3M™ Door Edge Protection Film "” made from the same material as the professionally-installed car door protectors used at car dealerships "” helps protect against chips, abrasion and weathering, such as stone chipping, door dings and most types of environmental damage. It is virtually invisible and clear coated to help make it resistant to yellowing and staining. Once applied, Door Edge Protection Film requires no special care.
3M Door Protection Film is a super tough 6-millimeter thick clear coated urethane film that helps preserve your vehicle's finish. It's made from the same material as the professionally installed product used at car dealerships. It helps protect against chips, abrasion and weathering--including stone chipping, door dings, and most types of environmental damage. It is virtually invisible and clear-coated to help make it resistant to yellowing and staining. Once applied, no special care is required. The application is permanent.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I use wax over 3M Paint Protection Film?
Yes. When waxing the vehicle, some wax may build up along the film edges. This can easily be removed when dry with a soft cloth, such as a 3M Microfiber Detail Cloth (39016). 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.
What products does 3M recommend to best maintain 3M Paint Protection Film?
3M makes a variety of products to help maintain the beauty of your vehicle. 3M Car Wash Soap (3M Part #39000), 3M Show Car Paste Wax (3M Part #39526) and 3M Liquid Wax (3M Part #39026). The best surface cloth to use is the 3M Detailing Cloth (3M Part #39016) since others may scratch the surface of the film.
How is 3M Paint Protection Film removed?
If desired, film can be removed at any time by picking up a corner of the film and pulling the film off the vehicle surface at a 90-degree angle. If the film has been present a long time, or if the film and vehicle are cold, a heat gun or hair dryer may be used to soften the adhesive, allowing easier removal. If any adhesive remains on the vehicle after removal of the film, it can be removed by using 3M Adhesive Remover (3M Part #03618), according to the package directions.
If 3M Paint Protection Film is removed from the vehicle, can it be re-used?
Once the film has been applied and set, the adhesive will not stick a second time.
After 3M Paint Protection Film has been removed, how do I get any excess adhesive off my vehicle?
If any adhesive remains on the vehicle after removal of the film, it can be removed by using 3M Adhesive Remover (3M Part #03618), according to the package directions.