Learn to apply Paint Protection Film

Scotchgard Paint Protection Film offers valuable benefits for your vehicle without compromising its appearance. This protective film provides an effective solution against various forms of damage, such as paint chips, stone chips, and bug damage. By applying this virtually invisible film, you can keep your vehicle’s paint looking great for longer and even enhance its trade-in value.

3M Scotchgard Paint Protection Film is designed to safeguard vulnerable exterior surfaces, including leading hood edges, fender end caps, and rocker panels. This rugged urethane film acts as a shield, defending your vehicle against the hazards of stone chips, bug damage, abrasion, and weathering.

One of the key advantages of 3M Scotchgard Paint Protection Film is its transparency and near invisibility. When applied correctly, it does not alter the appearance of your vehicle, allowing its original beauty to shine through. The film is manufactured using high-grade, colorless urethane, ensuring its durability and reliability.

The versatility of this product extends beyond automobiles. Whether you own a boat, trailer, motorcycle, bicycle, or even a truck, 3M Scotchgard Paint Protection Film can be applied to all the high-impact areas prone to damage. These include hoods, bumpers, mirrors (back of mirror casings), door edges, rocker panels, and truck bed rails or hard top covers.

Applying the film is a straightforward process. You can easily cut it to size using a utility knife or scissors. To ensure precision, create templates for the areas that require protection and transfer them onto the paint protection film before cutting.

Consider the specific areas that are most susceptible to damage based on your vehicle type. For minivans, SUVs, and trucks, focus on leading box and door edges, door handle inserts, bed rails, cab extensions, rocker panels, and factory step-rails. Full-sized luxury vehicles benefit from protection on leading hood edges, wheel flares, side mirrors, rocker panels, and leading door edges. Sports or performance vehicles require coverage on leading hood edges, front air scoops, rear fender panels, and windshield edge molding. Motorcycles, cycle trailers, and ATVs should have fairings, fenders, leading-edge chrome, and fixed carrying cases protected. RVs benefit from protecting cab fronts, side mirrors, and all other leading edges. And for boats, jet skis, and trailers, consider applying the film on keels, sides, and all leading edges.

By opting for 3M Scotchgard Paint Protection Film, you can ensure the long-term preservation of your vehicle’s exterior, defending it against potential damage while maintaining its visual appeal.

Step By Step Summary

  • The video demonstrates the installation process of the new 3M Scotchgard Paint Protection Film Pro Series on a 2013 Lexus GS-350 F-Sport Full Fender.
  • 🎞️ The film is composed of eight mils in total, with six mils of urethane and two mils of adhesive, providing optical clarity.
  • 🚗 The new film is described as forgiving and pliable, making it easy to install with minimal effort.
  • 🛡️ The 3M Scotchgard Pro Series offers scratch resistance, stain resistance, and a seven-year warranty, an improvement over the previous five-year warranty of the original Scotchgard film.
  • 🌊 The recommended solution for installation consists of a mixture of isopropyl 70 alcohol, distilled water, and Johnson’s baby shampoo.
  • 🧽 The film adheres well and can be repositioned without weakening the adhesive, with no distortion or lift lines observed.
  • 🔍 The film’s finish is described as having little to no orange peel, and it conforms well to different surfaces, including high-gloss paint.
  • 👍 The presenter suggests getting hands-on experience with the film to appreciate its impressive qualities.
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