2019 Kia Soul - Ceramic Coating Install | Serving Copperas Cove/Killeen/Harker Heights
2019 Kia Soul - Ceramic Coating
Harker Heights Ceramic Coatings traveled to Austin from Copperas Cove/Killeen/Harker Heights to ceramic coat one of five vehicles we worked on for this client! We have worked on their Porsche Boxster S, Toyota Tundra, Honda Clarity, Kia Soul, and Hyundai Kona. For this job, we teamed up with our friends at Austin Auto Spa, where we often rent bays for work when a client cannot travel. While there, we have installed ceramic coating, conducted paint correction, and installed clear bra.
Do you prefer having bug guts and bird poop wash off so easily from your vehicle? If so, ceramic coating is a great option for you. Clear bra/paint protection film/PPF often has some degree of hydrophobic properties, but nothing like a full ceramic coating. Additionally, our ceramic coating offerings often last longer than the hydrophobic (water-repelling) properties built into clear bra. As usual, we conducted a wash and auto detailing of the vehicle prior to installing ceramic coating. In this case, we used American Detailer Garage Wipeout rinseless/waterless wash to conduct an auto detail of this Kia Soul, prior to installing ceramic coating. Afterwards, we conducted a full panel prep using SB3 Coatings Ready, which prepares the surface for the ceramic coating! This is the crucial step to installing a ceramic coating! Contrary to popular believe, paint correction/polishing is NOT required! Then, we installed SB3 Coatings Omega two-year ceramic coating on the painted surfaces, SB3 Coatings Optic one-year ceramic coating on the windshield, and SB3 Coatings Vortex two-year ceramic coating on the wheels.
Book your 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 probably 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 gloss of the vehicle.
– 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 for a whole year. Another key 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.
About the 2019 Kia Soul
The 2019 Kia Soul is a compact crossover SUV produced by the South Korean automaker Kia. It is known for its unique boxy design and is considered a fun and affordable alternative to more conventional SUVs. The 2019 Soul is available in multiple trim levels, each with a different engine and features.
The base engine is a 1.6-liter four-cylinder that produces 130 horsepower and 118 lb-ft of torque. Higher trims are available with a more powerful 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 161 horsepower and 150 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are paired with a six-speed manual or an optional six-speed automatic transmission.
The 2019 Soul is equipped with a range of standard and optional features, including a rearview camera, a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, advanced safety features such as blind spot monitoring, and a premium audio system. The interior is spacious and well-appointed, with comfortable seats, a user-friendly infotainment system, and a range of premium materials and finishes.
Overall, the 2019 Kia Soul is a stylish and affordable compact crossover SUV that offers a unique design, a comfortable and well-appointed interior, and a range of advanced features. It is a popular choice for drivers who want a practical and versatile vehicle with a fun and quirky personality.
AFTERCARE INSTRUCTIONS AND PRODUCTS FOR CERAMIC COATING AND CLEAR BRA
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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