Shield 3K – 6 Year Paint Protection

PrintHD Valeting & Detailing are now approved Liquid Elements 3K Shield Installers. We have been trained and authorised by LIQUID ELEMENTS UK to carry out SHIELD 3K application. SHIELD 3K needs to be applied under controlled circumstances and can only be supplied and applied by authorised companies.

Liquid Elements are a German manufacturer and supplier of quality detailing products and are rapidly expanding across Europe and the rest of the world as a result of this commitment to performance and quality.

The LE SHIELD Silicon Carbide Ceramic Coating system comprises of three separate stages. This makes the SHIELD system unlike any other ceramic system currently on the market due to it being customisable to suit the customers or detailers requirements.

Depending on the choices made in application durability can be anywhere between 12 – 15 months from a single application of SHIELD. However, when combined with Base 1 & Base 2 and multi-layered this is increased quite dramatically. 2 coats of Base 1 or 2 alone would give a typical 3 years of protection when applied to a correctly prepared paint finish.

All three stages when combined & multi layered will achieve what is probably the most comprehensive protective coating currently available on the market today.

Base 1 Primer

Liquid Elements SHIELD Base 1 is a primer for the SHIELD paint coating system. It enhances the overall properties of the SHIELD sealant quite considerably. The special prism crystals achieve a colour intensifying effect whilst providing a higher degree of surface hardness at the same time to 7.5H

Can be multi-layered.

Base 2 Primer

Liquid Elements SHIELD Base 2 is primer for the SHIELD paint coating system very much like Base 1. However the emphasis with Base 2 is more towards increasing surface hardness of the coating from 7.5H to 9.3H.

Can be multi-layered.


The SHIELD sealant can be applied on all smooth and textured surfaces. SHIELD contains carbon nanofibers, and once applied over the Base primers increases the surface tension even further so that dirt and water find it more difficult to adhere to the vehicle’s surface. Surfaces are easier to clean and more resistant to scratches and damage. The gloss of smooth surfaces is significantly increased. On paintwork and and glass rain will clear from the surface of speeds over 60 km/h.

SHIELD also has gloss enhancing characteristics. The microscopic silicon crystals can even fill minor scratches/ SHIELD can be multilayered up to a staggering 20 times although 4 layers are normally recommended to achieve the desired protection.

With SHIELD 3K you can expect 6 years protection

SHIELD 3K from £595.00

(Shield Base 1 X2 Coats, Shield Base 2 X2 Coats, Shield X2 Coats)

We advise the vehicle to be left overnight once detailed to allow the coating to cure to maximise durability of the product.

Why choose ceramic coating instead of a wax?

  • High strength resistance and water repellency
  • It is extremely durable and will protect for a minimum of two years
  • The coating significantly enhances gloss levels to leave incredible reflectivity
  • It contains UV filters to stop the paintwork becoming dull and jaded from harmful UV rays
  • It has scratch resistance which ultimately reduces the risk of wash marring and swirl marks
  • It offers resistance to contaminating substances such as bird droppings, bug splatter, corrosive traffic film, whilst also helping to reduce dirt and road salt from bonding to the paintwork
  • A vehicle protected with a ceramic coating remains clean for significantly longer and its usual maintenance is much easier and less time-consuming