3M Paint Protection Film
Installed on new and used vehicles, 3M Paint Protection Film, also known as “clear bra,” is a nearly invisible film that is applied to the painted surfaces of your car (hood, fenders, bumpers, mirrors, etc.) 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 automobile manufacturers, NASCAR teams, and automotive enthusiasts to protect painted surfaces from road hash. Maintain appearance and enhance trade-in value by protecting your car’s paint with 3M Paint Protection Film
3M Pro Series - Clear
3M Scotchgard™ Pro Series Clear 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 (less orange peel) and self-healing and stain-resistant characteristics,
Scotchgard Pro Series is designed to give you years of protection and performance without ongoing maintenance. Unlike your car’s paint, when 3M 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 Paint Protection Film Pro Series. It is the ultimate protection for paint.
Editor's Pick: VViViD 3M Scotchgard
We like 3M’s Scotchgard as it is a very long-lasting clear paint protection film. The 3M company is also a global leader in films, adhesive products, and laminates. The company’s paint protection film is a clear polyurethane film that is 8 mils (0.0008″) thick with adhesive backing.
This very thin, transparent film can be applied to the front of your vehicle, acting as a clear “bra” to shield your car from debris. Users say it’s long lasting, extremely sticky and relatively easy to apply—although working with vinyl film can be tricky if you’ve never done it before.
We’d suggest buying more of this film than you think you’ll need. That way you will have some leftover if you make a mistake and you will also have additional film if you ever want to reapply it to your vehicle.
While this product is very thin and thus hard to see once applied, some users say it is too thin. We’d suggest it to those who wish to protect their vehicle’s paint but want the protective film to go unnoticed.
Pros/ Very thin, very sticky, well priced
Cons/ Can be hard to apply, may be too thin for some
Bottom Line/ Our top suggestion for paint protection film