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Scotchgard™ Pro Series Paint Protection Film | Naperville | Countryside IL

Why do I need Scotchgard™ Pro Series Paint Protection Film?

  • This virtually invisible film helps keep your paint looking great
  • Significantly reduces paint chips and bug damage
  • Keeps vehicles looking better longer and helps boost your trade-in value
  • Professionally applied by Z Tech of Naperville and Countryside IL technicians with 38 years of vehicle enhancement services.

Help protect your vehicle’s paint finish from harsh conditions that mar it. Stones, sand, road debris and bug acids eat away at one of your biggest investments. Scotchgard™ Pro Series Paint Protection Film from 3M helps you protect your finish like no other.

Maintenance and Removal

Q. Will Scotchgard™ Pro Series Paint Protection Film harm the painted surface if the film is removed?
A. If the film is properly applied to a fully cured painted vehicle, it can be removed, usually in one piece, without damaging paint surfaces beneath the film.

Q. Can Scotchgard™ Pro Series 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 area around the non-professional touch-up paint could peel off.

Q. Will the paint smear if Scotchgard™ Pro Series 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 Scotchgard™ Pro Series Paint Protection Film?
A. No, this is not recommended and is at your own risk. 3M film is supplied with an OEM-approved clearcoat which is not formulated to be over-printed, painted or clearcoated.

Q. Can I cover the whole vehicle with Scotchgard™ Pro Series Paint Protection Film?
A. It is possible, but the application would be difficult and expensive. This product is really intended for the most vulnerable areas of the vehicle.

Q. Can Scotchgard™ Pro Series Paint Protection Film be applied over graphics?
A. The clear film will not interfere with vinyl or painted graphics and is designed to match the gloss levels of today’s automotive factory clearcoat paint systems, providing virtually invisible protection. However, if the Scotchgard™ Pro Series Paint Protection Film is removed, damage may occur to the underlying graphic during the removal process.

Q. Can Scotchgard™ Pro Series Paint Protection Film be used on headlights, foglights or windshields?
A. In the United States, Scotchgard™ Pro Series Paint Protection Film does not meet the Department of Transportation’s standards for optical clarity. Other countries may have different legislation. Please contact your local 3M Representative to help answer this question in your country.

Q. Does Scotchgard™ Pro Series Paint Protection Film stick to bumpers?
A. Yes.

Q. Does Scotchgard™ Pro Series Paint Protection Film stick to plastic?
A. Yes.

Q. Does Scotchgard™ Pro Series Paint Protection Film resist yellowing?
A. Yes, it resists yellowing because the film is constructed of thermoplastic urethane, a tough, conformable material that is covered by a clear coat layer. The film and clear coat layers contain UV protectants to counteract harmful ultraviolet rays that can cause yellowing.

Q. Does Scotchgard™ Pro Series Paint Protection Film come in colors?
A. Scotchgard™ Pro Series Paint Protection Film is available only as a clear film. This feature makes the film virtually invisible while protecting the beauty of your vehicle.

Q. How is Scotchgard™ Pro Series Paint Protection Film maintained?
A. Once applied, refrain from washing the vehicle in an automated car wash for 24 hours. Washing after that time presents no problem, and no special care need be taken for the film.

Q. Can I use wax over Scotchgard™ Pro Series Paint Protection Film?
A. Yes. When waxing the vehicle, some wax may build up along the film edges. This can easily be removed when dry with a soft cloth, such as a 3MT High Performance Cloth. Do not use any waxes containing dyes or waxes that are not recommended for urethanes. Abrasive polishes and/or rubbing compounds are not to be used.

Warranty

Q. What is the Scotchgard™ Pro Series Paint Protection Film warranty?
A. 3M warrants that Scotchgard™ Pro Series Paint Protection Film, installed after November 1, 2003, will be free of defects in materials and manufacture – including yellowing, bubbling, or cracking – for seven (7) years from date of purchase. This warranty does not apply to damage caused by misuse, accident, misapplication, or ordinary wear, nor does it apply to dents caused by physical impact of rocks or road debris.

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