Paint Protection Film OR Ceramic Coating nano coating?

Paint Protection Film VS Ceramic Coating

When you start thinking about how you can protect a vehicle’s paint you always find two solutions: paint protection film and ceramic nano coating. It’s a very common situation when people start comparing these two excellent products and try to decide what to use and when.

We decided to write a short blog post about this matter and talk about XPEL Ulminate Plus paint protection film and Ceramic Coating nano coating.

XPEL Ultimate Plus paint protection film

Paint protection film is the most comprehensive way to protect your vehicle from rock chips, scratches, bug acids and other damages that may occur on a daily basis. At First Detailing Studio we use XPEL Ultimate Plus paint protection film which is made of thermoplastic urethane. It is the highest quality film that’s invisible once applied and is a perfect shield against scratches and stains. It has self-healing properties which add an even better surface durability.

Ceramic Coating nano coating

If your vehicle needs protection from damaging contaminants or harsh chemicals, you should try out Ceramic Coating nano coating. Ceramic Coating is a multi-layerable, transparent, liquid nano-ceramic coating. When cured, it transforms itself on the surface to a permanent, durable yet flexible glass shield. It keeps paint, rubber, leather, and plastic from aging and discoloration. Also, its super-hydrophobic effect makes the cleaning process much easier.

As you can see Paint Protection Film and Ceramic Coating coating are two different products that protect a vehicle’s paint in different ways. Paint protection film is a more durable solution than Ceramic Coating nano coating but only when compared regarding protecting a vehicle’s paint against rocks and scratches. Ceramic Coating is a better product when compared regarding the hydrophobic effect, protection against damaging contaminants and harsh chemicals.

Pricing is also an essential fact and Ceramic Coating wins on it over XPEL Ultimate Plus paint protection film. It is a lot more expensive to protect the whole body of a vehicle with XPEL Ultimate Plus paint protection film than with Ceramic Coating nano coating.


Paint protection film and Ceramic Coating nano coating are two amazing products. You can use any of those products without any doubts, but the best results you can get only when these two products are used together and at the same time.

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In this case, your vehicle will receive the maximum possible paint protection. These two types of paint protection work best together as they compliment each other.