3M Engineered Films for the automotive manufacturing industry offer high quality, discreet solutions for protecting and maintaining superior paint finishes, and for enabling customised design. Like a protective skin, they safeguard sensitive areas from damage and wear, seal weld seams and paint edges and prevent galvanic corrosion. Used in conjunction with our innovative application processes and tooling, they can also enhance production efficiency.
3M™ Paint Protection Films
3M Paint Protection Films are designed to defend surfaces at risk of corrosion following abrasion, scratches, stone impact or mechanical stress. They offer long-term protection for heavy wear areas like tailgates, leading edges and flared wheel arches, whilst discreetly maintaining a high quality paint finish.
- Stone chip prevention
- Seal weld seams and paint edges
- Prevent galvanic corrosion
- Reduce mechanical noise generated by sliding surfaces
- Adapt well to a variety of components, including large or lightly formed areas
3M Paint Protection Films for the automotive manufacturing industry include a variety of different films to meet your requirements. For technical details of these and other products in the range, download a datasheet.
3M™ Paint Replacement Films
3M Paint Replacement Films enable custom design details to be added to the exterior or interior of a vehicle, whilst also protecting the underlying surface. They provide an attractive alternative to paint or plastic cladding and are ideally suited to complex components and flanged edges, such as vehicle columns.
- Highly flexible
- Fast, simple, secure positioning
- Available with a wide range of structures, gloss grades and thicknesses
Popular 3M Paint Replacement Films for the automotive manufacturing industry include different surface appearance, like:
- Smooth Low Gloss
- High Gloss
For technical information on these and other products in the range, download a datasheet.
3M™ Exterior Trim Film
3M Exterior Trim Films is a thin film providing a bright chrome or high gloss black appearance to exterior components like “outer waist beltlines”. It provides a number of desirable features
- High formability and flexibility
- Design flexibility for the surface decoration for exterior trims
- No corrosion
- High quality appearance
Compared to metal fabrication it is less complex and expensive. Exterior Trim Film will contribute to reduce waste, increase line speed and therefore reduces cost. The use of ETF allows for flexibility in appearance without the need of metal fabrication tooling.
To discover how 3M ETF could benefit your automotive manufacturing process, contact a 3M specialist.
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The team at 3M has vast experience working with customers in the automotive industry and can help deliver a customised, end-to-end solution for modern manufacturing challenges. For more information or to speak to a 3M specialist, please Contact Us