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2022 C8 Corvette Clear Bra/Paint Protection Film Track Package
This particular client drove up from the Austin area to the Copperas Cove/Killeen/Fort Hood/Harker Heights area based on recommendations in a few sports car/autocross/racing Facebook groups, where our HHCC family told him how worth it it was to come up to have his clear bra/paint protection film/PPF installed.
Like most sports cars, and particularly the Chevy Corvette C8 Stingray, which all sit really low to the ground, we always recommend the clear bra/paint protection film “Track Package.” Despite the name. You do not need to be driving on a racetrack to benefit from the clear bra track package. The track package adds rocker panels (up into the door scoops on the C8 Corvette), leading edge of the A-pillar, and leading edge of the roof to the typical “Full Front” clear bra/paint protection film package, which includes mirrors, fenders, hood, and front bumper.
We have worked on quite a few C8 Corvette Stingrays, be it doing paint enhancement/paint correction/ceramic coating, or installing clear bra/paint protection film/PPF (or both). We use our Graphtec FC9000-160 PPF plotter to cut patterns for the C8, and we use the Eastman/Llumar software Core to do it. Core has perfect cuts for the C8, which allows us to remove very little of the badges and prevents us from having to manually hand-cut some of the Corvette wording (such as on the lower front bumper).
There are only a few Chevy dealers in the Killeen/Temple areas, we try to not have to replace badge, this allows us to cut close enough to make the seams largely unnoticeable. The way shipping times and backorders are going during COVID-19 and transport shortages (and port of LA backlogs), we don’t want to take chances on our clients having to wait for parts, in the event something breaks.
We have never experienced an issue with badges breaking, but it is possible. At times, Tesla badges get broken and have been on backorder for over a month. Tesla cameras on the fenders might also break, despite our best efforts of being careful. Therefore, we try to remove as little as possible, unless the client specifically requests it, to reduce the chances.
You can also see more of this C8 Corvette under our Clear Bra FAQ section of our YouTube channel where we discuss tucking and trimming after every PPF installation to make the install look at seamless and clean as possible.
Read more about clear bra/paint protection film: https://hhceramiccoatings.com/clear-bra/ .
Read more about ceramic coating: https://hhceramiccoatings.com/ceramic-coating/.
Think we did a good job with this 2022 C8 Corvette Clear Bra/Paint Protection Film Track Package? Call/text us at 254.550.4142 or click on the contact page to schedule a ceramic coating, auto detailing, paint enhancement/paint correction, or clear bra/paint protection film appointment with us in the Copperas Cove/Killeen/Fort Hood/Harker Heights areas! In Additional, feel free to follow us on Instagram/TikTok/Facebook @hhceramiccoatings. Note that our media is typically provided by @iffla_media (Instagram).
For this vehicle, we used Legend Paint Protection Films (https://legendppf.com/). We talked a lot in a FAQ article about what the major differences are between clear bra/paint protection film/PPF companies, if any, between major film manufacturers like Xpel, SunTek, Eastman, Llumar, 3M, Ceramic Pro – Kavaca, STEK, Flexishield, Global, Legend and more (https://hhceramiccoatings.com/what-is-the-difference-between-major-clear-bra-brands-faq/). The key takeaway is that the primary differences are in the properties of the adhesive. Which is something installers have to deal with. Generally, it doesn’t have an effect on anything the client sees.
People frequently ask about Xpel clear bra/paint protection film, and if Legend PPF compares to Xpel at all. A lot of people use Xpel to mean clear bra, because Xpel is one of the most popular brands. We also discuss Xpel and if it’s the same as clear bra, here: https://hhceramiccoatings.com/is-xpel-the-same-as-clear-bra-faq/
About our ceramic coating offerings:
SB3 Coatings (sb3coating.com) are great coatings. They are similar to other offerings we have had in the past. You may be more familiar with other brands’ offerings. Here is a quick reference to help you understand our transition.
– The SB3 Coatings Solo is similar to Ceramic Pro Sport. (although SB3 Solo has a one-year warranty whereas Ceramic Pro Sport has a six-month warranty)
– SB3 Coatings Omega is similar to Ceramic Pro Bronze (Ceramic Pro Top Coat) two year coating
– The SB3 Coatings Thirty3 is a three-year ceramic coating. Which is a warranty period we have not had in the past.
– SB3 Coatings Alpha is a five-year coating, similar to the Ceramic Pro Silver (five-year) package, which uses Ceramic Pro 9H (one layer) and Ceramic Pro Top Coat (one layer). SB3 Coatings Alpha utilizes a single coating system which helps us get your vehicle back to you faster without sacrificing quality.
– The SB3 Coatings Trinity is a seven-year coating, which we did not offer previously with Ceramic Pro.
– SB3 Coatings Vortex is a two-year ceramic coating similar to Ceramic Pro Wheel & Caliper or Ceramic Pro 9H (when used on wheels).
– The SB3 Coatings Optic is a one-year ceramic coating similar to Ceramic Pro Glass. It is used on your windshield/glass surfaces.
Additionally, we have access to many brands of ceramic coatings. We always choose what is best for the client in their particular situation.