2023 RAM TRX Tyrant - Ceramic Coating & debadging

2023 RAM TRX Tyrant - Ceramic Coating & debadging in Copperas Cove/Killeen/Harker Heights

Our Copperas Cove/Killeen/Harker Heights client brought his brand new 2023 RAM TRX in for ceramic coating and a debadging in preparation for applying TRX Tyrant badges after a significant upgrade at the dealership in Granger, Iowa. The TRX Tyrant Performance packages push the supercharged 6.2-liter (376 cubic-inch) HEMI HELLCAT V8 from 702 horsepower and 650 lb.-ft. of torque, to an impressive 787 horsepower and 702 lb.-ft. of torque (a gain of 85 horsepower and 52 lb.-ft. of torque). The added power is good enough to push the massive pickup to a 1/4-mile time of 11.84 sec. @ 114 mph, an increase of .9 seconds and 8 mph over a stock TRX. You can read more about it here: https://moparinsiders.com/meet-the-787-horsepower-2023-ram-1500-trx-tyrant-performance-off-roader/

We removed the badging and cleaned up the area with a polisher before applying a ceramic coating. Because the ceramic coating will prevent the RAM TRX Tyrant badges from adhering properly, the owner will bring us the Tyrant back so we can polish off the ceramic coating and re-apply new badges once they arrive. This is the same reason bugs won’t stick to the car, which is a good thing – it means you have a good ceramic coating, just like this 2023 RAM TRX Tyrant ceramic coating. This is not the first RAM TRX, nor Raptor (its competitor) we have worked on. We installed PPF and ceramic coating on a 2022 RAM TRX last year and ceramic coating on a 2022 Ford F150 Raptor and 2019 F150 Raptor.

2023 RAM TRX Tyrant - Ceramic Coating & debadging service with us in Copperas Cove/Killeen/Harker Heights!

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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 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


– Solo is a one-year ceramic coating from SB3 Coatings. Undoubtedly, this is our most popular option, after our five-year ceramic coating.

– 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 RAM TRX Tyrant - Ceramic Coating & debadging - Copperas Cove/Killeen/Harker Heights

Ceramic coating is a protective layer that can be applied to the exterior surfaces of a vehicle, including the Ram TRX. Here are some reasons why ceramic coating can be beneficial for a Ram TRX:

  1. Enhanced Paint Protection: The ceramic coating forms a durable and transparent layer on the vehicle’s paint, providing an additional shield against various contaminants. It helps to protect the paint from UV rays, oxidation, bird droppings, insect splatters, and other environmental factors that can cause damage or fading over time.

  2. Chemical Resistance: Ceramic coatings are known for their chemical resistance properties. They can withstand exposure to harsh chemicals such as acidic cleaners or industrial fallout, which might otherwise etch or damage the paint finish. This makes it easier to clean the Ram TRX and reduces the risk of chemical-induced paint damage.

  3. Hydrophobic Effect: Ceramic coatings offer hydrophobic properties, meaning they repel water and other liquids. As a result, water, dirt, and mud slide off the vehicle’s surface more easily, making it easier to clean and maintain. The hydrophobic effect also helps to minimize water spots and prevents contaminants from adhering to the paint, keeping the Ram TRX looking cleaner for longer.

  4. Gloss and Shine: Ceramic coatings can enhance the visual appearance of the Ram TRX by providing a deep gloss and shine. The coating reflects light and can make the paint look more vibrant and smooth. It gives the vehicle a showroom-like finish and helps to maintain its aesthetic appeal.

  5. Longevity: Ceramic coatings are known for their durability and longevity. When properly applied and maintained, they can last for several years, providing ongoing protection to the Ram TRX. This can help to preserve the vehicle’s resale value and keep it looking newer for an extended period.

It’s important to note that while ceramic coating offers significant benefits, it is not an invincible solution. It does not make the vehicle completely impervious to scratches or dents, and regular maintenance and care are still necessary to ensure its effectiveness. Additionally, professional application of ceramic coating is recommended to achieve the best results and ensure proper bonding to the vehicle’s surfaces.

Aftercare products and instructions for your 2023 RAM TRX Tyrant - Ceramic Coating & debadging

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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