23 Nov What are the differences between waxing, filming, and coating?
What are the differences between waxing, filming, and coating?
Thanks to the advancements of technology, nowdays the car protection market offers different options. Wax, coating and PPF, which one is better? In this article we will explain you the main differences between the 3 products, and help you choose the one that better suits you.
Coating VS. Waxing
Wax has the major function of enhancing the brightness of the paint, the hydrophobic effect, and allowing the car to maintain its original luster. However, because of its low bonding capacity, when the vehicle moves at high speed, the wax will quickly wear out and lose its protective effects. Therefore, frequent application is necessary.
KubeBond makes use of the exclusive Revolutionary Bonding Technology (RBT), which allows our coating to permanently bond to any kind of material, such as car paint, marble, and glass. With regular maintenance, coating can offer a wide variety of of protective effects, and can last up to 3 years.
Coating VS. PPF
As we know, PPF is among the most reliable ways to protect your vehicle, as it is effective against rock chips and road debris. However, you will have to carefully choose the right brand and detailing shop, in order to have your vehicle properly protected. As for the application method, PPF is usually applied in two different ways: manual cutting, and machine pre-cutting. Although both methods are correct, and provide almost the same results in terms of protection, there are some differences between them. Machine pre-cutting it’s a faster and cheaper option to choose, but the pre-cutted PPF usually doesn’t cover the edges of the vehicle leaving it exposed to damages. Moreover, the visible edges of the PPF will soon start to accumulate dirt, and change color. On the other hand, manual cutting makes it possible for the PPF to be wrapped over the edges of the vehicle, leaving no parts of the paint exposed to damages. However, it is more expensive, and requires much more time to be completed.
Even though there’s no coating on the car detailing market that offers protection against rock chips or road debris, KubeBond coating still offers some advantages when compared to PPF. Not only coating offers complete protection for a vehicle’s exterior, including rims and glasses, but also for the interior, including leather, plastic, and fabrics. Its protective effects include long lasting hydrophobic effect, dirt repellent, self cleaning effect, abrasion resistance and many more. Moreover, KubeBond coating can be applied by multilayering, which means that the degree of protection of your vehicle can be customized. Finally, coating can be maintained and re-applied in a much faster and affordable way than PPF.
In conclusion, if you frequently drive your vehicle, and want to protect it against serious damages, PPF is the most recommended option. Although it’s expensive and requires time to be applied and removed, it will provide your vehicle with the most effective protection against rock chips or scratches.
Coating represents a good option if you don’t take your car out that much, but still want to maintain it. It provides countless protective effects, for both the exterior and interior of your vehicle, and lets you save a lot of maintenance time. Moreover, its high quality protection comes at a much more affordable price than PPF.
Wax is a good option if your vehicle isn’t that new, but you still want to keep it shiny and clean. It provides brightness to the paint and a good hydrophobic effect. However, although its application is cheap, it will require frequent re-application in order to be effective.