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AEV Wrangler 392 gets Complete Protection with Clear Bra and Ceramic Coatings

The idea of a fast off-roader is not a new one. People have been modifying off-road vehicles to make them faster for decades, but now, you can buy a variety of these machines straight from the factory. What started with the Ford Raptor has taken the world by storm with vehicles like the Ram TRX, the Ford Bronco Raptor, and the Mercedes G-Wagon.

This Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 is no exception. This particular example has also been modified by American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) in an effort to create an even more capable off-road vehicle. Off-roading comes with serious inherent risks of paint damage on the trail, so it makes sense this client wanted their car protected with Full-Body Clear Bra, our Level 2 Ceramic Coating System, and Ceramic Window Tint.

Entire finished vehicle from front

Step 1: Decontamination Wash

Every car that comes into the studio will always start out in our wash bay. In order for the rest of our services to go smoothly, it’s important that our professional detailers get every car completely clean and decontaminated.

Before we ever touch the vehicle, we will generously apply an iron remover and snow foam to remove many of the physical contaminant particles as well as chemical contaminants. Most cars go through A LOT before they end up in your driveway, so we always need to remove that paint contamination right away.

After the foam and iron are rinsed off, we’ll use the 3-bucket method to safely clean both the paint and wheels. This highly reduces the risks of re-introducing any particles or contaminants back onto the surface of the vehicle or introducing any swirl marks onto the paint.

Using a clay bar, we’ll move around the vehicle, removing any remaining, embedded contaminants from the paint. Finally, we’ll dry the vehicle with a BLO Car Dryer. By doing this, we’re confident that we aren’t introducing any lint or dust onto the paint with a drying towel. Now that the paint is completely contaminant-free, we can move on to tinting all of the windows.

Close up of wash mitt washing hood

Step 2: Ceramic Window Tint

For superior heat rejection, improved looks, reduced damage from harmful UV rays and a reduction of infrared heat, this Wrangler Rubicon 392 is receiving our Sides and Rear Ceramic Tint Package. Using a specialized computer program, we can customize and print tint patterns for each window, ensuring a perfect fit before we even touch the windows.

Our tinter will then spray a slip solution on both the windows and tint before laying the tint on the window. He’ll use a squeegee to push the slip solution out from underneath the tint, allowing the tint’s adhesive to stick to the window.

Step 3: Paint Protection Film (PPF)

The owner of the vehicle opted for our most-complete clear bra protection package: Full-Body Paint Protection Film. If you’re looking for a COMPLETE worry-free driving experience, this is definitely the package for you. This package ensures that there is a high level of protection against road debris, rock chips and bird droppings.

Getting started, we’ll again use the specialized computer program to custom design and print out patterns for each body panel. No Stretching. No distortion. No blades near your paint. No worries

Once we have all the PPF printed, let’s get the paint protection film installed. Starting with the hood, we’ll spray a slip solution onto the vehicle and lay the clear bra on top of that. Similar to tinting, the slip solution will be pushed out from underneath the PPF, adhering it to the surface of the vehicle. We’ll work our way around this Jeep, using the same method on every panel.

Once the clear bra is completely installed with edges wrapped, we’ll let the car sit overnight, allowing any remaining slip solution to dry and allowing us to fix any air pockets or unwrapped edges that we didn’t notice on our first pass around the car.

Entire car in the clear bra area
Loose clear bra sitting on hood before installation

Step 4: Ceramic Coating

Once we’re completely happy with the clear bra installation, this Jeep will land under our light booth to get ceramic coated. It’s receiving our Level 2 Ceramic Coating System and this client chose to add a wheels-off coating to this existing package.

To get things started, we will wipe the whole car down in a water spot remover and a surface prep solution, removing any water spots, lubricants, or grease and ensuring a perfect surface for the coating to bond to. Once the surface is prepped we can begin applying the ceramic coating.

Our Level 2 Ceramic Coating System includes 2 layers of coating on every painted surface as well as a glass-specific coating on the windshield.  This is a high quality, silicon dioxide based coating package and when combined with a wheels-off coating, provides complete protection from chemical and UV damage.

Removing ceramic coating from the 392 badge on the hood

For the wheels-off service, we will remove each wheel and coat the wheel faces and barrels as well as painted brake calipers. Once we reinstall each wheel, this vehicle is ready for delivery. 

Now that we’re finished with this AEV Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392, it’s ready to hit the trails! That green paint has never looked this good!

Entire finished vehicle from rear

If you’re interested in protecting your automotive investment or just want to chat about protecting your vehicle, please feel free to give us a call at 720-662-8520 or an email at

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