2016 Ford Mustang Ceramic Coating Process

2016 Ford Mustang Ceramic Coating process in Copperas Cove/Killeen/Harker Heights

Our Fort Cavazos solider brought us his 2016 Ford Mustang in for a three year ceramic coating to make bug gut cleanup easier, enhance shine, and to restore his faded plastic trim. The first thing we did on this 2016 Ford Mustang ceramic coating project was clay bar the paint. The paint on this Mustang was very very rough to the touch and was textbook case of decontamination and clay bar to remove impurities from the paint. Over time, iron, grime, and other contaminants will embed themselves in the clearcoat at a microscopic level. If your paint makes a rough sandpaper sound when you touch it, then you know this all too well. We also used American Detailer Garage F-Bomb in our spray canister to help dislodge some of the grime.

After fully decontaminating the paint, we applied a three year ceramic coating to the paint and exterior surfaces on this 2016 Ford Mustang ceramic coating project, restored the plastics from their typical faded gray (we see this a lot on Mustangs and Jeeps), and applied ceramic coating to the wheel faces and windshield. We hope you enjoy seeing this 2016 Ford Mustang ceramic coating project as much as our client did.

2016 Ford Mustang Ceramic Coating service with us in Copperas Cove/Killeen/Harker Heights!

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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.

Matthew laying clear bra/paint protection film on a blue Mazda CX5 hood


Typically, we would use Autobahn, 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 Autobahn, 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 Autobahn 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 Autobahn, 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.

Matthew applying SB3 Coatings industrial ceramic coating to an Autofiber Saver Applicator pad prior to installing on a Polaris RZR Turbo R Ultimate


– One year ceramic/protective

– Three year ceramic/protective coating

– Five year ceramic/protective 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. 

2016 Ford Mustang Ceramic Coating process - Copperas Cove/Killeen/Harker Heights

Ceramic coating a 2016 Ford Mustang offers several compelling benefits that can help preserve its appearance, protect its paint, and enhance its overall condition. Here are some reasons why you might want to ceramic coat your 2016 Ford Mustang:

  1. Long-Lasting Paint Protection: Ceramic coatings provide a durable and long-lasting layer of protection for your Mustang’s paint. They are designed to withstand environmental contaminants, UV rays, bird droppings, tree sap, insect acids, and other potential sources of damage.

  2. Enhanced Gloss and Shine: Ceramic coatings create a high-gloss, reflective finish that can significantly enhance the visual appeal of your Mustang. The coating’s hydrophobic properties also contribute to a “wet” look, making the paint appear more vibrant and glossy.

  3. UV Protection: UV rays from the sun can cause paint fading and oxidation over time. Ceramic coatings include UV inhibitors that help shield the paint from these harmful rays, preserving the original color and finish.

  4. Ease of Maintenance: The hydrophobic properties of ceramic coatings make it easier to clean your Mustang. Water, dirt, and contaminants are less likely to adhere to the surface, making regular maintenance less time-consuming and labor-intensive.

  5. Chemical Resistance: Ceramic coatings create a protective barrier against various chemicals and pollutants, helping to prevent chemical etching and damage to the paint.

  6. Enhanced Resale Value: A well-maintained and protected exterior, thanks to ceramic coating, can contribute to a higher resale value when you decide to sell or trade in your 2016 Ford Mustang.

  7. Protection against Environmental Elements: Ceramic coatings help shield your Mustang’s paint from the challenges of everyday driving, road salt, pollution, and other environmental factors.

  8. Slick and Smooth Finish: Ceramic coatings create a smooth and slick surface, reducing drag and making it easier to maintain a clean appearance.

  9. Customization and Detailing: Ceramic coatings can be applied to different areas of your Mustang, including the paint, wheels, and glass. This allows you to customize the level of protection and appearance enhancement you desire.

It’s important to note that while ceramic coatings offer significant benefits, they are not a substitute for regular maintenance and careful driving. The quality of the ceramic coating application is crucial for achieving optimal results, so it’s advisable to have it professionally applied by experienced detailers who use high-quality products. Proper and routine care is also essential to ensure the longevity and effectiveness of the ceramic coating.

Aftercare products and instructions for your 2016 Ford Mustang 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://www.autofiber.com/products/wipeout-hybrid-waterless-wash-concentrate-quart

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://www.autofiber.com/products/f-bomb-multi-purpose-cleaner-gallon

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://www.autofiber.com/products/fuzion-hybrid-foaming-wash-concentrate-gallon

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

15. Our most favorite detailing tool we have is our Adam’s Spot-Free Water system. Pro: https://amzn.to/3VKkU6k Standard: https://amzn.to/3WXbOnK

16. Our favorite pressure washer we have used is the Grandfalls from Giraffe Tools. https://amzn.to/3WE3gCq

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