Clearshield PRO ACTIV

Self-Healing Paint Protection Film


Solar Gard is proud to bring you the latest innovation in paint protection film (PPF) technology. Clearshield® Pro ACTIV™ is expertly engineered to deliver a balance of instantly activated self-healing with the outstanding scratch resistance the Clearshield Pro name represents.

And unlike other options on the market that require heat and/or water to start the self-healing process, ACTIV technology is immediately triggered once scratched or damaged. Its topcoat also features a hydrophobic, crosslinked design that beads up and repels water, mud and grime.

Continuously protect your vehicle’s factory paint while enhancing its finish with Clearshield Pro ACTIV. We’re taking “the best protection you’ll never see” to its most activated state.


  • Active self-healing technology – advanced polymer technology is immediately triggered once scratched or damaged (no heat required)
  • Hydrophobic, stain-resistant topcoat − invisibly guard your vehicle’s finish from damage caused by water, bug splatter, bird droppings and other elements
  • Luxury appearance − maintain a glossy, just-waxed look
  • Warranty coverage − 12-year protection from yellowing, hazing, cracking, peeling and molding
  • Higher vehicle resale value − keep your car looking as good as the day you purchased it
  • SPF 285+ − prevent UV damage to and fading of factory paint
  • Expert installation − count on Solar Gard’s professional dealer network
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES Cap sheet Micrometer 1.5 mil (40 micron)
TPU thickness Micrometer 6 mil (150 micron)
Product thickness (TC+TPU+PSA) Micrometer 8 mil (200 micron)
Tensile stress at break ASTM D882 > 2,200 lbs/in2 (> 15 MPa)
Elongation at break (%) ASTM D882 > 250%
Break strength ASTM D882 > 45 lbs/in (83 N/cm)
GLOSS Gloss Adhered to paint panel, 60° gloss per ASTM D523 92 GU
ADHESION Initial dry peel adhesion Film applied dry, cured for 20 min at 72°F (22°C) 1,290 g/in (5 N/cm)
Initial wet peel adhesion Film applied wet, cured for 20 min at 72°F (22°C) 1,340 g/in (5 N/cm)
After heat age peel adhesion Adhered to paint panel, 3 min at 248°F (120°C) 2,700 g/in (10 N/cm)
Adhered state shrinkage Adhered to paint panel, 48 hrs at 176°F (80°C) No shrinkage
AGING TEST Heat aging Adhered to paint panel, 16 days at 176°F (80°C) Pass, NDE
Accelerated weathering ASTM G155 Cycle 7- 3,000 hrs Pass, NDE
IMPACT RESISTANCE Chip resistance SAE J400 (Gravelometer) Pass, NDE
CHEMICAL RESISTANCE Soap & water Samples submerged in chemical for 24 hrs followed by visual inspection. Pass, NDE
Isopropyl alcohol Pass, NDE
Mild acid (pH 9+) Pass, NDE
Windshield washer fluid Pass, NDE
Unleaded gasoline Samples submerged in chemical for 30 minutes followed by visual inspection in 24 hrs. Pass, NDE
Motor oil Pass, NDE
STAIN RESISTANCE Sharpie marker Lines were drawn on the film with a permanent Sharpie marker. Each line was wiped with a dry towel at 5- and 15-min and 24-hr intervals. No visual residue
SELF-HEALING Brass brush (Lincoln Electric KH582) Samples were scratched in a circular motion with a brass brush, then visually inspected @15-second intervals until scratches were no longer visible. < 1 minute, no visible scratches
Samples were scratched in a circular motion No visible scratches
with a brass brush, then exposed to mild heat
and visually inspected.

HC = Hard Coat, TPU = Thermal Plastic Polyurethane, PSA = Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive
Adhesion: 180° peel on Instron tensile tester
NDE: no detrimental effect
Note: all values are nominal values and should not be used for specification purposes.

Shelf life:
Solar Gard recommends using Clearshield Pro ACTIV within one year from date of purchase.
Optimum storage conditions for Clearshield Pro ACTIV are 40°F (4°C) to 90°F (32°C), and 40% to 60% relative humidity