3M 8520 Clear Matte Edge Sealing Tape is designed for use with Matte Vinyl Wrap films. This tape is one half inch wide and will immediately improve the quality of your matte wraps by sealing the edges with. Use around wheel wells, doors, hood and trunk lids and forget the mess of liquid sealants that can adversely affect your wraps.
3M™ Edge Sealer Tape 8914 is made from 1 Mil thick Cast Scotchcal. This optically Clear Edge Tape minimizes the adverse effects of rigorous use or prolonged exposure to extreme conditions by providing water and contaminant-tight seal between a graphic film and substrate. This Gloss Edge sealer 8914 is a pressure sensitive, optically clear tape with a clear polyester liner used to seal vehicle...
This 3M Adhesion Promoter 4298 is a versatile liquid primer specifically formulated for enhancing the adhesion of 3M Acrylic Foam Tapes to low surface energy substrates common on interior and exterior automotive trim and parts. Yours in an easy-to-use pack, this tiny sponge has enough promoter to make your next dash kit installation a breeze. Our fast-drying adhesion promoter works with most LSE...
Our 3M™ Adhesion Promoter 06396 is a convenient liquid primer for enhancing the adhesion of 3M™ Acrylic Foam Tapes in automotive applications. Yours in a convenient, air-tight pack that fits in the palm of your hand, it works with most LSE plastics used for interior and exterior automotive trim and parts. Fast-drying fluid is available in .85 oz. (2.5 cc) sponge applicator packets, each covering...
The 3M™ Primer 94 is a small yet versatile pen. Ideally used with 3M™ tapes to strengthen the bonding properties of the tape. It can be used on a variety of different substrates along with being usable on rubber, plastic, painted, and even bare metals.
When it comes to installing vinyl graphics and wraps, there’s no better primer than 3M™ 94 Primer. And, when you have a full vehicle wrap or large graphic job to complete, there’s nothing better than a an eight ounce can of this amazing primer. Use a brush or dauber or a pressurized flow gun for truly big jobs. All you have to do is make sure your surface is clean and dry before applying...
This 3M Edge Sealer fluid is designed to be applied to all exposed edges of vinyl to help prevent lifting due to environmental exposure or cleaning,. Each can includes a felt dauber in the cap for easy application. The recommended application temperature is between 50° to 100° Fahrenheit and it is not recommended to apply this sealer directly to painted surfaces.
The Avery Dennison Supreme Wrap™ Care range includes a Cleaner, Power Cleaner and Sealant. These are professional grade products that are simple for anyone to use. They help matte, satin and gloss vehicle wraps cope with all the challenges of the road after leaving the workshop.
Regular cleaning and maintenance are key to extending the life of your wraps and this Avery Dennison® Supreme Care Wrap Cleaner is just what you need to get the job done. Specially formulated for use with all types of wraps, you'll love the ease of use and convenience of this thirty-two ounce spray bottle with adjustable nozzle. Don't wait until it's too late, clean and maintain your wraps...
Avery Dennison® Supreme Wrap Sealant provides a protective layer on the wrap, making it easier to clean off everyday challenges like dirt, bird droppings and tree sap. Yours in a convenient spray bottle with an adjustable nozzle, you will love how easy it is to use and how well it performs in terms of protecting your wraps.
When it came to successfully installing and maintaining your wrap, there used to be precious few options. But, if you want your vinyl wrap to hold up well over time and resist damage from the elements like the sun, acid rain, grease, oils, etc, you have to do so something. It used to be that soap and water were the only real option to clean dust and dirt and alcohol was the only thing you could use as a degreaser and that protection consisted only of the laminate that was applied to the vinyl film at the time of printing.
Before you even have to worry about cleaning and maintenanceof your vinyl film, you want to make sure that you've quite literally sealed the deal. That's why we offer a wide range of adhesion promoters, edge sealing tapes and liquids. Some of our most popular products are as follows:
In recent years, a number of products have come on the scene that are specifically formulated for wrap care and cleaning. Many of them are deep cleaners which require you to apply a sealant on top. In general, you will need to use these wrap care products on a weekly or biweekly basis. For gloss films we recommend the following products:
Naturally, you don't want to use a wax sealant on matte films as it will mar the surface. Instead, try the following products for cleaning and aftercare:
There are other cleaners and sealants in addition to those above that have come onto the market in recent years but all of the above require regular and consistent application. This is great for installers as this turns into an up-sell but what if you're the type who's more of a one and done type? Luckily for you, all-new ceramic coatings have just been released that cater just to you.
Surprisingly, many of us in the industry hear about wraps that are not cared for properly (if at all) and this is even more the case when the wraps in question are being used for commercial purposes. We've all heard stories from wrap installers who have had to do a wrap repair after six months and discovered grease pencil marks used by the used during the initial install that were still on the vehicle. Obviously, this is a pretty good indication that the owner of the wrapped vehicle isn't cleaning and maintaining the vinyl wrap. But, why, aside from the simple aesthetics, should you regularly clean your wrap?
Regular cleaning of a wrapped vehicle will not only help keep the wrap looking good for longer, it's also a sign of your pride in your vehicle — and, just think about it this way: if a person doesn't care enough to clean their company's wrapped vehicle what quality of work can you expect them to do for you? Naturally, in addition to keeping the vehicle looking great, regular cleaning of a wrap is important because it can help prolong the life of the film. Cleaning and maintenance is especially important at high elevations and high pollution urban or industrial areas. At high elevations, UV damage becomes a real concern due to the increased exposure as compared to sea level. This is due to the fact that the air is thinner resulting in less UV filtering.
In high-traffic urban or industrial areas, smog, pollutants and particulates in the atmosphere can shorten the life of the wrap, especially on the horizontal areas. These horizontal areas trap the chemicals on the surface of the material and, in conjunction with the increased UV exposure, result in significantly shorter durability and decreased performance. Regular cleaning can mitigate these effects as it removes pollutants and particulates that would otherwise damage the wrap. Applying an approved waxes and coatings, such as Turtle Wax Ice, after cleaning, helps to provide added UV and pollutant protection.
As we said above, it used to be that installers only head one option to remove oil from a matte wrap or just clean a commercial wrap. The problem with alcohol though, is that it just dries the wrap film. In addition, it also takes off a lot of good stuff that the manufacturers put in the vinyl to keep it fresh and maintain its luster. So again alcohol was never a great option but again it pretty much was the only option or maybe soap and water. So, we'll say it again: do not use alcohol to clean or degrease your wrap.
Adhesion promoter can be applied either as: an internal additive to a formulation or
a substrate surface treatment (i.e., as a primer prior to applying the adhesive / sealant). Promoters like 3M™ Automotive Promoter 06396 as as a chemical bridges
between the adhesive and the substrate.
They also provide an interphase region that is more resistant to chemical attack from the environment.
Adhesion promoters are a type of clear primer ideal for preparing surfaces like fiberglass, aluminum, vinyl, glass, galvanized metal, chrome and plastic for better paint adhesion. They generally come in a sponge, towlet, ampule or can and are fairly easy to apply.
Step 1 Clean the surface of the plastic using ordinary dish soap. Rinse the plastic thoroughly. Allow the surface to dry before applying the adhesion promoter.
Step 2 Spray the adhesion promoter on the plastic. Apply in short spurts rather than soaking the area.
Step 3 Allow the surface to dry for three hours before applying any paint.