3M Questions & Answers for Consumers for 3M™ Marine Solutions Wrapping Products
Tell Me About Wraps
Wraps can almost instantly give your boat a new and fresh look without the need for repainting. Go to www.3Mgraphics.com/1080 to see all the colors and finishes (matte, satin, gloss and textured) of film series 1080 to find the one that reflects your personality.
Cost is determined by several factors and the complexity of the processing, cutting and installation.
Wrap film is not permanent, making it fast and easy to change your mind or your colour. In many cases, film can be a less expensive option.
To see some of the many creative ways 3M customers are using film series 1080 to wrap cars, motorcycles, boats, drum sets and more, please click on https://www.facebook.com/pages/JUST-Ltd-Wrap-it/161527857228069?ref=br_tf
Durability & Maintenance of Wraps
The expected performance life—that is, the length of time the 3M wrap should look good and stay adhered—is up to 7 years if properly maintained.
There is no reason to expect a wrap to negatively affect the value of your boat. If you are selling it with a wrap on it, it may add appeal to some potential buyers. But if a buyer does not like it, it's easily removed.
Wrap film will protect the paint underneath it from some sun damage and mild abrasions. It is not designed as a paint protection film, but the wrap does provide some protection between light abuse and the boat finish.
Wrap films (just like paint) are degraded by prolonged exposure to sun and atmospheric pollutants, particularly on horizontal surfaces.
Keeping your wrap clean will help preserve its appearance and treat as you would, your normal paint finish, clean with a mild solution of water and soap and wax if your finish is a gloss wrap.
We do not recommend replacing just one part of a wrap as you may not be satisfied with the visual differences that may be apparent, including colour shifts due to using film from a different lot or printing done at a later date, and the slight fading or change in gloss that may have occurred on the installed film.
Insurance policies vary greatly. Be sure to check with your provider for details. Please also see Question 6, above.
3M offers world class training for professional growth as well as opportunities for earning an installer endorsement from 3M and being listed on the 3M website. Please check out our Graphics Installation Training options at www.3Mgraphics.com/InstallationPrograms for details.
Removing a Wrap
You can, although we recommend having a professional wrapper do the removal for the best results. Film series 1080 is designed to be removable for up to 3 years after installation, providing the film has not been printed and no over laminate has been applied. Heat and/or chemicals may be required. Some adhesive residue may be left on the boat, which can be cleaned off with a product such as 3M™ Citrus Base Cleaner. Refer to 3M Product Bulletin 1080 and 3M Instruction Bulletin 6.5 for more details.
Exposure to sun, heat and other environmental factors will eventually cause the film's adhesive to degrade. As that happens, removal becomes more difficult and time consuming.
When used, applied, maintained and removed according to 3M's instructions and within the product's 3M Warranty Period, film series 1080 should not damage an OEM paint finish upon removal.
Good to Know
More information on the web! To see the newest additions to this exciting product offering and to learn more product details, go to: www.3Mgraphics.com/1080
For 3M warranty information, go to www.3Mgraphics.com/Warranties.
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