Q: Can I install clear bra paint protection film myself?
A: Most clear bra manufacturers strongly recommend that paint protection film be installed by trained and certified installers. We have the training and experience to make sure you receive an installation that is fit perfectly to your vehicle. In addition, the warranty is valid only if the film is installed by a Certified Installer.
Q: Should I bring my vehicle washed on the day of my appointment?
A: Yes, it is best to bring your vehicle washed on the day of your appointment. This will allow us to fully inspect the paint of your vehicle and point out any areas of concern.
Q: How long will the installation take?
A: It depends on the amount of coverage our client has decided on for their vehicle. So, the install can vary from 3 hours for just the standard area coverage, to all day for more extensive coverage, to overnight and into the next day for the entire vehicle. Once you have decided on the areas of protection for your vehicle we can then determine the installation time. So, we always recommend that you drop off your vehicle, regardless of the installation time. Doing so will allow us to take our time and be meticulous with your vehicle installation service.
Q: What is the warranty for Scotchgard Pro Series?
A: 3M’s comprehensive warranty for Scotchgard Pro Series is 7 years from the purchase date. Warranty includes coverage against defects, yellowing, bubbling, and cracking. Please reference the warranty card provided to you upon your purchase for full warranty disclosure.
Q: Is clear bra paint protection film removable?
A: Yes. The film is intended to be permanent; however it can be removed by a certified installer without causing damage to the paint finish.
Q: Will clear bra paint protection diminish the appearance of my vehicle?
A: No, clear bra paint protection will help to protect your vehicle’s high impact area for years. The film will remain virtually invisible, as long as, it is properly maintained.
Q: Will I see a seam or line on the areas protected?
A: In some cases, depending on the coverage area, you will, at some point, see a seam or line. 3M develops digital patterns for the hood and fenders to computer cut partial coverage patterns with a bikini line to follow the contours and curves of the hood and fenders to make the clear bra less noticeable. However, if a seam or line in these areas is a concern, we have the ability to install a clear bra on the entire hood or fender leaving no seams or lines. In areas, such as, the bumper, you will always have a seam to allow the product to relax and fall into deep channels or recessed areas to provide substantial coverage. However, please remember this product is designed to be virtually clear and it is very hard to detect these seams unless we point them out.
Q: Can I use an automatic or manual car wash?
A: Yes. An automatic car wash does the work for you; however, please remember to wipe your vehicle with a clean towel to prevent build-up on your vehicle surfaces. When using a manual car wash please remember to always stay back at least 3 ft. with the wand of the pressure sprayer to prevent damage to your clear bra.
Q: Can I wax my clear bra paint protection film?
A: Scothgard Pro Series is designed to be maintenance free; however, we always recommend waxing your entire vehicle at the very least twice a year with a wax that does not contain dyes,
abrasives, or rubbing compounds. For in between car washes using a spray on quick detailer, such as, 3M Quick Wax or Meguiars Quick Detailer. If you have your car detailed, please make sure to inform your detailer that a clear bra has been installed on your vehicle. Hence, to avoid damage- if your detailer has any questions, they can give us a call.
Q: Can clear bra paint protection be installed on a repainted vehicle?
A: Yes. As long as the paint has been allowed to fully cure according to the manufacturer’s recommendations, your body shop should be able to provide you with this information. For example, if the body shop chosen does not “bake” the paint, it is recommended to wait at least 30 days after repaint to allow the paint properly gas and cure. If the body shop chosen “bakes” the paint, then it is recommend for the paint to gas for at least 48 hours prior to installing paint protection film. If the paint is not allowed to cure properly we risk installing the paint protection too soon, which may result in gas bubbles under the clear bra or the new paint fusing to the adhesive, which will result in the paint being removed when it is time for the paint protection film to be removed.