Watch us bring this 2014 Mercedes SL550 back to glory with paint correction & ceramic coating in Copperas Cove/Killeen/Harker Heights!
2014 Mercedes SL550 Paint Correction, Ceramic Coating, Auto Detailing
We had talked to our Copperas Cove/Killeen/Harker Heights fellow small business owner about making this beautiful car pristine again, and boy did we deliver! For this gorgeous 2014 Mercedes SL550 convertible (we have a roadster, ourselves!), we did a complete interior detailing, a paint correction, and ceramic coating. One thing that really bothered this client was the brake dust that had accumulated on the barrels (inside) of the wheels, but we could handle that easily. For that, we used American Detailer Garage F-Bomb multi-purpose cleaner paired with an @autofiber-watch Barrel Blade.
After we cleaned up the vehicle, we then proceeded to use our Flex cordless polishers and Lake Country HDO foam pads, paired with our Sonax Cut and Finish, made great work of this red paint. As you can see on camera, this 2014 Mercedes SL550 has a really popping red. Technically, the color is Amg Lemans Rot Metallic, but I like to call it “fire engine red.” Our process included restoring some faded black trim parts, now ceramic coated. Ceramic coating provides UV protection, which will help prevent oxidation in the future from the Copperas Cove/Killeen/Harker Heights sun. The great thing about ceramic coating, is it makes it incredibly easy to clean up bugs, bird poop, dirt, and other grime you find around town. It enhances the shine and gives you that “wet” look, for years to come.
Book your Mercedes SL550 or other SUV ceramic coating/clear bra with us in Copperas Cove/Killeen/Harker Heights!
Apart from this, you can continue to read more about our ceramic coating and clear bra, and paint correction options below. Unlike many shops, we will ensure our Copperas Cove/Killeen/Harker Heights area clients do not exceed their budget or desired longevity. As you can see in our Google reviews, we always have our clients’ best interests in mind! Both ceramic coating and clear bra are great options to protect your vehicle from road grime, and debris.
PAINT PROTECTION FILM/PPF/CLEAR BRA OPTIONS:
Typically, we would use STEK clear bra, Llumar, or Legend PPF gloss or matte paint protection film. Next, This clear bra article covers the major differences between clear bra/paint protection film/PPF companies, if any. Moreover, there are minimal differences between major film manufacturers like Xpel, SunTek, Eastman, Llumar, 3M, STEK clear bra, Flexishield, Global, Legend, and more. Importantly, the key takeaway is that the primary differences are in the properties of the adhesive, which installers have to deal with, but generally don’t affect anything the client sees.
is clear bra/paint protection film/PPF the same as xpel film?
Of course, our clients at HHCC frequently ask about Xpel clear bra/paint protection film. Naturally, our clients want to know if Legend PPF, STEK, Llumar, Kavaca, and other brands compares to Xpel at all. Did you know, a lot of people use Xpel to mean clear bra, because Xpel is one of the most popular brands? Besides the information above about clear bra/PPF, we also discuss Xpel and if it’s the same as PPF/clear bra in this article.
Lastly, you can read more about clear bra/paint protection film by clicking the button above.
CERAMIC COATING, CLEAR BRA, AND PAINT CORRECTION OFFERINGS IN THE COPPERAS COVE/KILLEEN/HARKER HEIGHTS AREA:
– Solo is a one-year ceramic coating from SB3 Coatings. Undoubtedly, this is our most popular option, after SB3 Alpha five-year ceramic coating.
– Omega is a two-year ceramic coating. Interestingly, SB3 Omega, like many other coatings, enhances the vehicle’s gloss.
– Thirty3 is a three-year ceramic coating from SB3 Coatings. Of note, Thirty3 has a three-hour cure period before getting wet, which is our fastest-drying coating.
– Alpha is a five-year coating, similar to other major brands’ five-year package and 9H. Of course, SB3 Alpha is also from SB3 Coatings.
– Trinity is a seven-year offering from SB3 Coatings. It should be noted that Trinity is a multi-layer ceramic coating.
– Vortex is a two-year coating for wheels and calipers from SB3 Coatings. Unlike many other coatings, Vortex is a high-temp coating.
– Optic is a one-year ceramic coating similar to glass on the market and is used on your windshield/glass surfaces from SB3 Coatings. Unlike Rain-X or similar products, SB3 Optic will last a year. Another critical point is the incredible hydrophobic properties that SB3 Optic has over Rain-X.
TEN-YEAR CERAMIC COATING:
– System X Max is a ten-year ceramic coating, and the longest-lasting ceramic coating we offer. Clearly, we have many options that will fit anyone’s budget or desired longevity in the Copperas Cove/Killeen/Harker Heights area.
Undoubtedly, ceramic coatings will last as long as we care for them. Of course, you can more about ceramic coating by clicking the button above.
2014 Mercedes SL550 - Paint Correction - Auto Detailing - Ceramic Coating - Copperas Cove/Killeen/Harker Heights
The 2014 Mercedes-Benz SL550 is a luxury grand touring convertible that offers a combination of high-end features, powerful performance, and cutting-edge technology. Here are some key features of the SL550:
Engine: The SL550 is powered by a 4.6-liter V8 engine that delivers 429 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque. It is paired with a seven-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive.
Performance: The SL550 can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.5 seconds and has a top speed of 130 mph. It also features a sport-tuned suspension and a selective damping system that adjusts the ride based on road conditions.
Design: The SL550 features a sleek, aerodynamic design with a long hood, short overhangs, and a retractable hardtop roof that can be opened or closed in just 20 seconds.
Interior: The SL550’s interior is crafted with high-quality materials and features a range of luxury amenities, including heated leather seats, a premium sound system, and a navigation system.
Technology: The SL550 is equipped with a range of advanced technology features, such as a 7-inch infotainment display, a rearview camera, adaptive cruise control, and a host of driver-assistance features.
Safety: The SL550 has a range of safety features, including antilock brakes, stability control, and a suite of airbags. It also includes Mercedes-Benz’s mbrace telematics system, which can automatically contact emergency services in the event of a crash.
Overall, the 2014 Mercedes-Benz SL550 is a top-of-the-line luxury convertible that offers a blend of style, performance, and technology.
AFTERCARE INSTRUCTIONS AND PRODUCTS FOR MERCEDES SL550 CERAMIC COATING
Car care products we love:
1. Drying towel(s): Autofiber Dreadnought 20”x30” x1: https://amzn.to/3Cd5Y9w
2. Smaller drying towel (can also be used on glass) x2 (one for paint, one for wheels): Autofiber Dreadnought Jr. 16”x16” – https://amzn.to/3iazPbX
3. Wash mitt: Autofiber Zero Cuff Wash Mitt x2 (one in black for wheels, one other color for paint): https://amzn.to/3WYu3Jw
4. Auto detailing towels, general purpose (wiping off bird poop, quick wipe up, interior, etc): Autofiber Elite detailing towel: https://amzn.to/3IeLiSo
5. Wheel drying/detailing microfiber towels, black: Autofiber Zero Edge: https://amzn.to/3Z0GJBe
6. Quick detailer/glass cleaner/waterless wash/rinseless wash concentrate: American Detailer Garage Wipeout (can be diluted and lasts a very long time): https://amzn.to/3WZkwlp
7. Spray bottles for ADG Wipeout and other products: https://amzn.to/3Q3kxT5
8. Buckets with grit guards x2 (one for wheels, one for paint): https://amzn.to/3jxjnmq
9. Pre-treatment and wheel cleaner, American Detailer Garage F-Bomb diluted 10:1 (can be used 20:1 for interior): https://amzn.to/3G1NV7w
10. The best wheel cleaning tool we have ever used, the Autofiber Barrel blade (reaches the barrel, between the brake caliper, and narrow spokes): https://amzn.to/3Z0wnkK
11. Foam cannon wash tools for auto detailing, the MTM Hydro PF22.2 has a wide base to prevent tipping: https://amzn.to/3WE591K
12. American Detailer Garage Fuzion foaming hybrid wash (for use in foam cannon, use 2+ ounces per fill): https://amzn.to/3Z3MApg
13. Microfiber detergent to extend the life of your Autofiber microfiber and other towels: https://amzn.to/3jBxp6B
14. Optional but useful for trucks and SUVs: Autofiber Mitt on a Stick Pro. https://www.autofiber.com/products/mitt-on-a-stick-pro-adjustable-wash-tool-with-360-locking-head-long-pole-35-to-83?variant=40748237816001
16. Our favorite pressure washer we have used is the Grandfalls from Giraffe Tools. https://amzn.to/3WE3gCq
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