Did PPF on my Triumph Speed 400: Overall experience, results & costs
I was mainly concerned about the kids in my apartment parking getting too excited and scratching the tank.
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Got my bike PPF’d today. Managed to get it done at a very decent price (~5k) for the tank and instrument panel. The guy who did mine was 5/5 in price, quality of work and convenience.
I must note that the detailers are quoting crazy prices anywhere from 6k to 16k, if you an believe it. I called around 10 places in Pune and all for the same popular Garware premium (5 year warranty) PPF. It is a crazy market out there because people are spending upwards on 80-90k on cars and the detailers dont really want to work on bikes that much because margins are lower. Many were probably assuming Triumph means super expensive and since this bike doesnt even have that much to PPF they were trying to overcharge. My guy also told me that an R15 costs around 20k if he does it . Can’t even imagine what the other studios charge.
I was mainly concerned about the kids in my apartment parking getting too excited and scratching the tank. Many people recommended I get ceramic coating done because PPF yellows over time, but it didnt make sense to me. Detailers were asking for almost 8k for that, and that only shines the surface, doesnt really protect it. I will DIY with the turtle wax spray (~1k) for the parts that I didnt get PPF’d instead.
Before: Had some minor scratches on the top and one kind of deeper scratch because of my jacket’s zip.
After: The scratches have disappeared. The PPF is applied in 3 pieces so there are two lines visible. These are supposed to be less visible as the water underneath dries out. It isnt that noticeable from an angle so I am ok with it:
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