It’s inevitable. You’re driving down the highway or back road and a piece of gravel hits your car’s hood or bumper and chips its paint. Gravel, salt, bugs, oil, and tree sap wreak havoc on your car’s painted surfaces (bumper, hood, sideview mirrors, fenders, rocker panels, etc). No paint on its own is immune to the damage.

But there is a solution. 3M Paint Protection Film (PPF), otherwise known as clear bra, is a virtually invisible urethane film that is applied to the painted surfaces of your car to absorb the impact of road debris and protect your car’s paint from chipping, scratching, scuffing, or staining.
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Unblemished paint keeps your car looking good and preserves its resale value. In fact, every 3M Paint Protection Film installation performed by 3M’s authorized dealer network is registered with Carfax. That means your vehicle’s Carfax report will show any prospective buyer that genuine 3M PPF was installed.
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Every 3M paint protection film installation performed by our certified installation network is added to your vehicle’s Carfax report when you activate your warranty. Contact your certified installer for details.

3M holds the original patent to PPF, dating back to the 1960s.

PPF Clear Product Highlights


  • Clear with High Gloss

    You can treat 3M PPF just like your paint. It can be washed, waxed, and topped with a ceramic coating.

  • The Original

    3M Company holds the original patent to paint protection film, first producing it for the US military.

  • 8 mils (.008”) thick

    Other manufacturers advertise 8 mil thick films but fall short when measured with a micrometer. Those thinner films offer less protection than 3M’s slightly thicker film. Watch the video demonstration.

  • 10 Year Nationwide Warranty

    Manufacturer’s warranty is backed by a 112-year-old company that is also the original patent holder of PPF.

  • Self-Healing

    Unlike your car’s paint, light scratches to the film easily disappear in warmer temperatures or with some applied heat.

  • Hydrophobic & Stain-Resistant

    Film repels water, making it less likely its clear coat will stain or get water spots.

  • Non-Yellowing

    Today’s films do not yellow like they did in the past. 3M warranties that its films will not yellow.

  • Listed on Carfax

    3M PPF installed by a 3M-certified installer will appear on your vehicle’s Carfax report once you register your product warranty.


Typical Areas of Coverage


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Silver Package


Partial Hood
Partial Fenders
Mirrors
Bumper
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Gold Package


Full Hood
Full Fenders
Mirrors
Bumper
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Platinum Package


Full Vehicle

3M’s authorized installation network uses computer-cut film patterns specific to your car’s year, make, model, and trim level to ensure proper fit and finish.


Accept No Substitutes


Watch the video to see how 3M stacks up to the completion (Xpel, SunTek / Llumar, STEK) in terms of thickness and protection.


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Witness the Self-healing Technology of 3M PPF


Watch the video demonstration to witness the self-healing properties of 3M Paint Protection Film.


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View Our Gallery of PPF Clear Photos