Frequently Asked Questions

Windshield protection film


ExoShield's windshield protection film products are transparent films that are applied on the exterior surface of a windshield, just like window tint, to withstand the impact of stones. It can increase the impact resistance of your windshield by 6X. In addition, ExoShield can also reject 99.9% of harmful UV radiation to protect your vehicle's occupants and interior components.

Where can I purchase ExoShield windshield protection film?

ExoShield GT3+ and ULTRA are both available through a variety of automotive film retailers and car dealerships all over the world.

You can find a Certified ExoShield partner near you here.

What is windshield protection film made of?

ExoShield's windshield protection film products are thin films made up of Alchemy's proprietary technology. It is a layered laminate film that consists of a nano-composite hardcoat, a flexible shock -absorbing substrate, and a strong ultra-clear adhesive.

Will windshield protection film affect visibility while driving?

ExoShield's windshield protection film is engineered for a high level of optical clarity to ensure the driver's view of the road remains unobstructed. When installed on a new windshield, our WPF only reduces visible light transmittance by 1.5%, which is not noticeable to the naked eye.

How much does ExoShield windshield protection film cost?

Each vehicle windshield is a little different in windshield size and installation complexity, and the optional add-on warranty packages can also affect the price. The price of windshield protection film for most vehicles (including installation) ranges from $369 for simpler installations with no add-ons to $1,099 for complex installations with all upgrades included.

To get the most accurate pricing information, contact your local ExoShield installer here.

Will my windshield wipers scratch windshield protection film?

Windshield wipers themselves will not scratch ExoShield's windshield protection film. However, the risk of scratching increases when the windshield is covered with sand or debris from the road that becomes impregnated into the soft material of the wiper blade.

We do have some tips to help you reduce the risk of scratching.  Click here to learn more about how to maximize the lifetime of your windshield protection film.

Will windshield protection film affect the driver assistance systems in my vehicle?

Many new vehicles use advanced cameras and sensors to provide advanced safety systems such as lane-keep assist, collision warnings, and more. With many of these systems located right under the windshield, we made sure that ExoShield's windshield protection film is compatible with all of these systems. Our windshield protection film is completely invisible to any cameras and sensors on your vehicle, meaning that your safety features will work as usual once your film is installed!

How long will ExoShield's windshield protection film last on my windshield?

On average, you can expect to get up to 2 years out of your ExoShield windshield protection film, but this can be extended with good care and maintenance practices.

With each purchase of ExoShield windshield protection film we include a care instruction package that will educate you on how to best take care of your windshield. You can also learn more about maximizing the lifetime of your windshield protection film here.

Is GT3+ hydrophobic?

It is! GT3+ has hydrophobicity built into its top layer, which means that water will roll more easily off of the surface without you having to constantly re-apply coatings or sprays.

How durable is GT3+?

The components of ExoShield GT3+ are designed to last anywhere from 2-4 years. To ensure a high quality of customer experience, every batch of ExoShield is tested in our quality control facility for scratch resistance, abrasion resistance and impact resistance before it is delivered to ExoShield partners.

The primary determining factor in GT3+'s usable lifetime is the care and maintenance attitude towards the windshield, wipers, and ExoShield. We've determined that with a few simple steps can help significantly extend ExoShield's lifetime. Click here to learn more about these steps in the ExoShield Care Guide.

Is GT3+ tested for different climates?

Yes! GT3+ is designed and tested in Canada, where we have freezing cold winters of -40C and hot summers of +40C. We also have partners all over the world who provide us with real-world performance information.

Once GT3+ has been installed and has fully cured, it should not be affected by high heat and humidity, snow and ice, or ice scrapers etc.

Can I install windshield protection film myself?

Windshield protection film is a difficult product to install if you do not have the correct tools, installation area, or experience. All ExoShield GT3+ installations must be carried out by a trained, certified ExoShield Partner. We pride ourselves on partnering only with the best and most reputable aftermarket automotive shops, so you know that you will get a perfect ExoShield install every time! You can find the closest certified ExoShield installer here.

Depending on your vehicle, we do offer some DIY windshield protection film kits for off-road & flat-glass applications. Check out ExoShield ULTRA for the latest available models.

Will ExoShield's windshield protection film affect my safety if I'm in an accident?

Our windshield protection film (GT3+) is completely safe and should not have any negative effects during an emergency situation. ExoShield is built to protect against small object impacts against the outside of your windshield. Anything that causes a larger collision or is impacting your windshield from the inside will not be affected by our windshield protection film.

How do I take care of my windshield protection film?

While ExoShield's windshield protection film products don't require any special treatment, to extend the lifetime of your film we do suggest that you clean the film when you are performing regular vehicle maintenance. A simple wipe down with a damp micro-fibre cloth is enough to keep your windshield protection film looking like new for longer.

We also suggest regularly checking your wipers for wear, cracking of rubber and residue under wipers, as these can leave marks if let go for long enough. You can clean your wipers by taking a damp microfibre cloth or paper towel and wipe along the underside of the blade.

Paint protection film

What is paint PROTECTION FILM?

Paint protection film is a thin, transparent or colored film that protects your vehicle’s paint against rock chips, scratches, and various forms of damage. PPF is a great way to extend the life of your paint while keeping it looking fresh for years to come

Is PPF worth it?

PPF is a popular choice for those who want to protect their vehicle’s paint from scratches, chips, and other types of damage. A high-quality PPF is exceptionally durable and can last for several years. So, if you want to protect your paint, PPF is absolutely worth it. 

Can ppf be removed without damaging the paint?

Yes! The adhesive is designed to adhere firmly to the paint without causing any damage when it's time to remove the film. When handled by ayou can trust that the film will come off cleanly, leaving no sticky residue or marks on your car's paint. 

How long does Paint Protection Film last?

This depends on the specific brand & product you purchase, but most brands will claim that their product will last for many years. This means that the film should stay securely attached to the vehicle and maintain impact performance throughout the warranty period, such as 12 years with MACH 12. However, surface properties like hydrophobicity will naturally wear out over time, lasting anywhere from a few months to over a year with premium films. While the film's self-healing property is long-lasting, its effectiveness may be limited over time.

How much does ppf cost?

Quality comes at a cost, particularly when it comes to paint protection film. It's truly an investment, and to achieve optimal results, hiring anis key. However, a full PPF job can exceed $5000. So, choose wisely and prioritize protecting the most critical areas of your vehicle. Many people opt to focus on high-risk areas to get essential coverage while saving some money.

how to remove paint protection film?

To remove paint protection film, gently heat the film with a heat gun or steamer to soften the adhesive. Starting from one corner, slowly peel off the PPF at a shallow angle, applying additional heat as needed. Work your way across the vehicle, removing the film in sections. Use a residue remover to dissolve any leftover adhesive, then clean the surface with automotive soap and water. Finally, polish and wax the surface to restore shine and protection. If unsure, consider seeking professional assistance to avoid damaging the paint.

Can you ceramic coat PPF?

Yes, you can ceramic coat paint protection film to provide additional protection and enhance its performance. Ceramic coating creates a transparent, protective layer on top of the PPF, which helps repel water, dirt, and other contaminants, making cleaning and maintaining the film easier.

Does PPF work?

A premium PPF reliably protects a vehicle's paint from scratches, rock chips, road debris, insect stains, and UV damage. When installed correctly, PPF creates a durable layer, serving as a barrier between the paint and environmental elements, thereby preserving the paint's integrity over time.

How do you wash the car with PPF?

Typically, regular washing and detailing are sufficient to maintain the appearance of your PPF. That being said, harsh chemicals or abrasive materials should be avoided to prevent damage to the film. Most PPF manufacturers (ExoShield included!) will also caution against pressure washing the film, as this can cause edges to lift. Always discuss a maintenance plan with your installer before you take the vehicle home to ensure you’re getting the most out of your investment!

Can paint protection film be repaired?

The beauty of PPF film is that if one piece has a defect or gets particularly scratched, you could, in theory, just replace that single panel at any time.

Can you wax over PPF?

Yes, you can! doing so can even enhance the film's appearance. However, it's important to use products specifically designed for PPF use. Choose a non-abrasive wax or polish, and avoid products that contain harsh chemicals or abrasive compounds, as these can potentially damage the film. Certain PPFs haveand waxing or polishing can help maintain their appearance. Always follow the manufacturer's recommendations.

Does Paint protection film damage paint?

Paint protection film is designed to protect the paint on your vehicle, not damage it. When properly installed and maintained, PPF forms durable layer that shields the paint However, improper installation or low-quality PPF may potentially cause issues such as adhesive residue, bubbling, or discoloration over time. It's essential to choose a reputable installer and high-quality PPF product to minimize the risk of any adverse effects on your vehicle's paint.

Where to apply Paint Protection Film?

PPF can be applied to most surfaces, EXCEPT glass surfaces. The TPU used in PPF is not optically clear enough to safely be used on a windshield. All painted surfaces, carbon fibre parts, headlights, plastics & interiors can theoretically be protected with PPF.

After purchasing ExoShield

I've misplaced my Care & Warranty Card. Where can I get another one?

Don't worry, we have an electronic version of the Care Guide! You can download it here.

You can also find an electronic copy of the Care Guide in the confirmation email you received from us when your ExoShield installer registered your purchase.

Do I need to get special wiper blades for GT3+?

Nope! You can continue to use your normal wiper blades with GT3+. However, proper care and maintenance of your windshield wipers will help extend ExoShield's lifetime on your windshield. Click here to learn more about these steps in the ExoShield Care Guide.

Where can I find confirmation of my warranty?

If you have correctly registered your ExoShield purchase using this form, you should have received a confirmation email outlining the details of your warranty coverage. If you registered your warranty but did not receive this email or have misplaced it, please contact us at and a member of our Customer Support team will be in touch shortly.

I need to make a warranty claim. How do I do that?

All warranty claims with ExoShield are processed through our ExoShield partners. To make a warranty claim, please contact your ExoShield installer to start the process. If you have moved, or your installer is no longer in business, please contact us here.

What should I do if I haven't received any warranty confirmation?

You are required to register your ExoShield GT3+ purchase here, or follow the instructions on the back of the ExoShield Care & Warranty Card that you received at the time of installation.

If you did not receive this card or have misplaced it, please contact your installer to receive a new one.

If you have still not received this email and cannot locate it in your junk email folder, first contact your ExoShield installer to confirm that they have registered your purchase with the correct email address. If you're still having issues, please contact us at and we'll help you resolve the issue!.

Can I use a buff-on coating with GT3+?

Great question! We often recommend using coatings to help maximize the lifetime of your GT3+ purchase. There are many different types of coatings on the market, and not all coatings are created equal! Check out this blog post on coatings that we've tested for use with ExoShield.

Contact us directly if you have a question about a specific coating, and our team will do our best to help!

What happens if my windshield breaks or cracks while GT3+ is installed?

GT3+ helps prevent windshield damage everyday, but we also know that accidents can happen and ExoShield is not bulletproof. When you purchase ExoShield, we offer an extended Glass Protection Warranty that will cover you against any rock chip damage to your windshield up to $1000. Learn more here or ask your local certified ExoShield installer.

Becoming an ExoShield Installer

How do I become an ExoShield installer?

To join the network of ExoShield installers, please fill out the Partner Application Form, and one of our Account Reps will reach out to you to walk you through the process!

How is GT3+ installed?

ExoShield GT3+ is applied using the same skills and tools needed to apply window tint. Anyone with a clean operation and sufficient tinting experience can easily install ExoShield.

While ExoShield is considerably thicker than traditional window tint, we've engineered ExoShield to be shrinkable just like window tint. The only modification you'll need to make to your installation process is to use more heat when shrinking to compensate for ExoShield's greater thickness.

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