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Measuring the thickness of urethane paint protection film made by the world’s top manufacturers (3M, Avery, KPMF, ORAFOL, XPEL and other)

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Greetings;

 

Our paint protection film business activity began in 2007 and since then we have used various suppliers. As installers, we are very often asked by other installers – “What type of film do you prefer in your work and what kind of film can you recommend to us?”.

 

To determine what type of film is best suited for our work we decided to create a few topics, each of them accompanied by a small test. The reason why we posted these topics is because Internet has no reliable and independent information regarding these topics. We say the information is independent, because we didn’t give any preference to one or another manufacturer, and we are not an official representative, distributor or dealer of any manufacturer. We are installers, similar to many others. We have no specialized or precision laboratory-scale equipment and in our tests we are using locally available material. That’s why, please, do not pass judgment on us.

 

In the first test, from the array of manufacturers we picked the paint protection film market leaders and made a few measurements: the thickness of the in-situ urethane paint protection film; thickness of the urethane paint protection film with glue lay and thickness of the whole product with underlay. In our test we used 19 samples which in our opinion are worthy of attention:

 

1. 3М VentureShield

2. Avery Dennison Nano Fusion

3. KPMF PPF 82205-UV

4. Orafol Oraguard 280

5. Xpel Xtreme

6. Xpel Ultimate

7. VentureShield 2007 YOM

8. Suntek PPF TC

9. Orafol Oraguard 283

10. KPMF PPF 82200

11. Hexis CarPro 150

12. Sharpline DuraShield+

13. Premium Shield SPF Elite

14. Hexis CarPro 300

15. ISEE2 Total Protect PU 250

16. Premium Shield SPF

17. VITO Irmen SPT 1365

18. VITO Irmen SPT 1164

19. VITO Irmen SPT 1265

 

* The reason why we used this sample is because we began our activity with this film and now many installers are complaining that this film has changed its features with time. So in order to assuage doubts and just for interest we decided to test it.

 

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Summary table:

 

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1.1. 3M Venture Shield (PVC underlay)

Measurement of film thickness (thickness of glue lay and underlay are not included)

 

VENRURE_SHIELD_FILM.JPG

 

1.2. 3M Venture Shield (PVC underlay)

Measurement of film thickness with the glue lay

 

VENTURE_SHIELD_FILM+.JPG

 

1.3. 3M Venture Shield (PVC underlay)

Measurement of film thickness with glue lay and underlay

 

VENTURE_SHIELD_FULL.JPG

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2.1. Avery Dennison Nano Fusion (PVC underlay)

Measurement of film thickness (thickness of glue lay and underlay are not included)

 

NANO_FUSION_FILM.JPG

 

2.2. Avery Dennison Nano Fusion (PVC underlay)

Measurement of film thickness with the glue lay

 

NANO_FUSION_FILM+.JPG

 

2.3. Avery Dennison Nano Fusion (PVC underlay)

Measurement of film thickness with glue lay and underlay

 

NANO_FUSION_FULL.JPG

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3.1. KPMF 82205-UV (PVC underlay, film with UV protection)

Measurement of film thickness (thickness of glue lay and underlay are not included)

 

KPMF_FILM.JPG

 

3.2. KPMF 82205-UV (PVC underlay, film with UV protection)

Measurement of film thickness with the glue lay

 

KPMF_FILM+.JPG

 

3.3. KPMF 82205-UV (PVC underlay, film with UV protection)

Measurement of film thickness with glue lay and underlay

 

KPMF_FULL.JPG

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4.1. Orafol Oraguard 280 (underlay made from siliconized paper)

Measurement of film thickness (thickness of glue lay and underlay are not included)

 

ORAGUARD280_FILM.JPG

 

4.2. Orafol Oraguard 280 (underlay made from siliconized paper)

Measurement of film thickness with the glue lay

 

ORAGUARD280_FILM+.JPG

 

4.3. Orafol Oraguard 280 (underlay made from siliconized paper)

Measurement of film thickness with glue lay and underlay

 

ORAGUARD280_FULL.JPG

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5.1. Xpel Xtreme (PVC underlay)

Measurement of film thickness (thickness of glue lay and underlay are not included)

 

XTREME_FILM.JPG

 

5.2. Xpel Xtreme (PVC underlay)

Measurement of film thickness with the glue lay

 

XTREME_FILM+.JPG

 

5.3. Xpel Xtreme (PVC underlay)

Measurement of film thickness with glue lay and underlay

 

XTREME_FULL.JPG

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6.1. Xpel Ultimate (PVC underlay)

Measurement of film thickness (thickness of glue lay and underlay are not included)

 

ULTIMATE_FILM.JPG

 

6.2. Xpel Ultimate (PVC underlay)

Measurement of film thickness with the glue lay

 

ULTIMATE_FILM+.JPG

 

6.3. Xpel Ultimate (PVC underlay)

Measurement of film thickness with glue lay and underlay

 

ULTIMATE_FULL.JPG

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7.1. VentureShield 2007 YOM (PVC underlay)

Measurement of film thickness (thickness of glue lay and underlay are not included)

 

VENTURE_SHIELD_OLDFILM.JPG

 

7.2. VentureShield 2007 YOM (PVC underlay)

Measurement of film thickness with the glue lay

 

VENTURE_SHIELD_OLDFILM+.JPG

 

7.3. VentureShield 2007 YOM (PVC underlay)

Measurement of film thickness with glue lay and underlay

 

VENTURE_SHIELD_OLDFULL.JPG

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Suntek PPF TC (PVC underlay)

Measurement of film thickness (thickness of glue lay and underlay are not included)

 

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Suntek PPF TC (PVC underlay)

Measurement of film thickness with the glue lay

 

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Suntek PPF TC (PVC underlay)

Measurement of film thickness with glue lay and underlay

 

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Orafol Oraguard283 (siliconized paper underlay)

Measurement of film thickness (thickness of glue lay and underlay are not included)

 

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Orafol Oraguard283 (siliconized paper underlay)

Measurement of film thickness with the glue lay

 

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Orafol Oraguard283 (siliconized paper underlay)

Measurement of film thickness with glue lay and underlay

 

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KPMF PPF82200 (siliconized paper underlay)

Measurement of film thickness (thickness of glue lay and underlay are not included)

 

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KPMF PPF82200 (siliconized paper underlay)

Measurement of film thickness with the glue lay

 

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KPMF PPF82200 (siliconized paper underlay)

Measurement of film thickness with glue lay and underlay

 

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Hexis CarPro150 (PVS underlay)

Measurement of film thickness (thickness of glue lay and underlay are not included)

 

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Hexis CarPro150 (PVS underlay)

Measurement of film thickness with the glue lay

 

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Hexis CarPro150 (PVS underlay)

Measurement of film thickness with glue lay and underlay

 

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Sharpline DuraShield+ (PVS underlay)

Measurement of film thickness (thickness of glue lay and underlay are not included)

 

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Sharpline DuraShield+ (PVS underlay)

Measurement of film thickness with the glue lay

 

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Sharpline DuraShield+ (PVS underlay)

Measurement of film thickness with glue lay and underlay

 

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Premium Shield SPF Elite (PVS underlay)

Measurement of film thickness (thickness of glue lay and underlay are not included)

 

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Premium Shield SPF Elite(PVS underlay)

Measurement of film thickness with the glue lay

 

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Premium Shield SPF Elite (PVS underlay)

Measurement of film thickness with glue lay and underlay

 

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Hexis CarPro300 (siliconized paper underlay)

Measurement of film thickness (thickness of glue lay and underlay are not included)

 

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Hexis CarPro300 (siliconized paper underlay)

Measurement of film thickness with the glue lay

 

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Hexis CarPro300 (siliconized paper underlay)

Measurement of film thickness with glue lay and underlay

 

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ISEE2 Total Protect PU250 (siliconized paper underlay)

Measurement of film thickness (thickness of glue lay and underlay are not included)

 

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ISEE2 Total Protect PU250 (siliconized paper underlay)

Measurement of film thickness with the glue lay

 

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ISEE2 Total Protect PU250 (siliconized paper underlay)

Measurement of film thickness with glue lay and underlay

 

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Premium Shield SPF (PVS underlay)

Measurement of film thickness (thickness of glue lay and underlay are not included)

 

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Premium Shield SPF (PVS underlay)

Measurement of film thickness with the glue lay

 

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Premium Shield SPF (PVS underlay)

Measurement of film thickness with glue lay and underlay

 

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VITO Irmen Surface Protection Tape1365 (siliconized paper underlay)

Measurement of film thickness (thickness of glue lay and underlay are not included)

 

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VITO Irmen Surface Protection Tape1365 (siliconized paper underlay)

Measurement of film thickness with the glue lay

 

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VITO Irmen Surface Protection Tape1365 (siliconized paper underlay)

Measurement of film thickness with glue lay and underlay

 

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VITO Irmen Surface Protection Tape1164 (siliconized paper underlay)

Measurement of film thickness (thickness of glue lay and underlay are not included)

 

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VITO Irmen Surface Protection Tape1164 (siliconized paper underlay)

Measurement of film thickness with the glue lay

 

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VITO Irmen Surface Protection Tape1164 (siliconized paper underlay)

Measurement of film thickness with glue lay and underlay

 

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VITO Irmen Surface Protection Tape1265 (siliconized paper underlay)

Measurement of film thickness (thickness of glue lay and underlay are not included)

 

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VITO Irmen Surface Protection Tape1265 (siliconized paper underlay)

Measurement of film thickness with the glue lay

 

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VITO Irmen Surface Protection Tape1265 (siliconized paper underlay)

 

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Practically all manufacturers are under-measuring thickness. From the table below you can see by what amount they are under-measured. Measurement uncertainty - +-5 µm.

 

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