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I had never done any paint protection to a car before, but after getting my '19 Redeye WB in Indigo blue I decided to have it PPF and ceramic coated. After having all of that done I noticed that the car still looked amazing, but it seemed a little darker than before. I just picked up my new '21 SS in Indigo blue and when I had the cars side by side you could tell that my wrapped '19 REWB was a little darker than my '21 SS as if it was missing the metallic. I haven't talked to the company that did all the work on my '19 RE yet, but I wanted to find out if it was the PPF or the ceramic coating that made my '19 RE a little darker. I know that they are different years with different paint, but I do remember after having all of that done to my '19 RE that it was a little darker and didn't pop as much. So my dilemma is do I PPF and ceramic coat my new SS and lose the metallic or do I take my chances to keep the metallic look. I have had bad luck with rock chips while driving down the road before and that is why I had my '19 RE wrapped. The day after I got my '19 RE I was driving down the road and something fell off of a tree trimming truck heading in the other direction and hit my driver side A pillar and put a small chip in the paint on my new car that I hadn't even owned for 24hrs. I had the paint fixed and immediately had it PPF and ceramic coated. On our 9 1/2hr road trip home the other day with my new '21 SS in tow I got multiple thumbs up while driving down the road and every time we stopped for gas I got compliments and people asking if they could take pictures of the car because they loved the way it looked. So sorry for the long post, but I just wanted to give a little back story on why I am torn on whether or not to PPF and ceramic coat my new '21 SS or not.