2023 Ford F150 PPF Process

2023 Ford F150 PPF process in Copperas Cove/Killeen/Harker Heights

You probably see all of the sports cars we do here at Harker Heights Ceramic Coatings, but this IS Texas, after all. So today we have a 2023 Ford F150 paint protection film project in the shop to stop rock chips on this brand new King Ranch. We will be installing Autobahn performance films PPF/clear bra, which carries a lifetime warranty against yellowing, cracking, and fading.

The 2023 Ford F150 King Ranch is a top-of-the-line option for the best selling truck in America, and installing paint protection film on your 2023 Ford F150 is the right choice. Body shops typically produce inferior work than the factory (although almost every car we get from the factory we see defects even from robots). And then, once you start repainting panels you also lose the chance to get warranties from most film manufacturers. Body shops so often mess up the prep and cut corners that it’s common for paint to lift on repainted panels. So, just like this 2023 Ford F150 paint protection film project, we want to get your vehicle protected right away as well!

Book your 2023 Ford F150 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 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 Ford F150 PPF process - Copperas Cove/Killeen/Harker Heights

  1. nstalling Paint Protection Film (PPF) on your new Ford F-150 offers several important advantages that help protect your truck’s appearance, maintain its value, and minimize the potential for damage. Here are some compelling reasons why applying PPF to your new F-150 can be a smart choice:

    1. Protection against Road Debris: PPF acts as a shield against rocks, stones, gravel, and other debris that can cause chips, scratches, and dings on your F-150’s paint and bodywork. This is particularly important for trucks that are often driven on highways, construction sites, and rough terrain.

    2. Preservation of Aesthetics: PPF helps maintain the original appearance of your F-150’s paint finish, preventing damage and wear that can occur over time. This is especially important for new vehicles that you want to keep looking like new for years to come.

    3. Prevention of UV Damage: PPF contains UV inhibitors that protect the paint from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays. UV exposure can lead to fading, oxidation, and deterioration of the paint finish over time.

    4. Environmental Contaminant Defense: PPF guards against environmental contaminants such as bird droppings, tree sap, insect acids, and pollutants. These substances can quickly damage paint if left untreated, and PPF provides an additional layer of protection.

    5. Resistance to Scratches and Swirl Marks: PPF has self-healing properties that allow minor scratches and swirl marks to disappear over time when exposed to heat. This helps maintain a smooth and unblemished paint surface.

    6. Enhanced Resale Value: A well-maintained exterior, thanks to PPF, can contribute to a higher resale value when you decide to sell or trade in your Ford F-150. Potential buyers will be attracted to a truck that has been well cared for.

    7. Long-Term Cost Savings: While the upfront cost of PPF installation may seem significant, it can save you money in the long run by reducing the need for frequent paint repairs, touch-ups, and potential repainting.

    8. Custom Coverage Options: PPF can be applied to specific areas of your F-150, such as the front bumper, hood, fenders, mirrors, and other high-impact zones. You can choose the coverage that suits your driving habits and preferences.

    9. Ease of Maintenance: PPF provides a smooth, hydrophobic surface that repels water, dirt, and grime. This makes cleaning and maintaining your Ford F-150 easier and less time-consuming.

    10. Protection for Work and Play: Many F-150 owners use their trucks for various purposes, including work, hauling, and off-roading. PPF helps protect the exterior from the rigors of these activities and ensures your truck remains in top condition.

    To ensure optimal results, select a reputable and experienced PPF installer who uses high-quality materials. Their expertise will ensure proper application, fitment, and coverage for your Ford F-150, maximizing the protective benefits of the film.


Aftercare products and instructions for your 2022 BMW X3 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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