Thanks guys. I don't drive this car as much as I should. PPF do have to be redone in five to ten years I was told, which means to me if not done it will leave a yellow film on your car. I do have it ceramic coated though. I love this car and looking forward to adding a spoiler and five spoke 20" black rims concave , w/Continentals DSW Extremes, also getting the seats leathered in a low tone red and calipers to match. It's basic but should look pretty good in the end.
I had PPF on my 2014 Z34. It did a great job in protecting from rock chips and bug staining,, but it had been 10 years and was showing age. No yellowing, but some road staining that wouldn't buff out. I recently traded the car for a 2024 RZ34. Local Ford dealer has all the big printers and vinyl cutters, and does PPF as well as custom wraps. He downloaded the pattern for the Z, cut the clear PPF vinyl, and installed it yesterday. Really beautiful job.
I had PPF on my white 370z. The dirt around the edges started to become visible and a couple of edges were semi peeling off. Supposedly the shop told me they no longer use that template film and now the wrap goes under the bumpers so the edges won't be visible. (probably isn't an issue with a car that isn't white). In the end I ripped off the film and the car looked brand new.
So yes it definitely does a good job protecting the paint, you just need a quality install so the actual clear film doesn't end up looking bad.
I have had my Proto Z, C8 Corvette Ceramic Coated and the New Nismo Z will get Ceramic Tomorrow. I am a Fan of System X products. It's amazing how easy it is to clean and how much less dust etc sticks to the car with Ceramic. It also dramatically enhances the color of the paint. I would also recommend Ceramic for Windows and Rims. For the Money it's a must with non-daily use cars for me.
I had PPF installed on the front bumper/side panels, lights, and partial hood to protect from bugs, rocks, etc., window tinting to KS legal limit, and then ceramic coated with Adams Polishes Advanced Ceramic with Graphene. Car looks amazing, sheds water with ease, and is protected for a long time.
If you decide on PPF, do your research and find a reputable dealer/installer as not all PPF’s are created equal. And if you are in or near Kansas City, Jon Prue and the team at Cornerstone Tint love cars, have integrity/character,, and a tremendous reputation locally.