F.A.Q.

 

What is a Roadblock Paint Protection System?

Roadblock is our brand for clear bra kits in Chicagoland.  All Roadblock kits use an extraordinarily tough urethane film sourced from leading manufacturers XPEL and 3M.  These automotive grade adhesive backed films have been specifically developed to cover the painted surfaces of a vehicle that are subject to stone damage and abrasion.  Each model has a unique kit with specific shapes that have been designed and patterned to provide optimum protection for your car, sport utility or truck.  Damage Beware.

Why does my vehicle need Roadblock?

In short, because chip happens...  Today's automotive clear-coat paint systems in use by the major manufacturers are vastly superior to the earlier processes.  However, stone chips, bug damage, abrasion and weathering still create problems for the front end and leading surfaces of any moving vehicle.

Can I see the film after it has been installed?

With the "Entire" package, virtually no seams are visible.  With the "Standard" package, under certain light conditions and different angles you may find a barely perceptible fine line along the hood where the film ends.  This is the only indication that the Roadblock system is protecting your vehicle.

I don't have a garage. What are my installation options?

Midwest Autobahnd is a mobile business with a service radius reaching all of Chicagoland, Northern Indiana and the Wisconsin border. We are committed to bringing our services to the customer.  When a home installation is not feasible (winter months), we do have a downtown Chicago location.  In additions we can provide a location through one of our partnering businesses in the automotive industry.

Does Roadblock really work?

Yes! We have removed film from vehicles that have been in service for several years and the factory finish is perfectly protected. No color difference existed between the unprotected and protected areas.  The film allows UV rays to fade the paint at the same rate as the rest of thecar.

Is it permanent?

No, but it’s as permanent as you want it to be. The benefit of this product is its ability to be removed after years of road exposure, revealing the factory finish paint underneath the product. However, with routine waxing and care there is no need to remove this product.

Can Roadblock be waxed?

Yes. The Roadblock surface finish is similar to the clear coat used on your vehicle. We recommend waxing regularly using a non abrasive cleaning wax to bring out the brilliant shine of the film. 

Can Roadblock be applied to chrome or Carbon fiber?

Yes, but it is not recommended.  The adhesive used in paint protection film is very strong.  Later removal of the film could pull off the finish of chrome plated accessories or carbon fiber accessories.  We have installed over both materials and in most cases the film does what it's supposed to do.  However the installation of these areas is risky as film's adhesive is designed for clear-coated automotive paint, not other surfaces.

My car has been repainted. Is it a good candidate for the Roadblock paint protection system?

YES!  That's the perfect time to get it protected.  This is simple, if you have a quality paint job from a reputable body shop, we can safely install a kit within the week.  If you have a less expensive spray paint job, we could potentially pull paint during the installation even after waiting 2 months.  It is very possible to install on repainted cars, we do it almost every day.  However we strongly recommend getting a quality paint job first.