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26 • WRAPS • 2 0 2 2 G R A PH I C S - PR O.C O M Tips & Tricks CHANGING THE INSTALLATION EXPERIENCE A s an industry rst, all 3M Wrap Film Series 2080 gloss lms have a conformable protective lm layer over the top lm surface. The benets for installers include: • Greatly reduces the surface impressions* in a nished goods roll. It remains on during installation, then is removed easily and cleanly after installation. • Scratches impressed into the protective lm layer will not transfer to the wrap lm itself. • High conformability, enabling installers to wrap com- plex, curved body panels without rst removing the protective lm layer. • Lower friction, enabling installers to slide squeegees and wrap gloves over the surface more easily. When nishing installations around corners and panel edges, installers should peel the protective lm layer back several inches before tucking and performing their normal nishing. 3M Knifeless Tape can cut through Series 2080 and the protective lm layer, meaning installers do not need to remove it before doing accenting and nishing cuts. Leave on the protective lm layer for the entire installation, and remove before post-heating. INSTALLATION TIPS & TRICKS • 3M Wrap Film Series 2080 is more conformable than the previous 3M Wrap Film Series 1080, enabling easier installation with less heat. • For best results with Series 2080, do not overstretch ma- terial when conforming around curvature. • 3M does not recommend the use of a torch during in- stalls with Series 2080. Heat guns are far less likely to haze or damage the material's surface or gloss level. o If hazing occurs, the aid of a heat gun will bring the lm back to its original gloss level. • 2080 can be installed utilizing the same standard installa- tion techniques as Series 1080 and 1380. • 3M recommends the use of a slip solution for best results during installation. Some examples of common slip solu- tions are: o 3M Paint-Protection Film Installation Gel o A mixture of mild detergent and water • Always post-heat the wrap thoroughly after installation to prevent the material from lifting over time. S TO R Y A N D I M AG E S C O U R T E SY 3 M C O M M E R C I A L S O L U T IO N S * Surface impressions are commonly known as hazing, blotchy and mottled appearance on gloss film.

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