Completely protected from rocks & scratches - Clear Bra/PPF/Ceramic Coating 2023 C8 Corvette HTC

Completely protected from rocks & scratches - Clear Bra/PPF/Ceramic Coating 2023 C8 Corvette HTC

You probably are thinking that this Copperas Cove/Killeen/Harker Heights area client brought us back his 2023 C8 Corvette HTC in Rapid Blue, but that would be incorrect! This clear bra/PPF job is NOT the same 2023 Rapid Blue Corvette you saw a few weeks ago receiving a full front clear bra. THIS 2023 C8 Corvette HTC is a different one, and it received a full body clear bra, interior ceramic coating, wheels off ceramic coating, and interior ceramic coating. 

This first-time Corvette owner wanted to protect their car for life, and so they brought their 2023 C8 Corvette Hard Top Convertible (HTC) to us to protect for the life of the car (essentially). Our clear bra/paint protection film/PPF packages are warranted for 10-12 years, depending on the selected products. In this case, this C8 Corvette received our 12-year warranty gloss film, which covers almost every painted spot on the car.

After we finished the long task of installing PPF everywhere on this 2023 C8 Corvette HTC, we removed the wheels to ceramic coat the brake calipers and inner portions of the wheel, as well as ceramic coated the interior, glass, and then over the top of the PPF. PPF is great for car enthusiasts, as most minor swirls and scratches will heal in the Copperas Cove/Killeen/Harker Heights sun! Someone brushes up against your car? No issue. Get caught in the rain? No issue. Rock chips on I-35? No issue (usually!).

Protecting a Corvette with PPF (Paint Protection Film) is a wise decision for several reasons:

  1. Preserves the Corvette’s Appearance: Corvettes are high-performance vehicles that often have expensive paint finishes. Applying PPF to the Corvette’s exterior surfaces will help maintain the original paint finish, protecting it from fading, chipping, and other types of damage.

  2. Protects against damage: Corvettes are often driven on the open road, which can expose the paint finish to road debris, rocks, and other hazards. Applying PPF to the vehicle’s paint surface will create an additional layer of protection against these hazards, preventing unsightly chips and scratches that can damage the Corvette’s appearance.

  3. Easy maintenance: PPF is easy to clean and maintain, making it an excellent investment for anyone who wants to keep their Corvette looking its best. The film can be washed with soap and water, just like the rest of the vehicle, without worrying about damaging the paint surface.

  4. Long-lasting protection: PPF is a durable material that can last for years, providing long-lasting protection for the Corvette’s paint finish. This means that the vehicle’s appearance and value will be preserved over the long term, making it an excellent investment for any Corvette owner.

Overall, applying PPF to a Corvette is an excellent way to protect the vehicle’s paint finish, preserve its appearance and value, and make it easier to maintain. It is a smart investment for any Corvette owner who wants to ensure that their vehicle stays in top condition



Book your C8 Corvette ceramic coating/clear bra 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 - PPF - Ceramic Coating - Copperas Cove/Killeen/Harker Heights

he Rapid Blue C8 Corvette is a sports car manufactured by Chevrolet. It is part of the eighth generation of the Chevrolet Corvette and was introduced in 2020. The Rapid Blue color is a vibrant blue that is available as an exterior paint option for the C8 Corvette.

The C8 Corvette features a mid-engine design, which means the engine is located behind the driver and passenger seats, providing better weight distribution and handling. It is powered by a 6.2-liter V8 engine that produces 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque, and it is paired with an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

The C8 Corvette has a sleek and aerodynamic design with sharp lines and a low profile. It also features advanced technologies such as a digital instrument cluster, a touchscreen infotainment system, and a head-up display. The car has a top speed of 194 miles per hour and can accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 2.9 seconds.

Overall, the Rapid Blue C8 Corvette is a high-performance sports car that combines advanced technology with a sleek design and impressive power.


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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