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  • So who's used 3M 2080 wrap vinyl?

    Posted by David Stevenson on September 22, 2022 at 9:52 pm

    Just in the process of wrapping a Maserati Ghibli with 3M 2080 wrap vinyl. Second time using it now and I have to say I’m really impressed. We usually use Avery Supreme or Oracal 970 for wrap work but we will definitely be looking towards the 3M in the future. A brilliant pressure-sensitive adhesive that only grabs when you want it to. Also super pliable and easy to work with.

    Robert Lambie replied 2 days, 3 hours ago 4 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Martyn Heath

    Member
    September 23, 2022 at 4:09 am

    Never used it myself. Where does it sit price wise? guessing top end more than avery

  • Tim Hobbs

    Member
    September 23, 2022 at 12:05 pm

    I’ve used it. Particularly love the matte black.

  • Robert Lambie

    Administrator
    September 25, 2022 at 5:34 pm

    I have used it also and I agree it’s a great wrapping vinyl.
    Not sure exactly where it sits price-wise at the moment because I recall some recent increases for 3M, but I think it was similarly priced to Avery Supreme if not a little less.

    Performance-wise, as I say, it’s a great vinyl and has a lovely gloss finish, but like “all” wrapping vinyl, they have pros and cons. i.e. some work well in cooler environments, some are poor. some remove better than others etc. It really is a preference thing at the end of the day.

    Personally, I think Avery Supreme has a slight edge over 3M 1080 based on how I like to work with vinyl installing it. But that’s a personal preference. That said, some Avery colours are over transparent whilst some of their special affect materials like matt metallics and brushed really shouldn’t be classed in the same class. Metallics in general are much more temperamental and perform differently.

    Arlons new colour change range should also be considered. Comes in at a decent price and performs well, even in cooler temperatures.

    Just to add as a disclaimer. I know fine well I am repeating the temperature issue of some films. Fact is, all vinyl wrap should be fitted within a temperature-controlled room or it will invite installation issues and void any “so-called”