2020 Lincoln Continental Polishing and Ceramic Coating

2020 Lincoln Continental Polishing and Ceramic Coating process in Copperas Cove/Killeen/Harker Heights

Boy, have these Lincoln Continentals come a long way (in my humble opinion) in looks. This 2020 Lincoln Continental ceramic coating project came to us initially just as a ceramic coating. However, after careful review, the owner decided on a single-step paint correction to remove some faint swirl marks not from a car wash. We removed about 80% of the swirls and restored the gloss of this 2020 Lincoln continental to factory finish with just a single step. Even though this vehicle is black, we have ways to work a quality compound and polish into the process, often doing the work of a two-step in just a single-step paint correction.

After we finished her up nice, we ceramic coated this 2020 Lincoln Continental with a three-year ceramic coating that has an extremely hydrophobic (repels water) and glossy finish. This makes road grime easier to clean, and speeds up the cleaning process so you don’t feel as though you need to take it to an automatic car wash (which are terrible for your car’s paint). Probably one of our favorite things about ceramic coating, especially in the Copperas Cove/Killeen/Harker Heights area, where we get tons of nasty, big bugs, is how easy it is to remove bug guts. The more you have to scrub off bug guts in the Texas heat, the more likely you will swirl and scratch your paint. Ceramic coating doesn’t provide much swirl and scratch protection directly, but it DOES help in the sense that you work less hard to clean the vehicle and therefore scratch it less. Hopefully you enjoy this 2020 Lincoln Continental ceramic coating video as much as we did working on it!

2020 Lincoln Continental Polishing and 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. 

2020 Lincoln Continental Polishing and Ceramic Coating process - Copperas Cove/Killeen/Harker Heights

  1. Enhanced Gloss and Depth: Polishing a black car brings out its rich color and enhances its glossiness. Ceramic coating takes this a step further by providing a reflective and glossy finish, giving the vehicle a pristine appearance.

  2. Long-Lasting Shine: Ceramic coatings outlast traditional waxes and sealants, maintaining the car’s shine for an extended period. This helps the black paint remain vibrant and attractive over time.

  3. Ease of Cleaning: Ceramic coatings make cleaning easier by repelling dirt, water, and contaminants. This hydrophobic effect reduces the effort needed for regular maintenance, keeping your black car looking its best.

  4. UV Protection: Ceramic coatings offer a degree of UV protection that helps prevent paint fading and deterioration, especially important for preserving the deep black color of the car’s finish.

  5. Chemical Resistance: Ceramic coatings act as a shield against environmental pollutants, bird droppings, tree sap, and chemicals that can harm the paint. This protective layer contributes to the car’s long-term appearance.

  6. Preservation of Resale Value: A well-maintained black finish enhances the car’s resale value. Potential buyers are drawn to vehicles that have been cared for and maintain a high-quality appearance.

  7. Sleek Appearance: The combination of polishing and ceramic coating gives your black car a sleek and sophisticated look. The smooth, reflective surface showcases the vehicle’s contours and lines, contributing to its overall aesthetic appeal.

  8. Water Beading: Ceramic coatings create a water-repellent effect, causing water to bead up and roll off the surface. This not only looks impressive but also helps prevent water spots and mineral deposits from forming.

  9. Time and Cost Savings: While the initial application of ceramic coating may require an investment, the long-lasting protection and reduced need for frequent waxing or polishing can save you time and money in the long run.

  10. Low Maintenance Elegance: With a ceramic-coated black car, you can maintain an elegant appearance with minimal effort. The coating’s self-cleaning properties and resistance to contaminants ensure that your car stays looking pristine with less upkeep.

By focusing on these benefits, you can appreciate how polishing and ceramic coating contribute to the overall appeal and maintenance of a black car’s finish without emphasizing reduced swirl marks.

Aftercare products and instructions for your 2020 Lincoln Continental Polishing and 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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