After Care / Car Wash Instructions

Primarily serving Copperas Cove/Killeen/Fort Hood/Harker Heights areas

This will give you all of the information you need to take care of your freshly ceramic coated car, clear bra, auto detail, or paint enhancement without causing damage to the paint. We will outline all of the auto detailing products we use, with video descriptions, as well as YouTube videos showing you every process we take to clean and prep your car before a ceramic coating/paint enhancement/clear bra/auto detailing job – with full transparency.

If you haven’t scheduled or completed your ceramic coating, paint enhancement, or clear bra with Harker Heights Ceramic Coatings (HHCC), do so below, before we get started!

After Care / Car Wash Instructions

Primarily serving Copperas Cove/Killeen/Fort Hood/Harker Heights areas

This will give you all of the information you need to take care of your freshly ceramic coated car, clear bra, auto detail, or paint enhancement without causing damage to the paint. We will outline all of the auto detailing products we use, with video descriptions, as well as YouTube videos showing you every process we take to clean and prep your car before a ceramic coating/paint enhancement/clear bra/auto detailing job – with full transparency.

If you haven’t scheduled or completed your ceramic coating, paint enhancement, or clear bra with Harker Heights Ceramic Coatings (HHCC), do so below, before we get started!

"The service provided far exceeded my expectations from the beginning to end. I took my Kia Telluride to Matt for a ceramic coating and was extremely happy with the results. What I was most impressed with is the professionalism. Matt took the time to explain the details of the ceramic process and differences in the packages. He is very honest in his assessment of the vehicles paint condition and did not try to up sale me on the packages. He kept me updated on each phase of the process with pictures along the way. Once I picked up my vehicle he did a good job of explaining and demonstrating how to care for a ceramic coated vehicle. I would highly recommend him to anyone wanting their car/truck ceramic coated or detailed."

Ron - Killeen, Texas

"I had Matthew come down to Austin from Harker Heights (1 hour drive) to do a paint correction and ceramic coating on my 2008 Corvette. He did an AMAZING job and the Ceramic Pro he put on my car makes it look 1000% better! I had some oxidation on a couple parts and alot of dirt embedded in the paint because I used to have to drive on a dirt road everyday with it. The car now looks like shes never seen dirt before. The difference between what I gave him and what he returned to me is night and day. He also has really amazing prices. You will definitely get more than you are paying for if you choose to give Matthew your business. I'll definitely be coming back."

Nick - Austin, Texas

"Matthew turned my daily driver that I thought was beyond help into something I barely even want to drive anymore it’s so nice looking. The paint correction and ceramic coating he did was perfect. It looks so good I might try to sell it to Carvana in this market. You wouldn’t know this car has sat outside in direct sunlight /Uv damage for 7+ years ever since I bought it from its original owner, and it looks like there’s a fresh new coat of paint on it , it’s crazy how good it came out."

Gorge - Harker Heights, Texas

"Thank you so much Matthew! When I dropped the car off the paint looked awful, it was full of scratches and bugs that wouldn’t come off. Matthew didn’t rush and treated me like family and my car like it was his own! On the day of pick up my car looked brand new! Harker Heights Ceramic Coatings made the process extremely easy and affordable. I cannot recommend Matthew enough. If you want your car to look brand new and have the best service possible - hit him up!"

Josh - Killeen, Texas

Part 1: What products do you use?

Part 1: What products do you use?

Here is a list of products we use in our videos, with alternatives in case you choose something else for your auto detailing needs. Some of these products are available locally from a company called Dead Dog, which has a distributor right here in Killeen, Texas. Please note that Americana Global is owned by Ceramic Pro. We also use SB3 Coatings products as well. If one of these links expire or you need alternative suggestions to the SB3, Ceramic Pro, P&S, Adam’s, Autofiber, Dirty-Tools, MakeMoneyLLC, Milwaukee, or Renegade products, please don’t hesitate to contact us with options. 

 

We have used many of them, and many of them work, from the Ceramic Pro/Americana Global products all the way to some of the “cheaper” Chemical Guys products. A lot of times products are generally good, especially auto detailing chemicals and supplies, regardless of where they come from. Some of these companies like Ceramic Pro/Americana Global are international corporations with massive advertising budgets, and sometimes you will pay extra to have that label. In a pinch, you might be able to even go to Walmart for some of these products. So if budget is an issue, please text us!

Empty bottles
Bottle funnels
P&S bug off
P&S wheel cleaner:
Adams deionized water filter system
Giraffe tools pressure washer
Stubby wash handle
Aftercare / foam cannon soap (use HHCC10 for 10% off)
Wash mitt
Wheel cleaner tool
Bucket with grit guard
Drying towels
Leaf blower
Leaf blower accessories
Wheel towel
Tire dressing pad
Rinseless wash
Pump Sprayer
Water spot remover

Part 1: What products do you use?

Here is a list of products we use in our videos, with alternatives in case you choose something else for your auto detailing needs. Some of these products are available locally from a company called Dead Dog, which has a distributor right here in Killeen, Texas. Please note that Americana Global is owned by Ceramic Pro. We also use SB3 Coatings products as well. If one of these links expire or you need alternative suggestions to the SB3, Ceramic Pro, P&S, Adam’s, Autofiber, Dirty-Tools, MakeMoneyLLC, Milwaukee, or Renegade products, please don’t hesitate to contact us with options. 

 

We have used many of them, and many of them work, from the Ceramic Pro/Americana Global products all the way to some of the “cheaper” Chemical Guys products. A lot of times products are generally good, especially auto detailing chemicals and supplies, regardless of where they come from. Some of these companies like Ceramic Pro/Americana Global are international corporations with massive advertising budgets, and sometimes you will pay extra to have that label. In a pinch, you might be able to even go to Walmart for some of these products. So if budget is an issue, please text us!

Empty bottles
Bottle funnels
P&S bug off
P&S wheel cleaner:
Adams deionized water filter system
Giraffe tools pressure washer
Stubby wash handle
Aftercare / foam cannon soap (use HHCC10 for 10% off)
Wash mitt
Wheel cleaner tool
Bucket with grit guard
Drying towels
Leaf blower
Leaf blower accessories
Wheel towel
Tire dressing pad
Rinseless wash
Pump Sprayer
Water spot remover

Part 2: Do's and Dont's

– avoid washing in the sun, and try to wash in the shade or a cool area

– don’t let hard water dry on your ceramic coating or clear bra

– if you must wash in the sun, do one panel at a time

– do not rub the paint hard when washing or drying; try to be as gentle as possible. Whether you have ceramic coating or bare paint, you can scratch it. You can be a little more aggressive with clear bra because it has self-healing technology

– don’t let bug remover, tar remover, or wheel cleaner dry in the sun

– clean your glass not facing the sun or in the heat

– take care of clear bra/PPF/paint protection film edges, both with the size or degree pressure washer tip, and getting too close to the edge and lifting the clear bra edge

– stay around 2.5 to 3 feet back with the pressure washer nozzle to be on the safe side

– if you drop the towel or mitt you are using, the item is contaminated and you need to switch it out

– have multiple options of towels in case you drop something

– separate your mitts and towels between paint and wheels, and don’t mix them (avoid even mixing them in the washer if you can)

– use 3D Towel Kleen or similar microfiber towel cleaner when you wash them

– replace your towels as they get old and scratchy

Part 3: Waterless wash,wheels.

Part 3: Waterless wash,wheels.

 Use this method after we have ceramic coated your wheels and they are not super filthy. Remember we are using a completely different towel for wheels that we don’t mix with paint towels. You’re simply going to spray a generous amount of waterless wash on your ceramic coated wheel and wipe it off. Again, this is not a good idea when the wheels are super dirty and really if you don’t have access to water/hose. If you have the option you definitely would be better to hit these with soap and a mitt, even though they are ceramic coated. Remember that ceramic coating isn’t going to completely repel the brake dust on your wheels, it’s just going to make this part of the process easier.  



Part 4: Waterless wash,Car.

If your car is not that dirty, for example if you keep the car clean and it doesn’t get muddy, you can use the waterless wash or rinseless wash method. The goal of rinseless wash is to lift the dirt particles off the surface so they are somewhat floating on the ceramic coating. Since the ceramic coating has filled in peaks and valleys in your paint or in your clear bra, it’s easier to remove. Liberally spray the waterless wash onto the surface in small areas, and use your plush microfiber drying towel (we use Autofiber) to sort of drag across the surface without using much pressure. With a ceramic coating, this should come off very easily. If you have a clear bra on your car, as well, it’s even easier, as you can be a little quicker with the wiping and a little more aggressive as well, since the clear bra is self-healing and it won’t scratch your paint.



 

Part 5: Wheels, standard wash with pressure washer/buckets

Part 5: Wheels, standard wash with  pressure washer / buckets

Wheels, standard wash with foam cannon/hose/two buckets: Always wash and pre-rinse your wheels in the shade if possible using a 40 degree tip and staying about 2.5-3 feet away from the surface. Work on wheels first – you’ll notice that the wheels should bead pretty well once they are ceramic coating, making your cleanup easier. We use a non-acid-based wheel cleaner from P&S using a microfiber wheel brush to agitate them. Rub the wheel cleaner on the grit guard every approximately 1/3 of the wheel and do not mix that rinse bucket with other items that will touch the paint. Re-rinse the wheel again with a pressure washer. Again, it should be easy because your wheel is now ceramic coated. Remember to keep items that come in contact with the wheel away from the paint, and separate the buckets, mitts, etc. Because the wheel is ceramic coated, does not mean you won’t have brake dust, but it should be easier to clean off. In many cases you may not need to physically agitate the wheel because the ceramic coating makes it that much easier – if that’s the case, use the same concept with the wheels as you would the paint – the less touching the better.

 

Part 6: Standard pressure washer/hose/foam cannon.

Part 6: Standard pressure  washer/hose/foam cannon.

For waterless/rinseless wash, we only want to use that, even on a ceramic coated/clear bra vehicle if the car is not really that dirty. Once it gets past that dusty/very lightly dirty stage, you want to move to a hose/foam cannon/two bucket method to clean it, even if it is coated or has clear bra. Remember that ceramic coating does not protect against scratching of the surface when washing and drying your vehicle – only clear bra will help with that. 

Always wash top to bottom on the car so the water and dirt you are rinsing off your ceramic coated car runs over uncleaned or dirty panels. You don’t want to clean a panel and then clean the panel above it, and all the dirt runs back to the panel you just cleaned.

Set up a rinse bucket with a grit guard and a nice, soft mitt (or sponge), with fresh water only in it. You’re going to use that grit guard to shake off the dirt particles from the mitt when you rinse it.

Wash/rinse the vehicle, which should be easier since it has ceramic coating, clear bra/paint protection film, or both. Sometimes, if you want to be extra careful, you can spray rinseless wash on the surface before you even rinse it off to help raise the dirt particles off the ceramic coated surface. 

Switch to the foam cannon. Foam the car. From the top of the vehicle, use light pressure side to side with your mitt. As soon as you get the mitt dirty, you’re going to rub the mitt on the grit guard, dislodging the dirt to the bottom of the bucket, and wring out the mitt. Continue on. The more you rinse and wring out, and work in small sections, the less likely you are to scratch.

Switch back to the 40 degree tip and rinse top to bottom again just like you did to start. Use either a towel, lightly moving over the surface (again, easier because of the ceramic coating), changing out your towels frequently. Or you can use a leaf blower as well, just ensure the battery is charged and set on the high setting.

Use a separate towel (we use black so it’s obvious) to dry wheels so they don’t get mixed in with towels that touch the paint.

 

Part 7: Standard pressure washer/hose/foam cannon  (extra dirty with two bucket method added)

Part 7: Standard pressure washer/hose/foam cannon (extra dirty with two bucket method added)

You’re going to use the same method as with the regular foam cannon method, except now you are adding a second bucket with a mitt and soap. So instead of just using the mitt with the foam cannon and rinsing, you’re going to use the bucket with the soap in it. Foam cannon, then clean mitt dipped in soapy water, then rinse as usual, then back to the soapy water, and repeat. 

This is also the method you will use if you don’t have access to a hose and/or foam cannon/pressure washer, such as potentially at an apartment complex or similar.  You just have to eliminate the foam cannon out of the equation. 



Part 8: Interior and  Windshield Cleaning .

Part 8: Interior and Windshield Cleaning .

For cleaning windshields, using an old newspaper is a myth that doesn’t work anymore, because the dye process has changed over the years. The best method we have found to clean windshields is to spray waterless wash (which can also be diluted to be a glass cleaner), use a squeegee to clean it off. Take a perfectly clean microfiber and dry the remainder, and then take another towel and wipe it one more time. Once you use these towels, you cannot reuse them, as the dirt is what causes streaks on the interior windshield. 

 

To clean our interior, which we have also ceramic coated (we always ceramic coat just about every surface to make cleanup easier), we use P&S express interior cleaner. It works on leather, plastic, and fabric with no issue. It’s really as easy as spraying some onto a clean rag and wiping off.

 

It’s important to not use a brand-new colorful towel that hasn’t been washed, or a towel that bleeds, when you are dealing with lighter colored interiors and leather, even if they are ceramic coated, because the dye from the towel can transfer to the light surface. This is particularly concerning on the Teslas with the white vegan leather interiors, which are known to even turn blue from blue jeans (and another reason we highly recommend ceramic coating them, to make that removal easier or to prevent the dye transfer entirely). 



Part 9: Tire Shine .

For tire shine, we typically use Americana Global Tire and Trim and a smaller Autofiber applicator, and we simply apply it on and wipe it off. This gives it a new tire look as opposed to dousing the tire in tire shine, which slings shine all over the vehicle and looks too greasy for our tastes. You’ll want to clean the tire as best as possible first, typically by scrubbing it (but not using the same stuff as you would use for paint). The cleaner the tire, the better and longer the tire shine will last. You can use Dawn dish soap as a safe method to scrub the tires, OR you can use something like 3D Orange Degreaser – but CAUTION – you must be careful when using degreaser, so reach out to us with questions, read the instructions, and do not let it dwell too long.

Part 10: Water Spot Removal .

 The biggest culprit of water spots is either washing your vehicle with hard water, or the water from an untreated sprinkler system. The best method to remove this is to use vinegar, which you will likely have around the house. And then rinse the car off afterward. If you need to use a dedicated waterspot remover, such as the Renegade product we recommended, just ensure you wear gloves and immediately rinse the surface afterward (and do not apply in direct light).

 

Part 2: Do's and Don'ts

– avoid washing in the sun, and try to wash in the shade or a cool area

– don’t let hard water dry on your ceramic coating or clear bra

– if you must wash in the sun, do one panel at a time

– do not rub the paint hard when washing or drying; try to be as gentle as possible. Whether you have ceramic coating or bare paint, you can scratch it. You can be a little more aggressive with clear bra because it has self-healing technology

– don’t let bug remover, tar remover, or wheel cleaner dry in the sun

– clean your glass not facing the sun or in the heat

– take care of clear bra/PPF/paint protection film edges, both with the size or degree pressure washer tip, and getting too close to the edge and lifting the clear bra edge

– stay around 2.5 to 3 feet back with the pressure washer nozzle to be on the safe side

– if you drop the towel or mitt you are using, the item is contaminated and you need to switch it out

– have multiple options of towels in case you drop something

– separate your mitts and towels between paint and wheels, and don’t mix them (avoid even mixing them in the washer if you can)

– use 3D Towel Kleen or similar microfiber towel cleaner when you wash them

– replace your towels as they get old and scratchy

Part 3: Waterless wash,wheels.

 Use this method after we have ceramic coated your wheels and they are not super filthy. Remember we are using a completely different towel for wheels that we don’t mix with paint towels. You’re simply going to spray a generous amount of waterless wash on your ceramic coated wheel and wipe it off. Again, this is not a good idea when the wheels are super dirty and really if you don’t have access to water/hose. If you have the option you definitely would be better to hit these with soap and a mitt, even though they are ceramic coated. Remember that ceramic coating isn’t going to completely repel the brake dust on your wheels, it’s just going to make this part of the process easier.  



Part 4: Waterless wash,Car.

If your car is not that dirty, for example if you keep the car clean and it doesn’t get muddy, you can use the waterless wash or rinseless wash method. The goal of rinseless wash is to lift the dirt particles off the surface so they are somewhat floating on the ceramic coating. Since the ceramic coating has filled in peaks and valleys in your paint or in your clear bra, it’s easier to remove. Liberally spray the waterless wash onto the surface in small areas, and use your plush microfiber drying towel (we use Autofiber) to sort of drag across the surface without using much pressure. With a ceramic coating, this should come off very easily. If you have a clear bra on your car, as well, it’s even easier, as you can be a little quicker with the wiping and a little more aggressive as well, since the clear bra is self-healing and it won’t scratch your paint.



 

Part 5: Wheels, standard wash with pressure washer/buckets

Wheels, standard wash with foam cannon/hose/two buckets: Always wash and pre-rinse your wheels in the shade if possible using a 40 degree tip and staying about 2.5-3 feet away from the surface. Work on wheels first – you’ll notice that the wheels should bead pretty well once they are ceramic coating, making your cleanup easier. We use a non-acid-based wheel cleaner from P&S using a microfiber wheel brush to agitate them. Rub the wheel cleaner on the grit guard every approximately 1/3 of the wheel and do not mix that rinse bucket with other items that will touch the paint. Re-rinse the wheel again with a pressure washer. Again, it should be easy because your wheel is now ceramic coated. Remember to keep items that come in contact with the wheel away from the paint, and separate the buckets, mitts, etc. Because the wheel is ceramic coated, does not mean you won’t have brake dust, but it should be easier to clean off. In many cases you may not need to physically agitate the wheel because the ceramic coating makes it that much easier – if that’s the case, use the same concept with the wheels as you would the paint – the less touching the better.

 

Part 6: Standard pressure washer/hose/foam cannon.

For waterless/rinseless wash, we only want to use that, even on a ceramic coated/clear bra vehicle if the car is not really that dirty. Once it gets past that dusty/very lightly dirty stage, you want to move to a hose/foam cannon/two bucket method to clean it, even if it is coated or has clear bra. Remember that ceramic coating does not protect against scratching of the surface when washing and drying your vehicle – only clear bra will help with that. 

Always wash top to bottom on the car so the water and dirt you are rinsing off your ceramic coated car runs over uncleaned or dirty panels. You don’t want to clean a panel and then clean the panel above it, and all the dirt runs back to the panel you just cleaned.

Set up a rinse bucket with a grit guard and a nice, soft mitt (or sponge), with fresh water only in it. You’re going to use that grit guard to shake off the dirt particles from the mitt when you rinse it.

Wash/rinse the vehicle, which should be easier since it has ceramic coating, clear bra/paint protection film, or both. Sometimes, if you want to be extra careful, you can spray rinseless wash on the surface before you even rinse it off to help raise the dirt particles off the ceramic coated surface. 

Switch to the foam cannon. Foam the car. From the top of the vehicle, use light pressure side to side with your mitt. As soon as you get the mitt dirty, you’re going to rub the mitt on the grit guard, dislodging the dirt to the bottom of the bucket, and wring out the mitt. Continue on. The more you rinse and wring out, and work in small sections, the less likely you are to scratch.

Switch back to the 40 degree tip and rinse top to bottom again just like you did to start. Use either a towel, lightly moving over the surface (again, easier because of the ceramic coating), changing out your towels frequently. Or you can use a leaf blower as well, just ensure the battery is charged and set on the high setting.

Use a separate towel (we use black so it’s obvious) to dry wheels so they don’t get mixed in with towels that touch the paint.

 

Part 7: Standard pressure washer/hose/foam cannon (extra dirty with two bucket method added)

You’re going to use the same method as with the regular foam cannon method, except now you are adding a second bucket with a mitt and soap. So instead of just using the mitt with the foam cannon and rinsing, you’re going to use the bucket with the soap in it. Foam cannon, then clean mitt dipped in soapy water, then rinse as usual, then back to the soapy water, and repeat. 

This is also the method you will use if you don’t have access to a hose and/or foam cannon/pressure washer, such as potentially at an apartment complex or similar.  You just have to eliminate the foam cannon out of the equation. 



Part 8: Interior and Windshield Cleaning.

For cleaning windshields, using an old newspaper is a myth that doesn’t work anymore, because the dye process has changed over the years. The best method we have found to clean windshields is to spray waterless wash (which can also be diluted to be a glass cleaner), use a squeegee to clean it off. Take a perfectly clean microfiber and dry the remainder, and then take another towel and wipe it one more time. Once you use these towels, you cannot reuse them, as the dirt is what causes streaks on the interior windshield. 

 

To clean our interior, which we have also ceramic coated (we always ceramic coat just about every surface to make cleanup easier), we use P&S express interior cleaner. It works on leather, plastic, and fabric with no issue. It’s really as easy as spraying some onto a clean rag and wiping off.

 

It’s important to not use a brand-new colorful towel that hasn’t been washed, or a towel that bleeds, when you are dealing with lighter colored interiors and leather, even if they are ceramic coated, because the dye from the towel can transfer to the light surface. This is particularly concerning on the Teslas with the white vegan leather interiors, which are known to even turn blue from blue jeans (and another reason we highly recommend ceramic coating them, to make that removal easier or to prevent the dye transfer entirely). 



Part 9: Tire Shine .

For tire shine, we typically use Americana Global Tire and Trim and a smaller Autofiber applicator, and we simply apply it on and wipe it off. This gives it a new tire look as opposed to dousing the tire in tire shine, which slings shine all over the vehicle and looks too greasy for our tastes. You’ll want to clean the tire as best as possible first, typically by scrubbing it (but not using the same stuff as you would use for paint). The cleaner the tire, the better and longer the tire shine will last. You can use Dawn dish soap as a safe method to scrub the tires, OR you can use something like 3D Orange Degreaser – but CAUTION – you must be careful when using degreaser, so reach out to us with questions, read the instructions, and do not let it dwell too long.

Part 10: Water Spot Removal .

 The biggest culprit of water spots is either washing your vehicle with hard water, or the water from an untreated sprinkler system. The best method to remove this is to use vinegar, which you will likely have around the house. And then rinse the car off afterward. If you need to use a dedicated waterspot remover, such as the Renegade product we recommended, just ensure you wear gloves and immediately rinse the surface afterward (and do not apply in direct light).

 

1: We have an amazing little shop.

1: We have an amazing little shop.

It might be small, but it is incredibly clean, and organized, and has all of the tools we need to succeed to create an amazing clear bra or ceramic coating installation on your vehicle. The entire shop is filled with top-of-the-line equipment and materials, with no expenses spared. You will find brands such as Flex, Meguiar’s, Legend, STEK, SB3, Ceramic Pro, System X, Lake Country, Autofiber, ScanGrip, Americana Global, Deaddog, P&S, and much more. You can see a tour here:

 

2: We are insured, registered, certified, and protected

2. We are insured, registered, certified, and protected

From the moment your vehicle gets here, we have you covered under our insurance. And that goes for driving your vehicle from the Austin area up to the Killeen area (we have delivered vehicles from Copperas Cove to Temple, and beyond), or just having it at our shop in Harker Heights.

We have requested permission from, and have been granted the license to operate our business as a home business in the City of Harker Heights by the planning and zoning commission, as well as the city council.

HHCC has received certifications from many different professional brands. We started with Ceramic Pro ceramic coatings and eventually attended Ceramic Pro Kavaca Paint Protection Film (clear bra) training in San Diego, California. However, we have since added many other brands, from Legend Paint Protection Films, to Global Films and STEK clear bra, to System X and SB3 ceramic coatings, amongst others. We have completed advanced training with Auto Film Mastery in Houston, Texas, and attended several of their workshops. We maintain professional relationships with many ceramic coating and paint protection film/clear bra manufacturers within the industry. We regularly consult with actual former product developers from Meguiar’s compounds and polishes, which allows us to stay abreast on paint enhancement/paint correction topics.

Our shop is protected 24/7 by video recordings from multiple angles, both inside and out, stored on a hard drive and in the cloud.

You can see more information about ceramic coating and clear bra/paint protection film licenses here:

 

3: We are dedicated to your satisfaction.

3. We are dedicated to your satisfaction.

Due to the fact that we are a small shop, our attention is always focused on only your vehicle. We are owner-operated, as well. There are many shops that have many good clear bra installers, but there are also shops where sometimes the clear bra installer working on your car might be hit or miss. We are proud of the fact that we amassed so many reviews for auto detailing, paint correction/paint enhancement, ceramic coating, and clear bra/paint protection film in such a short period of time.

4: Your car doesn't disappear into a black hole.

4. Your car doesn't disappear into a black hole.

With Harker Heights Ceramic Coatings, we remain in constant communication with you with pictures and video of the various steps along the way. We are able to accomplish this without sacrificing quality of work, because we don’t have a ton of vehicles lined up getting clear bra or ceramic coating behind you – only one at a time. We adopted this method of communication after experiencing so many situations where a car is turned in for paint, or modifications, or some other work, and it just shows up done and they call you. If you like that, we will absolutely abide by that method, but, in our experience, you’re spending a lot of money and would like to know that your car is being cared for, and where we are in the process. You should never have to call to ask for an update!

5: We are Texans, and we are here to stay.

5. We are Texans, and we are here to stay.

We know that the Killeen/Fort Hood/Copperas Cove/Harker Heights areas are heavily in flux with military coming and going, but this was our final duty station after 22 years, and we intend to stay here for life. We like to contribute to the community, and we have participated in fundraising events for the Killeen Police Department, we try to raise money for pet adoption centers in town (like Humane Heroes in Killeen or the Harker Heights Pet Adoption Center), and we own our home and business here.

6: We are competitively priced.

6: We are competitively priced.

We lack the same overhead and payroll that many larger shops have, and we have 55 solar panels on our roof to power the home and shop, so we are able to price ourselves accordingly while still offering quality clear bra and ceramic coating installs.

7: We know you have the choice.

7. We know you have the choice.

You can choose between so many options to have your vehicle get clear bra/paint protection film or ceramic coating, and what makes us different is we treat you like family.

Still have questions? Visit our comprehensive Frequently Asked Questions page or our YouTube channel.

Our address is 1206 Stonewall Ridge, Harker Heights, TX 76548. It is important to navigate to the red drop pin located in the residential neighborhood. For some reason, Google often takes people to the Law Offices of Thomas Young or the pediatrician or even takes them to 1306. Please follow the street around.

1. We have an amazing little shop.

It might be small, but it is incredibly clean, and organized, and has all of the tools we need to succeed to create an amazing clear bra or ceramic coating installation on your vehicle. The entire shop is filled with top-of-the-line equipment and materials, with no expenses spared. You will find brands such as Flex, Meguiar’s, Legend, STEK, SB3, Ceramic Pro, System X, Lake Country, Autofiber, ScanGrip, Americana Global, Deaddog, P&S, and much more. You can see a tour here:

 

2. We are insured, registered, certified, and protected

From the moment your vehicle gets here, we have you covered under our insurance. And that goes for driving your vehicle from the Austin area up to the Killeen area (we have delivered vehicles from Copperas Cove to Temple, and beyond), or just having it at our shop in Harker Heights.

We have requested permission from, and have been granted the license to operate our business as a home business in the City of Harker Heights by the planning and zoning commission, as well as the city council.

HHCC has received certifications from many different professional brands. We started with Ceramic Pro ceramic coatings and eventually attended Ceramic Pro Kavaca Paint Protection Film (clear bra) training in San Diego, California. However, we have since added many other brands, from Legend Paint Protection Films, to Global Films and STEK clear bra, to System X and SB3 ceramic coatings, amongst others. We have completed advanced training with Auto Film Mastery in Houston, Texas, and attended several of their workshops. We maintain professional relationships with many ceramic coating and paint protection film/clear bra manufacturers within the industry. We regularly consult with actual former product developers from Meguiar’s compounds and polishes, which allows us to stay abreast on paint enhancement/paint correction topics.

Our shop is protected 24/7 by video recordings from multiple angles, both inside and out, stored on a hard drive and in the cloud.

You can see more information about ceramic coating and clear bra/paint protection film licenses here:

 

3. We are dedicated to your satisfaction.

Due to the fact that we are a small shop, our attention is always focused on only your vehicle. We are owner-operated, as well. There are many shops that have many good clear bra installers, but there are also shops where sometimes the clear bra installer working on your car might be hit or miss. We are proud of the fact that we amassed so many reviews for auto detailing, paint correction/paint enhancement, ceramic coating, and clear bra/paint protection film in such a short period of time.

4. Your car doesn't disappear into a black hole.

With Harker Heights Ceramic Coatings, we remain in constant communication with you with pictures and video of the various steps along the way. We are able to accomplish this without sacrificing quality of work, because we don’t have a ton of vehicles lined up getting clear bra or ceramic coating behind you – only one at a time. We adopted this method of communication after experiencing so many situations where a car is turned in for paint, or modifications, or some other work, and it just shows up done and they call you. If you like that, we will absolutely abide by that method, but, in our experience, you’re spending a lot of money and would like to know that your car is being cared for, and where we are in the process. You should never have to call to ask for an update!

5. We are Texans, and we are here to stay.

We know that the Killeen/Fort Hood/Copperas Cove/Harker Heights areas are heavily in flux with military coming and going, but this was our final duty station after 22 years, and we intend to stay here for life. We like to contribute to the community, and we have participated in fundraising events for the Killeen Police Department, we try to raise money for pet adoption centers in town (like Humane Heroes in Killeen or the Harker Heights Pet Adoption Center), and we own our home and business here.

6. We are competitively priced.

We lack the same overhead and payroll that many larger shops have, and we have 55 solar panels on our roof to power the home and shop, so we are able to price ourselves accordingly while still offering quality clear bra and ceramic coating installs.

7. We know you have the choice.

You can choose between so many options to have your vehicle get clear bra/paint protection film or ceramic coating, and what makes us different is we treat you like family.

Still have questions? Visit our comprehensive Frequently Asked Questions page or our YouTube channel.

Our address is 1206 Stonewall Ridge, Harker Heights, TX 76548. It is important to navigate to the red drop pin located in the residential neighborhood. For some reason, Google often takes people to the Law Offices of Thomas Young or the pediatrician or even takes them to 1306. Please follow the street around.

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Matthew and Patricia love this line of work and making clients happy, and have plenty of time to space out clients so there is no rushed or unfinished jobs. With HHCC, you and your vehicle are always our top priority. Some larger shops are pumping out ceramic coatings without the installers even meeting the clients, but with Harker Heights Ceramic Coatings we call ourselves a family.

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