A car is an exquisite feat of engineering. Whether it's a coupe or a cargo van, every part of an automobile is the result of decades of scientific research, mechanical engineering, and industrial design. We tend to think of innovative automotive design in terms of fuel, navigation, and emissions reduction – but one of the things we value most about our own cars – their appearance – is a place where incredible advancements are being made. Just as smartphone connectivity and artificial intelligence (AI) are changing the game, automotive films are bringing an entirely new dimension to a cars exterior.
As in everything, especially in the automotive world, form is a factor. Vehicle wrap films open up entirely new ways to add design, a “wow factor,” to the look of your vehicle. Solid color films, printable graphic films and a variety of overlaminates empower unlimited creativity to uniquely brand and personalize your ride – you’ll stand out where ever you are. With impactful design, graphics can turn vehicles into mobile billboards – powerful advertising for businesses. And since graphic films are removable, businesses can easily refresh their look and change up their message.
Today, personalization is everything. Car owners can customize their ride to reflect their style with color change films. Unique designs can be created by combining different colors, finishes and overlaminates. Is your style a sleek metallic blue, bold gloss orange or sophisticated black carbon fiber? From satin to gloss, matte to metallic, sparkled to textured there is a perfect look for everyone.
As consumers seek out eco-friendlier products and solutions, vehicle owners can go greener without sacrificing performance – while still “looking good” with non-vinyl wrap films. 3M’s line of non-PVC wrap films offer excellent print quality while manufactured with the environment in mind. They are made in part with bio-based materials,* using less solvents and without chlorine or other halogens. And although we've come a long way, we continue to look for new ways to deliver a sustainability edge.
*Applicable to 3M™ Envision™ Wrap Films LX480Cv3, 8548G and 8549L.
Your vehicle is a big investment. You want to protect it and keep it looking beautiful for a long time. You can help protect its beautiful finish with paint protection films. The virtually invisible film will help keep your vehicle looking new longer – without changing the design features or color – by helping protect vulnerable areas from scratches and chips.
The durable clear coat technology is resistant to yellowing or staining from bug splatter and other environmental hazards. In addition, the self-healing properties of some of the films allow small scratches to disappear – keeping both the film and your vehicle looking like new. And who doesn’t appreciate that.
On a hot day, the sun can heat up your car’s interior pretty quickly. Window films can make a big difference in helping you and your precious cargo stay cool, comfortable and protected.
Solar heat comes from two primary sources, the visible light you can see and the infrared light you can feel. The tint, with its clear film technology, helps reject heat which makes the environment more comfortable. While comfort and style are paramount, there are also non-metallized window tint options that can help you stay connected and protected with SPF factors exceeding 1000.
From the most exotic, high performance sports cars to your everyday driving machine, automobiles will continue to transform as they take us into the future. Manufacturers will always be challenged with exploring and delivering “what’s next” to improve our driving experience. They will continue to research, engineer, and design vehicles that amaze and impress us – but also vehicles that are more technologically advanced, fuel efficient and comfortable. Automobiles – our freedom machines to explore the open road.