Paint Protection

The first rock chip or scratch hurts the most. So prevent the pain and keep your car looking newer longer with durable paint protection film from A Shade Darker. A high-gloss and virtually invisible shield, A Shade Darker only uses the best automotive paint protection film that shields your car from the damages of everyday driving. The ultimate defense against road rash: rocks and pebbles, road debris, road salt and sand and protection where you need it most.

About Our Paint Protection Service

Our Paint and Headlamp Protection Products can help protect your car, truck, SUV, motorcycle or motor home from environmental debris that may cause damage to your O.E.M (Original Equipment Manufactured) paint . We can provide top of the line paint protection and headlamp products that will provide a layer of protection against rocks and debris, bug acids, and weathering. The skin-tight fit does not detract from the original appearance of the vehicle nor does it require any special maintenance.

  • Self Healing
  • Maintenance Free!
  • Virtually Invisible!
  • Wash & Wax As Usual
  • Great For Leased Cars
  • Won’t Harm Factory Paint
  • Can Be Safely Removed
  • Doesn’t Peel, Crack or Fade
  • Helps resale value


Your kit is designed specifically for your car from our C.A.D (Computer-aided Design) software system. Our installers can also custom pattern cuts for your vehicle. We stock all products in house. Our Paint Protection films vary from 6mil-34mil (depending on application) of virtually clear polyurethane with varying top coat finishes for all applications. This durable material has been used successfully for years by the military, various auto manufacturers, and NASCAR race teams in rock chip prone areas with incredible results. Never before has a product been invented that provides so much protection with such low visibility.


Why should you have A Shade Darker apply Paint Protection on your vehicle?

  • We pioneered paint protection here in Sonoma County
  • Our installers are certified in Xpel, 3m, LLumar, and Ventureshield paint protection films.
  • We use only the highest quality film to ensure our customers are protected.
  • Our film has the best warranties varying from 5-10 years.
  • Our custom fitting and the widest selection ensures an exact fit for your vehicle

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Is the paint protection film you apply visible?
A: It’s 99.5% clear, so it’s just about invisible yes.

Q: Can I take my vehicle through a car wash or wax it after your apply this film?
A: Yes. The Film we apply will be fine with wax and polish just as your vehicle’s paint does.

Q: Can I remove or have someone remove the paint protection film you apply?
A: Yes. It can be removed without damaging your vehicle in any way. We do however suggest having one of our certified techs remove it when you are ready.

Q: Will the paint fade differently under the paint protection film than on the un-protected sections of my vehicle?
A: No. The film we use allows UV rays to penetrate it. This feature eliminates the “two shades” problem seen using the cheaper or older films.

Q: How much does it cost to have paint protection installed on my vehicle?
A: Pricing is dependent upon which film you choose and coverage options. Call for a quote now! (707)546-2827.

Our car tinting goes well with our paint protection services. Ask us for a quote.

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