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Getting my i5 gravity gold booked for a ppf (paint protection film) and then ceramic coated.
Not cheap but I intend to keep this car for at least 7 years so want to protect it as much as possible.
How can we know that Hyundai has not already applied any of these factors (ppf) or ceramic coated by default on their matte colour/coatings ? I have not read of it before either of course.
 

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How can we know that Hyundai has not already applied any of these factors (ppf) or ceramic coated by default on their matte colour/coatings ? I have not read of it before either of course.
One of the options or free service that you can get in Korea when you buy a Ioniq 5 is let apply a ppf film to your car on certain vulnerable parts of the body. So I suppose it is not done directly.
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I imagine on a LHD they were handy.

Can you use ceramic coating on matte paint? That would stop the dirt and grime from doing damage to the paint?
You can indeed (y)

My shooting star grey is booked in with a detailer I have used with all my previous cars. He mainly uses Gyeon products.
One of which is specifically tailored to matte finishes.

Ceramic coating the car will make the matte paint finish much easier to keep and maintain in the long run, if being used as a daily driver.
 

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How can we know that Hyundai has not already applied any of these factors (ppf) or ceramic coated by default on their matte colour/coatings ? I have not read of it before either of course.
I wrote to Hyudai UK and asked if they Hyundai are doing anything special to protect the matte paint on their cars given that matte finishes are seen as very high maintenance. So far the response has been zero.
 

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I wrote to Hyudai UK and asked if they Hyundai are doing anything special to protect the matte paint on their cars given that matte finishes are seen as very high maintenance. So far the response has been zero.
One of the dealerships I spoke to said it was a specialised matte paint that was hardwearing. No idea if he was just saying this or if there's any truth in it.
 

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So as I see it there are the following options:

1. PPF: to expensive for me;
2. Ceramic Coating: >£400: to expensive for me;
3. Dr Beasley’s: >£100+: looks like the likely candidate
4: Autoglym: £20 ish: plan b for me

The ceramic coating for me is too expensive, so I’m going to try the DB and then if that doesn’t last I’ll try the AG.
 

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I'm just interested to know if the warranty on the matte colors is the same as for the other colors? Has anyone checked this on their order form? The reason I'm asking is because I saw someone on a French video who went to speak to a Kia dealer and filmed the EV and was told there was no warranty on matte colors,
In any case, I like the 2 matte IONIQ 5 colors and I could feel that the top layer was very smooth as with any other normal paint. This gave me confidence for maintenance. It is a fact that a scratch cannot be polished away.
So an extra protection is probably advisable, but I think for the guarantee that it is best to ask for permission.
 

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One of the dealerships I spoke to said it was a specialised matte paint that was hardwearing. No idea if he was just saying this or if there's any truth in it.
I note the user manual states:
NOTICE
Matte paint finish vehicle (if equipped) Automatic car wash which uses rotating brushes should not be used as this can
damage the surface of your vehicle. A steam cleaner which washes the vehicle surface at high temperature may result
the oil to adhere and leave stains that is difficult to remove.
and
NOTICE
Matte paint finish vehicle (if equipped) In case of matte paint finish vehicles, it is impossible to modify only the
damaged area and repair of the whole part is necessary. If the vehicle is damaged and painting is required, we
recommend that you have your vehicle maintained and repaired by a HYUNDAI authorised repairer. Take extreme care,
as it is difficult to restore the quality after the repair.
 

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I note the user manual states:
NOTICE
Matte paint finish vehicle (if equipped) Automatic car wash which uses rotating brushes should not be used as this can
damage the surface of your vehicle. A steam cleaner which washes the vehicle surface at high temperature may result
the oil to adhere and leave stains that is difficult to remove.
and
NOTICE
Matte paint finish vehicle (if equipped) In case of matte paint finish vehicles, it is impossible to modify only the
damaged area and repair of the whole part is necessary. If the vehicle is damaged and painting is required, we
recommend that you have your vehicle maintained and repaired by a HYUNDAI authorised repairer. Take extreme care,
as it is difficult to restore the quality after the repair.
This is written in the manual:
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I took delivery of Gravity Gold at the weekend, prior to reading any of this thread! The finish feel smooth to me and I would say it is more satin than some of the BMW matt paints I have seen.

Autoglym have a good article on caring for matt paint cars so I will probably get that and aim to keep it clean and frequently protected with a liquid wax to hopefully prevent minor scratches.
 

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I took delivery of Gravity Gold at the weekend, prior to reading any of this thread! The finish feel smooth to me and I would say it is more satin than some of the BMW matt paints I have seen.

Autoglym have a good article on caring for matt paint cars so I will probably get that and aim to keep it clean and frequently protected with a liquid wax to hopefully prevent minor scratches.
yes indeed much smoother surface than others brands.
 

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Good news we are wondering whether all that glitters is not gold, maybe silver when we see one in the metal.
As with many, almost all Ioniq 5 colours, it really depends on the incidence of light and how much sunlight shines on it.
It is the reflection of the Mica parts in the paint and the fact that they use bio-paint with 13% of oil extracts.
see video
 

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As with many, almost all Ioniq 5 colours, it really depends on the incidence of light and how much sunlight shines on it.
It is the reflection of the Mica parts in the paint and the fact that they use bio-paint with 13% of oil extracts.
see video
Gravity Gold seems to be a very popular choice so far in the UK as the to date delivers of P45 have shown. Reading the previous posts I have gone with Auto Glym advice and products for matte and satin finish. Really interested in the route the forum takes with this matte finish and look forward to sharing your experience . Cressy
 

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Getting my i5 gravity gold booked for a ppf (paint protection film) and then ceramic coated.
Not cheap but I intend to keep this car for at least 7 years so want to protect it as much as possible.
Apologies for dragging up an old thread, but did you get it done and are you happy with the result? Is there any noticeable change to the colour/finish with the film on?

I’ve been quoted £3,800 ex vat for full ppf and am thinking of going ahead with it but have never done anything like this before so not sure what to expect.
 

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Apologies for dragging up an old thread, but did you get it done and are you happy with the result? Is there any noticeable change to the colour/finish with the film on?

I’ve been quoted £3,800 ex vat for full ppf and am thinking of going ahead with it but have never done anything like this before so not sure what to expect.
HI I did get the car done but only the front end (bonnet . Bumper. Wings .mirrors and sills ) did ask for the whole car but was told the templates haven’t been made for the doors etc and he wasn’t happy to cut from a full sheet of film as he didn’t think I wouldn’t be happy with the result. So we had the whole car ceramic coated as well.
Cant see any difference in the paint between wings and doors but after a drive and the front end being covered in insects a quick wipe over and looking good.
Happy so far but early days😄
 

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I have a P45 in Gravity Gold, The surface is very smooth and seems quite hard wearing, but I had the car booked in to be ceramic coated as that also (apart from the protection) makes the car easier to keep clean, takes me 10 minutes to give the car the once over to keep it clean with a proper clean (snow foam, 2 bucket wash etc) about once a month.

For a quick clean I go to a self serve jet wash station, jet wash the car, with a final rinse off with Deionised water, then if there is no power available I use the V2L adapter and plug in a hand car detailing Blower to blow any water off the car then it's just a quick wipe over with high quality microfiber towels.

The only other thing I look out for is Bird droppings on the car, which I wipe off as soon as possible with a damp microfiber cloth.

Having spent £48k on the car £500 on ceramic coating to protect it and make it easier to clean is really a no brainer (would still do it if it was a gloss paint finish)

Just for interest - some photos of when my car was ceramic coated........

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Getting my i5 gravity gold booked for a ppf (paint protection film) and then ceramic coated.
Not cheap but I intend to keep this car for at least 7 years so want to protect it as much as possible.
I am looking for the same type of treatment, but the local man in Redruth has ceased trading!
Where have you taken it? AWC?
 
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