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Discussion in 'Detailing & Showroom' started by 66MK, Jun 21, 2021.

  1. 66MK

    66MK Karting

    Nov 1, 2020
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    UK
    Full Name:
    Mark
    Hi All,

    I have an '85 Testarossa and when I changed the number plates I noticed a bit of a red colour transfer from the area I cleaned (to get the sticky pads off). Turns out that Ferrari didn't both with a clear coat back then! I'm about to get the car detailed and had planned on PPF afterwards but when it comes to removal of the PPF at some time in the future, will the Red paint come with it!!

    Should I get it detailed, clear coated and THEN PPF'd and if I do, will that have an adverse effect on its value?

    Mark
     
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  3. cls

    cls Formula 3
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    Jun 12, 2007
    1,650
    Los Angeles/Montreal
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    Chris
    Sounds like you have single stage paint. If it was simply a basecoat and no clear, it would not shine.
    PPF should be fine over single stage, but check with an installer for advice.
     
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