2023 Ford F150 Lightning - Five Year Ceramic Coating | Copperas Cove/Killeen/Harker Heights

2023 Ford F150 Lightning Ceramic Coating

At Harker Heights Ceramic Coatings, you know we are friends to Electric Vehicles (EV) and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV)! We have ceramic coated and installed clear bra/PPF/paint protection film on Teslas, Ford Mustang Mach E, and Rivian fully electric vehicles – and now this 2023 Ford F150 Lightning. Additionally, we have worked on hybrid electric vehicles, such as the Honda Clarity and our own BMW i8. Did you know, we have a 55-panel, 22.14kW solar panel system that powers HHCC? We usually operate at a net zero power consumption here in the Copperas Cove/Killeen/Harker Heights area! We love EVs just like this 2023 Ford F150 Lightning

Ceramic coating makes bug guts and road grime clean up so much easier!

We were glad to work on the 2023 Ford F150 Lightning for all of these reasons, and more! This was also the second vehicle (and second electric vehicle) we did for this Copperas Cove/Killeen/Harker Heights area client. Recently, we completed a full front clear bra/paint protection film/PPF installation and five-year ceramic coating on their Rivian R1S fully-electric SUV. As always, we are delighted to complete multiple vehicles for the same client, as it shows that we have their full trust. For the 2023 Ford F150 Lightning, we installed our SB3 Coatings five-year ceramic coating (Alpha) on the exterior surfaces of the vehicle body. For the wheels, we used SB3 Coatings Vortex two-year ceramic coating, and SB3 Coatings Optic one-year glass/windshield coating. A huge thanks to our clients for continually trusting us with their electric vehicles for ceramic coating, paint correction, auto detailing, and clear bra in the Copperas Cove/Killeen/Harker Heights areas! We are Central Texas’ go-to shop for electric vehicles!


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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 probably 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 gloss of the vehicle.  

– 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 for a whole year. Another key 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. 


About the 2023 Ford F150 Lightning

The 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning is an all-electric pickup truck produced by the American automaker Ford. It is part of the Ford F-150, which is the best-selling pickup truck in the United States. The 2023 F-150 Lightning is built on an all-new platform that is designed specifically for electric power and it features a dual-motor setup that produces 563 horsepower and 775 lb-ft of torque. The electric powertrain provides instant acceleration and the truck has a top speed of around 90 mph.

The F-150 Lightning also has a large battery pack that provides an estimated range of around 300 miles on a single charge, making it well-suited for long-distance driving. The battery pack can be charged using both Level 1 and Level 2 charging stations, and it can also be charged using an available home charging station.

The 2023 F-150 Lightning is equipped with a range of advanced technology features, including a large touchscreen infotainment system, advanced connectivity options, and a range of advanced safety features. It also offers a spacious and well-appointed interior with high-quality materials, comfortable seats, and a spacious cargo bed.

Overall, the 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning is an exciting new addition to the pickup truck market and it offers a blend of performance, range, and advanced technology that is designed specifically for the needs of electric vehicle owners.

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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