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3M™ Paint Replacement Film F506, 17.3 mil

3M(TM) Paint Replacement Film Pillars and Sash Close-Up 2
3M(TM) Paint Replacement Film Pillars and Sash Close-Up 2
3M™ Paint Replacement Film F506 is a 0.439 mm (0.173 inch) thick, textured, polyvinyl chloride film used to provide the blackout appearance around automotive side glass.
  • An effective design tool for brand differentiation and visual impact that meets OEM specifications.
  • Elimination of paint processes and related steps
  • Helps reduce production costs by supplying die-cut, premasked parts and simple dispensing tools.
  • Potential reduction of long-term warranty and repair expense.
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Key Attributes

3M™ Paint Replacement Film offers multiple benefits for automotive manufacturers. 3M’s engineered solutions provide project planning, training and documentation, prototype and pilot production assistance, and ongoing, responsive manufacturing support. Our proven materials contribute to design effectiveness and reinforce the branding message while simplifying manufacturing. The films are available in textured, low gloss or high gloss finishes to match the design intent of the vehicle. Film use eliminates the paint process and cumbersome masking and de-masking, helping to reduce reject levels.


Adhesive TypeHigh Peel
Air ReleaseNo
ApplicationsReplaces paint on body and door pillars, Replaces paint on window extensions, frames and sashes, Replaces paint on dashboard components, Replaces paint on metal or plastic lids
Base FilmPolyvinyl Chloride
Gloss Level>10% Gloss
Manufacturing SegmentExterior
OEM ApprovalsFord
Primary LinerPE Lined Paper
Total Film Thickness17.3 Milli-inch (mil)