- OEM-approved conformable PVC film used to provide blackout appearance around automotive side glass
- A substitute for paint in areas of the automotive body that are expensive or difficult to paint
- Helps eliminates time and expense of paint processes and related steps
- Textured black matte surface is an effective design tool for brand differentiation and visual impact
- Modified acrylic adhesive delivers strong final adhesion and high shear performance
- Patterned liner creates air-release microchannels in adhesive to reduce bubbling
- Die-cut, pre-masked parts and simple dispensing tools help reduce production costs
3M™ Paint Replacement Film FRA0045JQ is a 5.6 mil thick (film plus adhesive) textured, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) film used to provide a blackout appearance around automotive side glass. Black film features a modified PSA that delivers high shear performance, and an air-bleedable release liner to create air release microchannels for reduced bubbling. Matte black appearance integrates into designs.
An effective design tool for brand differentiation and visual impact that meets OEM specifications
A Textured OEM Film for Reduced Bubbling on Window Sash and Frames
An excellent alternative to automotive paint and paint processes, our 3M™ Paint Replacement Film FRA0045JQ 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). Durable, conformable 5.6 mil polyvinyl chloride (PVC) film resists scratches and weathering, and provides a textured matte black appearance that meets stringent OEM automotive design specifications. The modified acrylic adhesive is pressure-sensitive for reduced cycle times, and delivers very high final adhesion and shear performance to a range of automotive surfaces even under extreme environmental conditions such as humidity and temperature changes.
A Paint Replacement Film for Lower Cycle Times
3M™ Paint Replacement Film FRA0045JQ 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
- Window frames and sashes
- Sealing strips
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 3M products for Automotive OEMs, these films — including 3M™ Paint Replacement Film FRA0045JQ — help simplify manufacturing, streamline and sharpen design effectiveness and meet OEM specifications.
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