Arlon UPP Wrapping Film – Quick Product Test
I acquired some small samples of Arlon’s UPP Wrapping Cast Film [ Arlon’s UPP Wrapping Film ] with and air escape adhesive system. So whilst in the UKSG Wrap Training Unit, I decided to do some tests for myself, just purely out of curiosity as its not a film I have used.
The picture I have attached is of a piece of the Arlon film stretched into what I would think the deepest van panel on the roads in the UK today. I have chosen the “corner” as that is actually the deepest and “widest” section of the recess on the panel. You will also notice the small ridge panel join at the base of the recess too. all very demanding of the film to conform to this shape.
Like any U or L shape recess, the application method of stretching in these type of areas is paramount.
Initial tack of the film was low and expelling the air from below the film was effortless due to the air release adhesive system.
I found the vinyl to be very soft and supple and conformed very nicely without allot of heat applied.
once in place i proceeded to post heat the film and i was done.
You can clearly see from the picture where the film has lost its colour due to stretching thinner, which would be expected with any wrapping film.
this was a matt green wrap and seems to show a little more white due to transparency than i think you would get from a regular solid colour film. Keep in mind though, this isnt just your regular Recess typically found on your transit or sprinter style vans.
The film was left for around 8-10 days from memory. The picture Shown is of the film AFTER the that period of time. Which i was especially surprised with due to its adhesive system being air release.
I would have liked to tested it over a longer period of time and on an actual vehicle out in the day to day weather elements. Also being pressure washed etc…
I try doing that though a follow up this post at some point.
Thanks for reading! 😀
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