What are people going to do to protect the exterior paint? Clear car bra? Opticoat? - Page 2 - 2016+ Acura NSX Forum
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post #11 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-19-2016, 09:01 AM
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Just heard of a new kind of paint protection. Simoniz Glass coat
It's supposed to be a permanent ceramic barrier film last a lifetime and increase the paint film thickness up to 10%.

sounds better than opti coat.



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post #12 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-19-2016, 09:41 AM
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I've been hearing mixed reviews about it. Apparently it's supposed to last about 7 years but doesn't. Especially seeing it come from a dealership is enough to turn me away from it. 30 minute applications process kind of sketches me out too.
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post #13 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-20-2016, 09:42 AM
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There's not really anything much you can do about paint chipping. Scratches are a different scenario but that comes to how you maintain it. The safest thing to do that'll provide maximum protection against (not stop) chipping would be some form of ppf. Just costs a lot when you get the real good stuff because of all of the prep work needed.
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post #14 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-20-2016, 04:35 PM
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paint protection film is the way to go, some of them are so good that it will prevent against keying to some extent and if it can handle that then you're in the clear with rock chips. when you get into owning a vehicle like this, spending the extra to get PPF is what you need to factor in along with other firsts.



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post #15 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-21-2016, 09:17 AM
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I assume the ceramic coating would work similar to a clear film but shawn does make a good point, 30 minute installation and it's a product being pushed by the dealership. At this point, clear film is the best option.



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post #16 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-21-2016, 09:43 AM
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Film is just worth the money in every way you look at it. You can't possibly go wrong and it can only benefit you. One of those things you do as soon as you get the vehicle, straight from the dealer, to the professional installers.
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post #17 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-21-2016, 02:44 PM
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if you plan on driving just about anywhere and everywhere without worry or whatever comes at you then film is the way to go
i know guys that by default get it right away, no questions asked, and it should be like that.



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post #18 of 23 (permalink) Old 11-11-2016, 10:07 AM
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Clear bra is the best option in terms of car protection as it prevents people from keying your car, rock chips, minor curve rash, etc.



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post #19 of 23 (permalink) Old 11-12-2016, 05:43 PM
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Lol exactly. Unanimous decision because it just makes sense. Now that being said, people often aren't educated to know that film can be applied on complete panels and still think that it's the old school way where you have a cut off line. You can get complete panels wrapped in clear film and you'll love it and won't even know it's there.

Nonetheless, if you plan on keeping it as a garage queen, A sealant with layers of carnauba works out perfectly. Much deeper results and a much better show finish.
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post #20 of 23 (permalink) Old 11-15-2016, 02:41 PM
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Regardless of where and how you will be driving it, clear wrap is the way to go, even if its sitting in a garage most of the time since even in a situation like that its still somewhat vulnerable. At the end of the day your spending $100k+ to own one of these, the least you can do is spend another $5k+ to get it wrapped.



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