3M™ 2080 Series Vinyl Wraps 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 Wrap Series. 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.

3M™ Wrap Film Series 2080

Product Description

• Multi-layer cast adhesive-backed film for solid color vehicle detailing, decoration
and full wraps
• This film utilizes 3M™ Controltac™ and 3M™ Comply™ technology
Controltac™ minimizes the initial contact area of the adhesive for easy sliding,
tacking, snap-up, and repositioning.
Comply™ technology allows air to exit through air release channels to the edge of
the graphic.
• 60 inch (1.52 m) rolls—allowing almost any section of the vehicle to be wrapped
without seams
• Use the film right out-of-the-box with or without graphic protection
• Expected Performance Life (unwarranted period for the film with no graphic
protection applied to a flat, vertical, outdoor surface)

– All colors and textures: 8 years

Important Notice: All 3M™ Wrap Film Series 2080 gloss films have a clear protective film
layer to prevent scratching; this protective film layer can be left on the gloss film surface for the entire installation and must be removed before post-heating. See 3M FAQ 2080 for
more details.

Recommended types of graphic and use
• Solid color vehicle detailing
• Standard vehicle graphics, detailing and decoration, multiple layers of graphics
• Commercial vehicle and fleet graphics, emblems, or striping
• Watercraft graphics (above the static water line only)

Physical Properties

Value Characteristic

Material Cast vinyl

Color See colors of 3M™ Wrap Film 2080
Note: The opacity of these films vary and should be considered when

Values apply to 2080-M12;
designs vary slightly in thickness
Film without adhesive: 3.5 ± 0.4 mil (0,09 ± 0,01 mm)
ISO 534 Film with adhesive: 4.5 ± 0.6 mil (0,11 ± 0,015 mm)

Adhesive Acrylic, pressure-activated (slideable, repositionable), with air release
Adhesive appearance Grey or clear, depending on film color
Note: Grey adhesive color may be darker or lighter depending on the film

Adhesion Aluminum etched 5.6 ± 1.1 lbf/in (25 ± 5 N /25 mm)

Indicative values Paint 3.4 ± 1.1 lbf/in (15 ± 5 N /25 mm)

FTM 1, 24 h 23°C/50%RH

Applied shrinkage < 15 mils (0,4 mm)

FTM 14

Liner Polyethylene-coated paper

Application method Dry only

Substrate types Aluminum, chrome, glass, ABS, paint**, fiberglass with gel coat

The application of film onto glass can cause glass break by uneven heat absorption through
sun exposure. 3M does not accept liability for glass breakage.
** Check adhesion to powder-coated or water-based paints.

Application temperature 60 – 90 °F (16 – 32 °C)

3M recommends application at +65 °F to 73 °F (+18°C to +23 °C) for optimum ease of application.

Temperature range after -65 to +225 °F (-53 to +107 °C)

(not for extended periods of time at the extremes)

Chemical Resistance • Resists mild alkalis, mild acids, and salt
• Excellent resistance to water (does not include immersion)
• Resists occasional fuel spills

Flammability standards are different from country to country. Ask your
local 3M contact for details, please.
All available test reports: call 1-800-328-3908

Warranty Information
3M Basic Product Warranty
3M Graphics Products are warranted to be free of defects in materials and manufacture at the time of shipment and to meet the specifications stated in its applicable 3M Graphics
Product Bulletin and as further set forth in the 3M Graphics Warranties Bulletin.
3M™ Performance Guarantee and MCS™ Warranty
3M provides a guarantee/warranty on a finished applied graphic within the framework of
3M™ Performance Guarantee and/or 3M™ MCS™ warranty programs.
Follow the link for a complete list of compatible products that are approved by 3M for use
with the base film covered in this Bulletin and used for the creation of a graphic that may be eligible for the 3M™ MCS™ Warranty or 3M Performance Guarantee.

Limited Remedy
Unsuitable End Uses
3M recommended product end uses are listed in each 3M graphics product bulletin. End-uses not listed in the applicable 3M Graphics Product Bulletins are typically not eligible for
3M Graphics Warranties. For non-recommended and/or non-warranted end uses or
applications, users must test and approve the end uses or applications, assume any
associated risks and acknowledge that 3M has no liability for such end uses or applications. Please contact your 3M representative with any questions about graphic applications, end uses, and warranties.

Limitation of liability
Except where prohibited by law, 3M SHALL NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES BE
GRAPHICS PRODUCTS, SERVICES, or THIS BULLETIN. This limitation of liability applies
regardless of the legal or equitable theory under which such losses or damages are sought.
3M Commercial Solutions products are not tested against automotive manufacturer

Graphic Manufacturing
Vehicle wrapping
Textured, metallic, pearl, and color flip films may have a directional characteristic in their
appearance. For the best overall appearance, do not alternate between lengthwise and
widthwise graphic panels.

Film colors vary from lot-to-lot. For consistent looking color use the same lot number of film
for an entire vehicle.

To maximize a graphic’s bond to the substrate 3M recommends to use 3M™ Tape Primer 94
in areas that will be partly stretched, particularly on the edges of the film.
Important Note: Consult air quality regulations before using 3M™ Tape Primer 94.

Sheeting, Scoring, and Film Cutting
See 3M Instruction Bulletin 4.1 for Sheeting, Scoring, and Film Cutting details

Important Note: The thickness and texture of this film make it more difficult to cut and
weed cleanly. Use clean, sharp, properly aligned blades. The user must assume responsibility for the outcome, so always test and approve before cutting a large job.

Application Tapes
See instruction bulletin ‘AT-1’ for information about the selection and use of the suitable application
tapes for this product, please.

Application and Installation
In addition to the other 3M Bulletins specified in this document, the following Bulletins and
Videos provide details that you may need to successfully apply a graphic.

Application and Installation
In addition to other 3M Bulletins specified in this document, the following Bulletins and
Videos provide details that you may need to successfully apply a graphic.
See 3M Instruction Bulletin 5.36 for application techniques for automobiles, vans and buses.
See 3M Instruction Bulletin 5.4 for application: fleet trucks.
See 3M Instruction Bulletin 5.45 for application techniques for railcars.
See 3M Instruction Bulletin 5.42 for application and special considerations for watercrafts.
See 3M Instruction Bulletin 5.46 for application on substrate with recesses
See 3M Instruction Bulletin 5.5 for general procedures for interior and exterior dry
3M FAQ 2080
Maintenance, Cleaning and Removal

Use a cleaner designed for high-quality painted surfaces. The cleaner must be wet, nonabrasive, without solvents, and have a pH value between 3 and 11 (neither strongly acidic nor
strongly alkaline).
These films can be removed with the aid of heat.
See 3M Instruction Bulletin 6.5 for information about storage, handling, maintenance and
removal of films and sheetings.

Factors that Affect Graphic Performance Life

The actual performance life of a graphic is affected by:

• surface texture.
• application methods.
• angle and direction of sun exposure.
• environmental conditions.
• cleaning or maintenance methods.

Shelf Life, Storage and Shipping
The shelf life as defined below remains an indicative and maximum data, subject to many
external and non-controllable factors. It may never be interpreted as warranty.
The shelf life is never more than 3 years from the date of manufacture on the original box. If
you process the film, the shelf life is changed to 1 year from the processing date, but not
later than the 3-year maximum from the manufacturing date.
Storage conditions: +40°F to 100°F (+4°C to +38°C), out of sunlight, original container in
clean and dry area.
Bring the film to room temperature before use.
Shipping finished graphics: Flat, or rolled printed side out on 6 inch (15 cm) or larger core.

Health and Safety
When handling any chemical products, read the manufacturer’s container labels and the
Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for important health, safety and environmental information.
Follow the link to obtain SDS sheets for 3M products on 3M.com/SDS.
IMPORTANT! When using any equipment, always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for
safe operation.

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property of their respective owners.
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