16 Jun Protect Your Classic Car Investment with 3M Auto Solutions
The SEMA Action Network has designated July 9, 2021, as Collector Car Appreciation Day. On this day we not only celebrate the iconic cars of the past but also the classics of the future. We are joining SEMA to raise awareness of the role automotive restoration and collection of classic cars plays in American society.
At Accent Distributing, we work with 3M automotive solutions to enhance and optimize the comfort, safety and look of all types of vehicles, including classic cars.
The Booming Market of Collector Classic Cars
Industry trends show a resurgence of collector car vehicles in the market in 2020. In a study SEMA conducted, they found that most owners of pre-1990 vehicles either maintained or increased their spending on classic parts during a year when many were staying home due to a pandemic.
As the market grows, more people are getting into restoring vintage vehicles. According to SEMA’s report, a younger generation of owners have stepped into the collector car world. They are mostly in their 40’s and are reflecting on the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s vehicles they experienced as children.
3M automotive solutions can help modify and protect your classic car to your exact liking. 3M offers a variety of different automotive films that help reduce heat, increase privacy, offer style, block harmful UV rays, add security and reduce glare on your investment. 3M’s innovation, science and technology can make your collector car lasting and safe.
Safeguard Your Classic Car with 3M Window Tinting
3M offers a variety of window tint films to help make your ride more comfortable while adding style and privacy. 3M™ Automotive Window Film offers an array of options when you are choosing what is right for you and your classic car.
The window films work to block harmful UV rays, reject incoming heat, reduce glare and more. Harsh UV rays are the leading cause in fading to an interior of a car and can damage a dash overtime. 3M window film has scientifically been proven to block 99.9% of UV rays and slow fading, keeping your collector car lasting and safe. When applying this film to the rear and side glass, it will help reduce the solar heat to even out your car’s interior temperature.
3M™ Scotchshield™ Automotive Security Window Film helps protect you and your vehicle by rejecting heat from the sun, increasing privacy and holding shattered glass together. The film increases the amount of time and effort it takes a thief to enter your vehicle and provides a powerful deterrent to smash and grab theft.
Protect Your Vehicle with 3M Clear Bra
Becoming a collector of classic cars takes a significant investment. The condition of the car is extremely important to the value it holds. With Scotchgard™ Paint Protection Film, you can keep your ride looking newer, longer with its unrivaled self-healing clear protection against rocks and other elements.
3M’s top-of-the-line clear bra is made up of three layers: primer, base coat and clear coat. These layers are about 4 to 5 mil thick. Clear bra covers your paint with an additional 8 mil film, creating a thick blanket on top of your paint to shield it from harsh outdoor weathering. This film makes the vehicle easier to clean and harder to scratch with excellent durability to help keep your collector car spotless.
When attending car shows, collector club meetings or going for a joy ride, make sure your collector car glistens. With 3M™ Ceramic Coating, a layer of gloss shine added to your vehicle’s surface enriches the paint, offering a durable new-polish look that is proven to last. Just one layer can last up to three years and two layers can last up to five.
The coating not only makes your paint shine but can be added to multiple surfaces, including plastic trim, metal, glass and wheels. This product can stand up against salt, acid rain, tree sap and more and allows for easier removal of dirt and debris. If you enjoy showing off your collector car on a Sunday afternoon drive, this may be a product for you!
Personalize The Classic
Does your collector car need a paint upgrade? The 3M™ Wrap Film Series 2080 not only adds style to your ride but places a layer of protection over your vehicle’s existing paint. This will give your vehicle a sleek appearance, bold look and durable protection.
This film is placed over top of your paint, which further protects the value. With over 100 colors to choose from and the ability to be cut into custom designs, this wrap film series 2080 will put all eyes on you.
Enjoy Your Classic Car Investment
On Collector Car Appreciation Day, we hope that you show off your classic car investment and keep in mind the various ways that 3M™ Authorized Dealers can help you upgrade, protect and enhance your vehicle. These solutions will keep it more valuable then when you found it. Whether you frequently drive your collector car or leave it in your garage, protecting your investment is important and easy to do.
Contact Accent Distributing to speak to an automotive film solutions expert at (941) 922-5268.