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Clear Film Installation

Paint Protection Film Installation (Clear Film)

PPF What is It?

A durable, high-grade, colorless urethane film applied to high-impact areas of your vehicle that take the brunt of damaging road debris.

PPF Why Do you Need It?

• Helps keep your paint looking great.
• Significantly reduces paint chips and bug damage.
• Helps boost your trade-in value.


Installed on new and used vehicles, 3M Paint Protection etc. Film is a nearly invisible film that is applied to the painted surfaces of your car (hood, fender, bumper, mirrors) to protect them from road debris such as rocks, bugs, salt,

Made of a 6 mil (.006") thick clear urethane plastic, 3M Paint Protection Film was initially designed to protect helicopter blades from debris during the Vietnam War. Since then, it has been used by various auto manufacturers and NASCAR teams to protect painted surfaces from rock chips.

Maintain the appearance of your vehicle and enhance its trade-in value by protecting its paint with 3M Paint Protection Film.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I use wax over 3M™ VentureShield™ Paint Protection Film?

A: Yes. Every time you wax your paint, wax your film. When waxing the vehicle, some wax may build up along the film edges. This can easily be removed when dry with a soft cloth.  Do not use pigmented or abrasive waxes, polishes or rubbing compounds on the film. 

Q: Will 3M™ VentureShield™ Paint Protection Film harm the painted surface if the film is removed?

A: If the film is properly applied to a vehicle with fully cured paint, it can be removed, usually in one piece, without damaging painted surface beneath the film.

Q: Can 3M™ VentureShield™ Paint Protection Film be applied over a vehicle that has had the paint touched up?

A: 3M recommends that any repainted surfaces on your vehicle be professionally painted 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 film 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.

Q: Will the paint smear if 3M™ VentureShield™ Paint Protection Film is applied over a newly painted vehicle?

A: The paint on a newly painted vehicle must be cured according to manufacturer's recommendations. Your body shop should be able to provide you with this information.

Q: Can you paint or apply a clearcoat over the 3M VentureShield™ Paint Protection Film?

A: No, this is not recommended and is at your own risk.

Q: Can 3M™ VentureShield™ Paint Protection Film be applied over graphics?

A: The clear film will not interfere with vinyl or painted graphics. However, if the 3MVentureShield™ film is removed, damage may occur to the underlying graphic during the removal process.

Q: If 3M™ VentureShield™ Paint Protection Film is removed from the vehicle, can it be re-used?

A: Once 3M VentureShield film has been applied and set, the adhesive will not stick a second time.