2023 BMW M4 Competition Clear Bra Installation Process

2023 BMW M4 Competition Clear Bra Installation Process in Copperas Cove/Killeen/Harker Heights

This is our three-peat client from Lampasas that we have also done PPF for his 2023 Audi RS5 and 2022 Maserati Ghibli Trofeo. In this case, the 2023 BMW M4 Competition clear bra job was for a track package, which includes hood, fenders, mirrors, bumper, partial A pillar and partial roof line. This car is a perfect example of why PPF is needed immediately. Our client bought this car nearly new with only about 3000 miles, but it already had accumulated quite a bit of rock chips, and we installed PPF on the 2023 BMW M4 Competition to “stop the bleeding.”

PPF, otherwise known as clear bra or paint protection film, will protect this 2023 BMW M4 Competition from most rock chips and scratches in the areas it is covered. It is possible, in some cases, for the rocks to penetrate the film, but typically, it will stop just about everything from the daily course of driving. This 2023 BMW M4 Competition clear bra project also enhances the paint’s shine and provides UV protection from the Copperas Cove/Killeen/Harker Heights sun!

Book your 2023 BMW M4 Competition clear bra/ ceramic coating service with us in Copperas Cove/Killeen/Harker Heights!

Did you know, you can call OR text us at 254.550.4142 or visit our contact us page

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 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 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 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 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


– Solo is a one-year ceramic coating from SB3 Coatings. Undoubtedly, this is our most popular option, after SB3 Alpha five-year ceramic coating.

– Omega is a two-year ceramic coating. Interestingly, SB3 Omega, like many other coatings, enhances the vehicle’s gloss.  

– Thirty3 is a three-year ceramic coating from SB3 Coatings. Of note, Thirty3 has a three-hour cure period before getting wet, which is our fastest-drying coating.

– Alpha is a five-year coating, similar to other major brands’ five-year package and 9H. Of course, SB3 Alpha is also from SB3 Coatings.

– Trinity is a seven-year offering from SB3 Coatings. It should be noted that Trinity is a multi-layer ceramic coating.

– Vortex is a two-year coating for wheels and calipers from SB3 Coatings. Unlike many other coatings, Vortex is a high-temp coating.

– Optic is a one-year ceramic coating similar to glass on the market and is used on your windshield/glass surfaces from SB3 Coatings. Unlike Rain-X or similar products, SB3 Optic will last a year. Another critical point is the incredible hydrophobic properties that SB3 Optic has over Rain-X.



– 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. 

2023 BMW M4 Competition Clear Bra/Ceramic Coating - Copperas Cove/Killeen/Harker Heights

The BMW M4 Competition is a high-performance sports car that belongs to BMW’s M lineup, known for its exceptional performance, aggressive styling, and advanced technologies. Here are some key features and specifications of the BMW M4 Competition:

  1. Engine and Performance: The M4 Competition is equipped with a powerful 3.0-liter inline-six engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology. In recent models, this engine produces around 503 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque. It is paired with an eight-speed M Steptronic automatic transmission or an optional six-speed manual transmission. The M4 Competition boasts impressive acceleration and can reach 0 to 60 mph in just around 3.8 seconds.

  2. Design and Styling: The M4 Competition exhibits a bold and aggressive design that distinguishes it from the standard BMW 4 Series models. It features large air intakes, a sculpted hood, aerodynamic elements, flared fenders, quad exhaust pipes, and an iconic double-kidney grille specific to M models. The M4 Competition has a sporty and muscular stance, conveying its performance-oriented nature.

  3. Performance Features: The M4 Competition comes with various performance-enhancing features. These may include an adaptive M suspension, an electronically controlled M Sport rear differential, an M Drive system with customizable driving modes, and M Compound brakes for excellent stopping power. Optional features like carbon-ceramic brakes and an M Carbon exterior package are also available.

  4. Interior and Technology: Inside, the M4 Competition offers a driver-focused cockpit with high-quality materials and advanced technology. It features supportive sport seats, an M-specific instrument cluster, an M Sport steering wheel, and carbon fiber or aluminum trim accents. The infotainment system includes a large touchscreen display, BMW’s iDrive interface, smartphone integration, navigation, and a premium audio system. Advanced driver assistance systems and safety features are also present.

  5. M4 Competition Packages: BMW offers various packages to further enhance the M4 Competition’s performance and customization options. For example, the Competition Package includes additional engine tuning, chassis enhancements, and exclusive design elements. Other packages may offer carbon-fiber components, upgraded suspension, exhaust systems, and more.

Applying a clear bra, also known as paint protection film (PPF), to a BMW M4 Competition can provide several benefits:

  1. Protection against rock chips and scratches: The clear bra acts as a sacrificial layer that absorbs impacts from road debris, preventing them from directly hitting and damaging the vehicle’s paint. This helps to protect the M4 Competition’s front end, which is prone to rock chips and scratches during daily driving or on the track.

  2. Preserving the paint’s finish: The M4 Competition often features a high-quality paint job with specialized finishes like metallic or matte. Applying a clear bra helps to preserve the paint’s original finish by shielding it from fading, discoloration, and damage caused by UV rays, bird droppings, tree sap, and other environmental contaminants.

  3. Easy maintenance and cleaning: Clear bra has self-healing properties, meaning that minor scratches and swirl marks on the film can disappear over time with heat or light. This makes maintenance and cleaning easier, as the film is resistant to stains and can be washed and detailed without worrying about damaging the paint.

  4. Retaining the vehicle’s resale value: By protecting the M4 Competition’s paint from chips, scratches, and other damages, the clear bra helps maintain its overall appearance and condition. This can be beneficial when it comes time to sell or trade in the vehicle, as a well-maintained paint job can contribute to a higher resale value.

  5. Invisible protection: Quality clear bra installations are virtually invisible when properly applied. This means that the appearance of the M4 Competition remains unaffected, allowing the vehicle’s design, color, and body lines to shine through without any noticeable changes.

It’s important to note that the effectiveness of a clear bra largely depends on the quality of the film itself and the installation process. It’s recommended to seek professional installation from experienced technicians who specialize in paint protection film to ensure the best results


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://amzn.to/3WZkwlp

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://amzn.to/3G1NV7w

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://amzn.to/3Z3MApg

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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