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Scotchgard™ Paint Protection Film Pro Series

Q.
What is Paint Protection Film and why do I need it?
A.
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.
 
Q.
How does Scotchgard™ Paint Protection Film Pro Series compare to other paint protection films on the market today?
A.
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 industry and 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. You can wash and wax your car as you would normally. .
 
Q.
Where can I put Paint Protection Film on my vehicle?
A.
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
 
Q.
Can I install Scotchgard Pro Series film myself?
A.
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.
 
Q.
What is the warranty for Scotchgard™ Paint Protection Film Pro Series?
A.
Our comprehensive warranty for Scotchgard Pro Series film is 7 years from the date of purchase, and includes coverage against defects, yellowing, bubbling and cracking. Visit our website at 3M.com/paint protection film for more details and to see the full warranty disclosure.
 
Q.
What is the pricing for the new Scotchgard Pro Series film?
A.
Pricing varies depending upon the area covered on your vehicle and your local market. Find a 3M Certified Installer in your area for a free quote.
 
Q.
Scotchgard Pro Series Film removable?
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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.
 
Q.
Where can I buy Scotchgard Pro Series Film?
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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 visit the Where to Buy section of our website.
 
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 Pro Series Film?
A.
Visit our website at 3M.com/paint protection film for additional information, including how to find a 3M Certified Installer in your area.
 

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Scotchgard™ Paint Protection Film Pro Series

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 our website at 3M.com/paint protection film.

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 film. This new generation of film sets a new industry standard with numerous 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, helping installers do their job faster and more efficiently.
 
Q.
How does Scotchgard™ Paint Protection Film Pro Series compare to other paint protection films on the market today?
A.
Scotchgard Pro Series construction provides many features, advantages and benefits over other films.
  • Better clarity: Scotchgard Pro Series has low orange peel, making it one of the clearest films in the industry and virtually invisible on the vehicle.
  • Superior stain and scratch resistance: The revolutionary clear coat technology produces exceptional stain and scratch resistance enabling a scratch free installation, and ensuring the film will be easy to clean for the consumer.
  • Self healing properties: Innovative technology allows scratches to disappear and keep the film looking new.
  • Non - scarring adhesive: The advanced adhesive formula allows installers to reposition film without damage, yet grips vehicle contours and edges firmly without lifting or bridging, ensuring a quality installation.
  • Ease of installation: The elastic clearcoat and forgiving adhesive give the film maximum flexibility to hug the curves and contours of vehicle – making complex installations faster and easier.
  • Operational efficiencies: The new formula of Scotchgard Pro Series has a better cutting ability and requires no cap sheet, enabling faster cutting and weeding with less scrap, allowing installers to get their installations finished faster with less wasted film.
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    Q.
    Why should installers choose to sell and install Scotchgard™ Paint Protection Film Pro Series from 3M?
    A.

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

    The technology to produce Scotchgard Pro Series film is unrivaled and allows installers to master installations more quickly. Scotchgard Pro Series film 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 and allows 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, supported 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 Pro Series film comes in the industry standard 100 foot rolls and is currently available in 12", 18", 24", 30" 36" and 48" widths. The new 60" version will be available soon.
     
    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 is clearly marked "Scotchgard™ Paint Protection Film Pro Series."
     
    Q.
    What is the warranty for Scotchgard™ Paint Protection Film Pro Series?
    A.
    Our comprehensive warranty for Scotchgard Pro Series film is 7 years from the date of purchase, and includes coverage against defects, yellowing, bubbling and cracking. Visit our website at 3M.com/paint protection film for more details and to see the full warranty disclosure.
     
    Q.
    What is the pricing for the new Scotchgard Pro Series film?
    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 Pro Series Film?
    A.
    The film can be purchased from one of our authorized 3M distributors. For your convenience we have included a map on the back of the coupon in this box and also on the USB stick. You can locate a distributor in your area by calling 1-800-328-1684, or click here to visit the Where to Buy section of our website at 3M.com/paint protection film.
     
    Q.
    Where can I get additional information about the Scotchgard Pro Series Film?
    A.
    Please contact your local 3M sales rep or authorized distributor, or click here to visit our website at 3M.com/paint protection film for additional information, including how to become a 3M Certified Installer.
     
    Q.
    I noticed a strong odor when I opened the box containing the film. What is that smell?
    A.
    This product is a virtually clear urethane film with a residual solvent odor. The film odor is thought to be from residual solvents used in the film manufacturing process, some of which can be smelled at very low levels. The film is considered to be an OSHA article, which means that under normal conditions of use it does not release more than very small quantities of hazardous chemicals and does not pose a health risk. The odor may be objectionable to some individuals. A person who finds the odor objectionable may experience transient respiratory irritation, headache, or nausea. However, no adverse health effects are anticipated from this odor.
     

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