Load Client Side - No
Web Loaded - false
UUID - cb3888aa-ee77-4db8-9764-7279eeadb369

Frequently Asked Questions About Paint Protection Film

Scotchgard™ Paint Protection Film Pro Series

Consumer

Q. What is Paint Protection Film and why do I need it?

A. Paint protection film (PPF), or "clear bra" as it is sometimes known, is one of the best ways to preserve the showroom shine on your vehicle. The tough, durable and virtually invisible urethane protects your vehicle’s finish, without changing the design features or color.

It creates a barrier, protecting vulnerable areas such as front bumpers, hoods, side mirrors, door handle cavities, door edges, rocker panels, and rear fender panels. Using a PPF keeps your vehicle looking newer longer, and can enhance the resale value of your vehicle.


Q. How does Scotchgard™ Paint Protection Film Pro Series compare to other PPFs on the market today?

A. Scotchgard™ Paint Protection Film Pro Series construction provides many features, advantages and benefits over other films:


  • Exceptional clarity – Scotchgard™ Paint Protection Film Pro Series has low orange peel, making it one of the clearest films for virtual invisibility on the vehicle.
  • Unrivaled stain and scratch resistance – The revolutionary clear coat technology produces exceptional stain and scratch resistance. It’s easier to clean and harder to scratch, so that it keeps the vehicle looking newer, longer.
  • Self-healing properties – Innovative technology in the film causes minor scratches to disappear, keeping the film and your vehicle finish looking new.
  • Excellent durability – The new formula for the Scotchgard™ Paint Protection Film Pro Series resists yellowing and cracking, so your vehicle finish retains showroom quality, color and design.
  • Maintenance free - Scotchgard™ Paint Protection Film Pro Series does not require any special maintenance to keep it looking great. Wash and wax your car as you would normally.

Get additional tips (PDF, 68 KB) for keeping your film looking its best.


Q. Where can I put PPF on my vehicle?

A. PPF 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

Q. Can I install Scotchgard™ Paint Protection Film Pro Series film myself?

A. 3M strongly recommends that Scotchgard™ Paint Protection Film Pro Series be installed by a 3M Certified Installer. They have installation training and experience to ensure the highest quality fit to your car. Plus, the warranty is valid only if the film is installed by a 3M Certified Installer.


Q. What is the warranty for Scotchgard™ Paint Protection Film Pro Series?

A. The 3M comprehensive warranty for Scotchgard™ Paint Protection Film Pro Series in the United States and Canada is 7 years from the date of purchase, and includes coverage against defects, yellowing, bubbling and cracking. Visit 3M.com/paintprotectionfilm for more details and the full warranty disclosure.


Q. What is the pricing for the new Scotchgard™ Paint Protection Film Pro Series?

A. Pricing varies depending on the area covered on your vehicle and your local market. Get a free quote from a Certified Installer in your area.


Q. Is Scotchgard™ Paint Protection Film Pro Series removable?

A. Yes. The film is intended to be permanent, but can be removed without damage to the finish. 3M recommends that you visit a Certified Installer for removal.


Q. Where can I buy Scotchgard™ Paint Protection Film Pro Series?

A. The film can be purchased and installed by one of our 3M Certified Installers. You can locate an installer in your area by calling 1- 800-328-1684, or visiting Find a Dealer/Installer.


Q. What if I cannot find a Certified Installer in my area?

A. Please call 1-800-328-1684 and 3M can help arrange an installation for you.


Q. Where can I get additional information about the Scotchgard™ Paint Protection Film Pro Series?

A. Visit 3M.com/paintprotectionfilm for additional information, including how to find a 3M Certified Installer in your area.

Installer

Note: These FAQs only apply to the new Scotchgard™ Paint Protection Film Pro Series. If you have general questions about paint protection film such as how to become an installer, what marketing tools we offer, or how to apply the film, please visit 3M.com/paintprotectionfilm.


Q. What is Scotchgard™ Paint Protection Film Pro Series?

A. The "Pro Series" generation of Scotchgard Paint Protection Film is the ultimate in paint protection. This generation sets a new industry standard with technology improvements including superior scratch and stain resistance, outstanding clarity and self-healing properties. Most importantly it has a flexible, clear top coat that has exceptional stretch, making it much easier to install and reposition, so you do your job faster and more efficiently.


Q. How does Scotchgard™ Paint Protection Film Pro Series compare to other paint protection films on the market?

A. Scotchgard™ Paint Protection Film Pro Series construction provides many features, advantages and benefits over other films:


  • Better clarity – Scotchgard™ Paint Protection Film Pro Series has low orange peel, making it one of the clearest films for virtual invisibility on the vehicle.
  • Superior stain and scratch resistance – The revolutionary clear coat technology produces exceptional stain and scratch resistance for a scratch-free installation, and it’s easy to clean for the consumer.
  • Self-healing properties – Innovative technology in the film causes minor scratches to disappear, keeping the film and vehicle finish looking new.
  • Ease of installation – The elastic clear-coat and forgiving adhesive give the film maximum flexibility to hug the curves and contours of the vehicle, making complex installations faster and easier.
  • Operational efficiencies – The new formula of Scotchgard™ Paint Protection Film Pro Series has better cutting ability and requires no cap sheet, for faster cutting and weeding with less scrap. Installers can get their installations finished faster with less wasted film.

Q. Why should installers choose to sell and install Scotchgard™ Paint Protection Film Pro Series from 3M?

A. No other company can offer the combination of superior performing film, world class marketing support, film technology development and the recognized and trusted 3M brand name.

The technology to produce Scotchgard™ Paint Protection Film Pro Series is unrivaled and allows installers to master installations more quickly. The film’s characteristics include superior scratch and stain resistance, self-healing properties, exceptional clarity, faster cutting and weeding with less scrap, and most importantly, a revolutionary clear top coat that is very flexible for faster, easier installations.

3M also helps you grow your business with support programs that include customizable marketing tools, a first-rate rewards program, certified installer training classes, support in lead generation and the unrivaled power and recognition of the Scotchgard Brand name.


Q. What sizes are offered for the Scotchgard™ Paint Protection Film Pro Series?

A. Scotchgard™ Paint Protection Film Pro Series comes in the industry standard 100 foot rolls and is currently available in 12", 18", 24", 30", 36", 48" and 60" widths.


Q. How do I know that I am installing Scotchgard™ Paint Protection Film Pro Series?

A. The new shipping box is red and black and clearly marked "Scotchgard™ Paint Protection Film Pro Series".


Q. What is the warranty for Scotchgard™ Paint Protection Film Pro Series?

A. The 3M comprehensive warranty for Scotchgard™ Paint Protection Film Pro Series is 7 years from the date of purchase, and includes coverage against defects, yellowing, bubbling and cracking. Visit 3M.com/paintprotectionfilm for more details and the full warranty disclosure.


Q. What is the pricing for the new Scotchgard™ Paint Protection Film Pro Series?

A. Pricing is comparable with other leading, top-line films in the industry. Please call your 3M authorized distributor to get more details.


Q. Where can I buy Scotchgard™ Paint Protection Film Pro Series?

A. The film can be purchased from one of our authorized 3M distributors. You can locate a distributor in your area by calling 1-800-328-1684, or visiting Find a Dealer/Installer.


Q. Where can I get additional information about the Scotchgard™ Paint Protection Film Pro Series?

A. Please contact your local 3M sales rep or authorized distributor, or visit 3M.com/paintprotectionfilm for additional information, including how to become a 3M Certified Installer.