Scotchguard Paint Protection Film: The Ultimate Shield for Your Car

Scotchguard Paint Protection Film (PPF), also known as clear bra is a high-quality vinyl, produced by 3M, that’s applied to the bodywork of a vehicle to protect it from damage from rock chips other environmental elements. Scotchguard Pro Series Paint Protection Film is widely considered to offer superior protection compared with other lesser brands on the market.

Paint protection film pro can be applied to any smooth painted surface of a vehicle and is virtually invisible to the naked eye. It’s a must for owners of new cars, luxury cars, sports cars, or recently restored vintage cars because it keeps paintwork pristine and helps maintain resale value.  Doesn’t it make sense to protect your expensive investment?

If you’re interested in getting a quote for your vehicle, contact Tinting Chicago at  773-455-0467 or 312-212-0493

What does Scotchguard clear bra protect against?

  • Scratches
  • Swirl-marks
  • Stone chips
  • Bug damage
  • Road debris
  • Stains
  • Acid rain
  • UV exposure

Self-healing properties of Scotchguard clear bra explained

Scotchguard clear bra is often described as ‘self-healing’ which means that if this tough film suffers any light scratches or swirl-marks it’s possible to get rid of them entirely, by applying heat to the affected area and remolding the pliable film back to its original smooth surface.

Benefits of Scotchguard Paint Protection Film

  • Keeps paintwork in pristine condition
  • Shields against punishing outdoor weathering
  • Prevents scratches and paint chips
  • Can change the look of your vehicle from a gloss finish to a matte finish
  • Maximizes resale value
  • Maintenance-free
  • Leaves no damage when removed

Durability of 3M clear bra

When installed correctly, the average lifespan of a 3M clear bra is between 7 to 10 years.  After this point, you may well see some peeling and lifting and you’ll know it’s time to install a new film.

Where to install Scotchguard PPF on your vehicle

Scotchguard PPF can be professionally applied to the whole vehicle or just to the most vulnerable parts, such as the bumpers, door trims, fenders, and hood. Speak to the professional installers at Tinting Chicago to discover which parts of your vehicle would most benefit from Scotchguard PPF.

Different Scotchguard clear bra finishes

  • Matte
  • Satin
  • Gloss

Frequently Asked Questions

How long's the warranty on 3M paint protection film?

The warranty for Scotchguard PPF protects against yellowing, bubbling, or cracking for 10 years from the date of purchase.

Can you apply a ceramic coating over the top of Scotchguard PPF?

Yes, it's not a problem to apply a ceramic coating over the top of Scotchguard PPF to give it a hydrophobic finish. A ceramic coating will not damage the clear bra in any way.

Will the 'self-healing' properties in Scotchguard 3M repair existing damage to paintwork?

No, 3M paint protection film can't repair a painted surface, it can only protect against further damage in the future. If you want your paintwork to look pristine after the clear bra is installed, it's wise to have any scratches, dints, and damage repaired beforehand.


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