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3M: How to Protect Your Car from Stone Chips

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Nov 20, 2018 10:29am
Posted in: Quick Tips, Tips & Trends

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Article source: 3M Science Centre

We all dread the day when our nice, shiny, new car gets chipped or scratched. You grieve your once-pristine ride – and the impact on your bank account.

But you don’t have to. Take a page from a professional’s book and try protective car film.

Protective car film can help preserve your vehicle’s finish. While this is a relatively new concept for some car ownerscar film installers have been applying paint protection film to vehicles for years.

What is paint protection film?

Paint protection film is a transparent, self-adhesive barrier that can be applied to vulnerable areas of your car that are most impacted by the road, like the bumper, hood, and door edges. Some vehicle owners also choose to cover their car entirely.

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Why should car owners consider paint protection film?

Paint protection film is an effective way to protect your vehicle’s finish. It can help keep it looking like new longer, while also helping prevent corrosion.

Will paint protection film alter my paint job?

Paint protection film is virtually invisible. As a result, it can help to preserve your vehicle’s showroom shine without altering the appearance.

When should you install paint protection film on your vehicle?

Naturally, the best time to apply 3M™ Scotchgard™ Paint Protection Film Pro Series is when the vehicle is new and the paint is pristine because it hasn’t been on the road, so it won’t have any chips or scratches.

If you’ve already missed this window, don’t worry. The beauty of this paint protection film is that it can be applied at any time and can also be installed on used cars.

Expert tip: “My two key pieces of advice for vehicle owners looking to keep their ride looking in tip-top shape are protect their paint with 3M™ Scotchgard™ Paint Protection Film Pro Series and research installers – you want your paint protection film done correctly for long-lasting results.”

– Stan Skrzypczak, Application Development Specialist, Automotive Solutions Division, 3M Canada


What are the benefits of choosing 3M™ Scotchgard™ Paint Protection Film Pro Series?

3M™ Scotchgard™ Paint Protection Film Pro Series goes on crystal clear, and doesn’t yellow. It is stain resistant, durable, has scratch self-healing technology, and doesn’t require any maintenance – which means you can wash and wax your car as you normally would.  It also comes with a 10-year warranty.

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Learn more.

For more tips on how to keep your vehicle looking its best, visit: Protect your investment.


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