Differences between 3M VentureShield, 3M ScotchGard and 3M ScotchGard Pro Series Paint Protection Film (PPF, a.k.a Clear Bra)

Paint Protection Film (PPF, a.k.a clear bra) is urethane film applied to painted surfaces of a vehicle in order to protect the paint from rock chips, tars, and minor abrasions. The transparent film will keep your vehicle looking in newer condition longer by protecting areas such as front bumpers, hoods, side mirrors where these are the most vulnerable areas. Preserving the finish of your vehicle with paint protection film can enhance the resale value of your vehicle in the future. This pretty much explains what paint protection film is and the major benefits.

Now, let’s talk about the differences on the three types of paint protection films that we sell – 3M Ventureshield, 3M ScotchGard and 3M ScotchGard Pro Series. All three are clear transparent films with pressure sensitive adhesive designed to adhere to fully cured automotive paint.


3M VentureShield

3M VentureShield Paint Protection Film is the cost effective choice for vehicle protection from road debris, it has up to 60” wide for full hood coverage where you can protect your entire hood instead of partially wrapped.

3M ScotchGard

3M Scotchgard Paint Protection Film is OEM approved and officially licensed by NASCAR to protect race cars. The film does not need special care to keep the film looking great, it can be washed and waxed as usual. This is the only series that has 8mil and 14mil thickness for consumers to choose.

3M ScotchGard Pro Series

This is the latest paint protection film that 3M carries and is the only film out of the three that has self-healing technology that allows minor scratches to disappear by themselves. The new formula for the Pro Series ensures superior resistance to cracking and yellowing and no special maintenance require. Exceptional clarity is another key feature which has low orange peel; Pro Series is one of the clearest paint protection films.

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