garage and you're gonna see some different pictures that will come up here behind me and I will actually take myself and shrink myself down over here into the right hand corner of the screen
yourright hand corner so that you guys can see these amazing garages and Corvettes as we're talking Stewart want to thank you for sitting in
yourpicture a beautiful garage you're gonna see lots of different Corvettes that he has he's got a lift it's just everything looks really really cool in here I love seeing the different pictures you guys send in of
yourgarages if you would like to send in a picture of
yourgarage you can send that to Corvettes nine one eight garage talk...
and gmail.com it is in the description below you can send that there but today we're gonna be jumping right into our conversation that's gonna be about PPF or
coatings and there's a third thing I really want to throw in there and that is the old-fashioned wax you know just getting out there with
yourcar and grabbing whether it's a rotary or you're gonna do it by hand you know putting on you know some carbon nouveau wax and you know maybe doing a polish to it whatever you want to do but I know whenever you purchase these cars or you purchase any sports car you know as an enthusiast as someone who gets it you know you're you're super excited that you have it and the first thing you want to do to it is you want to protect
yourinvestment you want it it protects
yourcar and all of those things we can do it different ways some people like
protectionfilm some people don't some people like
coatings some people don't some people like to put both on their car you know a lot of that really gonna come down to budget it's really gonna come down to what you prefer and what you like and we're gonna dive into each one of these a little bit and kind of why like some things over another and again it means that these are just strictly my opinions you have
yourown opinion on how you like
yourcar but maybe you've never owned a Corvette or maybe you've just been went down you purchased a brand...
new I don't know what it was Dodge Hellcat or maybe it's a maybe you've just got a new g2 350 and you're wanting to put some type of
protectionon the car and you're watching videos you're wanting to know Kali you know do I want to spend $3,000 or dust want to spend $1000 you know what do I need to do so first of all my thing is is
yourcar brand new or not if you've just ordered a brand new car then you know what when you get it home you shouldn't have a ton of scratches on it and you know that is going to be huge if you're wanting to do PPF or you're wanting to do a
coatingbecause it's not gonna require just a bunch of you know two-step process or you know a lot of time being dealt with and correcting the
paintnow if you're gonna be taking it to someone there's there's lots of different prices now I can't go over every scenario but I am going to I did contact a local company here where I live and ask them okay if I wanted to do this what would it cost what if I want to do that what would it cost now for me personally if you've been following my channel at all you know I'm a
coatingguy and on both my zr1 and my wife's last grant sport I did the G on Metro the G on Mo's q2a system on it where you can you know put you know I corrected the pain not really had to do any type of heavy correction but went through and polished it and then you know did a full strip of the car pulled any...
polymers anything off of it and then from there you know started applying that if you want to check those videos out I'll have them linked below just because there's you know I don't want to go over the whole process of rhythmic
coatingon a car in this video but what I do want to go over is kind of what you can expect cost wise and you know so the first let's just say the very popular one is people put
protectionfilm on their car you know whether it's Sun tech whether it's X pal whether it's 3m there's a lot of different ones that are starting to come out out there you know you hear a lot of this self feeling where you know if you're driving the car and a rock hits the front of it and it you know creates a little bit of maybe a tear in the in the film or something like that you can pour hot water over it and it kind of like goes away well yes and no you know some people will swear by that I've been to I've been around a lot of Corvettes and a lot of Corvettes that have about everything you can possibly imagine on it if you want to really get down there you really want to start putting
yourhand across it all that type of stuff you know a lot of its going to be depend on where you live if you live in an area it's got a lot of rocks on the road you know maybe like an Arizona you know there's just place where there's just sand everywhere you know a PPF can be depending on the type of...
person you are may you a little bit nuts from the standpoint of you're gonna feel that yeah there's some healing that takes place but you know when you hit a rock or you hit something going 85 and 95 100 miles an hour I don't care what you've got on the front of that car it's going to it can leave some damage it's gonna leave at least a mark somewhere through there but you know again the big thing that's this push the guys is hey you want to get a
protectionfilm on this you want to protect
yourcar you want to keep you want to take care of the
paintyou know and it may be just me and it may be this maybe this is probably just my opinion I love Corvettes I've owned three of them about to own four and you may be a guy when you buy you know we all think we're gonna have this car forever I said it I thought the same thing when I got my zr1 I thought the same thing when I got my 0-6 and I thought I mean I'm gonna have these for awhile you know I'm gonna I'm gonna stack these Corvettes and you know sometimes life happens and things change in life and maybe you're starting a new business maybe something happens within
yourfamily and you've got to sell these cars I want you to understand whatever you put into them you're not getting that back someone else is going to enjoy that PPF someone else is gonna enjoy that
coatingyou're doing because of the time that you're gonna have the car it's what you want...
to put on it now cost-wise if you're putting PPF on a car if you're doing the entire front and I would recommend you doing you know not only
yoursplitter up front but the whole entire hood in front end of the car don't do half
yourhood don't do it just you can see it people are gonna say well you know you don't see it that much no you'll see it because dirt gets into it you you can see the line in the Sun just don't do it it looks horrendous do the entire hood if you're gonna do the car if you're one of those people and you've only done half of it then that's okay with you i if it's me i'm pulling that off and i'm putting the whole hood on you also want to do
yourside mirrors those are high impact areas i would also highly recommend doing the rear quarters you get a lot of rocks and things that get thrown off of the front tires that will come up hit the side of the door I would probably do the sided or in the back to do that in a PPF and expand expel at least here locally it was going to run about twenty seven hundred dollars to do that to do an entire Corvette you're looking close to probably five thousand dollars and that usually will include you know
paintcorrection if you need some again it depends on how old this car is if you're buying a Corvette that's three years old and someone didn't take care of it it may need some serious
paintwork before you can even you know put...
something like this on top of it so the price may vary depending on what
paintis like and how you want them direct to address that is what you're doing is you're literally putting a film over
paintso whatever is on
paintis still going to be there so that's what you're kind of looking at as far as the PPF thing you know for me I it's just because my eyes are always trained when I see a Corvette or a sports car I begin to look at what's on it and I can see PPF it's got lines on it even some of the guys who will tuck it around you know there's gonna be some areas they can't tuck it and it's just something that I see and to me the car just it doesn't look as wet it doesn't for what I like now again this isn't what you like so don't take it personally if you're a big PPF guy and you're like Chuck they're people you have the only way to go hey that's okay that's okay if that's what you like to do but for me I just don't like the look of it I like to look at when I look at something that looks like glass and now one thing you can do on a
protectionfilm is you can put a
coatingon top of it and you can't do vice versa you can't have a
coatingand then to decide you want to put PPF over the top of that this isn't going to stick very well but that's what a
coatingis for is it doesn't like things touching it I've talked to the...
gentleman that I hear my local place he said no he goes there's a step if you want to do a
coatingthat needs to be done after you have PPF put on if you want to go that route now I've seen a couple of guys or cars that have had that I don't know I didn't see a big difference yeah you're putting a
coatingon the top of plastic I mean it's I for me it just didn't look the way I would want my car so yes you can do that if you want to add some shininess to it it will help if you want to do a
coatingon the top but again you're spending this
moneythat you're never getting back because when it comes time if you want again you don't know what's gonna happen life changes all the time and you go to sell that car and you put $8,000 into it through a
coatingand PPF or $7,000 then that's that's done I mean you just given that to the next guy and again these are things you're gonna have to maintain as well if you're going to keep the car long term because you're going to get some scratches you're gonna get some things within that that you would need to take it off and real you know have them reapply some new PPF same thing with
coatingnow getting into the
coatingside of it how much is it gonna cost now what I like of what I like about
coatingis this is something that you can do PPF pay a professional don't try to do it
yourself it's just I've...
watched the process you've probably seen the process just look way too hard now when it comes to
coatingyou can do all of this
yourself and you know depending on what tools you have whether you have a DA rotary already you know you've got some type of you know good you know whether it's Jets car or whether it's you know perfect finish Sonax you got some type of really good compound that you can put on that not only cuts a little bit but also finishes down you could really make
yourcar look really nice and shiny strip it with a Jeon prep something like that to pull every everything off of it and then put
coatingon it's very easy it's a weekend thing and if you have done that you'll let us know down in the comments if you've put on
coatingI know a lot of people did it when I did my my last two Corvettes a lot of people bought it did it themselves now on the new zero six that it is going to be ordered or is ordered it's going to be built in the week of the 21st so here coming up relatively soon I am going to be putting a new product that I got from esoteric Todd is a pretty good friend of mine if you guys may know who he is he's got a YouTube channel but he's a big time into detailing and he's got a new product called it's not a new product but they've revamped the product and it's called kamikaze is ium and that product is a one-step product when I use the Jeon I had to put...
on you know I had to correct the car get some scratches out of it then I had to put on two coats of their Jeon Mo's and then I had to put on a skin of what was called skin so three times now when you're going over this entire car with a little brick and you're going over it watching it taking it off and you're doing that three times that it's a lot of work coming in
yourback is gonna fill that do you get through I don't know how some of you who this is what you do for a living that's there's no way in the world I can do it for a living and so it's a three-step process now this new product and you gotta bow out of that
coatingyou've got about two years out of it with you know then you got a primer that you can put on every so often to help keep that gloss of the hydrophobic piece of it and this new one that I'm gonna be going with the Kamikaze is iam it's one it's one step you get the
paintwhere you want it and you apply it and you get that deep shine you're gonna get that to where it just you know the hydrophobic piece of it and this is gonna last about three years so
coatings are coming a long way they're catching up to being just as popular with guys putting on their cars as a
protectionfilm is now again what I liked about it is did I didn't see a ton of and I had that on the black mamba I had it on both of my last two cars both all three of my Corvettes have had
coatings on it and it looks...
totally different I mean when you walk up to the black it's a deeper richer black you walk up to a red torch the red it's just a deeper red walk up to you know even this even when I put it on the
ceramicmatrix gray it was just a it just gloss and it just it just takes it to another level and you know again we all like our cars we look sharp we them to look cool we take them to whether it's a car show or a meet we want everything to look nice on it what I found with that is it was so simple to take care of all you got to do is go through with some bead maker put a little bit of beat maker on it wipe it off think spotless you can even use Adams soap put a couple of drops of Adams soap into a bottle spray that on to the car and you know it just you just wipe off and so you're not you know having to spin every time you want you to look nice you don't have to have it fully detailed it's just a real quick you're done with it and it the
paintlooks great again if you're one of those guys that loves to get
yourcar you don't want to do any of that stuff you don't want to protect
protectionfield you don't care to do any type of
coatingyou like getting out there maybe every six months taking the weekend throwing Corvettes nine 180 only up on the TV throw some tunes on and get out there you just go at it then by all means that's what you need to do there's no right or wrong way to take care of
yourcar because the end...
of the day it's
yourcar but I can tell you this after having three Corvettes and selling them whatever you're gonna do to them whether you're putting a new exhaust on it whether you're putting a
coatingon it whether you're putting PPF on whether or not you're going through and changing all the markers and you you're putting on the that the other unless you plan on taking all of that off and putting all the stock back stuff on it that's gonna mean absolutely nothing to a dealership it's not gonna mean it will mean a little bit more to a private buyer those are those are really shaky opportunities and some things you got to be careful with there but again I always tell people do what you want to do with
yourcar whatever makes you happy do that because ultimately you're the one driving it and hopefully you're out there having a great time in the car now something else I'm gonna be doing going forward is submitting some of the questions that you guys have that I don't know the answers to to here in the community so if you've got a question maybe something's been ailing you know
yourCorvette you've looked for forms you've looked through you know you've called
yourdealership and just seems like you can't really find the answer to what
yourissue is make sure you send me an email and we'll start doing a couple of those each one of the videos will just propose the question out to the entire...
Corvettes not one a family and see if there's anybody who maybe has you know went through the same situation as you and can help you with that so I think that'd be a nice little segment that will add to garage talk as well but guys until I see you at the next video I hope each and every one of you have a blessed rest of Google