A: Paint protection film, or "clear bra" as it is sometimes known, is one of the best ways to preserve the showroom quality finish on your vehicle. The tough, durable, virtually invisible urethane film will keep your vehicle looking newer longer, without changing the design features or colour, by creating a barrier and protecting vulnerable areas such as front bumpers, hoods, side mirrors, door handle cavities, door edges,. Preserving the finish of your vehicle with paint protection film (PPF) keeps your vehicle looking newer longer, and can enhance the resale value of your vehicle in the future.
Scotchgard™ Paint Protection Film Pro Series
What is Paint Protection Film and why do I need it?
How does Scotchgard™ Paint Protection Film Pro Series compare to other paint protection films on the market today?
Scotchgard Pro Series construction provides many features, advantages and benefits over other films
• Exceptional clarity: Scotchgard Pro Series has low orange peel, making it one of the clearest films in the industry and virtually invisible on the vehicle.
• Unrivalled stain and scratch resistance: The revolutionary clear coat technology produces exceptional stain and scratch resistance, making it easier to clean and harder to scratch, ensuring that it keeps the vehicle looking newer, longer.
• Self healing properties: Innovative technology allows minor scratches to disappear by themselves, keeping the film and your vehicle finish looking new.
• Excellent durability: The new formula for the Scotchgard Pro Series has superior resistance to yellowing and cracking, ensuring that your vehicle finish retains the showroom quality, color and design features.
• Maintenance Free: Scotchgard Pro Series film does not require any special maintenance to keep it looking great. You can wash and wax your car as you would normally.
Where can I put Paint Protection Film on my vehicle?
Paint Protection Film can be professionally installed anywhere you want to protect your vehicle finish from scratches, chips, stains and other damaging elements. Scotchgard™ Paint Protection Film Pro Series protects:
• Rocker panels from sand and stones kicked up by tires
•Rear boot ledges from golf clubs, luggage and strollers
•Bonnets, bumpers and mirror backs from flying gravel, bug acids and tar
• Door Cup cavities and door edges from rings, keys, belt buckles and purses
What is the warranty for Scotchgard™ Paint Protection Film Pro Series?
Our comprehensive warranty for Scotchgard Pro Series film is 7 years from the date of purchase, and includes coverage against defects, yellowing, bubbling and cracking.
Is Scotchgard Pro Series Film removable?
Yes. The film is intended to be permanent but can be removed without damage to the finish.
VentureShield™ Paint Protection Film FAQs
Can I apply VentureShield™ Paint Protection Film dry?
No, it must applied with the recommended solutions.
How should surfaces be prepared before application of the VentureShield™ Film?
All surfaces must be cleaned prior to film application. Be sure to use a cleaner that will not leave a residue, such as IPA. On repainted vehicles the paint must be thoroughly dry and completely cured before any attempt to apply film to the vehicle is made, in order to avoid film bubbling due to paint outgassing. Check paint manufacturer's instructions for recommended cure time and method. To clean your vehicle's surface 3M suggests 3M™ Adhesive Cleaners a specially blended solvent for removal of adhesive residue, wax, grease, tree sap, road tar, oil and bugs. It will not harm most thoroughly cured automotive paint, vinyl or fabric when properly used.
Is there a certain temperature at which VentureShield™ Film must be applied?
The film should be applied when air and application surface temperatures are between 55 degrees - 90 degrees F (13 - 32 degrees C). Surfaces may be heated in order to raise the surface temperature. This may be done with a portable heater, heat lamps or hot water.
How do I remove bubbles underneath the film?
If the bubble is close to the edge, spray soap solution onto the film and squeegee with a fast, firm stroke. If the film is not fully tacked yet (early in the application), the film can be lifted just past the bubble and reapplied using standard application techniques. If the film has tacked, then use a diabetic syringe to fix the bubble.
How do I fix a bubble using a diabetic syringe?
Prepare the diabetic syringe by bending the needle to a 45 degree angle to allow for insertion of the needle at the base of the bubble. If the bubble is filled with solution, insert the needle and extract the solution using the syringe. If the bubble is filled with air, fill the syringe with alcohol solution; insert the needle into the bubble; inject the alcohol solution into the bubble to expand the diameter of the bubble; then extract the alcohol and the air using the syringe.
How can I fix or prevent the edges on the film from lifting?
To help the wrapped edges of the film stay securely in place after application, wrap a 3M™ Perfect-It Detail Cloth around the squeegee and use firm strokes. If the edge is wet, let the application dry an hour before tacking or use a heat gun to speed up the process.
Can VentureShield™ Film be applied on a vehicle that has had the paint touched up?
We recommend that any repainted surfaces on your vehicle be professionally and fully cured before applying paint protection film. If you have touched up scratches or chips with a tube of "touch-up" paint and then apply paint protection over it, the film will protect that area until it is removed. If the paint protection film is removed, it is possible that the paint around the non-professional touch-up paint could peel off.
Why doesn't the pre-cut kit fit correctly?
The kit may not fit correctly because it may have stretched during installation or have been improperly aligned on the vehicle. Due to the nature of the kit cutting process, there could also be some variation in the size of kits.
What is silvering and how do I get rid of it?
If the film will not stick during application, what should I do?
There are a number of reasons why film may not stick. Always use proper cleaning and preparation techniques that are standard in the industry. For example, do not use contaminated cleaning towels. Do not get overspray from other processes on the surface to be cleaned. Incorrectly mixed solution can cause low or no tack.
There is a partial palm/finger print under the film; how can this be removed?
Fingerprints can be avoided during installation by keeping your fingers wet. After the installation is complete, the material must be replaced to correct the issue.