I would definitely recommend XPEL on the rocker panels. They're so vulnerable to stone chips getting kicked up from the tires.
I was thinking the same but unsure as I dont remember if rocker panels were metal or plastic (pick up my GV80 later this week). I was also unsure if $400 CDN was a good price.
For number 2, to avoid any problems that could end up costing you more time and money in the end, I recommend going with a professional. To understand why, check out this video. Where did you get that ceramic quote from?
I got this quote from Liberty Autoworx in Edmonton Alberta. The price seems reasonable but I just did not know if it was worth doing at all. I have never had ceramic coating and dont know of anyone who has to ask. When doing the ceramic coat they also include the following prep work:
- Vehicle visually inspected by detail technician
- Pre-wash to remove dirt and debris prior to bath
- Snow foam with Gyeon bath to remove contaminants
- 2 bucket hand wash with pH balanced soap
- 3 stage decontamination to remove embedded debris
- Iron decontamination on vehicle body and wheels
- Clay bar decontamination on body to remove tar and other contaminants
- Wheel decontamination and cleaning using multiple brushes
- Rinse and then dried with warm, filtered air and Gyeon Silk drying towel
- Paint inspected with multiple lights to highlight imperfections
- All metal panels are measured using a paint gauge (customer receives a copy of
paint depth measurements)
- Plastic trim masked off to protect from polish residue
- Prep polish with Gyeon Primer to remove swirls, light scratches and imperfections
- Vehicle washed again to ensure dust polish is removed
- Paint cleansed with Gyeon Prep to remove any oils and residue to get it ready for
So they do this plus the ceramic coat for $1200CDN. I think the price seems fair due to the amount of labour required. I just dont know if putting the coating on is worth it. Has anyone else ceramic coated their GV80 or other vehicle?
Ceramic coating consists of
- 1 layer of Gyeon Mohs Plus base coat and top coat painted areas
- 1 layer of Gyeon PPF on areas with film
- 1 layer of Gyeon Wheel on wheel faces and exhaust tips
- 1 layer of Gyeon View on windows
- 1 layer of Gyeon Trim on all plastics