2023 C8 Corvette HTC PPF install and track package!

2023 C8 Corvette HTC PPF install and track package in Copperas Cove/Killeen/Harker Heights

Our three-peat client from the Georgetown area gave us our first orange 2023 C8 Corvette HTC for PPF! We have previously worked on his C6 Z06 Corvette and his Cadillac ELR, where we only did paint correction and ceramic coating. This time, we installed PPF on his 2023 C8 Corvette HTC. We installed a track package, including hood, fenders, mirrors, front bumper, A-pillars, leading roof edge, and rocker panels! These are the highest impact areas on a sports car, and our most popular package on C8 Corvettes in for PPF!

Our clear bra/paint protection film/PPF, such as the Legend PPF we installed on this orange 2023 C8 Corvette HTC, carries a 12-year warranty against yellowing, cracking, and fading. Clear bra/PPF will protect against most rock chips and scratches, and our Legend PPF is self-healing. That means when this C8 Corvette gets minor swirls in the film, it will “heal” in the Copperas Cove/Killeen/Harker Heights and Central Texas sun (or hot water, or heat from a hair dryer)!

Book your 2023 C8 Corvette HTC PPF 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 C8 Corvette HTC PPF & Ceramic Coating - Copperas Cove/Killeen/Harker Heights

PPF stands for Paint Protection Film, and it is a transparent film that is applied to the exterior surfaces of a vehicle, including the paintwork. The purpose of PPF is to protect the car’s paint from scratches, stone chips, and other minor damages that can occur during daily use.

When it comes to the C8 Corvette HTC (Hardtop Convertible), PPF can be a beneficial addition to help preserve the car’s beautiful exterior finish. Here are some key points about PPF on a C8 Corvette HTC:

  1. Protection: The C8 Corvette HTC features a sleek and aerodynamic design with a prominent front end and sculpted body lines. Applying PPF to the car’s vulnerable areas, such as the front bumper, hood, side mirrors, and fenders, can provide an added layer of protection against road debris, insects, and other potential sources of damage. PPF helps to prevent scratches and chips in the paint, keeping the car looking pristine.

  2. Self-Healing Properties: Many modern PPF products offer self-healing properties. This means that the film has the ability to “heal” itself when it incurs light scratches or swirl marks. The film’s top layer has a memory feature that allows it to revert to its original smooth state when exposed to heat, such as sunlight or hot water. This self-healing characteristic helps to maintain the film’s clarity and keeps the C8 Corvette HTC looking flawless.

  3. Optically Clear: High-quality PPF is designed to be optically clear, meaning it is virtually invisible once installed on the car’s surface. This ensures that the beautiful paint finish of the C8 Corvette HTC remains unaffected, allowing its color and shine to be fully appreciated.

  4. Longevity: PPF is typically known for its durability and longevity. It can withstand various weather conditions, UV exposure, and everyday wear and tear. Most reputable PPF brands offer warranties, which can range from a few years to a decade or more, depending on the product and installer. This provides peace of mind knowing that the film will continue to protect the C8 Corvette HTC’s paint for an extended period.

  5. Professional Installation: Applying PPF requires skill and expertise, so it is recommended to have it installed by a professional. The installer will carefully measure and cut the film to fit the specific contours of the C8 Corvette HTC. A proper installation ensures seamless coverage and maximum protection without any visible edges or bubbles.

In summary, PPF is a transparent film that can be applied to the exterior surfaces of a C8 Corvette HTC to protect the paint from scratches, chips, and other minor damages. It provides an added layer of defense while preserving the car’s aesthetic appeal. Professional installation and high-quality PPF products are crucial to ensure optimal protection and a virtually invisible appearance.


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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