Friday, September 27, 2013

Protecting your vehicle with Paint Protection Film.

  • Hood: Rock chips show most noticeably on the front of the hood. The standard hood coverage options are 12”, 18” or 24” from the leading edge.  Custom coverage's  and full hoods are also available.
  • Fenders: This protection usually matches up with the hood coverage and protects the leading fender edges.
  • Front bumper: Forward facing painted surfaces are most likely to be damaged by flying rocks/debris.

  • Side mirrors: The mirrors catch a lot of damaging stones and insects.
  • Headlights/blinkers/fog lights: Headlights are getting to be VERY expensive to replace, so protection from a breakage, sand blasting and yellowing is a must.

  • Roof edge: The leading edge of the roof also gets hit often by high-flying debris, love bugs etc..
  • A - pillars: Sides of the windshield often get hit often by debris.
  • Trunk ledge: Have you ever scratched up your rear bumper putting luggage, golf clubs etc. into the trunk? Clear bra is the answer.
  • Door sill plates

  • Full rear bumper - urban protection
  • Full side doors - urban protection

  • Door handle inserts: Long fingernails, rings, or keys can scratch up the paint around door handles...but not with clear bra protection.

  • Door edge guards: Protection from door edge chipping

  • Tire-splash/rocker panels: The bottom section of the fenders can be damaged by your tires throwing rocks up. 

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Clearshield Protection Services Inc. Completes Fellers Certification

Clearshield Protection Services, Inc currently holds the following certifications in the vinyl graphics/printing industry. 

  • 3M™ Preferred Graphics Installer
  • 3M™ 4 Star Endorsed Vehicle Graphics Installer
  • 3M™ Knifeless Accredited Installer
  • 3M™ Endorsed Architectural Installer
  • Lowen Certified Graphics Installer
  • Elite Wrappers Society ​Trained
  • 3M™ MCS™ Warranty Facility
  • 3M™ Pro and XPEL Certified Paint Protection Film Installer
  • Certified Paint Protection Film Instructor​
  • Fellers Certified
  • HP Ecosolutions Certification - HP Latex Printing Technologies Company 
  • 3M™ MCS™ Warranty Certification



Friday, May 10, 2013

Clearshield Protection Earns Certificate for 3M™ MCS™ Warranty

When you've made the decision that only the best vinyl materials will do, why look any further? 3M™ offers you a choice of graphics materials and a choice of warranties that give you everything you want. Including peace of mind.

Basic Product Warranty
This gives you a solid foundation with the assurance that you are getting what you pay for. By itself, it's just enough protection for many short-term promotional graphics where warranted finished graphics aren't specified.

3M™ Performance Guarantee for 3M™ Materials
Step up to this when you need media, printers and inks guaranteed to work together with optimized performance, guaranteed durability and good adhesive and application characteristics. Available for 3M films imaged on an ever-broadening range of platforms.

3M™ MCS™ Warranty
The 3M™ MCS™ Warranty continues to be the industry standard for finished graphic warranties. This system of matched 3M™components comes with the science and weathering technology that assures the brand owner that their image, constructed with 3M™ graphic products, will perform as expected for the life of the graphic.

Clearshield Protection Services, Inc is proud to hold many certifications in the vinyl graphics/printing industry.

  • 3M™ Preferred Graphics Installer 
  • 3M™ "4-Star" Endorsed Vehicle Graphics Installer
  • Lowen Certified Graphics Installer
  • HP Ecosolutions - HP Latex Printing Technologies Company
  • 3M™ MCS™ Warranty                     

Saturday, April 27, 2013

How much does a Commercial Vehicle Wrap cost?

We get asked this question at least 5 times a day. 

Remember one thing...Vehicle wraps are the best form of advertising per cost of each view of your vehicle.

As an example: Average wrap prices range from $2200 to $3500 for a five (5) year advertisement campaign.  Broken down, you would spend $37 to $59 per month for what is essentially a rolling billboard.  In addition, there are no monthly fees or maintenance/renewal charges. When you drive, you advertise!  When you are stopped, you advertise! and When you are parked, you advertise!  Can not do this with any other advertising media?

Studies support a vehicle wrap can generate 30,000 to 70,000 views per day. That is close of a  million impressions per year!  This is, of course dependent on the amount the vehicle is driven and where you park your vehicle for maximum exposure.

Turn your gas dollars into advertising dollars! 

Every traffic jam becomes a marketing opportunity

Mobile advertising reaches customers not exposed to the newspaper and television

Each vehicle wrap is unique and has its own set of nuances. There are several factors to consider: design, materials (includes vinyl, lamination and masking), print, vehicle prep, installation, final quality control, vehicle size, vehicle complexity, vehicle coverage and type of vehicle play a part in cost.  In general, vehicles with compound-curves, or indentions, like a Volkswagen Bug, Chrysler PT Cruiser, or Chevrolet HHR are more difficult, thus more expensive to wrap than a box van with flat surfaces. Other issues to consider: 

  • Removal of emblems, door handles, moldings, mirrors, etc. Our standard is a 15 minute rule, if it takes longer than 15 minutes we wrap around it. Should the client want emblems re installed or additional components removed/re installed for the installation we will charge an additional labor fee.
  • Coverage also comes into play with the cost - do you need all the paint hidden, door handles covered, recessed areas covered, mirrors covered or has deep returns/seams. 
  • Addition of non-OEM or dealer added parts and accessories. 
  • Vehicle prep work is critical for a great looking wrap. Usually the older the vehicle the more prep work required. 
  • Condition of the paint, rubbers, moldings and plastics. Removal of old sun and heat aged components may lead to broken parts. 
  • Does the wrap require window perf? Is it laminated? 
  • Roof coverage option 
  • Are you using a 3M Preferred Vehicle Graphics Installer or 3M 4 Star Endorsed Vehicle graphics Installer shop?
  • Is the shop subcontracting any of the work?
  • Does the shop offer a 3M MCS Warranty
  • Have all your photos, logos etc, in the proper formats for the designer
  • Enhancing/ touching up photos, obtaining different photos, large changes to the initial proofs; all add additional time and money to a project. (many shops include at least 3 to 4 hours in their proposals which includes a couple of revision proofs, once this allotted time/revisions are used up, you will be charged an hourly rate for design work), 


Full wraps usually do not include the roof; however, this may be added dependent on your needs. Partial wraps are a great way to minimize cost as opposed to a full wrap.
We review the information with the client when the vehicle arrives at our shop and serious about obtaining a vehicle wrap and allows us to inspect the vehicle and provide a definitive proposal that meets the needs and requirements of the client.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Racing Stripes Anyone?

When you need to add some additional styling to your vehicle - racing stripes are an excellent option. There were installed on a 2013 Ford Focus ST.
Client wanted the stripes to look like they were painted on.
So we wrapped them into the sunroof.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Press Release - Moving to larger location - Expanded Services


Contact:  Holly Altman, Owner
Clearshield Protection Services, Inc.
3520 SW Armellini Ave, Suite B    
Palm City, FL  34990
Office: (772) 463-2345

Treasure Coast - Palm City, FL - Clearshield Protection Services, Inc. moves to larger location and obtains the highest graphics/sign industry certifications.

Clearshield Protection Services, Inc. the premier vehicle wrap facility on the Treasure Coast moves to larger facility and expands services. As commercial vehicle wraps increase in popularity as the most cost effective advertising media, Clearshield Protection positioned itself to support the market, and as such, moved in to a larger location to accommodate larger vehicles and room for our large format print equipment.

At their facility, they also offer color and texture film to wrap your vehicle or single parts on your vehicle. This will allow you to customize your vehicle (boat, motorcycle, truck, etc.) to your personality!

Clearshield Protection also offers presentation boards, signage, banners and stickers/decals, as well as, floor and textured wall graphics for home and business advertising.

Clearshield Protection Services, Inc. also offers RV’s, boats, motorcycles, cars and truck protection from debris, sand and love bugs which damage the painted or gel coated surfaces with clear bra - paint protection films. Its state-of-the-art installation facility has the added capability to offer full hood and fender coverage’s for those who require maximum protection, as well as, matt paint protection and clear & colored headlight protection.

Our installers are XPEL & 3M Certified for the installation of paint protection films, 3M Preferred Graphics Installers, Lowen Certified Graphics Installers and 3M 4 Star Endorsed Vehicle Graphics Installers. These credentials the highest testing certifications in the Graphics/Sign Industry so you will know your work will be done professionally.

Along with their walk-in clients, they work with local car clubs, body shops, insurance companies, car dealerships, advertising agencies, marketing firms and race teams for their advertising/printing needs.

They are member of the Palm City Chamber of Commerce and are located behind Highway Tire in the Turnpike Industrial Park. For more information, call (772) 463-2345 or e-mail