3M holds the original patent to PPF, dating back to the 1960s.
PPF Matte Product Highlights
Matte Satin Finish
Leaves the matte finish of your vehicle’s paint unchanged. And you can treat 3M PPF just like standard paint. It can be washed, waxed, and topped with a ceramic coating.
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.
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.
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
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.