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3M Says Do the Math: Cv1 + Cv2 = Cv3

3M Graphics Market Center announces the release of what it believes is the ultimate air release system for vehicle wraps.


3M™ Comply™ v3 Adhesive offers air release on a par with original Comply™ adhesive and the smoother‚ glossier finish available with Comply™ v2 adhesive.

The new air release system is available on 3M™ Controltac™ Graphic Film with Comply™ v3 Adhesive IJ180Cv3 that delivers the same advantages and benefits of film IJ180Cv2‚ including a smooth‚ paint-like surface‚ but with a superior air release system.

“The bar just got higher‚” said Tim Boxeth‚ marketing manager‚ 3M Graphics Market Center.

The new Comply v3 adhesive teamed with the recently released 3M™ Controltac™ Wrap Film with Comply™ v3 Adhesive IJ380Cv3‚ when used with 3M™ Scotchcal™ Gloss Overlaminate 8580‚ is ideal for wraps with deep channels or severe curves. This new cast film is soft‚ conformable and lacks memory once installed. Contrary to other wrap solutions‚ it can be stretched without lifting.

“Installers can bridge channels and concave areas and then stretch the graphic into place. This reduces installation time. According to an independent study‚ film IJ380Cv3 with overlaminate 8580 installed 30 percent faster than the next closest competitive product‚” Boxeth said.

Vehicles such as the Chevy HHR‚ PT Cruiser‚ VW Bug‚ Sprinter Van‚ Hummer and many boats require this level of film engineering. In addition‚ almost every vehicle has some areas – bumpers‚ corner panels‚ etc. – with moderate to severe curves that can benefit from this technology.

This superior performance results from:

Reduced lifting. That means no redos. This saves time‚ reduces costs‚ improves appearance.
Faster Installs. It’s up to 30 percent faster. In addition to reduced costs‚ customers appreciate less downtime for their vehicles.
No Design-arounds or Relief Cuts. There’s no need to avoid severe curves. Eliminating the need for relief cuts saves time and reduces the risk of damaging paint.
No Primer. Eliminating primer means faster installation‚ removal and reduced costs.

For more information about the new Comply v3 adhesive or films IJ180Cv3 and IJ380Cv3‚ contact Tim Boxeth‚ marketing manager‚ 3M Graphics Market Center‚ For details about the film IJ380Cv3 Installation Study‚ contact Matt Topeff‚ To learn more about 3M’s complete graphics products line‚ visit


About 3M Graphics Market Center
3M Graphics Market Center helps customers worldwide build brands by providing total large-format graphics solutions. 3M manufactures or certifies graphic films and graphic protection‚ flexible substrates‚ inks and toners‚ as well as software and hardware used to create large-format finished graphics that are consistent‚ reliable and durable. For more information call 1-800-328-3908‚ or go to