Myth: Window film is easily scratched and damaged.

Myth: Window film is easily scratched and damaged.

False! Window film is not easily scratched and damaged. A premium window film has a sophisticated scratch-resistant coating that increases a film’s resistance to normal wear and tear.

3M Window Films are sophisticated products that are durable and can withstand the test of time. But just like anything else, they can be damaged. If someone is determined to scratch the film, it will scratch, just like glass itself can be scratched with a little determination.

What matters most is whether a film is as durable as the pane of glass on which it is installed. Manufacturers of high-quality films add a special abrasion-resistant coating to protect the film from scratching. 

One of 3M Company’s most recognized consumer products is sandpaper. What is the purpose of sandpaper? To abrade or scratch whatever it touches. Well, 3M has been making sandpaper for over 100 years and is considered a world leader in abrasion. Given 3M’s expertise in abrasion, it stands to reason that 3M is also an expert in abrasion resistance. In other words, 3M is an expert at preventing materials and substrates, including its window films, from being scratched.

Clients can be assured that 3M’s window film products feature a tough abrasion-resistant coating that helps its films maintain their longevity. 3M is so confident in the durability of its films that it warranties* its films for up to 15 years in commercial applications and for life in most residential applications. 3M also permits the use of Windex to clean and maintain its films, as ammonia-based cleaners will not damage the abrasion-resistant coating.

While 3M’s window films are not indestructible, they have been engineered and are manufactured to deliver years of service. And as previously stated, any premature product failure (cracking, crazing, peeling, blistering, bubbling, delamination, and discoloration) is warrantied by 3M Company for replacement labor and material.

*Please see warranty for terms and conditions.

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