How to Choosing the best vinyl wrap for my car? – Part 2
Which is the best Vinyl wrapping brand? part 2 ( 3M Wrap film)
Choosing the best vinyl for your car wrap can be a tough decision. With the countless vinyl wrap colors offered by many reputable brands like 3M, Avery, Hexis, Oracal, KPMF, Inozetek, etc, this can be very confusing for the everyday consumer.
This process is made easier by the industry leader, Twiisted Media, in guiding you with this hard decision.
We’ve put together a simple guide to set you in the right path towards choose the perfect wrap for your car. If you require more information, our sales team would be happy to assist you.
In the article today, we’ll delve into why 3M 1080/2080 Series is one of the top choices among wrap experts and consumers today.
3M 1080/2080 Series
As one of the industry leaders in the automotive vinyl wrap industry, 3M has invested heavily into research and development. Their technology makes installing color change wraps a breeze. At the time of this blog, 3M now has over 100 colors to choose from. With all the countless choices to personalize your vehicle, how will you stand out?
The next generation of wrap films from 3M was released in 2020 and is codenamed 2080. This recently released 3M 2080 series now features a protective film layer on all gloss films that can stay on during installation to help reduce surface scratches during installation. Once the installation is complete, you can simply remove the protective layer quickly and cleanly to reveal a beautiful finish.
The new 3M 2080 series is now highly conformable and features a better cold stretch technology in comparison to 3M 1080 series. This material is ready to use right out of the box without needing a print or overlaminate.
In comparison to the 1080 series, the 2080 series now features better non-visible air release channels and excellent air flow to prevent air bubbles. The material is 3.5mil thick and the adhesive is pressure activated. This new material is also now backed by an improved warranty of up to 7 years.
With both the 3M 1080 and 2080 series, the films come in 60” width and rolls are in 25 yard increments to help minimize any seams on the vehicle. A typical sedan will use anywhere from 16-20 yards of materials. The extra materials included in a roll is perfect in case any panels need to be redone.
3M 1080 Series vs 3M 2080 Series Wraps
With the 3M 1080 wraps on the market for around a decade, 3M thought it was time for a refresh of technology and developed a new line marketed as 2080. This film was launched in 2020 and features advanced wrap technology and protection enhancement. This film is perfect for DIY or professional installers alike.
3M 2080 series is set to revolutionize the film industry by delivering ease of wraps to any customization projects. 3M wrap vinyl has been used by professional installers, small business owners, and DIY enthusiasts.
This is one of the rare examples where a giant organization like 3M has taken the time to listen to industry leaders and installers feedback while developing the 2080 series. 3M has spent heavily on research & development to come up with a product that is easy to use and can bring your design vision to life.
3M 2080 Technology
3M 2080 wrap series vinyl is the perfect choice, whether you’re wrapping a kitchen counter, appliance, sports car or heavy duty truck
The new vinyl features the following upgrades:
- better air release channels
- non-visible air release channels
- excellent air flow to prevent air bubbles
- transparent protective layer on gloss colors
- exceptional conformability
- easy removal after
- ability to use 3M knifeless tapes
- improved up to 7 year warranty
Comparing 3M 1080 and 2080 films.
One of the challenges with wrapping is the ability to conform around grooves and curves. With the new 3M 2080 series, the film gives a better stretch without losing the adhesive qualities. A popular technique for installers is to do a cold stretch prior to applying the vinyl and the 3M 2080 is perfect for this trick.
When installing gloss films, one of the issues installers have is that a squeegee can easily cause small marks and scratches on the surface that need to be “healed” with a heat gun. This process is time consuming and not always 100% effective. With the new 3M 2080 series, all gloss films now come with a protective layer to solve this.
With the release of the 2080 series, 3M updated a majority of their 1080 series along with adding on new colors. At the writing of this article, there are now over 100 colors to choose from. Among these choices, there are gloss, matte, satin, brushed, chrome, color-change and carbon fibers.
The new 3M 2080 wrap series now features one of the best industry warranties on the market. With a warranty that lasts up to 7 years, this film is perfect for all seasons and elements.
3M 1080/2080 Series wrapping films is definitely a leader in the car wrap market. With the tried and tested technologies in their film, this material should definitely be on your list when choosing a vinyl color for your next car wrap project.
Contact our sales team to set up an appointment to view the colors in person and discuss how it will look on your vehicle.
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