We consider Avery Dennison Supreme Wrapping Film and 3M’s 1080 series vehicle wrap film as being the best wrap vinyls in the business. Both Films are available in a variety of colours, textures and finishes to create a custom look for your car. Choose from matte, gloss, satin, brushed metal and distinctive striped carbon fiber finishes. Matte and gloss finishes are available in over 90 colours.
Every job is different so for some colours and specific jobs we recommend one brand over the other take advantage on the different characteristics.
1080 Series wrap is recommended for new or reconditioned cars. Ideal candidates for 3M’s 1080 vehicle wrap film are luxury, sports cars, exotics and track cars. Older vehicles that have dents, scratches, rust and other damage may be visible through the wrap. These defects may cause the wrap to look unappealing. 3M’s warranty only covers vehicles that have an excellent paint-to-substrate bond. Vehicles with clear coat issues, scratches and dents will need to be sanded and prepped before being wrapped.
3M doesn’t recommend applying a clear coat or overlaminate on 1080 film. However, we can custom laminate any colour you like to achieve the finish you are looking for – matte, satin or gloss. The wrap’s texture and color may be altered slightly by an overlaminate, so we test a small area first to see if you want to use it. Customers using clear coats or overlaminates on 1080 film must assume all risks when doing so.
Dry installation by a professional is recommended. At Concept Wraps, we can perform all vehicle wraps as a dry installation. 3M's 1080 series is an air-release material which does not require the use of soap and water to install.
The installer can use primer on complex curves or deep channels. Heat and film stretching are techniques often used to adhere film to contours and deep channels. Your vehicle wrap professional can determine the best method to use without damaging the 1080 vehicle wrap film. Certain particularly difficult to wrap sections may require the use of a small amount of 3M’s Primer 94.
Printing isn’t recommended for 1080 vehicle wrap film. The film’s appearance would be affected by an overlaminate used to protect the ink. Although we do not recommend it, it is possible to print black or grey patterns on some 3M 1080 finishes. Customers choosing to print on 1080 wrap film must assume risks for damages.
Use gentle cleaning solutions formulated for vehicle wraps. 3M™ Car Wash Soap 39000, Meguiar’s NXT Generation® Car Wash and Deep Crystal® Car Wash are recommended for cleaning 1080 film. Use a sponge and soft cloth. Rinse with clear water and remove it with silicone squeegee to prevent water spotting. For bug splatter, tree sap, bird droppings and other tough stains, use hot soapy water as a softening agent. Then rinse completely and dry. If stains are persist, use denatured alcohol, Meguiar’s Gold Class™ Bug and Tar Remover, 3M™ Citrus Base Cleaner or two parts isopropyl alcohol to one part water to remove. Don’t scrub excessively hard or use abrasive tools to remove rough stains. If you must go through a drive through car wash, touchless car washes are recommended for vehicles wrapped with 1080 film as they will not damage or lift the film.
If fingerprints show on a matte wrap, you can clean it using a clean towel and a solution of isopropyl alcohol and water or undiluted rubbing alcohol. Wipe the affected area and dry it with a cloth.
Use Simple Green or another gentle, non-toxic household cleaner, the wipe and dry with a clean cloth.
Light scratches on 1080 film fade when exposed to the sun during warm weather. For moderate scratches, use a heat gun at no more than 225°F. If you don’t have a heat gun, use 70% rubbing alcohol or a 70% isopropyl alcohol/30% water solution and a clean cloth to treat the scratch. Deep scratches won’t come out.
A vehicle wrap pro can remove 1080 film without damaging the underlying surface during the wrap’s warranty period, provided it has been installed and maintained properly.
Store your wrapped vehicle in a garage or shaded area. Sun exposure, dew, rain and acidic pollutants can damage the wrap, particularly the hood, roof and trunk lid. Use a cloth cover if shielded parking isn’t available. If the wrap becomes discolored or turns brown due to acidic pollution, have it removed by a professional from Concept Wraps. This prevents stains to the underlying paint.
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