Factoring the cost of ceramic coating. You can also opt for the combo which is what many people do.
A single stage of paint correction can easily take 5 8 hours a two stage paint correction can easily take 12 16 hours and a multi stage paint correction can take 20 hours.
Clear bra vs ceramic coating cost. Most consumers opt for automotive ceramic coatings because they are looking for a longer lasting higher quality paint protection product but don t want to spend the money to have a professional apply them. Doing this is most likely 2k 4k if done professionally. First the ceramic paint coating serves to actually protect the underlying paint protection film and increase the looks and longevity of that product.
There are different types of ceramic coating products ranging from professional ceramic coating products installed by expert detailers to diy nano ceramic coatings kits. Prices are all over the map. I am debating between clear bra or ceramic coating.
The biggest benefits that clear bra has over ceramic coatings are that ppf will prevent damage from flying debris and rocks and clear bra in most cases has a self healing top coat so minor scratching and marring will heal over time or by adding heat. There are several levels of paint protection film or ppf. At the other end of the spectrum you can apply clear film yourself starting at around 15 for just the fenders or hood of your car or pay 70 and up.
The reasoning for this is two fold. When professionally installed clear paint protection film on most midsize cars will cost around 500 to 2 000 for the full car depending on the company you choose and the size of your vehicle. When you look at the financial cost of ceramic coatings for cars there is a smart reason for this.
You clear bra the front or the whole car for more and then ceramic over the whole car. Some cars require a lot of prep work including paint correction to the clear coat in some cases which also impacts the overall cost. Clear bra for full car is around 7k includes paint correction rims exhaust tail pipe ceramic coating 3k includes paint correction all interior rims exhaust tail pipes and will coat the exhaust pipes as well and they claim it is good to 1400 f so it wont matter.
Second if the ceramic paint coating is applied first the paint protection film will have a difficult time adhering to the coated panel. Originally posted by jws. If you are purchasing a ceramic coating from a true professional detailer this will likely be the single largest factor in the final price of your coating package.