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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:28 pm    Post subject: PPF is it worth it Reply with quote

Hi guys
I am picking up my new 718 GTS next month.
I have been quoted 1900 + vat for full front side seals and rear wheel sides.

I have had others around 1500 + vat as well

Now I am wondering is it worth it or for example what would Porsche charge for repainting a stone chipped front bumber

Any idea of costs for repainting. It's maimi blue.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No replies on this one - but I have a similar question

Anyone have a rough idea of what it would cost to do the front end of a Boxster/Cayman in clear PPF?

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Above prices look to be about right. Full PPF wrap will be c. £3k + VAT. Is it worth it? I've just had the front repainted on mine for the second time, this time I am getting PPF fitted. Last time was 4 years ago and in that time it resembled a colander.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw a demo at the weekend and it looked good - friendly repaint would be about £500 for the front, so I am trying to balance the cost of that v PPF..
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thing is though I got mine painted last time. Within a couple of weeks I had a stone chip, within a year I had several stone chips, after 3 years it was really bad. At what point do you spend your £500 on a friendly paint job... Thats the thing the PPF will keep the car looking fresh.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agree, Tom - it is just that spending the £1,500 does not appeal my tight ar$e nature!

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am in the repaint the front end every couple of years group rather than add film but each to their own Thumb
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paint protection film does come with it own problems though, it does mark and you will never get that gloss finish that comes with clean and waxed paint. I had the two cars I tracked covered with paint protection film which was removed when they were sold and the paint work below was factory fresh so it did its job well. For me , I don't think I would use the film again as I quite enjoy detailing my cars and it's just not the same with the ppf.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

911tom wrote:
Thing is though I got mine painted last time. Within a couple of weeks I had a stone chip, within a year I had several stone chips, after 3 years it was really bad. At what point do you spend your £500 on a friendly paint job... Thats the thing the PPF will keep the car looking fresh.


I know what you mean. A while ago I had a front PU respray, had a ding removed from the rear wing, and celebrated with a full home 'detail' over a weekend. Driving to work on the Monday and BANG a massive stone hit the front PU... and left a big chip/dent above the front lip Sad

That said, it hit with such force that the PU actually cracked... not sure a PPF would have helped anyway.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Save the money for a respray when you have collected many chips. Some justification if you are a heavy track user or a tail gater. Not a fan , just my view 😊
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