Here you will find answers to our most frequently asked questions about clear bra paint protection film, vinyl wraps, and how to send us files in the appropriate formats for any design work.
3M Paint Protection Film is a durable, high grade, colorless urethane film applied to high impact areas of your vehicle that takes the brunt of damaging road debris. 3M paint protection film is transparent and nearly invisible, and does not alter your vehicle’s good looks.
Yes, it resists yellowing because the film is constructed of thermoplastic urethane, a touch material that is covered by a clear coat layer. The film and clear coat layers contain UV protectants to counteract harmful ultraviolet rays that can cause yellowing.
If the film is properly applied to a fully cured painted vehicle, it can be removed, usually in one piece and without damaging the paint surface beneath the film.
Stretch marks will appear when paint protection film is stretched past its threshold a significant change in the texture of the film will appear. A small amount of this is acceptable around compound curves but should be very minimal. Excessive gaps at the body edges due to poor pattern design or misalignment. Air or water bubbles that don’t go away due to improper squeegee technique, dust or dirt under the film.
We recommend that any repainted surfaces on your vehicle be professionally painted and fully cured before applying paint protection film. If you have touched up scratches or chips with a tube of “touch-up” paint and then applied paint protection film over it, the film will protect that area until it is removed. If the paint protection film is removed, it’s possible that the area around the non-professional “touch-up” paint could peel off.
Once applied, refrain from washing the vehicle for 3-4 days until the film cures. Washing after that time presents no problem with no special care needed.
Yes. When waxing the vehicle though, some wax may build up along the film edges. This can easily be removed when dried with a soft cloth. Do not use any waxes containing dyes or waxes that are not recommended for urethanes. Abrasive polishes and/or rubbing compounds are not to be used.
We recommend a plastic cleaner called Plexus that can be used after washing to keep the film shiny and dust free.
Pleasant Details is a professional, certified applicator that can help you select vehicle components that will benefit the most from Scotchgard Paint Protection Film. Plus we have the know-how to install the film to the exact specifications of your vehicle. Once the job is done, you will love the look–not to mention the longer life you’ve just given your car’s finish!
For more FAQ’s visit: 3M’s Paint Protection Website.
Wrapping a car is the practice of completely or partially covering a vehicle with with vinyl. In the past car wraps where used by businesses to turn their vehicles into a mobile billboard. But with recent advancements in the vinyl industry the prices of the vinyl wrap films have reduced and a variety of new colors and finishes have been introduced to the market. Recently car wraps have been used by the automotive enthusiast to change the color, texture and finish of their vehicles.
Vehicle wraps are printed on sheets of cast or calendered vinyl. The primary difference between the two vinyl wraps is durability. Cast vinyl is best for long-term use of 4 to 7 years; calendered vinyl is appropriate for short-term or flat surface wraps lasting just 3 to 5 years .
We are currently using WeTransfer for file delivery. This is a free service, does not require any sort of account and can accommodate file sizes up to 2GB.
When sending us vector files, be sure to change all text to outlines to avoid font issues.
Once the file(s) have reached us, you receive a confirmation email.
When the file(s) is downloaded, you get an email that notifies you that we have received your files successfully. Easy as that!!!