Paint Protection Film aka “Clear Bra”
Congratulations! You bought a new car, you spent a lot of money on it, and you want it to look like new as long as you can. There are rocks, bird droppings, tree sap, people with keys who are jealous of your amazing new car, and so many other things that can damage your precious paint job! You want to drive your car like normal but you’re scared of damage that can happen. So, what do you do?
The Solution: Paint Protection film aka “Clear Bra” will protect your car from all those terrible things you encounter daily when you actually drive your vehicle. What’s the point in buying your favorite car if you’re not going to use it? Clear bra is a clear, thick film that covers your paint provides a sacrificial shield between it and rock chips, deep scratches and stains that could reach into your clear coat. This will permanently protect your vehicle, so you don’t have to worry because the clear bra will protect you! We can remove and replace the film at any time without incurring any damage to your beautiful new factory OEM paint underneath! There is no better solution for preventing damage to your paint than 3M or XPEL Paint Protection Film.
We are a Preferred-Certified installer of 3M and XPEL Paint Protection Films. 3M Pro Series and XPEL Ultimate paint protection films are 8 mil, clear, self-healing, non-yellowing films that blend into the exterior painted surfaces of your vehicle. Both of these films come with a 10-year parts and labor warranty from the manufacturer.
Clear Bra is most commonly applied to the front end of the car, which is where most paint damage occurs, but it can also be applied to other individual impact areas like trunk ledges, headlights, door sills, door edges, and rocker panels; which can all experience paint finish damage.
Answers to Questions About 3M Scotchgard™ Paint Protection Film (PDF, 2 Mb) 3M Scotchgard Paint Protection Film, also known as clear bra, maintains the beauty and integrity of automotive finishes on vulnerable exterior painted surfaces such as leading hood edges, fender end caps and rocker panels. This rugged urethane film helps protect against stone chips, bug damage, abrasion and weathering. 3M Scotchgard™ Paint Protection Film is transparent and nearly invisible, and it does not alter vehicle appearance.
Clear Bra Paint Protection Film Service
Installed on new and used vehicles, 3M Paint Protection 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, etc. Made of a 6 mil (.006”) thick clear urethane plastic (8 mil when you count the adhesive), 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.
We offer all the major manufacturers of paint protection films.
3M manufactures three lines of PPF: 3M Scotchgard™ Pro Series (Best); 3M Scotchgard™ (Better) and 3M VentureShield® (Good).
We also offer Xpel Ultimate and SunTek paint protection films are competing brands that all have outstanding qualities like self-healing clear coat finishes, superior stain resistance and they are guaranteed not to yellow. All of these can be installed using 3M or Xpel patterns customized to your vehicle for a perfect fit.
3M SCOTCHGARD PRO SERIES (BEST)
3M Scotchgard Pro Series represents the latest technology in paint protection film. The unique technology that separates this product from its competitors is a true testimony to 3M’s innovation. Industry-leading clarity and self-healing and stain-resistant characteristics, 3M Scotchgard Pro Series is designed to give you years of protection and performance without ongoing maintenance. Unlike your car’s paint, when 3M Scotchgard Pro Series is scratched, the scratches virtually disappear, keeping your film looking newer longer. It is warrantied* for labor and material by 3M Company for ten (10) years. Virtually nothing can protect your vehicle better from scratches, stains, and chips than 3M Scotchgard Paint Protection Film Pro Series. It’s truly the ultimate protection for paint.
XPEL ULTIMATE (BEST)
XPEL’s Ultimate Paint Protection Film combines best-in-class durability and clarity not previously available in the market. With its very low surface energy, XPEL ULTIMATE sheds contaminants that would otherwise stain or yellow conventional films. In addition, the clear coat employs special elastomeric polymers that “heal” over time eliminating swirl marks and other fine scratches without having to do anything. This product carries a 10 year warranty* against, yellowing, cracking, peeling, staining, and hazing, and reimburses both film and labor in the unlikely event of a failure. XPEL ULTIMATE is truly the most revolutionary Paint Protection Film ever invented!
3M SCOTCHGARD (BETTER)
3M Scotchgard is an 8 mil thick film that installs with slight orange peel due to its clear-coat. That means you can treat it like you treat your paint. 3M Scotchgard does not require ongoing maintenance. However because 3M Scotchgard is not manufactured 60” wide, in many cases you can not have full hood coverage without a seam. It is warrantied* for labor and material by 3M Company for five (5) years.
SUNTEK ULTRA FILM (BETTER)
SunTek PPF-C offers breakthrough technology for paint protection applications. Features and benefits include invisible protection from damage caused by rocks, salt, insects, and other road debris, a proprietary, self healing top-coat formulation that is scratch, crack and stain
resistant with either a high-gloss or a matte finish, superior optical clarity and easy installation with increased longevity. It is warrantied for labor and material by SunTek for five (5) years.
3M VENTURESHIELD (GOOD)
3M VentureShield is an 8 mil thick top-coated paint protection film that installs smooth, without any orange peel, giving your car a glossy look. Because it is not clear-coated, 3M VentureShield requires ongoing cleaning to maintain its clear and glossy appearance. It is warrantied* for material only by 3M Company for five (5) years, but not against yellowing.
Not sure which one is right for you? Here is a comparison:
|3M SCOTCHGARD™||3M VENTURESHIELD™||XPEL||SUNTEK PPF-C|
|Film Thickness||8 mils||8 mils||8 mils||8 mils||8 mils|
|Urethane Thickness||6 mils||6 mils||6 mils||6 mils||6 mils|
|Warranty*||10 Years*||5 Years*||5 Years*||10 Years*||5 Years*|
|Warrantied Against Yellowing||♦||♦||♦||♦|
|Requires Ongoing Maintenance||♦|
|Full Coverage Hood||♦||♦||♦||♦|
|Full Coverage Fenders||♦||♦||♦||♦|
|*Limited liability warranty, non-transferable, see dealer for details.|
Clear Bra Paint Protections Coverage Options:
|Starting Price:||From $295*||From $550*||From $795*|
|*Pattern is not available for some cars. Contact us for details.|