By now, we're pretty sure that everyone has heard of
3M™ 1080 Series Vinyl Wrap films
because they literally revolutionized the vehicle wrap industry overnight. Not
surprisingly, the geniuses at 3M™ have done it again by improving upon
all of the best features of the 1080 Series with the newly released 2080 Vinyl
Just like its predecessor, 3M™'s 2080 Series Wrap lets you to customize your
ride (or anything else for that matter) and give it a completely new look.
Always at the forefront of the industry, 3M™'s latest addition to its Wrap Film Series
is the 2080 line and offers one-of-a-kind performance, unbeatable reliability,
pro features which make it perfect for DIY application.
Much like 1080, 2080 Vinyl Wrap lets you transform the look of your vehicle
without the cost and hassle of repainting your car,
protects your original paint job and makes do-it-yourself installation a breeze.
Made to be used right out of the box, it features a protective layer (on Gloss
films) that you can leave on until your wrapping project is completed. Only 2080
Series films offer this revolutionary protective layer in addition to its
multi-layer cast properties.
Another significant advantage of the 3M™ 2080 Series Wrap over 1080 is
that it is ultra-conformable, providing a tighter fit around curves and in channels for
a truly sleek appearance and easier installation. That means you need to use
even less heat during application which helps to prevent over-stretching and
shortens the post-heating process (be sure to remove the protective layer before
post-heating). Resistant to mild alkaline substances, acids, salt as well as to
fuels and water. Matte, satin and gloss types have an eight-year life warranty, while carbon fiber and brushed metals have a five-year
expected vertical lifespan.
2080 Series 3M™ vinyl wrap films are made for use it right out of the box. There's no need to print or apply an overlaminate. And, since they're manufactured with dual color layers for dimensional stability and durability, you can depend on them not to discolor or deform even around the craziest of curves. Enjoy the convenience and quality of this 3.5 mil cast film.
Don't worry about being left in the lurch because 3M™ Series 2080 colors will directly replace their equivalent color of all Series 1080 colors.
Plus, you get even more selection with the new 2080 Series: 6 new colors will added to the line
and they're as follows:
The 2080 Series Gloss style gives your car a high-gloss shine
with an extra, added layer of protection. One of the primary improvements of
Series 2080 vinyl over 1080 is the inclusion of an invisible Protective Film
Layer that stays on until you've finished your application. This, in conjunction
with its enhanced conformability, gives you the ability to do more with less
heat. Choose from classic colors such as Gloss Black Rose, Gloss Atomic Teal and
Gloss Boat Blue to add a just-been-painted look to your car. Skip the hassle of painting by installing
2080 Gloss Wrap Vinyl to prolong the life of your vehicle’s paint job. With a seven-year lifespan,
2080 Gloss Vinyl melts into to tight turns and angles like butter and leaves you
with a glossy finish.
Seeing the difference between 3M™
2080 Matte and Satin Series can be a
bit difficult for the untrained eye but we can help you get a better idea of
what makes them different. Matte 2080 Series wraps give you a soft, lustrous
look while satin wraps give you a slightly shinier version that's somewhere between
Gloss and Matte. In other words, Satin gives you a subtle shine that's absent in
Matte vinyl. The 3M™ Matte
2080 series is available in 14 colors, and the Satin 2080 Series is available in 17.
Our Brushed Metal Wrap combines the look and
realistic feel of a brushed metal with performance of the 3M™
2080 Series. Use it both indoors and outdoors, the brushed metal film comes in five colors — aluminum, black, steel, blue and titanium. You can install the vinyl on your dashboard, your boat or cover the outside surface of your truck. The 3M™ Brushed Metal Series provides endless application options.
With the 3M™ Carbon Fiber Vinyl Wrap, you can feel the weave of the film with your
fingernails — that's how realistic this vinyl is! Choose from White, Anthracite or
Black to upgrade and give an aggressive look to your vehicle. When you wrap your
ride with this carbon fiber film you'll get a genuine carbon twill weave look with the ease of
a self-adhesive and pressure-activated vinyl. If you want to install a long-lasting, bubble-free film with true-to-life textured grains, the 3M™
2080 Carbon Vinyl is the perfect option.
The 3M™ Flip Film Series
is a head-turning color-change style available in six colors such as Deep Space
and Electric Wave. The shade-shifting, Color Flip films cycle from one end of
the color spectrum to the other, creating a stunning effect. With a five-year
lifespan, our multi-cast 3M™ Color Flip Film Vinyl won’t discolor or
delaminate any time soon.
At this point, you've probably chosen the color and style of vinyl wrap you
want. You’re excited to begin your DIY project, but what, exactly, will it be?
The best part about wrapping your ride yourself is that you have the complete
freedom to choose. And, if you're still stuck, why not take a look at these five different options
to consider with the 3M™
2080 Series Wrap:
The 3M™ 2080 vehicle wrap film has pressure-sensitive adhesives for easy application. You can slide the film for precise positioning and repositioning. Invisible air-release channels form a bubble-free application. In this case, you don’t need to apply an overlaminate because the wrap is the protective layer. However, cleaning matte colors is easier with overlaminates, and neon colors become more resistant to fading. The 3M™
2080 vinyl requires dry installation and is semi-permanent. You can remove the vinyl film with heat or chemicals.
Ideal vehicles to be wrapped by the 3M™ 2080 film include — but are not limited to — sports cars, exotic cars and track cars. It’s also ideal for the vehicle to have the correct paint to substrate bond for an even process. Vehicles with scratches, dents or rust may make film installation difficult because the damages can become visible, but you can sand and prepare it before installation for a less drastic appearance.
Receiving a 60” roll of 3M™ 2080 Vinyl Wrap may seem intimidating at first. You may worry about bubbles, smooth seams and the general difficulty of a DIY installation. No matter your questions, applying vinyl film is a seamless process if you follow these guidelines:
Note: The biggest mistake when applying vinyl is excessive stretching. Although the material gives, forceful stretching may tear your vinyl, and it may not accurately align.
Note: Matte finishes are prone to permanent glossing if you apply too much heat.
Like most additions to your vehicle, applying vinyl is not a one-and-done process. Regular upkeep of your 3M™
2080 Vehicle Wrap Film will keep it appearing fresh and maintained. Here is a guide on how to clean your vinyl and what to avoid.
Note: If moderate scratching occurs for any reason, use a heat gun at no more than 225 F to repair the vinyl.
Be careful with Satin and Matte films as over-heating can cause them to turn
Proper storage of your wrapped vehicle is vital to preserve the film’s durability and color. Vinyl can degrade from prolonged exposure to sun and begin lifting from acidic weather patterns. Here are simple steps for protecting your car:
While the process of applying a DIY 3M™ 2080 Series Wrap is simple, certain techniques can help ensure a seamless finish. For example, textured, metallic and color flip films may have directional characteristics. In such cases, you do not want to alternate the films lengthwise and widthwise. It can leave your vinyl looking unparalleled and unprofessional. Because colors vary depending on each manufacturer, you should use the same lot number of film for consistency.
It’s also recommended you use your vinyl film within two years from the marked manufactured date and one year after opening.
Here are a few recommended ways you can use 3M™ 2080 Vinyl Wrap: