2020 BMW X3 Clear Bra/PPF and Ten Year Ceramic Coating in the Killeen/Copperas Cove/Harker Heights area!

At Harker Heights Ceramic Coatings, we have a soft spot for BMWs with clear bra and ten year System X ceramic coatings! Yep, you guessed it – our BMW i8 has clear bra and a 10 year System X ceramic coating as well! This Killeen-area client knew it was time to put a stop to rock chips and road debris, and of course, he reached out to us at HHCC to install! Our ten year ceramic coating is quickly becoming one of our most popular ceramic coating packages as owners keep their vehicles longer. If you want to see how System X 10 year ceramic coating works when installed on top of our BMW clear bra, check out the video on our channel!

This BMW clear bra project began with just a front bumper paint protection film/PPF. However, after speaking with the client, we agreed that it might be better to protect the hood against future rock chips. The Copperas Cove/Killeen/Harker Heights area has the Central Texas Expressway, which always seems to be under construction, especially heading east towards Temple. It’s very easy to pick up rock chips without our BMWs having clear bra.

We used a trick to mask some existing rock chips on this BMW clear bra job. While your first inclination might be to use a touch-up pen, we have a better method. A touch-up pen tends to be raised up, which would cause an air gap on this BMW clear bra install. A crayon, matched as closely as possible to the paint as possible (we have a massive Crayola crayon set), will mask about 70% of existing chips without air gaps. 


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Apart from this,  you can continue to read more about our BMW clear bra/PPF, ceramic coating, and paint correction options below. Unlike many shops, we are going to 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 BMW clear bra/paint protection film 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. 


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