Baltimore, Maryland -- 3M Co's automotive paint protection film made from polyuethane is to be sold through Energy Products Distribution, along with 3M's Crystalline Automotive Window Tint and DI-NOC(TM) Automotive Finishes.
Installed on new and used vehicles, 3M says the Paint Protection Film is "a nearly invisible film," applied to the painted surfaces of a car (hood, fender, bumper, mirrors) to protect these areas from paint chips caused by rocks, insects and other debris.
According to 3M, "Paint Protection Film is almost undetectable … unlike bug shields and car bras which do the same thing." The film is made of a 6 mil (.006") thick clear urethane plastic, and was initially designed to protect helicopter blades from debris during the Vietnam War, said 3M. It is also the official paint protection film of NASCAR.
3M's Crystalline Automotive Window Films are made using nano-technology, are virtually clear, and offer up to 97 percent infrared heat reduction (900-1000 nm) which means using less air-conditioning, the company said. They provide window tinting without the dark appearance commonly associated with it. Because they are so light, Crystalline films are legal in most US states, the company points out, adding that they do not "fade, purple, bubble, blister, peel, or interfere with satellite signals or tire pressure monitoring systems."
Lastly, DI-NOC Automotive Finishes are rolled vinyl films that 3M said simulate a variety of natural and synthetic finishes, including wood, metal, granite. They are self-adhering and can be applied to the flat and curved surfaces, interior and exteriors of a vehicle, the company added. They use 3M's Comply adhesive, enabling do-it-yourself auto enthusiasts to achieve a bubble-free installation, for example in adding a wood finish to the side of a station wagon or JEEP or to update the interior plastic with a carbon fibre look.
Energy Products Distribution and its sister company, Interior Design Solutions, are authorised distributors of these 3M products.