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Test of chemical resistance of urethane paint protection film made by the world’s top manufacturers (3M, CCL, 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 the second test we measured film durability. In our current test we will check film chemical resistance. It is quite interesting because all manufacturers claimed that their films are resistant to aggressive chemical environments. Analogous to the previous tests, for this test we used the same 19 samples:

 

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

 

All samples were marked with permanent marker and experience has shown that both acetone and “White spirit” are not able remove completely marks which were made by that marker.

 

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As an aggressive chemical we chose “646 Solvent”. Many of you probably will say that its way too strong, but for us it is does not matter – we want check it thoroughly because we should know for what we are plunking down our money.

 

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Summary table:

 

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1. 3M Venture Shield

In the photos we took you can see 2 samples for comparison. In one of the photos “646 Solvent” was applied (in order to remove the marker writing) and the second one is a sample of completely new film.

 

3M_VentureShield_646.jpg

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2. Avery Dennison Nano Fusion

In the photos we took you can see 2 samples for comparison. In one of the photos “646 Solvent” was applied (in order to remove the marker writing) and the second one is a sample of completely new film.

Nano_fusion_646.jpg

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3. KPMF PPF 82205-UV

In the photos we took you can see 2 samples for comparison. In one of the photos “646 Solvent” was applied (in order to remove the marker writing) and the second one is a sample of completely new film.

 

KPMF_PPF_646.jpg

 

4. Orafol Oraguard 280

In the photos we took you can see 2 samples for comparison. In one of the photos “646 Solvent” was applied (in order to remove the marker writing) and the second one is a sample of completely new film.

 

Oraguard280_646.jpg

 

5. Xpel Xtreme

In the photos we took you can see 2 samples for comparison. In one of the photos “646 Solvent” was applied (in order to remove the marker writing) and the second one is a sample of completely new film.

 

Xtream_646.jpg

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6. Xpel Ultimate

In the photos we took you can see 2 samples for comparison. In one of the photos “646 Solvent” was applied (in order to remove the marker writing) and the second one is a sample of completely new film.

 

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7. VentureShield 2007 YOM.

In the photos we took you can see 2 samples for comparison. In one of the photos “646 Solvent” was applied (in order to remove the marker writing) and the second one is a sample of completely new film.

 

VentureShield_old_646.jpg

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Eventually, “646 Solvent” removed the marker from the all samples. Marks on such samples as Nano Fusion, KPMF 82205, ultimately were removed very easily, practically with one application. In contrast is such samples as 3M VentuteShield, Oraguard 280, Xtreme, VentureShield 2007 – with them we needed about 5-7 applications. We also noticed that the gloss had disappeared and the film had become dull. Furthermore, as you can see in the photos, both samples of VentureShield have shown film delamination. It seemed to us that we had not tested these films thoroughly enough and, in addition to that, some of the samples did not show any reaction during the test. That’s why we decided to repeat the “646 Solvent” testing but in a more aggressive way – 2-3 solvent drops in the center of the sample and wait while it completely dries out.

 

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1.2. 3M Venture Shield

In the photos you can see the sample with the solvent freshly applied and 2 other samples for comparison – one with “646 Solvent” completely dry and the other is completely new film.

 

3M_VentureShield_646B.JPG

 

3M_VentureShield_B646.jpg

 

2.2. Avery Dennison Nano Fusion

In the photos you can see the sample with the solvent freshly applied and 2 other samples for comparison – one with “646 Solvent” completely dry and the other is completely new film.

 

Nano_Fusion_646B.JPG

 

Nano_Fusion_B646.jpg

 

3.2. KPMF PPF 82205-UV

In the photos you can see the sample with the solvent freshly applied and 2 other samples for comparison – one with “646 Solvent” completely dry and the other is completely new film.

 

KPMF_PPF_646B.JPG

 

KPMF_PPF_B646.jpg

 

4.2. Orafol Oraguard 280

In the photos you can see the sample with the solvent freshly applied and 2 other samples for comparison – one with “646 Solvent” completely dry and the other is completely new film.

 

Oraguard280_646B.JPG

 

Oraguard280_B646.jpg

 

5.2. Xpel Xtreme

In the photos you can see the sample with the solvent freshly applied and 2 other samples for comparison – one with “646 Solvent” completely dry and the other is completely new film.

 

Xtream_646B.JPG

 

Xtream_B646.jpg

 

6.2. Xpel Ultimate

In the photos you can see the sample with the solvent freshly applied and 2 other samples for comparison – one with “646 Solvent” completely dry and the other is completely new film.

 

Ultimate_646B.JPG

 

Ultimate_B646.jpg

 

7.2. VentureShield 2007 YOM

In the photos you can see the sample with the solvent freshly applied and 2 other samples for comparison – one with “646 Solvent” completely dry and the other is completely new film.

 

VentureShield_old_646B.JPG

 

VentureShield_old_B646.jpg

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After testing was complete we tried light polishing in order to remove the dullness and some blotchiness caused by application of the solvent. Technically you can fix it with polishing (see the attached photos).

 

3M_VentureShield_polish.JPG

 

Nano_fusion_polish.JPG

 

KPMF_PPF_polish.JPG

 

Oraguard280_polish.JPG

 

Xtreme_polish.JPG

 

Ultimate_polish.JPG

 

VentureShield_old_polish.JPG

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In the photos we took you can see 2 samples for comparison. In one of the photos “646 Solvent” was applied (in order to remove the marker writing) and the second one is a sample of completely new film.

 

Suntek PPF TC

 

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Orafol Oraguard 283

 

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KPMF PPF 82200

 

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Hexis CarPro 150

 

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Sharpline DuraShield+

 

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Premium Shield SPF Elite

 

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Hexis CarPro 300

 

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ISEE2 Total Protect PU 250

 

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Premium Shield SPF

 

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VITO Irmen SPT 1365

 

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VITO Irmen SPT 1164

 

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VITO Irmen SPT 1265

 

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The photographs show a sample treated with 646 solvent in order to remove an inscription. For clarity, the first picture was taken at the right angle, whereas the second one at the patch of light.

 

Suntek PPF TC

 

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Orafol Oraguard 283

 

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KPMF PPF 82200

 

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Hexis CarPro 150

 

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Sharpline DuraShield+

 

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Premium Shield SPF Elite

 

23.jpg

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Hexis CarPro 300

 

25.jpg

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ISEE2 Total Protect PU 250

 

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Premium Shield SPF

 

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VITO Irmen SPT 1365

 

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VITO Irmen SPT 1164

 

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VITO Irmen SPT 1265

 

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Summary Table:

 

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