2023 Chevy Silverado Z71 Ceramic Coating

2023 Chevy Silverado Z71 Ceramic Coating process in Copperas Cove/Killeen/Harker Heights

Our 2023 Chevy Silverado ceramic coating client from the Copperas Cove/Killeen/Harker Heights area found us on Google, where we always strive to have a quick response rate! In this instance, we got their message on Google and got them into the shop the very next day by shuffling around our ceramic coating and clear bra schedule.

This 2023 Chevy Silverado ceramic coating project required a little bit of polishing on some trouble areas, which is fairly common, even on newer vehicles. Sometimes newer vehicle have minor paint issues such as contamination or nibs in the paint, which get corrected, but not completely at the factory. So you might have some rotary buffer or even sanding marks on brand-spanking new vehicles! Even more so, sometimes vehicles get improperly washed on the dealer lot and get swirls or defects before you even see them! In either case, we can take care of you at Harker Heights Ceramic Coatings!

2023 Chevy Silverado Z71 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 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. 

2023 Chevy Silverado Z71 Ceramic Coating process - Copperas Cove/Killeen/Harker Heights

Ceramic coating your Chevy Silverado Z71 offers several benefits that contribute to the protection, appearance, and maintenance of your vehicle. Here’s why ceramic coating can be advantageous for your truck:

  1. Enhanced Protection: Ceramic coatings provide a durable and strong barrier that shields your Silverado’s paint from a wide range of environmental contaminants, including UV rays, bird droppings, tree sap, road salt, and harsh weather conditions. This protection helps prevent paint fading, oxidation, and other forms of damage.

  2. Hydrophobic Properties: Ceramic coatings create a hydrophobic effect, causing water and liquids to bead up and roll off the surface. This makes it easier to clean your Silverado and minimizes the chance of water spots and mineral deposits.

  3. Chemical Resistance: The coating’s resistance to chemicals helps protect the paint from potential damage caused by contaminants like bird droppings, insect residue, and tree sap. It also reduces the risk of stains or etching.

  4. Long-Lasting Shine: Ceramic coatings are known for their longevity compared to traditional waxes or sealants. Once applied, they can last for several years, keeping your Silverado looking glossy and vibrant.

  5. Reduced Maintenance Effort: The hydrophobic and self-cleaning properties of ceramic coatings make routine maintenance easier. Dust, dirt, and debris have a harder time adhering to the treated surface, allowing you to spend less time cleaning and detailing your truck.

  6. Preservation of Resale Value: A well-maintained and protected paint finish can contribute to a higher resale value for your Chevy Silverado Z71. Prospective buyers are often attracted to vehicles that have been well-cared for and retain their appearance.

  7. UV Protection: Ceramic coatings offer a degree of UV protection, which can help prevent the paint from fading and the clear coat from deteriorating due to prolonged sun exposure.

  8. Enhanced Appearance: Ceramic coatings provide a deep, glossy finish that enhances the appearance of your truck. The reflective surface showcases the contours and lines of the Silverado, giving it a sleek and polished look.

It’s important to note that the effectiveness of a ceramic coating largely depends on proper application. For the best results, consider having the ceramic coating applied by a professional detailer with experience. This will ensure that your Chevy Silverado Z71 receives the highest level of protection and a showroom-worthy finish


Aftercare products and instructions for your 2023 Chevy Silverado Z71 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

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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