2023 C8 Corvette Paint Protection Film and Ceramic Coating
2023 C8 Corvette Paint Protection Film and Ceramic Coating Install in Copperas Cove/Killeen/Harker Heights
In this video, we will be preparing this 2023 C8 Stingray for Paint Protection Film using Autobahn Incognito PPF, which carries a lifetime warranty. This client came to us from about an hour away after seeing all of our videos installing clear bra on C8s in the area and reading our amazing reviews. In addition to installing paint protection film, we will be applying a ceramic coating to the rest of the vehicle (and on the wheels and glass). Initially, we were going to only be doing the front bumper and accents, and mirror on this 2023 C8 Stingray Paint Protection Film project, but after careful consideration, the owner decided to also protect the hood as well. This 2023 C8 Stingray also has the standard Jake vinyl you have seen on our other C8s we have done, namely this model year at the 70th anniversary edition Corvettes. However, the Jake stripe is often installed by the dealership, and this client intercepted the application of the stripe (which retails for about $500) to have us install paint protection film FIRST, and THEN have the dealer put the vinyl on top.
Because our Autobahn Incognito PPF is so hydrophobic, we had to use a special solvent called Acrysol to lessen the film’s hydrophobic properties to ensure the dealer can stick the Jake logo on. I hope you enjoy this process video on this 2023 C8 Stingray Paint Protection Film project!
2023 C8 Corvette Paint Protection Film and Ceramic Coating service with us in Copperas Cove/Killeen/Harker Heights!
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.
PAINT PROTECTION FILM/PPF/CLEAR BRA OPTIONS:
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.
CERAMIC COATING, CLEAR BRA, AND PAINT CORRECTION OFFERINGS IN THE COPPERAS COVE/KILLEEN/HARKER HEIGHTS AREA:
– One year ceramic/protective
– Three year ceramic/protective coating
– Five year ceramic/protective coating
TEN-YEAR CERAMIC 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.
2023 C8 Corvette Paint Protection Film and Ceramic Coating - Copperas Cove/Killeen/Harker Heights
Aftercare products and instructions for your 2023 C8 Corvette Paint Protection Film and Ceramic Coating
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
16. Our favorite pressure washer we have used is the Grandfalls from Giraffe Tools. https://amzn.to/3WE3gCq
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