- Used in the blade mold to create a recess area for attaching surface structures, such as vortex generators
- PVC film with a pressure sensitive modified acrylic adhesive
- Textured gloss black surface is an effective design tool for brand differentiation and visual impact
- Eliminates time and expense of paint processes and related steps
- High-peel adhesive ensures long-term bond to automotive side glass
- Die-cut, pre-masked parts and simple dispensing help reduce production costs
3M™ Paint Replacement Film F506 is a 17.3 mil textured, polyvinyl chloride film used to provide the blackout appearance around automotive side glass. Black film features a textured surface for seamless integration into vehicle designs without the masking and materials involved in painting. It is available pre masked and die cut for efficient application. High peel adhesive ensures a durable bond.
Paint Replacement Film is an effective design tool for brand differentiation and visual impact that meets OEM specifications
A Textured OEM Gloss Film for Blackout Appearance on Automotive Glass
An excellent alternative to automotive paint and paint processes, our 3M™ Paint Replacement Film F506 is intended for application to a wide range of interior and exterior surfaces, such as window frames, window sashes, window extensions, body and door pillars, dashboard components and lids (metal or plastic). This durable 17 mil polyvinyl chloride (PVC) film features a high-peel adhesive that bonds securely to glass, and a black textured surface finish that blends with OEM automotive designs. It is available in pre-masked, die-cut parts for fast, efficient application.
3M™ Paint Replacement Film F506 eliminates the paint process and cumbersome masking and de-masking, reducing reject levels and production costs. The air-bleedable feature of the adhesive layer has been designed for air bubble free application of the blackout film while still providing strong, reliable adhesion under extreme conditions of environmental stress such as climatic change and humidity cycling. The special release liner features a structured pattern which it imparts into the adhesive. This pattern creates microchannels in the adhesive, which allow air to escape at the film edges. This feature reduces the chance of bubbling, and allows for faster removal of any remaining bubbles without air release tools. This automotive paint replacement film is available in pre-masked, die-cut parts for fast, efficient application.
About 3M Paint Replacement Films
3M™ Paint Replacement Films
are part of a global array of engineered solutions for automotive manufacturers, including project planning, training and documentation, prototype and pilot production assistance and ongoing, responsive manufacturing support. Like all products for Automotive OEMs, these films — including 3M™ Paint Replacement Film F506 — simplify manufacturing, streamline and sharpen design effectiveness and meet OEM specifications. | Learn More
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