2022 Mercedes SL55 AMG PPF

2022 Mercedes SL55 AMG PPF process in Copperas Cove/Killeen/Harker Heights

Here we have this exquisite 2022 Mercedes SL55 AMG clear bra project in for a track package at Harker Heights Ceramic Coatings! Our track package consists of full hood, front bumper, fenders, mirrors, and rocker panels. In addition, we also cover the frame around the windshield (A-pillars and leading roof edge). I wanted to highlight this project that we used Autobahn Incognito film on to show much of our prep process, which helps explain where your money is going when choosing HHCC. I want you to see how much time and effort we spend on each car, yet still deliver a timely product. That said, we always prioritize quality over speed, and I firmly believe you cannot have good, fast, and cheap. So we tend to focus more on good and timely (fast might be a bit of an exaggeration, but we do knock out our projects on time).

This 2022 Mercedes SL55 AMG clear bra project had a couple of smaller situations that we wanted to highlight here. The hood is an oversized nearly 64″ long hood, which is bigger than the most common large roll size of 60″, and too big for 99% of PPF shops’ plotters to computer cut. I stock 12″, 18″, 24″, 30″, 36″, 48″, 60″ and 72″ rolls of Autobahn film, which is nearly every size on the market. This ensures we have the right film for the job. We also removed and replaced the BITURBO badges with OEM Mercedes badges, removed the and reinstalled the fender vents, and removed and replaced the Mercedes logo on the front bumper. We do this for extra clean installations and to ensure there was very little seams visible without looking very hard. Needless to say, the client could barely see the film. Clear bra/paint protection film/PPF will stop most rock chips and scratches! Book with us today to get your vehicle protected!

Book your 2022 Mercedes SL55 AMG PPF 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 Mercedes SL55 AMG PPF process - Copperas Cove/Killeen/Harker Heights

  1. Applying Paint Protection Film (PPF) to your Dodge Durango SRT offers several important advantages that help protect your vehicle’s appearance, maintain its value, and minimize the potential for damage. Here’s why installing PPF on your Dodge Durango SRT can be beneficial:

    1. Protection from Road Debris: The Dodge Durango SRT is a performance-oriented SUV that may see spirited driving. PPF acts as a barrier against rocks, stones, gravel, and other debris that can cause chips, scratches, and dings on the vehicle’s paint and bodywork.

    2. Preservation of Aesthetics: The SRT variant of the Durango often features unique styling cues, aggressive design elements, and distinct paint options. PPF helps maintain the pristine appearance of these features, preventing damage and wear that can occur over time.

    3. Prevention of UV Damage: PPF contains UV inhibitors that shield the paint from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays. This protection helps prevent fading, discoloration, and deterioration of the paint finish.

    4. Environmental Contaminant Defense: PPF guards against environmental contaminants such as bird droppings, tree sap, insect acids, and pollutants. These substances can quickly damage paint if left untreated, and PPF provides a protective barrier.

    5. Scratch and Swirl Mark Resistance: PPF has self-healing properties that allow minor scratches and swirl marks to disappear over time when exposed to heat. This helps keep the paint surface looking smooth and unblemished.

    6. Enhanced Resale Value: A well-maintained exterior, thanks to PPF, can contribute to a higher resale value when you decide to sell or trade in your Dodge Durango SRT. Prospective buyers will appreciate the vehicle’s excellent condition.

    7. Long-Term Cost Savings: While the initial investment in PPF may seem significant, it can save you money in the long run by reducing the need for frequent paint repairs, touch-ups, and potential repainting.

    8. Customized Coverage: PPF can be applied to specific areas of your Durango SRT, such as the front bumper, hood, fenders, mirrors, and other high-impact areas. You can customize the coverage based on your preferences and driving habits.

    9. Ease of Maintenance: PPF provides a smooth, hydrophobic surface that repels water, dirt, and grime. This makes cleaning and maintaining your Dodge Durango SRT easier and less time-consuming.

    10. Protection for Performance Vehicles: The Durango SRT is designed for performance and spirited driving. PPF helps protect the vehicle’s exterior from the rigors of high-speed driving, aggressive maneuvers, and exposure to various driving conditions.

    To ensure the best results, choose a reputable and experienced installer who uses high-quality PPF materials. Their expertise will ensure proper application, fitment, and coverage for your Dodge Durango SRT, maximizing the protective benefits of the film.

Aftercare products and instructions for your 2022 Mercedes SL55 AMG PPF

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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