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3M Wrap Film Series 2080: Tips and Tricks

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Jul 09, 2021 04:18pm
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3M Wrap Film Series 2080 gloss films have a conformable Protective Film Layer over the top film surface. Benefits include:

  • Reduced surface impressions during installation*
  • Can be removed and cleaned easily
  • Protects against impressions and scratches
  • Will not transfer to wrap film
  • Conforms to wrap complexly curved body panels without removing protective film layer
  • Easier installation due to lowered surface friction

When finishing around corners and panel edges, peel the Protective Film Layer back several inches before tucking and performing normal finishing.

* Surface impressions are commonly known as hazing, blotchy and mottled appearances on gloss film.

Tips & Tricks:

2080 is more conformable than the previous 1080, enabling easier installation with less heat.

  • For best results with 2080, do not overstretch material when conforming around curvature.
  • Do not use a torch during installs. Heat guns are far less likely to haze or damage the material’s surface or gloss level. If hazing occurs, use a heat gun to bring the film back to its original gloss level.
  • Use a slip solution for best results during installation (ex. PPF Installation Gel or a mixture of mild detergent and water)
  • Post-heat wrap thoroughly after installation to prevent the material from lifting over time.


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