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Wrap with a Passion

Peter Northrop is passionate about cars. So much so, he's going all out to transform his German import into a showcase piece by installing a more powerful engine, new wheels and distinctive interior and exterior wrap finishes.

His film of choice for the final aesthetic transformation? The new, ready-to-apply 3M™ Scotchprint® Wrap Film Series 1080.

"The finishes and textures of the new films are incredible – matte, carbon fiber, brushed metals – I've never seen anything like it," said Northrop, a sales associate at German Motoring.

The Freedom to Express

Northrop, who has done some wrap work in the past, was thrilled that he could take the film right out of the box, develop a design concept and install it. "I'm not a professional installer, but the air release feature made a huge difference," he said.

Northrop chose the matte black film for the exterior and finished the mirrors and interior trim with carbon fiber film. "[The car] blends into the Miami nightlife, but turns heads in a way I haven't seen from other finishes – even in the midst of bright orange and green Lamborghinis," Northrop laughed. "I absolutely love the effects – these films take vehicle personalization to a whole new level."

After months of design, fabrication and customization of the engine and drive train, Peter Northrop completed his vehicle makeover with a matte black finish on the front grille, hood, roof and trunk as an accent stripe. He completed the look with a carbon fiber finish on the mirrors and interior trim. Films used: 3M™ Scotchprint® Wrap Film Series 1080 (Matte Black and Carbon Fiber).

Revolutionary Wrap Can Add New Tricks to Boost Business

Catch some air and land a 1080 for your business with 3M™ Scotchprint® Wrap Film Series 1080. This film has what it takes to capture opportunities in the vehicle personalization market.
Color and "hi-definition": With film 1080, your customers can add elements of design or flip the color, finish or texture of their vehicles easily without expensive paint jobs. Since printing or overlaminating isn't required, you can apply film 1080 right out of the box for instant color and texture – it's currently available in matte black, white, silver and military green. And coming soon are carbon fiber and brushed metals in gold, aluminum, steel, blue steel or titanium as well as high gloss colors.
Easy application and removal: Film 1080 performs like other premium 3M wrap films with conformability, slideability and non-visible air release. The 3½- to 5-mil cast film is thicker than traditional films, making it even easier to apply.
Flipping a look is never a problem. Film 1080 offers long-term removability from painted surfaces.
Wrap anything: Use this film for whole or partial restyling of vehicles to tricking out motorcycles, ATVs and more. The sky is the limit!

Sell It!
Where there's a passion, there's something to wrap. A good place to start with 3M™ Scotchprint® Wrap Film Series 1080 is vehicle personalization and power sports. These kinds of wraps are viral, so make sure you exhibit your wrap jobs and advertise! Don't do wraps? Consider signing up for our 3M Installer Training.

Learn More about Film 1080

  • 3M will demonstrate film 1080 at the SGIA Expo (Booth #772) and at the PDAA demo area (Booth #3169). Samples will also be available.
  • View a video of reflective film being applied on top of film 1080.
  • For wrap conversations about film 1080, join us on Facebook.