2021 Cadillac CT4V Ceramic Coating and Polishing

2021 Cadillac CT4V Ceramic Coating and Polishing process in Copperas Cove/Killeen/Harker Heights

Our Copperas Cove/Killeen/Harker Heights client brought us his 2021 Cadillac CT5V for paint correction and ceramic coating, with the primary goal to remove previous automatic car wash swirls. You can see our other videos that discuss the dangers of car washes. In many cases, clients buy cars that have already been through washes, or the dealer wash, or in many cases, to no fault of anyone – people don’t realize the damage they cause. All of that is ok, because we always correct black vehicles!

For this 2021 Cadillac CT5V paint correction/ceramic coating project, we utilized a heavy-hitting combo of Meguiar’s M100 and a hybrid wool pad with a rotary polisher followed up by Sonax Perfect Finish on a blue Lake Country HDO pad and dual-action polisher. This takes special care and consideration to not damage other parts of the vehicle, but we are very adept at fixing black General Motors paint. Not just on this 2021 Cadillac CT5V paint correction, but any GM black paint can be difficult to finish off properly, especially after a heavy cutting combination. Afterwards, we used SB3 Coatings Solo one year ceramic coating on the exterior surfaces, and two year ceramic coating on the wheel faces and one year on the windshield!

2021 Cadillac CT4V Ceramic Coating and Polishing 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. 

2021 Cadillac CT4V Ceramic Coating and Polishing process - Copperas Cove/Killeen/Harker Heights

Ceramic coating your Cadillac CT4-V offers several benefits that can contribute to the protection, appearance, and longevity of your vehicle’s finish. Here’s why ceramic coating can be a valuable option for your CT4-V:

  1. Exceptional Protection: Ceramic coatings create a durable and protective layer over your CT4-V’s paint. This layer acts as a barrier against a range of environmental contaminants, such as UV rays, bird droppings, tree sap, road salt, pollutants, and acid rain. It helps shield the paint from potential damage and prevents fading, oxidation, and other paint-related issues.

  2. Hydrophobic Properties: Ceramic coatings provide a hydrophobic effect, causing water and liquids to bead up and roll off the surface. This property makes it easier to clean your CT4-V and reduces the chances of water spots or mineral deposits forming on the paint.

  3. Chemical Resistance: The chemical resistance of ceramic coatings helps protect your paint from potential damage caused by harsh chemicals, bird droppings, bug splatters, and tree sap. It minimizes the risk of stains, etching, and long-term damage.

  4. Long-Lasting Shine: Ceramic coatings are known for their durability and longevity compared to traditional wax or sealant products. Once applied, a ceramic coating can last for years, maintaining the glossy and vibrant appearance of your CT4-V.

  5. Reduced Maintenance Effort: The hydrophobic and self-cleaning properties of ceramic coatings make routine maintenance easier. Dust, dirt, and debris have a harder time adhering to the treated surface, allowing you to spend less time cleaning and detailing your car.

  6. Preservation of Resale Value: A well-maintained exterior with a protected paint finish can contribute to a higher resale value for your Cadillac CT4-V. Potential buyers are often more attracted to vehicles that have been properly cared for and retain their aesthetic appeal.

  7. UV Protection: Ceramic coatings offer a level of UV protection that helps prevent the paint from fading and the clear coat from deteriorating due to prolonged sun exposure.

  8. Enhanced Appearance: The reflective and glossy finish provided by a ceramic coating enhances the visual appeal of your CT4-V. It emphasizes the contours and design elements of the vehicle, giving it a polished and high-end look.

For optimal results, consider having a professional detailer apply the ceramic coating to your Cadillac CT4-V. Their expertise and experience will ensure that the coating is properly applied and provides the maximum level of protection and aesthetic enhancement.


Aftercare products and instructions for your 2021 Cadillac CT4V Ceramic Coating and Polishing

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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