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3M Scotchgard Paint Protection Film Questions and Answers




Q: Will accident insurance cover replacement?
A: Yes, Scotchgard
Paint Protection Film is recognized by the accident insurance
industry as a pre-loss condition product.

Q: What areas of the vehicle are protected?
A: Front bumper, hood, fender caps, and painted grilles and mirrors (where
applicable). Options may include door edges, trunk ledges, door cups, door sills
and rear bumpers

Q: Will Scotchgard™ Paint Protection Film harm the painted surface if the film is
A: No, if the film is properly applied to a fully cured painted vehicle, it can be
removed, usually in one piece, without damaging painted surfaces beneath the

Q: Can Scotchgard™ Paint Protection Film be applied over graphics?
A: Yes, the Scotchgard™ Paint Protection Film will not interfere with vinyl or
painted graphics and is designed to match the gloss levels of today's automotive
factory clearcoat paint systems, providing virtually invisible protection.
However, if the Scotchgard™ Paint Protection Film is removed, damage may
occur to the underlying graphic during the removal process.

Q: Can Scotchgard™ Paint Protection Film be used on headlights, fog lights or
A: No, the U.S. Department of Transportation's does not approve any film on
headlights or windshields.

Q: Does Scotchgard™ Paint Protection Film resist yellowing?
A: Yes, it resists yellowing because the film is constructed of thermoplastic
urethane, a tough, conformable material that is covered by a clear coat layer. The
film and clear coat layers contain UV protection to counteract harmful ultraviolet
rays that can cause yellowing.

Q: Can Scotchgard™ Paint Protection Film be applied over a vehicle that has had the
paint touched up?
A: Yes. 3M recommends that any repainted surfaces on your vehicle be professionally painted and fully cured before applying paint protection film.

Q: Can Scotchgard™ Paint Protection Film removed?
A: Yes, if desired, film can be removed at any time.


Q: How is Scotchgard™ Paint Protection Film maintained?
A: Once applied, refrain from washing the vehicle in an automated car wash for 24 hours. Scotchgard™ Paint Protection Film is engineered to be treated as you would your vehicle’s paint

Q: Can I use wax over Scotchgard
Paint Protection Film?
A: Yes, 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 any waxes containing dyes or not recommended for urethanes. Abrasive polishes and/or rubbing compounds are not to be used.

Q: What products does 3M recommend to best maintain Scotchgard™ Paint Protection Film?
A: 3M makes a variety of products to help maintain the beauty of your vehicle. 3M™ Car Wash Soap (3M Part #39000), 3M™ Show Car Paste Wax (3M Part #39526 and 3M™ Perfect-It Show Car Liquid Wax (3M Part #39026). The best surface cloth to use is the 3M™ Perfect-IT™ III Detailing Cloth (3M Part #39016) since others may scratch the surface of the film.

3M Color Stable Window Tint
Questions and Answers


 Q: What is different about 3M Color Stable window tint compared to other tints?
A: 3M Color Stable is a uniquely constructed window tint that will offer heat rejection, color match most OEM tint, not interfere with embedded electronics, and never turn purple, and has a lifetime guarantee. Most premium window tint on the market utilizes a metal construction to resist fading (turning purple) and reject heat. Unfortunately, they tend not to match tint of many OEM’s and will interfere with embedded electronics (e.g. GPS, radio antenna)

Q: How dark can a client tint their vehicle?
A: Please refer to your state’s laws at Your management may have a system in place to adjust their offerings.

Q: How does window tint protect me?
A: Please read below



Summer is right around the corner and along with summer usually comes the driving vacation. Have any of us ever gotten sunburned while driving in the car? I know I have. As you know, sunscreen is often rated on an SPF or Sun Protection Factor scale. Yet one more reason to buy 3M(TM) Scotchtint(TM) automotive window films is to help protect your skin from overexposure to sunlight.

Clear 3mm glass SPF = 10.9
Film SPF
CS5 3300
CS20 750
CS35 250
CS50 200

Yes, installing CS35 on a vehicle is equivalent to an SPF of 250! The highest value I have found for sunscreen is SPF45.

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