We take pride in your ride!
There’s a 100% chance something will wreck the paint on your new car. SoMo Customs offers two products that will protect and preserve your cars’ paint, allowing it to shine the same way it did when you drove it off the lot. As a 3M Pro Dealer, we feature 3M Automotive Protection products.,
Products and Services Include
*Paint Protection Film
* Window Tinting
What will be the best solution for protecting your car’s paint?
Paint Protection Film
Automotive Protective Films go by many different names: Clear Bra, Clear Mask, Invisible Shield, Clear Wrap, Rock Chip Protection, Car Scratch Protective Film, etc. The most common terms for car protective films are simply Paint Protection Film and Clear Bra.
The whole point of Automotive Protective Films is to keep your car looking better for longer. That’s it. Car Paint Protection Film is the most comprehensive form of defense you can establish between your car and all that can damage your car’s appearance. Because of Paint Protection Film’s high impact resistance, its application will protect your paint from chips and scratches caused by rocks and road debris. The urethane film is resistant to corrosion and acidic contaminants, meaning that it creates a line of defense from chemicals staining and etching caused by bird droppings, bug splatter, or mineral deposits and acid rain. It does not oxidize with exposure to the sun and will guard your paint from fading caused by UV rays. The top layer of a quality film is made up of elastomeric polymers that return to their natural shape after being stretched or disfigured, giving the film a “self-healing” property. That means when light scratches are inflicted in the film, it absorbs the damage and returns to the texture and properties it had before the incident.
Second, the bottom is lined with an acrylic adhesive that is designed to be flexible, so that it can be stretched and wrapped around every contour or your vehicle; durable, so that the film will not detach over time; and invisible, so that it will not affect the look of the paint.
All that to say, applying a quality Clear Bra is something you can do today in order to help maintain the look and quality of your car’s paint for years to come.
Now, let’s remember, while Paint Protection Film is powerful and its benefits are numerous, it is not a cure-all when it comes to keeping shiny cars shiny. Nothing will make your car bullet proof. There are rocks that can puncture a Clear Bra. If bird droppings or bug splatter are allowed to sit on film for a long period of time, it can damage the film. After applying Paint Protection Film, you will still have to wash your car. There is no one-stop-shop solution to perfect and unending gloss. That’s not what Paint Protection Film promises. Rather, Paint Protection Film promises that after application, when the forces of nature fight against the depth and clarity of your car’s paint, the paint will fight back. You will add value to your car by protecting it from damage you could not have avoided otherwise.
3M offers a Matte film in the Pro Series, which has all the already mentioned benefits, along with being able to turn a gloss paint into a satin matte finish.
In sum, the complaints against Paint Protection Film do arise from real-world situations. However, as we have outlined, these situations have specific causes that can be averted. If you purchase a high-quality film from a reputable shop, have it installed at a reputable shop, and properly care for your protected vehicle, then the risk of defects like yellowing, blistering, or peeling are next to none. And if any of those things do occur, you will be covered by a ten-year manufacturer’s warranty.
Paint protection can be applied to your whole vehicle, but here is a look of the more common areas.
A Ceramic Coating is a liquid polymer that is applied to the exterior surfaces of a vehicle. After application, it chemically bonds with the vehicle’s factory paint, establishing a layer of protection and a hydrophobic surface. The hydrophobic properties of a Ceramic Coating make it harder for contaminants to bond with your car’s paint. This has two main benefits for the car owner.
- It helps keep the car cleaner for longer.
- It makes the car easier to clean when the time does come for a wash.
A Ceramic Coating will also help reduce the risk of certain kinds of damage, such as…
- Chemical stains caused by acidic contaminants
- Chemical etch marks caused by acidic contaminants
- Oxidation (fading) from UV exposure
Ceramic Coating does not eliminate the risk of rock chips, scratches, swirl marks, and water spots.
When you apply a Ceramic Coating to your vehicle you get the benefits of its hydrophobic properties on every surface without having to apply film to the whole vehicle. With proper care and maintenance, a layer of ceramic coating will keep your car looking new for two to five years.
If your aim is to preserve and protect your car’s paint so that it looks stunning very day you drive it, a combination of Paint Protection Film AND Ceramic Coating may be the best fit for you.
3M Advanced Window Tinting Technology
SoMo Customs offers window tinting to help block the glare and the feel of the sun, so you can see better and concentrate more!
3M Advanced Nano-Ceramic Technology:
Up to 95% infrared rejection
Rejects up to 66% of the total soar energy reduces the feel of the sun on the skin
Compatible with 5G, so no interference with cell phones
99% UV protections
Reduces up to 93% of the glare from the blinding sunlight
Available in neutral colors and backed by a limited lifetime warranty
Offered and installed by authorized 3M dealers
3M Crystalline Series:
200 layers of Nano-technology film
Rejects more heat than many dark films without changing the appearance
Rejects up to 60% of the total solar energy
Rejects up to 97% of heat-producing infrared rays (highest heat rejection of 3M)
Non-metalized, so it allows you stay connected
SPF of 1000, which provides fading
Reduces 77% of the glare
Had first film patent in 1966 and is thinner than a post it note
Available in different tint levels
Are you ready to drive protected? Call us today to schedule an appointment or ask any questions you may have about how you an protect your car’s paint.
3501 Industrial Ct S Ste b
Ozark, MO 65721