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Is AutoBodyGuard NanoCure a good paint protection product? My Trackhawk is finally ready to go no thanks to the recall issue, and now I need to decide if this is worth adding to it.

Are these polymer sealants a better option over a film protection?

What have others chosen? Or have you opted to save this expense and put it towards any future paint work if and when needed?

Anyone who has used this product in the past, I would greatly appreciate your input. Thank you!
 

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I would take it to a specialist to have ceramic coating done. I had full vehicle PPF XPEL ultimate and then ceramic coat on that.
 

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I would take it to a specialist to have ceramic coating done. I had full vehicle PPF XPEL ultimate and then ceramic coat on that.
What’s the cost to cover the entire vehicle? Does this work for the wheels too?

So you prefer a film over a coating?
 

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What’s the cost to cover the entire vehicle? Does this work for the wheels too?

So you prefer a film over a coating?

The ceramic coating is a nanotechnology protectant that has various formulas for almost any application on the vehicle...paint, wheels, leather, glass, etc.


The ceramic coating will seal the various surfaces so that they are much easier to clean. The ceramic paint coating will make the paint surface harder which will give it some protection against stone chips. However, I don't think that it is really meant to protect against stone chips and you'd probably want to use a product like the XPEL film to cover the most vulnerable areas...some people do the entire vehicle, but I'm not sure how much that would cost.


I thought the ceramic coating would be done on the whole vehicle first, and then the XPEL would be applied to certain areas over top. I could be wrong on that.
 

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I would suggest going to visit local installers/providers or look for references. Either or both are only as good as the installer and the environment in which it is installed so to say. I opted for the whole vehicle PPF on the TH as I anticipate keeping it for a while. I had only the high impact areas done on my SRT. Both were then done in ceramic coat as I live in a tree and bird crappin haven. Ease of cleaning and limit risk of bird/tree sap nuisance.

High impact area PPF probably runs around $1K to $2K and full vehicle including door sills etc. three or four times that.

PPF first ceramic over that is what each installer did on my rigs. At a minimum I suggest ceramic coating.
 

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I got xpel paint protection installed on my trackhawk... AND THAN they did the ceramic coating. I would HIGHLY suggest not getting it done by the dealer... They are just paying someone min wage in the back to apply the ceramic coating for you... You will be MUCH MUCH better off taking it to a professional detailer. Yes it will cost more... But it is worth it. I got mine done in north jersey by Detailers Domain. If you have any questions about it please feel free to reach out. I only got the Paint Protection film on high impact areas and not the whole car... Then they installed Nanolex ceramic coating (One of the best coats) and water beads off my car like its nothing. I have some videos of it working in action on my instagram (Johnwgw) or check out detailers domain and talk to phil there... Hes the man and will help you out with anything you need... Feel free to reach out with any questions!
 

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I got xpel paint protection installed on my trackhawk... AND THAN they did the ceramic coating. I would HIGHLY suggest not getting it done by the dealer... They are just paying someone min wage in the back to apply the ceramic coating for you... You will be MUCH MUCH better off taking it to a professional detailer. Yes it will cost more... But it is worth it. I got mine done in north jersey by Detailers Domain. If you have any questions about it please feel free to reach out. I only got the Paint Protection film on high impact areas and not the whole car... Then they installed Nanolex ceramic coating (One of the best coats) and water beads off my car like its nothing. I have some videos of it working in action on my instagram (Johnwgw) or check out detailers domain and talk to phil there... Hes the man and will help you out with anything you need... Feel free to reach out with any questions!
So film applied to the entire car and then the coating on top of it? That sounds like a very costly redundancy measure. Plus wouldn’t it be harder for paint corrcention later like that? I’m not looking to spend as much as a 2nd paint job would cost, just trying to find the proper protection without going overboard. While also not making future paint touch ups much harder and more costly.
 

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PPF protects your paint from chips. Ceramic is like a uber wax that never has to be reapplied. It does not protect your paint from chips. You cannot do ceramic first than PPF later because the PPF will not stick to the ceramic coating.

I did PPF on the front clip of my Jeep and plan to get the entire vehicle ceramic coated.
 

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PPF protects your paint from chips. Ceramic is like a uber wax that never has to be reapplied. It does not protect your paint from chips. You cannot do ceramic first than PPF later because the PPF will not stick to the ceramic coating.

I did PPF on the front clip of my Jeep and plan to get the entire vehicle ceramic coated.
Understood. Thank you for dumbing it down for me. My dealer told me one of the best benefits of the coating, NanoCure in this instance, is that it fills in all of the voids left in the clear coat once it is cured. If the film is applied first to prevent rock chips, then my assumption is that you’re not getting the full benefits of the coating. Granted it’s a give and take, as to get more out of the coating you’re also leaving the car more susceptible to rock chips.

I’m leaning towards just the coating...
 

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Ya you can deff just coat it... but spending 100k on a car... investing 5k into some paint protection film and the ceramic coating didn't seem like to big a step for me to do. I got the film installed on all the high impact areas... The top of the roof... Mirrors... Lower doors... and runners.... All the fender trim.... and everything in the front. Then got Nanolex Si3HD installed which i was told should last three years... Got everything done by Detailers Domain in Norwood NJ... Highly recommended.... not the cheap route thou! Good luck. Let me know if you have any other questions!
 

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Understood. Thank you for dumbing it down for me. My dealer told me one of the best benefits of the coating, NanoCure in this instance, is that it fills in all of the voids left in the clear coat once it is cured. If the film is applied first to prevent rock chips, then my assumption is that you’re not getting the full benefits of the coating. Granted it’s a give and take, as to get more out of the coating you’re also leaving the car more susceptible to rock chips.

I’m leaning towards just the coating...
When your installer applies ceramic, they normally do paint correction before hand. This is part of the process. I am not sure about the "fills in the voids" statement he made. I know my detailer polishes out any imperfections before applying the coating. I would, as others have stated, take it to a professional outside of the dealership. I was quoted $1100 for Ceramic Pro Gold. This includes wheels, glass and paint.
 

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When your installer applies ceramic, they normally do paint correction before hand. This is part of the process. I am not sure about the "fills in the voids" statement he made. I know my detailer polishes out any imperfections before applying the coating. I would, as others have stated, take it to a professional outside of the dealership. I was quoted $1100 for Ceramic Pro Gold. This includes wheels, glass and paint.

How many coats was that $1100 quote? And did it include interior protection? I just called a local shop that offers Ceramic Pro, they quoted me $1250 for 5 coats both inside and out. Includes all glass and wheels and calipers too.
 

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How many coats was that $1100 quote? And did it include interior protection? I just called a local shop that offers Ceramic Pro, they quoted me $1250 for 5 coats both inside and out. Includes all glass and wheels and calipers too.
The quote I got was for the Gold package (exterior only). From their site:

The Gold Package consists of 4 layers of Ceramic Pro 9H applied to the vehicle’s paint, providing permanent protection with a lifetime warranty. An additional layer of protection is added to exposed areas including windshield and wheels.
Includes

  • 4 Layers of 9H
  • 1 Extra Layer on Exposed Areas
  • 1 Layer of “Light” as a Top Coat
  • 1 Layer of 9H on Plastic, Rims
  • 1 Layer of “Rain” on Windshield and Front Side Windows
 
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