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"The service provided far exceeded my expectations from the beginning to end. I took my Kia Telluride to Matt for a ceramic coating and was extremely happy with the results. What I was most impressed with is the professionalism. Matt took the time to explain the details of the ceramic process and differences in the packages. He is very honest in his assessment of the vehicles paint condition and did not try to up sale me on the packages. He kept me updated on each phase of the process with pictures along the way. Once I picked up my vehicle he did a good job of explaining and demonstrating how to care for a ceramic coated vehicle. I would highly recommend him to anyone wanting their car/truck ceramic coated or detailed."

Ron - Killeen, Texas

2022 Dodge Durango SRT Clear Bra Track Package Installation

The owners of this brand new Dodge Durango SRT drove to us from Killeen/Harker Heights area to get this vehicle protected by clear bra/paint protection film (PPF) as soon as they bought it. 

 

If you aren’t familiar with the Dodge Durango SRTs, many of them come with dealer-installed options of racing stripes. In this case, the clients really weren’t a huge fan of the stripes, which were matte in color. Initially, they were thinking about removing the vinyl stripes, but then they began to grow on them.

 

However, they preferred if the stripes were gloss black instead of the matte black vinyl stripes it came with. 

 

We started this job by installing a clear bra/paint protection film/PPF “track package” (mirrors, fenders, hood, front bumper, rocker panels, leading edge of the roof and leading edge of the A-pillars, all covered in PPF/paint protection film). 

 

In the next step, we removed the clear bra/PPF from the matte stripes, as they are textured and the paint protection film will have a bunch of tiny air pockets that look bad when installed over it. Next, we contacted our reps at STEK paint protection films, and ordered a large roll of gloss black (dynoBLACK) STEK film to redo the vinyl racing stripes, but with the level of protection that paint protection film provides (remember from our frequently asked questions that vinyl wrap provides almost no protection against rock chips and damage, unlike clear bra – and in fact, one of the issues the clients had was that there was already a nick in the front of the vinyl stripes).

 

This required a lot of custom cutting on our Graphtec plotter, trimming, and maneuvering to get the clear bra to look right (the vinyl racing stripes LOOK as though they are straight, but they are actually slightly wider or thinner at certain points). 

 

Read more about clear bra/paint protection film: http://hhcc.flywheelsites.com/clear-bra/ 

 

Read more about ceramic coating: http://hhcc.flywheelsites.com/ceramic-coating/

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Clear Bra

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 (http://hhcc.flywheelsites.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, but generally, don’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: http://hhcc.flywheelsites.com/is-xpel-the-same-as-clear-bra-faq/

Ceramic Coating Choices

*Note: SB3 Coatings (sb3coating.com) are great coatings, and are similar to other offerings we have had in the past. You may be more familiar with other brands’ offerings, so here is a quick reference to help you understand our transition.

 – SB3 Coatings Solo is similar to the Competitors Sport package (although SB3 Solo has a one-year warranty whereas Competitors Sport has a six-month warranty)

– Our SB3 Coatings Omega is similar to our Competitor’s Bronze (Competitor’s Top Coat) two-year coating

– SB3 Coatings Thirty3 is a three-year ceramic coating, which is a warranty period we have not had in the past.

– Our SB3 Coatings Alpha is a five-year coating. similar to the Competitor’s Silver (five-year) package. This uses Competitors 9H (one layer) and Competitors Top Coat (one layer). SB3 Coatings Alpha utilizes a single coating system. This helps us get your vehicle back to you faster without sacrificing quality.

– SB3 Coatings Trinity is a seven-year coating. We did not offer this previously with Competitors.

– Our SB3 Coatings Vortex is a two-year ceramic coating similar to Competitors Wheel & Caliper or Competitors 9H (when used on wheels).

– SB3 Coatings Optic is a one-year ceramic coating. This is similar to Competitor’s Glass and is used on your windshield/glass surfaces.

We have access to many brands of ceramic coatings. We always choose what is best for the client in their particular situation. 

Contact

 Think we did a good job with this 2022 Dodge Durango SRT Clear Bra Track Package Installation?  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). 

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