Paint Protection film

Shield your car with 3M™ Paint Protection Film

With its scratch resistance, self-healing properties, and hydrophobicity, this durable film ensures your car's paint remains in pristine condition for years to come.

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Car paint protection film cost varies depending on your vehicle make and model, style options, and installer pricing. Talk to a 3M Authorized Installer or Dealership near you to get a quote.


Two cars showcasing Pro Series Gloss and Matte

Choose from two Car Paint Protection Film finishes.

Backed by years of experience in film technology, 3M provides tough, durable and maintenance-free paint protection film options for a wide range of application areas so you can choose your level of protection.

3M™ Paint Protection Film offer:

  • Helps keep your vehicle looking newer longer
  • Protects paint against chips, scratches, stains and the elements
  • Offers UV protection
  • Virtually invisible protection.
  • Features self-healing technology to remove minor scratches with heat
  • Professionally applied by 3M Preferred Installer Network or Authorized Dealership
  • Simple Release Liner Removal
  • Easy to remove cap sheet layer to help protect quality
  • Optimized adhesive for repositioning, minimizing lift lines and marks
  • Ability to stretch for bulk installations

  • Blue car profile
    Scotchgard™ Paint Protection Film Pro Series 200
    • Exceptional stain resistance. Hydrophobic finish repels against water and dirt.
    • Matte or Gloss finish
    • For gloss finish, exceptional clarity with lower orange peel to help maintain the brilliance of the vehicle paint.
    • 10-year consumer warranty backed by 3M
  • White car profile
    3M™ Paint Protection Film Series 100
    • Gloss finish
    • 7-year consumer warranty backed by 3M

Car protection coverage to fit your lifestyle and budget.

Whether you choose to apply paint protection film to your whole car or areas prone to knicks and scratches, we have the right clear bra coverage option for you at a variety of price points.

  • Wear and tear coverage

    Wear & tear coverage

    • Door edge guards
    • Trunk ledge
    • Door handles
    • Cost: $
  • Partial coverage

    Partial coverage

    • Partial front hood and fenders
    • Front bumper
    • Side mirrors
    • Door edge guards, trunk ledge, door cups
    • Cost: $$
  • Full front coverage

    Full front coverage

    • Full hood and full fenders
    • Front bumper
    • Side mirrors
    • Door edge guards, trunk ledge, door handles
    • Cost: $$$
  • Full vehicle coverage

    Full vehicle coverage

    • Covers every painted surface of the vehicle
    • Cost: $$$$

Detail shot of 3M licensed wrap installer applying paint protection film.

Give your coat of paint a coat of armor.

Your car is now protected so your film can go the distance.

3M™ Paint Protection Film Vehicle Owner Warranty

3M designs, formulates, and manufactures 3M™ Paint Protection Film for optimum performance and durability. The 3M commitment to quality is the foundation for the warranty coverage we provide.

3M warrants that film will be free of defects in materials and manufacture including the attributes covered in the following table. Ask your 3M authorized installer or see your warranty card for complete details.

Paint Protection Film
Years Coverage
Yellowing
Bubbling
Cracking
Transferable
Scotchgard™ Paint Protection Film Pro Series 200, Gloss and Matte
10 Year
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
3M™ Paint Protection Film Series 150
10 Year
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
3M™ Paint Protection Film Series 100
7 Year
Yes
Yes
Yes
No

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Frequently asked questions about Paint Protection Film.

  • You recently purchased a new or used vehicle and want to protect your investment. Paint protection film keeps your vehicle looking newer longer by preventing wear and tear from rocks, bugs, sand, keys, salt and the elements. Paint protection film has UV protection and the film is virtually invisible, durable and easy to maintain and has self-healing technology to remove minor scratches or marks with heat applied to the film surface.
  • The products differ by warranty coverage, durability and self-healing technology.


    The latest innovative paint protection film product is Scotchgard™ Paint Protection Film Pro Series Gloss and Matte which includes the self-healing technology to remove minor scratches or marks when heat is applied to the films surface. 3M also offers Scotchgard™ Paint Protection Film and 3M™ VentureShield™ Paint Protection Film for strong performance and affordability.

  • Durability and peace of mind. High-quality films provide a durable finish that lasts as long as you own your vehicle. A product from 3M, a name you know and trust, paired with the most skilled installers and comprehensive warranty, will give you the confidence that you and your paint protection film will be backed by 3M.

  • Generally, a wear and tear package (side mirrors, door edges, door cups, trunk ledge) will take only a few hours. Full paint protection film installation takes about 2-3 days. However, we recommend contacting your local 3M authorized installer because depending on your type of vehicle, coverage options and availability, time to install paint protection film will vary. Upon submitting your information request, the installer will be able to inform you of the amount of time that your wrap will require.

  • To ensure the quality, appearance and durability of your paint protection film, it is important that a trained and experienced installer complete the installation for you. Our 3M authorized installers are here to answer any of your questions about possible coverage options, solutions, pricing and maintenance of your auto paint protection film and will do a high-quality install for you. Find an installer near you by using our 3M Auto Films Locator tool

  • The cost of a paint protection film installation depends on many different factors, primarily the size of the vehicle, coverage options and the specific film you’d like to use. There isn’t a standard price tag for a high-quality, professional installation. The best way to find out what paint protection film installation would cost is to speak to one of our 3M Authorized installers, who will be able to offer you advice and an accurate quote, based on your personal needs and desired outcome. Find an installer near you by using our 3M Auto Films Locator tool

  • Exceptional clarity – Scotchgard™ Paint Protection Film Pro Series has low orange peel, making it one of the clearest paint protection films and virtually invisible, even on white cars. Scotchgard™ Paint Protection Film Pro Series offer greater clarity through film compared to leading competitors.


    Our matte paint protection film offers a deep satin finish to match most OEM matte paint systems or turn your clear paint into a matte finish. Scotchgard™ Paint Protection Film Pro Series Matte shows the true color vibrance of your vehicle.


    Scotchgard™ Paint Protection Film Pro Series offers industry-leading paint chipping protection to help keep that new car paint looking new.

  • Clear bra can be professionally installed anywhere you want to protect your car finish from scratches, chips, stains and other damaging elements. 3M™ Paint Protection Film protects:

    • Rocker panels from sand and stones kicked up by tires
    • Trunk ledges from golf clubs, luggage and strollers
    • Hoods, bumpers and mirror backs from flying gravel, bug damage and tar
    • Door handle cavities and door edges from rings, keys, belt buckles and purses
    • Full hoods, trunks and roofs from bird droppings and tree sap
  • Please contact a 3M Authorized paint protection film distributor to get assistance locating a clear bra installer near you.

  • Innovative technology in the paint protection film causes minor scratches to disappear, which keeps the paint protection film and car’s finish looking new.

  • Yes. Paint protection film is intended to be permanent, but it can be removed without damage to your car’s finish. 3M recommends that you visit a 3M Authorized installer for removal.

  • Clear or matte paint protection film can be purchased and installed by one of our 3M Authorized clear bra installers. Find an installer near you by using our 3M Auto Films Locator tool

  • Caring for your 3M™ Paint Protection Film is easy. After film installation, wait one week before washing or waxing your vehicle to help ensure proper adhesion build of the film has been achieved. No special maintenance is required but if you would like to wax your vehicle, use waxes that do not contain dyes, abrasive polishes and/or rubbing compounds. 3M recommends 3M™ Performance Finish when waxing your car. After waxing your car, you can remove any wax build-up along film edges with a lint-free cloth. Visit www.3M.com/automotive to order 3M’s Car Wash Soap, Waxes, Polishes and High-Performance Detailing Cloths.

  • No. Ceramic coating should be professionally removed from the veihcle before applying paint protection film. You may have 3M™ Ceramic Coating appled on top of your 3M™ Paint Protection Film. Check with your local 3M authorized installer for more details.

  • 3M designs, formulates and manufactures 3M™ Paint Protection Film for optimum performance and durability. The 3M commitment to quality is the foundation for the warranty coverage we provide.


     

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    Limited Warranty and Limited Remedy


    This warranty does not apply to damage caused by misuse, accident, misapplication or ordinary wear, nor does it apply to dents caused by physical impact of rocks or road debris. Warranty coverage does not include paint pull during film removal process.

    This warranty is only provided to the original consumer purchaser and is not transferable. Register your warranty online to validate at 3m.com/ppfwarranty. By entering the information into 3M’s warranty registration system, you consent to allow 3M to share with Carfax, the VIN number and installation date. Your personal information (name, address, phone number, etc.) WILL NOT be included in the submission to Carfax. Some installers may choose to offer, on their own behalf, different or additional warranties or remedies, beyond the limited warranty and limited remedy offered by 3M. This warranty does not apply to headlights.


     

    Implied Warranty Limitation


    All implied warranties and conditions, including but not limited to the implied warranty or condition of merchantability, the implied warranty or condition of fitness for a particular purpose, and any implied warranty or condition arising out of a course of dealing or of performance, custom or usage of trade, are limited in duration to the applicable warranty time period. Some states’ jurisdictions do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to you.


     

    Limitation of Liability:


    Except where prohibited by law, 3M and the installer of the 3M product shall not be liable for any loss or damage arising from the 3M product, whether direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential, regardless of the legal theory asserted, including warranty, contract, negligence or strict liability. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.


  • To make a claim under this warranty in India, first contact your installer. If the installer is not available, simply contact 3M at 1-800-425-3030. 3M will direct you to an installer selected by 3M to have your 3M™ Paint Protection Film Pro Series inspected and, if your claim is covered, 3M will have the installer provide the stated remedy. In India, first contact your installer. If the installer is not available, call 1-800-425-3030.

    To make a claim under this warranty in India, first contact your installer. If the installer is not available, simply contact 3M at 1-800-425-3030. 3M will direct you to an installer selected by 3M to have your 3M™ Paint Protection Film Pro Series inspected and, if your claim is covered, 3M will have the installer provide the stated remedy. In India, first contact your installer. If the installer is not available, call 1-800-425-3030.

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    Call us at 1-800-425-3030

  • Yes. Whether you choose to have accents like racing stripes or partial coverage like full hood coverage with color wrap film, paint protection film can be applied over. Check with your local 3M authorized installer for more details.

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