FAQ - VentureShield™ vs Scotchgard™ vs ProSeries™


3M manufactures three lines of paint protection film :

At NoChip, we make our kits exclusively from Scotchgard™ or  Scotchgard™ Pro Series PPF.  Why is that?

FAQ - VentureShield™ vs Scotchgard™ vs ProSeries™    

VentureShield™ brand product is good, but a less expensive or entry-level product line.  

3M describes VentureShield™ as "basic performance and durability at an economical price".

Is it the same as Scotchgard ?  

No - The two products have a different appearance, are chemically different, install differently, perform differently and have different warranty. 

3M acquired Venture Tape Corp in October of 2007, and with it the VentureShield™ product line.  Venture Tape manufactures a broad range of tapes used in construction, oil and gas, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), electronics, aerospace, marine and appliance markets.

Warranty Differences

VentureShield™ product warranty is 5 years  (As of July 1, 2010 - not lifetime as many vendors claim) and it consists of replacement film only (not labor), and only if you have the original receipt and a valid warranty registration card.  Visit the VentureShield™ website to verify this.  This implies that if your installer is not 3M Certified you have NO WARRANTY from 3M.  Your warranty is entirely dependant on your installer still being in business if you need warranty.  There is no 3M warranty on the labor component of VentureShield™ product.

3M Scotchgard™ Paint Protection Film product warranty is 5 years - product AND labor.  
3M Scotchgard™ ProSeries Paint Protection Film product warranty is 7 years - product AND labor.