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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 situation and why everyone should get PPF on their cars before you wind up with stone chips

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



 

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My car had to have a LOT of paint correction, bought used.
 
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Stone chips are my worst enemy
 

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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

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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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.
Check out this CPO used black 2016 with 20k miles I saw at my local Porsche dealer - the front end looked like a teen ager with a major acne breakout - I am pleased to see that Porsche will offer PPL as a factory installed option on the 992 but wondering what the quality and install will be like


 
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Check out this CPO used black 2016 with 20k miles I saw at my local Porsche dealer - the front end looked like a teen ager with a major acne breakout - I am pleased to see that Porsche will offer PPL as a factory installed option on the 992 but wondering what the quality and install will be like

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dr9KY0hGFh4&t=181s
Agreed, I'm interested to see the quality and and what Porsche warranty will be on the film.
 
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I would never consider factory ppf as each new car I have had ppf applied to has needed some paint correction prior to installation. The last 2 cars I have taken delivery at the dealership had the protection covering removed, no dealer detailing, and were brought directly to the ppf installer 20 miles away on flatbed. Then ceramic coated.

The paint, especially the clear coat, is definitely not perfect right out of the factory.
 
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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.
Amen. I spec'd the new Boxster S in 2013 and drove it very slowly down back roads from the dealership to the film installation shop I use (only a few blocks). After the film was installed I drove the car home, and picked up a substantial rip in the brand new film from an unusually large rock. Unbelievable. Good news is it ripped the Xpel film but no harm was done to the paint. A great lesson for me.
 

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