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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I install VentureShield™ Paint Protection Film myself?

3M strongly recommends that 3M™ VentureShield™ Paint Protection film is applied by a professionally trained authorised installer for best results.

Can 3M™ VentureShield™ Paint Protection Film be installed to any painted surface?

3M recommends that 3M™ VentureShield™ Paint Protection Film is only applied to professionally painted, fully cured surfaces. Ideally installed to new vehicles with factory painted surfaces, 3M™ VentureShield™ Paint Protection Film will minimise the damage caused from stone chipping, minor abrasions, insect debris and environmental elements and can be removed at any time without any harm to underlying painted surfaces. If the painted surfaces have been subject to minor repairs or touch ups the material will protect the surface until the time it is removed, at this time it may cause the repaired paint to peel off as these types of repair are normally for cosmetic purposes only and do not fully adhere to the panel, unlike fully cured professionally painted surfaces.

Can I cover the whole vehicle with 3M™ VentureShield™ Paint Protection Film?

Yes, it is possible in most cases because 3M™ VentureShield™ Paint Protection Film is available in a variety of widths that allows full panel coverage. Contact your chosen 3M™ VentureShield™ Paint Protection Film authorized installer for details.

How much does it cost to have VentureShield™ Paint Protection Film applied?

This is a question for your chosen 3M™ VentureShield™ Paint Protection Film authorised installer. Due to differing vehicle sizes and complexities there are multiple factors which can determine the costs applied for installation.

Can I wash and wax my vehicle after VentureShield™ Paint Protection Film is applied?

VentureShield™ Paint Protection Film typically takes 24-48 hours to fully cure so avoid putting any pressure on the product during this time, however after this time the product should be maintained in unison with the rest of your vehicle. We recommend the use of 39000 3M Car Wash Soap for general washing and the application of 39030 3M Performance Finish to enhance and protect the VentureShield™ Paint Protection Film treated areas, as well as the rest of your vehicle. If using pressure washers it is advisable to avoid placing nozzle close to exposed edges of film as this may cause lifting.

How can I remove bug stains and environmental damage from the VentureShield™ Paint Protection Film?

VentureShield™ Paint Protection Film is installed to protect your paintwork from this type of damage in addition to the effects of stone chipping and minor abrasions, ultimately if the film is showing signs of impact / staining it is clearly demonstrating the effectiveness of its use. As with the care of your exposed paintwork it is recommended that any insect/environmental debris is removed as soon as possible to avoid the risk of staining. Using 39030 3M Performance Finish to protect the surfaces can greatly reduce the risk of this occurrence. Certain rectification processes can be used in extreme cases, such as machine polishing, however this should only be attempted by your professionally trained installer.

Can the VentureShield™ Paint Protection Film be removed?

Yes, VentureShield™ Paint Protection Film may be removed at any time and providing it has been applied to a vehicle with fully cured paint, it will not damage the surface beneath. Once the product has cured which typically takes 24-48 hours, if the film is removed it cannot be re-applied.

What if I am not satisfied with the installation of my VentureShield™ Paint Protection Film?

After application, the 3M™ VentureShield Paint Protection Film typically takes between 24-48 hours to fully cure and during this time some residue of fitting solutions may be evident under the surface of the film. If any problems persist after this time please contact your 3M™ VentureShield™ Paint Protection Film authorised installer immediately.