I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your guidance and assistance on the two kits that I recently purchased. Previously I have purchased "Scotchgard" protection kits from various suppliers. I have applied them to Corvette Z-06, Ford Escape, Ferrari F355 and lower parts of my Lamborghini Gallardo... Read More
Kent K. Norman
After a bad experience with a professional installation of the ScotchGard film gone wrong, I decided that I still wanted to stick with 3M products and Clearmask was the best supplier I could find. For a do-it yourself solution, the AeroGard film is ideal because you don't have to worry about scratching the clearcoat on the outside of the ScotchGard film. Another main advantage is that you can wax the film the same as the rest of the car. The AeroGard film is also fairly easy to install and if you find yourself with a few questions, just give the guys at ClearMask a call.
I have ordered two separate kits from Clear Mask for my corvette. After watching the installation training video and using the application tool in your tool kit, your kit fit great. I was amazed that the day after application I was able to pull the 3M Aerogard film up and remove a dog hair without harming the film. You guys are great!
Thanks for the great service you provided on my recent BMW 5 series kit order. This was the fourth kit I have installed. Either your kits are getting better or I am, but they went on great and give me peace of mind.
Your paint protection film worked great on my new car. So I ordered your headlamp kit and was amazed that you could conform your film to fit my headlights as easily as you told me.
You guys are always there when I need help. And your Lexus kit designs are the best I have ever used. They go on easy, cover much more area, and customers don't complain like they did with our old kits.
Winberly-Dealer / Applicator
Park Place Lexus
I refer to you guys as the paint protection film doctors with your 15 years experience . No one knows more about paint protection film!!
Your kit on my Alpine Coach Motor Home was as easy to self install as you said it would be with the help of your application tool kit and video and my wife.
Los Angeles, CA
From our $500,000 Country Coaches to our 1.3 million Monaco Royals, you are the only paint protection film company we will use.
Buddy Greg Motor Homes
Your designs on our Porsche, BMW and Jaguar's are right on the money, cover more area and look great on black paint. No other kits or film we have used are as optically undistorted.
Robert Rose-Manager Autobahn
Fort Worth, TX
I think that your letter is very well done and that jim would be very keen to use it as a good third party reference. The only criticism that I would have is that, it is a bit long, I don’t know where to suggest that you cut it down through.
I would suggest that you send it to him as it is, and offer to condense it pay any suggestion that he might have if Jim feels that it would be better if it condensed.
Sr. Sales Specialist
My wife and I were wintering in the southwestern U.S. and traveing back and forth to NE Ohio every spring and fail on the interstate system. During the Process my car would get small chips out of the paint system from smal stones being thrown up. Generally from truck tires on the interstaate system. Touch up paint just does not exactly match the original paint system as to the surface of the dried.
Touch up paint in my career, I worked to be a perfectionist as was Director – Technology & Engineering for a major radome manufacture…..and a problem solver. A radome is the nose of an aircraft which the radar looks through. It is made of composite materials in a special way which allows it to be “tuned” to the radar’s frequency or wavelength so the radar can efficiently pass through the structure without being greatly attenuated or distorted.
If the radome is not designed or built correctly or maintained correctly. You can have the best radar in the world on the front of the aircraft and it will not accurately display the storm system in front of the aircraft. The director of radar engineering at one of the major radar/avionics manufactures once equated this situation to “Give Michael Jordan pop bottle for glasses……What kind of a game will he play??” The best radar in the world will be messed up by a poor radome. One of the components to this problem would be aircraft operators would add touch up paint to the radome, or add another layer of paint. Adding several layers of paint can really degrade the transmission effiency of the radome.
Now getting back on the topic of my letter to you Jim. You’ve sat in airport waiting areas and have seen the nose of the aircraft as it rolls up to the window …. And chips of paint missing. Rain erosion is a serious issue. The impact of 300 mph rain is serious. You just don’t put standard paint on the out site. Our engineer department spent a lot of time researching and testing to find the best paint and paint protection systems available……by sending test samples to the U.S Air force and U.S.Navy’s rain erosion test labs. This is a 500 mph test. The best system we found was the 3M polyurethane film. On top of the best filler/primer/top coat paint system. The 3M film . I believe . Softens the impact load and spades the load out over a slightly large area and with its adhesive and film strength and elasticity holds the lower pain layer together during the impact process. The end result is a higher threshold level for damage onset.
After seeing the stone chip problem on my car. I was thinking that would be great if some one would take the 3m film and make protective masks for new cars’ front end…. And it was only a few weeks later I saw a new car at our local bank with what appeared to be the 3M product installed on the front erosion area of the car . It was slightly thinner than what we used on radomes. But it was the same material. I then called Gene Bergh at 3M ( My friend for probably 30 years) and told him what I just saw material and he gave me your name and number and your company’s name Clearmask.
I agree with your approach to use the slightly thinner Aerogard for the painted surface as the car is not doing 300mph. And I agree with the use of the 14 mil Lightgard for the Headlight leans as the lens is made of a softer material. Which has been more prone to micro pitting and scratching. The 14 mil products is what we used on radomes . Because of the compound curves of the radomes, We obtaired the radome “3M rain erosion boots” thermoformed to the particular shape of the radome it was maant for.
Jim , I’m glad to see you;ve applied the 3M protective film concept to the front of vehicles. I wish you and the others at your firm well
2006-Recipient-NASA Exceptional Public Service Medal presented at NASA Langley Research
Center’s Honor Awards Ceremony
2003 Recipient- Airline Avionics Industry’s volare Pioneer Awards
1993 Recipient- radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics Citation Presented at Washington DC
I'd like to say thank you to you and to ClearMask for my recent customer service inter-action.
Last month, my husband replaced his car, and since he travels quite a bit, I was looking for a way to protect his paint from chips. I had seen products like yours before, but the custom cuts were unavailable for his previous vehicle. I got everything I could to protect his new car and took an entire afternoon to install all of the different pieces (after laboring over the directions and vedio- strike one and you're out).
I applied the custom hood piece but was disappointed that it didn't cover the entire hood. When I called the next day, you (Jim) were so helpful on the phone. I understood all you were saying about the sheeting and how usually the chips aren't all over a hood. Even with that, you went out of your way to take my number and try to figure out a solution for me. Thank you for the larger piece of comparable sheeting that you sent to me. Not having a seam in the middle of the hood was something I valued, and I truly appreciate your responsiveness.
The car looks great. My husband loves the thought of being chip-free, and I will come back to you when I replace my car in the next two years.
I've shown off your product to friends and have and will continue to recommend you to anyone know who replaces a car.
Thanks, again I am very pleased.
You have my permission to use my comments. I’ve been telling everyone I know how great I think your product is . My only regret is not having it only my older vehicles!
We are so pleased that you like your product. Thank you for the wonderful comments. With you approval, would would like to use your comments as a testimonial. Also, we are going to cut the mirrors for you and send them to you on us. We will be getting these to you this week
If there is anything else we can assist you with. Please let us know. We will be happy to help.
Have a wonderful blessed week!!
Please disregard my email from before(below)
........after going through the rest of the pieces that I knew I figured it out and it's all there. Thanks again for such a quality product to install, you dvd and included tools are a true life saver!
What I do need it a set of headlights that I messed up. Do you have any advanced installation tips on multi – angled shaped like the headlights on the 2011 Sienna?
BTW, I am so impressed with your quality and process that I'd love to find out how I can become more involved with Clearmask. What are some prerequisites?
I got the clearmasks and started on some pieces last night, and man what a quality product you guys have. I mean I'm no expert doesn’t take much to realize this an amazingly for giving product and easy to install for most parts. But 2 things, 1st I believed there is only one A- pillar ( see attached photos) and what are the triangular pieces for?
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I also need to order another set of headlights, the contours on them are very intricate and I'm not sure how to get them around double and triple angles/curves. Seems that I 'm tried to stretch and pull so much that there is no more adhesive left. so it no longer sticks
I certainly do appreciate the clear mask sample that you sent. The material was very easy to install on my equipment . I have use it on several dives to depth of 80’. It held up very well with no problems. I am passing the information on this product to all of the dive shops in this area . If I can be of any assistance or if any one needs any additional information on the use of this product on diving equipment please let me know.
Captain Bill Walsh
Thank you for all your help on the purchase of the Clearmask kits for my BMW X3 and 911 GT3. I especially appreciate the very generous amount of time you spent with me coaching me through the installation process. Not only do you sell a good product at a fair price, but you provide absolutely outstanding customer service. I would recommend you and your company to anyone without hesitation.
Very truly yours,
DOWLING AARON & KEELER
Richard M. Aaron
After ordering the Aerogard kit for my Porsche and achieving amazing result I ordered another for my Rage Rover. Aerogard is superior to anything out there and it’s a pleasure to be abele to install it myself. The install video was a huge help and the service was a 10 out of 10. These guys are a pleasure to talk to and are very helpful
Thank You for the call back. We would like the clearmask for the Mini Cooper S 2009. We have one on our Nissan frontier and are very happy wit it
Thanks for ace the help with clearmask products. They are great ! I’m sorry my instaccer faicno vi and I’m forced to atn the product. I will recommend your company to other I the favor- the clearity is fantastic.
It was also nice to deal with you Jim. Your assistance , honesty and carier nature has bind creatay appreciated
Your product is amazing! I wish I would ha applied it sooner and to mare areas to protect my paint! Installation is not difficult and a regular person can get a professional result!
I did have one installation issue. I wasn’t able to get the clearmask on the mirrors without having a crease. I just proved very difficult- the rear bumper, hood and fenders all went on with relative case. Is it possible to purchase just two mirrors for my 2011 Honda Civic Sedan?
Also, I have been searching online for Honda Civic door sill guards. Honda doesn’t make them and there are a lot of people asking about them in various car forums. I’m worried about regular traffic in and out of the car scratching the paint. Is this a suitable application of Clearmask? Is it possible for you to make door sill guards ( given the appropriate market research)?
Thanks for yor idea to apply Turtle Wax Ice to the 3M/Clearmask on the front of my white Toyota Prius…….for the purpose of making it easier to remove bugs from the Clearmask……. Just spray some Windex on the bug (s)..then soak an area of paper towel…..and the bug comes off much more easily….and without the imbedded “Micro-Bug-Parts” in the polyurethane film which was likely stretched out during the impact…. Then, when retracting to its prior, unscratched state….. gripped onto the bug parts….making it difficult to remove…
Thanks for the idea…. Works well…….. we have nearly 13,000 miles on the car…. Bellow are a couple of photos taken about 40 minutes north of us……Kolob Canyon…….at the northwest end of Zion National Park its been a bit over a year…… the front of the car looks great…just like the day I bought the car….
Gene…thanks again for pointing me to Jim at Clearmask….and Jim…thanks for giving me a great deal on the product.
It was great speaking to you today and I'm looking forward to getting the AeroGard Roof A-pillar (MAZ00910X-SB) and Rear Bumper Deck (MA00910RB-SB) clear mask for my MazdaSpeed3!
I have owned over 160 cars in the past 30 years and wish I had the clear mask protection on all my cars. I have already installed the AeroGard Hood, Fender and Mirrors on my 2012 MazdaSpeed3 and they look awesome! I am very particular about my cars and I am amazed at how transparent the clear mask is with the great protection against bugs, rock chips and road debris. It is worth spending a little money up front and getting your vehicle protected as paint work in the future is very costly and is never like the original factory paint.