Taking into account the different options available in automobile paint protection, the market’s emergency and the multitude of new products recently launched in the field, it may be difficult to determine which type of protection is best for your car. You may be considering paint protection film or ceramic coating. It is important to take into account their characteristics, advantages and disadvantages and to analyse, compare and think about your typical driving conditions.

When choosing an automotive protective solution, it is also important to think about the potential damage that you want to prevent. As you will see, you may even want to combine the two (PPF and ceramic coating) for additional protection.

Within this article we’ll try to draw your attention on some important issues that need to be known when taking a decision in this regard. Note: when talking about paint protection film (PPF), we refer to the traditional urethane material, and NOT to the “spray on” PPF – which, in our humble opinion, is far away from what an individual is looking for when intending to protect his pride and joy.


What should I know from the very beginning?

Both the Paint Protection Film (PPF) and ceramic coatings offer protection in a certain degree for the surface of your vehicle, which is vulnerable to the bug’s damage, withering from climatic change and abrasion. There are detailers who claim that the best cost/quality ratio solution is applying PPF on high impact areas that are prone to stone chips damage (bonnet, bumper, sills) and a ceramic coating on the rest of the vehicle.Considering our experience, we truly believe that it is important to realize that Ceramic Coatings are not a substitute for the more comprehensive protection you find in a quality Paint Protection Film.If you are a racing enthusiast or if your average daily drive includes navigating terrain that is going to assault your car with rocks, the best solution would be installing PPF on the entire car. Of course, a ceramic coating over the top of the PPF can be applied, both of them working together for optimal protection: while PPF provides increased protection, convenience and durability, the creaming coating improves the slickness, hydrophobicity, and ease of cleaning.We want to invite you to the peace of mind that comes from having the right protection on your car’s paint and the peace of mind of knowing that it has been applied in the right way. We want to free you from the anxiety and effort of keeping your new (or near to new) vehicle looking like new, so that you can enjoy it to its full potential. If that sounds like a value proposition for you, we would like to partner with you, to protect your car for the good of it. We guarantee top-end quality and unrivalled performance in terms of Paint Protection Film installation.At Dragon AutoShield, we offer complete automotive protection services. We provide experienced, professional PPF and coating installation and we always go the extra mile to ensure that every car  leaves well protected, standing the test of time.

Any queries? Contact us – we are more than happy to help.

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  • Bree Ward

    Thanks for informing me that most car owners used paint protection to protect their car paint from scratches. Thanks for educating me on how paint protection film and ceramic coating works. My brother is planning to get a new auto paint next week. I will recommend him to the coat or film it for further protection. I hope he will find the right auto services soon.