Adhesive films were initially used as decals on cars to display advertising or post information. With major advances being made in adhesive technology, there is now a growing trend to use full wrapping techniques to protect paint jobs and conveniently customize cars.
The world of adhesive films
Several types of adhesive films are now available on the market. They are made of polyurethane, vinyl or latex and can be used to create full or partial car coverings. They can stretch up to 40% beyond their original size and be molded to fit snugly around curves or even sharp edges, providing a perfect finish, with no wrinkles or bubbles. This allows car owners to quickly change the color of their cars and customize them to reflect their personality, without having to go through the hassle of redoing an entire paint job.
Other types of adhesive films are self-repairing, which is quite magical. With self-repairing films, any scratches or scuffs resulting from daily wear and tear simply melt away and disappear when exposed to the sun or spend time in a hot garage, leaving the surface like new! Finally, smaller adhesive films or decals are also available to create markings on single cars or entire fleets, including advertising on rear windshields or side doors.
Sticking with silicones
Silicones can play a major role in facilitating the adhesion of films and wrappings on vehicles. With their excellent bonding properties, they ensure that films stick tightly to stand the test of time. Silicones are versatile materials and can also be used to dissolve and remove tough adhesives from vehicles. In short, silicones offer an infinite number of solutions to customize and protect car bodies.