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My new Turbo S, rock chip fiasco and warning to get PPF before you wind up in my mess

Here is a video about my rock chip nightmare and why everyone should get PPF on their cars before you wind up with stone chips which are a nightmare to deal with

My 997 Turbo is 7 years older and does not have one chip as it had film from day one

This 991 has only 8,000 miles and it looks like the front end had been over the Alaskan highway

In the video I show a new Gt3 Touring 6 speed (amazing car) getting PPF brand new - that is the way to go - get the film installed right at the dealer

If you do not like horror shows don't watch this video as all the chips and crazy methods being employed to fix them may make you as sick as it makes me

 
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My car had to have a LOT of paint correction, bought used.
 
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I am feeling like the big blotch they put in the middle of the hood is terminal and now the entire hood is going to have to be re-painted and also blend into the fenders

I am keeping an open mind at this point but it is not looking good

Sadly it looks like I will probably have to walk away from this particular car as they have already screwed it up before I even drove it out the door
 
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Rock chips are like battle scar it's part of driving and almost impossible to avoid unless you don't drive your car. I'll say leave it alone but do it when it's time to sell the car. Just my opinion.
 
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Paints so soft anymore wrapping is a must where I live and drive, so even before I drive the cars it off to Esoteric for paint correction and wrapping, yea it's a lot to ship my cars from PA to Ohio, but worth it to me





 
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Nice looking car

The rock chips are a night mare = an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

Now they are going to repaint the bumper so I will probably have to drive 5 mph for a month while that paint cures before I install the film
 
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Just my two cents. Remember that paint protection film is not a force field. My entire car including the backend is covered in xpel. I have noted however that even the xpel itself can get little chips and get marred. Thanks for posting and taking the time to do a video.
 
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Just my two cents. Remember that paint protection film is not a force field. My entire car including the backend is covered in xpel. I have noted however that even the xpel itself can get little chips and get marred. Thanks for posting and taking the time to do a video.
Agreed - however - my 997 is 11 years old and has not one nick due to having had a clear bra on the front since day one (the first one had to be removed)
I think Porsche cars need PPF - period
 
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Agreed - however - my 997 is 11 years old and has not one nick due to having had a clear bra on the front since day one (the first one had to be removed)
I think Porsche cars need PPF - period
This is my 2nd car completely covered. I am on the same page. Just donít expect miracles.
 
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Well - you can either do the PPF up front and have an 11 year old 997 like mime with original paint and no issues

OR

You can deal with this fiasco I am dealing with now with a 8,000 mile 991 that had to have the hood and bumper repainted due to rock chips - not a coincidence that Porsche is now offering PPF on new 992's as a factory installed option (about time)

 
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Just my two cents. Remember that paint protection film is not a force field. My entire car including the backend is covered in xpel. I have noted however that even the xpel itself can get little chips and get marred. Thanks for posting and taking the time to do a video.
Better than the paint getting damaged. At least film can be replaced if it gets really compromised. I have been preaching for YEARS that PPF is a must for any high-end vehicle or vehicle you care about. Chips and damage happen as soon as you drive! Xpel is great with self-healing and a long warranty. Add ceramic coating on top of the film and you have a winning combination.
 
 


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