Can you wax PPF? While it is technically possible to wax paint protection film, it is not a recommended practice as it may have a detrimental effect on the film’s performance. Waxing paint protection film can cause discoloration and cloudiness over time. With the advancement of coatings and paint protection technology, the use of traditional carnauba sealants have become less common as these waxes and sealants tend to degrade more quickly compared to ceramic coatings. Additionally, wax can build-up on the edges of the film, resulting in a visible white line. To maintain the clarity and protect the underlying paint, it is recommended to clean the film with a specialized film cleaner or a detail spray.
As an alternative, we recommend having our team apply one of our ceramic coating packages to ensure optimal protection and longevity for your vehicle’s paint protection film. This will create a strong hydrophobic layer onto the paint protection film prolonging the clarity and lifespan of the PPF. Some advantages you will expereince with a coating compared to wax on PPF included:
Durability: Ceramic coatings are much more durable than wax and can last for several years, whereas wax needs to be reapplied every few months.
Hydrophobic properties: Ceramic coatings provide a hydrophobic barrier that repels water and dirt, making it easier to clean and maintain the vehicle’s paint.
UV Protection: Ceramic coatings can provide additional protection against the sun’s harmful UV rays, which can cause fading and discoloration of the paint.
Gloss: Ceramic coatings can give the paint a high-gloss finish that lasts longer than wax.
Chemical resistance: Ceramic coatings are more resistant to harsh chemicals and detergents, which can cause damage to the paint over time.
Temperature resistance: Ceramic coatings can withstand high temperatures and extreme weather conditions better than wax.
It’s important to note that Ceramic coating can be applied to paint protection film (PPF) as well as factory paint. While PPF does provide a protective barrier, ceramic coating can enhance the hydrophobic properties, which can make the film more resistant to water spots and stains. Additionally, ceramic coating can add a high-gloss finish to the film, making it look more shiny.
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