2022 BMW X3 Ceramic Coating

2022 BMW X3 Ceramic Coating process in Copperas Cove/Killeen/Harker Heights

This Copperas Cove/Killeen/Harker Heights area client brought us her 2022 BMW X3 for ceramic coating, and we did not disappoint! Installed on this 2022 BMW X3 is a three-year ceramic coating with extremely hydrophobic and slick properties. This three-year ceramic coating ensures that bug guts and road grime do not stick as well, making cleanup a breeze. Ensuring that you don’t have to scrub the paint to remove bug guts and bird droppings reduces scratches as a secondary benefit! Many swirls and scratches come from excessive pressure and aggressiveness while trying to clean up stubborn spots.

We love that this ceramic coating can get wet in just two hours, which is probably the shortest time we’ve ever seen on a coating, allowing us to return vehicles to clients faster! After we installed this three-year ceramic coating on this 2023 BMW X3, we then applied a two-year ceramic coating to the wheels, and a one-year ceramic coating to the windshield. The wheel coating will make brake dust easier to clean up, and the glass coating acts the same as the paint coating – easy-to-remove bug guts and other grime. We hope you enjoy this 2022 BMW X3 ceramic coating project as much as we did!

Book your 2022 BMW X3 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. 

2022 BMW X3 Ceramic Coating process - Copperas Cove/Killeen/Harker Heights

  1. Ceramic coating is a protective treatment that offers a range of benefits when applied to a vehicle like the 2022 BMW X3. The ceramic coating forms a durable and transparent layer on the vehicle’s paint surface, providing long-lasting protection and enhancing its appearance. Here are several reasons why ceramic coating can be beneficial for a 2022 BMW X3:

    1. Enhanced Paint Protection: Ceramic coatings create a hard and hydrophobic layer that shields the paint from a variety of environmental contaminants such as bird droppings, tree sap, insect acids, road salt, and UV rays. This protection helps prevent oxidation, fading, and discoloration of the paint over time.

    2. Hydrophobic Properties: The hydrophobic nature of ceramic coatings means that water and other liquids bead up and roll off the surface. This makes washing the vehicle easier and reduces the chances of water spots and mineral deposits from adhering to the paint.

    3. UV Protection: Ceramic coatings provide UV resistance, which helps shield the paint from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays. UV exposure can lead to paint fading and degradation over time, and a ceramic coating can help mitigate these effects.

    4. Chemical Resistance: The chemical resistance of ceramic coatings makes them effective at repelling various chemicals and contaminants, including harsh cleaning agents and industrial fallout.

    5. Long-Lasting Results: Unlike traditional wax or sealants, ceramic coatings can offer protection that lasts for several years with proper maintenance. This means less frequent reapplication and a longer-lasting shine.

    6. Enhanced Gloss and Shine: Ceramic coatings can enhance the visual appearance of the paint by adding depth, gloss, and a “wet” look to the surface.

    7. Ease of Maintenance: The hydrophobic properties of ceramic coatings make routine maintenance easier. Dirt and grime have a harder time adhering to the treated surface, making washing and cleaning less labor-intensive.

    8. Resale Value: The added protection and well-maintained appearance provided by ceramic coatings can contribute to a higher resale value for your 2022 BMW X3 when you decide to sell or trade it in.

    9. Professional Finish: When applied by a skilled professional, a ceramic coating can provide a superior finish that gives your BMW X3 a showroom-quality appearance.

    It’s important to note that while ceramic coatings offer significant benefits, they are not a replacement for proper washing, regular maintenance, and protective driving habits. Additionally, the effectiveness of a ceramic coating depends on the quality of the product, the skill of the installer, and how well you adhere to the recommended maintenance schedule.


Aftercare products and instructions for your 2022 BMW X3 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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