Why Use Paint Protection Film?

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 virtually invisible film will keep your vehicle looking newer longer- without changing the design features or color- by protecting vulnerable areas such as front bumpers, hoods, side mirrors, door handle cavities, door edges, rocker panels, and rear fender panels.

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.

Where Can I Put PPF 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. More than just a "clear bra", the virtually invisible film will not alter the color or design elements of your vehicle. You can protect:

  • Rocker panels from sand and stones kicked up by tires
  • Hoods, bumpers and mirror backs from flying gravel, bug acids and tar
  • Door handle cavities and door edges from rings, keys, belt buckles and purses
  • Full hoods, trunks and roofs from bird droppings and tree sap

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PPF Diagram

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Paint Protection Film and why do I need it?
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 color, by creating a barrier and protecting vulnerable areas such as front bumpers, hoods, side mirrors, door handle cavities, door edges, rocker panels, and rear fender panels. 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.
How does Scotchgard™ Pro Series compare to other available PPF?
Scotchgard Pro Series construction provides many features, advantages and benefits over other films. In addition, when you buy film from 3M you know you are buying a recognized brand from a trusted company with staying power.
  • Exceptional clarity: Scotchgard Pro Series has low orange peel, making it one of the clearest films in the industryand virtually invisible on the vehicle.
  • Unrivaled 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.
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
  • Trunk ledges from golf clubs, luggage and strollers
  • Hoods, bumpers and mirror backs from flying gravel, bug acids and tar
  • Door handle cavities and door edges from rings, keys, belt buckles and purses
  • Full hoods, trunks and roofs from bird droppings and tree sap
Can I install Scotchgard Pro Series film myself?
3M strongly recommends that Scotchgard film be installed by a 3M Certified Installer. They have the training and experience to make sure you receive an installation that is fit perfectly to your vehicle. In addition, the warranty is valid only if the film is installed by a Certified Installer.
What is the warranty for Scotchgard™ PPF Pro Series?
3M's comprehensive warranty for Scotchgard Pro Series film is 7 years from the date of purchase, and includes coverage against defects, yellowing, bubbling and cracking.
What is the pricing for the new Scotchgard Pro Series film?
Pricing varies depending upon the area covered on your vehicle. Contact us by phone, email or the contact form for a free quote.
Is Scotchgard Pro Series Film removable?
Yes. The film is intended to be permanent, but can be removed without damage to the finish. 3M recommends that you visit a 3M Certified installer to have the film removed properly.

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PPF Comparison Table

3M™ VentureShield 3M™ Scotchgard PPF 3M™ Scotchgard PPF Pro Series
Scratch and Stain Resistance Good Better Best
Durability Good Better Best
Clarity Better Good Best
Warranty 5 year limited 5 years 7 years

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