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What Are The Benefits Of Ceramic Coating in Copperas Cove/Killeen/Harker Heights?

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Never Wax Again! Ceramic Coating in Copperas Cove/Killeen/Harker Heights

Ceramic Coating Is Not Just For Painted Surfaces!


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These Are Our Most Popular Coating Packages In The Copperas Cove/Killeen/Fort Hood/Harker Heights Areas

We recently lowered our prices for coatings to reflect our increased efficiency after years of experience to make it more affordable for clients! Our primary packages are 3 & 5 years longevity at $699 and $999, respectively. Coatings may last much longer if cared for properly. You can add wheel faces (2 years) and windshield (1 year) for $199. And interior for $299. Polishing is additional, & starts at $500 based on the desired perfection/condition of the paint.

What Is Ceramic Coating?

Nano ceramic coating is a thin layer of ceramic material applied to a car’s exterior surfaces (we also have leather, plastic, and fabric ceramic coating options for the interior). It is designed to provide a protective barrier against the elements, such as dirt, water, and UV rays, and to help preserve the paint and finish of the vehicle. When applied, the ceramic coating forms a semi-permanent bond with your vehicle’s paint, which is far superior to traditional waxes or sealants. It also provides a high-gloss finish that enhances the appearance of the car.

For our clients, we have 1, 3, 5, and 10 year ceramic coating packages. Almost all of our ceramic coating packages include wheel faces and windshield coatings.  

And, we can apply ceramic coating to just about any surface – glass, leather, plastic, paint (of course), metal, you name it. Of course, we apply ceramic coating regularly to wheels and wheel faces. Imagine how easy brake dust cleans off a wheel that has been ceramic coated!

What Is The Difference Between Waxes/Sealants & Professional Ceramic Coating?

Waxes/sealants and ceramic coatings are both used to protect and enhance the appearance of a car’s exterior surfaces. However, there are some key differences between the two.

Most professional auto detailing companies in the Copperas Cove/Killeen/Harker Heights area and across the world have switched to ceramic coatings, or hybrid ceramic coatings. 

One of the main differences is the level of protection they provide. Ceramic coatings are much more durable and long-lasting than wax. Ceramic coating can last for several years (our most popular packages are five and ten-year coatings), while wax typically needs to be reapplied every few months.

Typically, ceramic coatings cannot be removed without a machine polisher (paint correction), whereas waxes and sealants can be removed with stripping agents. 

Finally, ceramic coatings are generally more expensive than wax. The cost of applying a ceramic coating can vary widely depending on the size of the vehicle and the level of protection and shine desired, but it is typically more expensive than wax.

In summary, ceramic coatings offer a higher level of protection and shine than wax, but they are also more expensive and often require a professional application (especially for longer-length coatings). 

Does Ceramic Coating Protect Against Rock Chips And Scratches?

Unfortunately, even in the Copperas Cove/Killeen/Harker Heights areas, auto detailers will promise clients that ceramic coating protects against rock chips, scratches, and much more! Sure, we wish ceramic coating acted similarly to paint protection film/clear bra/PPF, but it doesn’t. 

How Does Ceramic Coating Work?

So, how do ceramic coating work? Your paint is made out of peaks and valleys. It doesn’t look like it to the naked eye but isn’t a perfectly smooth piece of material. Dirt and other contaminants can get stuck in these peaks and valleys of the paint, making it more difficult to remove and more likely to scratch.

Nano ceramic coating works by attempting to fill many of the peaks and valleys of the paint, smoothing out the surface. When the paint is smoother, it is less likely to trap these contaminants (or pollutants). Smoother paint leads to more water-repellant properties (hydrophobic). 

Importantly, this means that the paint is less likely to hold dirt, making it easier, and safer, to clean. Recalling from our other question/video, the more you have to work to clean paint, the more likely you are to scratch it. This is how ceramic coating (somewhat) protects against scratches. It’s not nearly the same level of protection as a clear bra, but it does add a slight layer.

More importantly, though, you’re not scrubbing the paint and less likely to damage it, with a ceramic coating installed. When your car is easier to clean up, then that means you are more likely to take the time to clean it by hand and not destroy the car’s paint with automated car washes in the Copperas Cove/Killeen/Harker Heights area. Today’s Car Wash, Mister Car Wash, and all of those automatic car wash tunnels will cost you thousands of dollars!

What Is Your Process At HHCC For In The Copperas Cove/Killeen/Harker Heights Area?

What is our process at Harker Heights Ceramic Coatings for ceramic coating? If you determine that your vehicle needs a simple polish (for minor swirls) or full paint enhancement package (for more major swirls, such as after visiting an automatic car wash in Killeen or Copperas Cove), we have you covered! 

Depending upon your choice for paint correction/paint enhancement will change the process for the ceramic coating. The primary method for bringing out the gloss in your vehicle is the paint enhancement/polishing, not the ceramic coating itself (the ceramic coating only highlights the paint condition). Even brand-new vehicles from the dealership can have swirls from the way they wash cars (some even take them through the automatic car wash), or from poor auto detailing techniques, and they can have iron or other contaminants embedded in the paint from being transported on the rail or road in a trailer.

First, we will wash your car with a foam cannon, clay bar to remove surface contaminants from the paint, and decontaminate the paint with iron and fallout remover.  Then, HHCC will conduct a paint enhancement/paint correction as desired (not required for ceramic coatings, but highly encouraged for optimal gloss enhancement). Lastly, we will apply ceramic coating to all exterior painted surfaces, wheel faces, glass, and plastic trim/headlights.

Would You Like Us To Conduct Paint Correction/Polishing To Enhance Shine Even More?

Are you satisfied with the way your paint looks? Or, is it swirled from car washing and/or does it look bad in the sun? Did the car dealership wash the car improperly before you even took delivery? We have a solution for you! Regularly, at HHCC, we polish vehicles back to their original (or better) shine! When your paint gets swirled enough, it will even appear to be a different color (especially if it’s dark in color)!

This is why many people choose to have us conduct a paint correction and ceramic coating together!

At Harker Heights Ceramic Coatings, we have several options for polishing, ranging from $500 to $1000, depending upon the work’s complexity and desired perfection level you want to achieve! We specialize in fixing cars that have extensive swirl marks, wash marks, oxidation, fading, or have been through automatic car washes. I don’t think you’ll find anyone else as dedicated in the Copperas Cove/Killeen/Harker Heights area!

Why Choose To Have A Professional Install Your Coating vs DIY Ceramic Coating?

Longevity and Durability

The difference between DIY ceramic coating and professional coating is typically the longevity and durability. This comes at the cost of ease of installation, however.

With a professional ceramic coating, the coating may flash quicker, or in some cases, it may not be obvious that it is ready to be wiped (no rainbow). Since coatings are semi-permanent (they chemically bond to your car’s paint), this can be an issue. At this point, you would need a polisher and/or paint correction/paint enhancement to remove what we call “high spots” (spots that were excess material not wiped off in time). Notably, we have a climate-controlled shop which increases the amount of time we have to work with a ceramic coating before it flashes, which leads to less rushing and less mistakes. Some coatings, such as Ceramic Pro or System X Max, have incredibly quick flash times in hot/humid weather, and definitely require a professional to install.

Equipment and Experience

Equipment, experience, and preparedness. DIY ceramic coatings from Amazon are not expensive. However, you start adding up the cost of quality applicators, machine polishers if there are mistakes, or if you want to polish/conduct paint enhancement, before coating, quality surface solvent prep solutions prior to applying the coating, clay bar and clay bar lubrication solutions, good leveling towels, painters tape to tape off areas you don’t want to hit with the polisher – the list goes on and on. A professional has all of these things and uses them regularly.

Time Required

Time is money, and time is valuable. Everyone works so much these days, and we sit in traffic going to and from work if we aren’t telecommuting from home in Killeen/Fort Hood or surrounding areas. Could you drop it off to us and pick it up? Many people have attempted to install a “quick” ceramic coating, but realized that due to experience and equipment, it takes all weekend! Your time is valuable, and we can simplify the process.

Ceramic Coating Warranty

Warranty. HHCC will be your point of contact for any issues you might have with your ceramic coating (or clear bra). So if you ever have an issue, you contact us – rather than trying to fix yourself and spend more money. So, while it may be likely that you can do it yourself, if you have any issues, you have someone that can take care of it for you before it becomes a major issue. When you install on your own, you spend time, hassle, and cost, but have no support after the fact.

Why Choose Harker Heights Ceramic Coatings To Install Your Ceramic Coating?

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, System X, Lake Country, Autofiber, ScanGrip, Americana Global (owned by Ceramic Pro), P&S, and much more. Our shop is even fully powered by a net zero solar panel array system with 55 solar panels and a Level 2 EV/Tesla charger!

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). Also, just having it at our shop in Harker Heights.

Additionally, the City of Harker Heights granted us permission to operate our home business, something some small businesses lack. Remember that it’s easy to simply call yourself a business on Facebook, but it’s another thing entirely to be registered, insured, and certified!

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 for a period of 30 days! We keep all surveillance footage and have plenty of insurance while your vehicle is in our care!

Trained. Certified.

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. Because we are no longer with Ceramic Pro, we have since added many other brands. From Legend Paint Protection Films, to Global Films, Llumar, and STEK clear bra/paint protection film/PPF.

And, 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. You may know, 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. This allows us to stay abreast on paint enhancement/paint correction topics.

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! All for auto detailing, paint correction/paint enhancement, ceramic coating, and clear bra/paint protection film. And, in such a short period of time!

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. This is 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 personal situations with our own cars. Where you drop your car off, 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!

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. However, this was our final duty station after 22 years, and we intend to stay here for life. Some things we have done are, we have participated in fundraising events for the Killeen Police Department, we try to raise money for pet adoption centers in town (Humane Heroes in Killeen or the Harker Heights Pet Adoption Center). 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.

See Our Paint Correction and Ceramic Coating Work In The Playlist Below!