Yet another satisfied Killeen-area client and yet ANOTHER electric vehicle here at Harker Heights Ceramic Coatings with this 2023 Rivian R1S clear bra and ceramic coating install! This was our first Rivian at HHCC, let alone the Rivian R1S fully-electric SUV. As we mentioned in our article about the Ford Mustang Mach E – we seem to be getting more and more electric vehicles and hybrid electric vehicles here. We have our own hybrid, the BMW i8, a few Tesla Model Y, this Rivian R1S, a Honda Clarity, the Ford Mustang Mach E, and a few others! We are proud of the fact that our 55 panel, 22.14kW solar panel system powers our home and our business with ZERO net electricity consumption from the electric grid (some months are over-produced and returned to the grid, and some months are slightly short, but most months we over produce solar electricity, given the amount of sun we receive in the Copperas Cove/Killeen/Fort Hood/Harker Heights areas).

For this Rivian R1S, the Killeen-area client brought it to us almost straight from the delivery. This is incredibly important to do with clear bra, just as we mentioned in our article about the Toyota Camry TRD that came to us. With paint being so thin, rock chips often happen even within the first 100 miles. After we completed the clear bra installation, we installed a five-year ceramic coating from SB3 Coatings on all painted surfaces, a two-year ceramic coating on the wheels, and a one-year ceramic coating on the windshield.


Call/text us at 254.550.4142 or visit our contact us page to book your ceramic coating, auto detailing, paint enhancement/paint correction, or clear bra/paint protection film appointment with us in the Copperas Cove/Killeen/Fort Hood/Harker Heights areas! 

Matthew laying clear bra/paint protection film on a blue Mazda CX5 hood

About our clear bra/paint protection films:

For this vehicle, we used Legend Paint Protection Films. We talked a lot in a FAQ article about what the major differences are between clear bra/paint protection film/PPF companies, if any, between major film manufacturers like Xpel, SunTek, Eastman, Llumar, 3M,, STEK, Flexishield, Global, Legend and more. 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.

People frequently ask about Xpel clear bra/paint protection film, and if Legend PPF compares to Xpel at all. A lot of people use Xpel to mean clear bra, because Xpel is one of the most popular brands. We also discuss Xpel and if it’s the same as clear bra in this article.

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Matthew applying SB3 Coatings industrial ceramic coating to an Autofiber Saver Applicator pad prior to installing on a Polaris RZR Turbo R Ultimate

About our ceramic coating offerings:

SB3 Coatings Solo is a one-year ceramic coating

SB3 Coatings Omega is a two-year ceramic coating

SB3 Coatings Thirty3 is a three-year ceramic coating

SB3 Coatings Alpha is a five-year coating, similar to other major brands’ five-year ceramic coating packages, similar to 9H

SB3 Coatings Trinity is a seven-year coating

SB3 Coatings Vortex is a two-year ceramic coating for wheels and calipers

SB3 Coatings Optic is a one-year ceramic coating similar to glass ceramic coatings on the market, and is used on your windshield/glass surfaces

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