FAQ

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Questions about PremiumShield® paint protection

What is PremiumShield 8.0 High Performance Film?

PremiumShield® 8.0 High Performance is a 6.0mil (0.15mm) dual extruded urethane film, coated with a 1.5 mil (0.04mm) clear acrylic pressure sensitive adhesive system (PSA)  The dual extrusion sees a stiffer urethane, being combined with a more flexible urethane, allowing for greater longevity, while maintaining flexibility during installation.  This film comes with a 5 year manufacturer's warranty against crazing, cracking, bubbling or yellowing from UV exposure.


What is PremiumShield 8.4 Elite High Performance film?

 

PremiumShield® 8.4 ELITE High Performance is a 6.0mil (0.15mm) dual extruded urethane film, coated with a 1.5 mil (0.04mm) clear acrylic pressure sensitive adhesive system (PSA).  It has an additional 0.2mil (0.005mm) clear coat, affording superior protection and appearnce  The dual extrusion sees a stiffer urethane, being combined with a more flexible urethane, allowing for greater longevity, while maintaining flexibility during installation.  This film comes with a Lifetime manufacturer's warranty against crazing, cracking, bubbling or yellowing from UV exposure.


Can PremiumShield be washed and waxed?

Yes, you may wash and wax your car as if it were not present.  In fact, we suggest you do wax the PremiumShield protective layer just the same as the rest of the car, to ensure against uneven fading of your car's paint.  Just use any good, non-carnuba based wax.


If I sell my car, can PremiumShield be removed?

Yes. PremiumShield uses a patented acrylic adhesive which can be safely removed without residue, leaving your car looking as great as the day you bought it!


Will it diminish the appearance of my car?

PremiumShield will protect your car for years and remain virtually invisible.


Why is it needed now? My Dad's car didn't need it.
  1. Paints are different now than 20 years ago, and they are applied differently.  Many of the environmentally unfriendly ingredients, such as lead, have been removed.  Unfortunately, these ingredients are also what made paint more durable.  Also, paints are applied much thinner now than in years past, being applied by computers.  While this allows for greater initial quality, the thinner paint is far less durable
  2. Chrome-plated metal parts have disappeared.  Where bright trim IS used, it is virtually always electro-plated plastic, which is vulnerable to stone chip damage.
  3. Headlights, formerly made of heavy, durable glass, are almost universally made of lightweight, super-clear plastic.  While they are highly impact resistant, they are vulnerable to rock dings, scratches and scuffs from everyday driving

Is there any special care required for PremiumShield®?

No!  The only thing you need to do is wash and wax the car normally, using any good brand of automotive wash and wax, other than carnuba based waxes which will cause yellowing and deterioration of the urethane material.


What does the warranty cover?

The manufacturer's 5 year or Lifetime warranty is against crazing, yellowing, bubbling or cracking.  These are the things you need to think about when using a plastic product out of doors.


How does PremiumShield compare to similar products?

PremiumShield® sets a new standard in the industry being clearer and stronger than other, more well-known brand name products.  For example, PremiumShield is more puncture resistant, making it much better at deflecting rocks and road debris, without damage to your paint.  And, there is NO ORANGE PEEL effect to be seen with PremiumShield.


Why do I need this?

With the gleaming finish of the paint intact, your automobile will retain more value at trade-in time!  Additionally, you'll enjoy the beauty of the original finish while being able to drive and enjoy the car, year round, year after year.  Don't let the slow degradation of your auto's appearance diminish your pride of ownership!


Do you use pre-cut patterns?

 

Yes, we use patterns provided by PremiumShield.  The patterns we use nearly always provide for the leading edges of hoods to be wrapped, eliminating the damage from rocks that would otherwise occur in this vulnerable area. 

Another advantage we offer over many other installers is that we have the capability to modify those patterns in-house, to suit your specifications.  If you have a car which is not covered by the extensive pattern catalog available, we can also do a completely custom installation, for example, covering the complete hood and fenders to ensure maximum protection.

Ask us for a quote if you require special coverage - we're happy to help!


How do your costs compare to competitors?

 If you compare similar areas covered, plus the fact that our prices are for the product installed, we feel we're very competitive.  In fact, if you bring us a written quotation, we will always be able to beat the competition, while using a better (stronger, clearer) product, with a warranty, backed by PremiumShield Corporation. 


Will it diminish or alter the appearance of my car?

 

 

Your ClearBra will protect your car for years and remain virtually invisible. In fact, from 5 feet away, most people will never even know there is anything on the car!  And, yet, you'll have the finest paint protection film available in place, with either a 5 year or Lifetime manufacturers warranty, depending on which film you choose to have us install, against yellowing, bubbling or cracking from UV exposure.

 


Can PremiumShield be used to protect headlights?

Yes!  Due to the extreme optical clarity of PremiumShield, it will not diminish light transmission from your headlights, while providing excellent surface protection.


How long should I wait after painting the car before having VentureShield installed? The guy at the body shop said I need to wait a month. Is this true?

Unfortunately, there is no definitive answer for this one.  The guy at the body shop is trying to cover himself by insisting on a month to allow the paint to cure.  However, we frequently install PremiumShield over repairs that are only one or two days out of the paint shop, AT THE BODY SHOPS, with no ill effects.  PremiumShield is 'gas permeable', meaning that the paint can continue to out-gas and cure without any adverse effects.  Our position is that if the paint is properly applied, baked and road-worthy, the installation can proceed immediately.

However, because we have no control over how the prep work is done, how well the paint is applied, if and/or how long the paint is baked, etc., we cannot be liable for paint that lifts or might otherwise be damaged during the course of installation or removal.


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