3M has added five colours to their Car Wrap Film Series 1080, bringing the number of colour options available to 55. 3M has also introduced a matte version of the popular Scotchcal Gloss Over-laminate 8580.
New colours for the 3M Car Wrap Film Series 1080 are:
- Gloss Charcoal Metallic
- Gloss Blue Steel Metallic
- Matte Dark Navy
- Satin White Aluminium
- Matte Deep Black.
Series 1080 is designed for solid colour vehicle detailing, decoration and full wraps. The films can be applied to flat and curved surfaces and incorporate a multi-layer construction and grey-pigmented adhesive that for 'excellent' opacity. Invisible air release channels in the adhesive enable the film to be repositioned during the application process, for 'fast, easy and bubble-free graphic installations'. The films can be purposely removed for up to five years to accommodate changing vehicle personalisation and customisation requirements.
Scotchcal Matte Graphic Protection Over-laminate 8580M by 3M offers a complementary alternative to the film's gloss counterpart,. This enables a wider range of special effects to be achieved in vehicle wrapping applications involving digital printing. It is designed for use with Controltac Graphic Film IJ380-10 by 3M for the most challenging applications and with Controltac Graphic Film with Comply v3 Adhesive IJ180 by 3M for those that are less complex. The 25-micron cast matte film features a solvent-based acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesive and offers six years' durability.
Vehicle wrapping films from 3M are available from primary distributors William Smith and Spandex.