Frequently Asked Questions


Can I have VentureShield™ Paint Protection Film installed on my vehicle?
In most cases, yes. We are a VentureShield professional trained installer, so contact us to learn about the installation options for your vehicle.

Can I purchase VentureShield™ Paint Protection Film directly from 3M?
3M sells rolls of film to selected 3M Authorized Installers and not to end consumers. We are professionally trained installers and can apply the film to your vehicle.

How much does it cost to have VentureShield™ Film installed on my vehicle?
There are many makes and models of cars, trucks, RVs and boats. On personal vehicles VentureShield Paint Protection Film is most often used to cover the front portion of the bonnet (hood), bumpers and mirror backs. Any painted surface of a car, truck, van, SUV, RV, boat or motorcycle that is susceptible to bug damage and stone chips can be covered with paint protection film. Since the amount of film required and difficulty of application will vary by vehicle model, you should contact us for our recommendations and price quotes.

Can I install VentureShield™ Paint Protection Film myself?
3M strongly recommends that VentureShield Paint Protection Film be installed by a professionally trained installer. We are skilled installers in applying the film around compound curves, challenging grillwork, wheel openings, bumpers and all other areas on vehicles. Plus, we have access to software templates for most vehicles, and computer controlled cutting equipment to cut film precisely to fit your vehicle.
We can supply ready-cut film packages for motorcycles which you can install yourself, as the areas to be covered are smaller and usually less challenging. However, skill and patience is required, and you may want to use our fitting service.

How is VentureShield™ Paint Protection Film maintained?
Once applied, refrain from washing the vehicle in an automated car wash for 24 hours.
Thereafter, treat it like you would treat your paintwork (hopefully that's by regular washing and the occasional wax!). We recommend using 3M Performance Finish wax on the film (and paint) to make subsequent cleaning and removal of stains and insects easier.
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™ High Performance Cloth. Do not use pigmented or abrasive waxes, polishes or rubbing compounds on the film.
We do not recommend using isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol.

Will VentureShield™ Film harm the painted surface if the film is removed?
If the film is properly applied to a vehicle with fully cured paint, it can be removed, usually in one piece, without damaging painted surface beneath the film.

Can VentureShield™ Film be applied over a vehicle that has had the paint touched up?
3M recommends that any repainted surfaces on your vehicle be professionally painted and fully cured before applying paint protection film. If you have touched up scratches or chips with a tube of "touch-up" paint and then apply paint protection film over it, the film will protect that area until it is removed. If the paint protection film is removed, it is possible that the paint around the non-professional touch-up paint could peel off.

Will the paint smear if VentureShield™ Film is applied over a newly painted vehicle?
The paint on a newly painted vehicle must be cured according to manufacturer's recommendations. Your body shop should be able to provide you with this information.

Can I cover the whole vehicle with VentureShield™ Paint Protection Film?
It is possible, because VentureShield film is available in a 60 inch width that allows full bonnet (hood) coverage.

Can VentureShield™ Paint Protection Film be applied over graphics?
The clear film will not interfere with vinyl or painted graphics. However, if the VentureShield™ film is removed, damage may occur to the underlying graphic during the removal process.

If VentureShield™ Film is removed from the vehicle, can it be re-used?
Once VentureShield film has been applied and set, the adhesive will not stick a second time.