3M Car Wraps
3M makes an amazing variety of automotive and non-automotive products. That includes such diverse things as Ace bandages, Scotch-Brite, Post-It notes and, of course, Scotch Tape. Founded in 1902 as Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing, they concentrated on making sandpaper for a while. Since then they have brought innovation to a fine art. You probably have dozens of 3M products in your car, and dozens more were used to manufacture it. Our faithful customers chat here about their 3M products.
3M makes a variety of films to be used for vinyl graphics. This particular film, the 1080 series, isn't intended to be used for cut graphics, where the film goes through a plotter-like device that uses a knife to cut out shapes for letters and designs. Because of the thicker vinyl needed for the texture to appear lifelike, it's meant for covering areas.
- 3M™ - Scotchprint® Color Wrap Film Starting at: $48.59 $48.59
- 3M™ - Scotchprint® Carbon Wrap Film Starting at: $90.74 $90.74
- 3M™ - Scotchprint® Metallic Wrap Film Starting at: $48.59 $48.59
This film is easy to apply because of 3M Controltac technology. It's important to be able to remove and reapply the film as you stretch it over the body of the vehicle to get it straight and wrinkle-free. Conventional pressure-sensitive adhesives won't let you do that. 3M coats the adhesive layer with, I kid you not, millions of microscopic glass beads. When the film is laid down on the painted surface of the car, the glass beads keep it from adhering, much. When you finally have the film stretched to where you want it, a hard press will anchor it by forcing the adhesive around the glass beads.
Another bane of graphics installer is air bubbles. Installers (read: You) have to resort to pricking holes in the film to let the air out or have a car or truck that looks like it has blisters from a horrific sunburn. 3M has another solution for that: they call it Comply. When the adhesive is coated onto the film, hundreds of microscopic channels are left in the adhesive. As you squeegee the film down into its final position, air can escape along these channels to the outer edge of the film, even if it's several feet away. Result: No bubbles, and the channels are too small to detect after the squeegee finishes it's work.
I've got this for my black car, and it makes the interior burning hot. I used the 3M wrap to wrap my roof, and I'm very pleased with the results. Using a blow dryer, the wrap covered the whole roof without any air pockets or wrinkles, and it looks exactly like my acrylic roof.
I bought this product to prevent further damage to my bumper due to the parallel parkers who have no judgment in space nor respect for the property of others. The wrap went on easily and after about a week of hot & rainy weather is still in place. I wish I would have thought about this last year...
Made a present to my dearest friend for holidays. I couldn't imagine that he will be so happy to cover his hood and trunk with these car wraps. Great thing for those who need for changes.
Looks good on the exterior of my Land Rover. Good paint protection for many years. I strongly recommend to buy these wraps to my friends. Thank you, guys.
My chevy is now decorated with this brushed steel blue wrap film. Great and inexpensive gift on holidays! Easy installation - easy improvement of appearance. Like it!!!
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