Q: How is 3M™ VentureShield™ Paint Protection Film maintained?
A: Once applied, refrain from washing the vehicle in an automated car wash for 24 hours. Washing after that time should present no problem. Follow the care instructions on the warranty card.
Q: What is the best way to clean 3M VentureShield Paint Protection Film?
A: Soap and water is recommended. We do not recommend using *isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol. *Note: When using solvents, extinguish all ignition sources, including pilot lights and follow the manufacturer's precautions and directions for use.
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, such as a 3M™ High Performance Cloth. Do not use pigmented or abrasive waxes, polishes or rubbing compounds on the film. 3M is currently testing 3M™ and Meguiars™ Car Care Products. Results will be posted on the website when available.
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 I cover the whole vehicle with 3M™ VentureShield™ Paint Protection Film?
A: It is possible, because VentureShield film is available in a 60" width that allows full hood coverage. Contact a local VentureShield film installer for details.
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 3M™ VentureShield™ film is removed, damage may occur to the underlying graphic during the removal process.
Q: Can 3M™ VentureShield™ Paint Protection Film be used on headlights, foglights or windshields?
A: 3M does not recommend or endorse the film for these uses.
Q: Does 3M VentureShield™ Paint Protection Film stick to bumpers?
Q: Can 3M™ VentureShield™ Paint Protection Film be used on boats or other watercraft?
A: Marine requirements are different than automotive, so it is important to contact 1-888-663-1394 for more information.
Q: Can 3M™ VentureShield™ Paint Protection Film be used on aircraft?
A: Aircraft requirements are completely different than automotive, so it is important to contact 3M's Aerospace and Aircraft Maintenance Department for information on these applications. Please call 1-888-364-3577 for assistance or use the on-line 3M Aerospace Contact Us
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.
Q: After 3M™ VentureShield™ Paint Protection Film has been removed, how do I get any excess adhesive off my vehicle?
A: If any adhesive remains on the vehicle after removal of the 3M VentureShield film, it can be removed by using 3M™ General Purpose Adhesive Cleaner (3M Part #08984), according to the package directions.
Q: What if 3M™ VentureShield™ Paint Protection Film is installed incorrectly?
A: Contact your 3M VentureShield Paint Protection Film professionally trained installer immediately.